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World premiere – ‘Let the Light Shine’ documentary on Australian commemorative stained glass

Join GLAAS Inc at the world premiere of 'Let the Light Shine', a 30-minute documentary that sheds new light on war by exploring the social, cultural and military history embedded in glass, especially some spectacular (rarely seen and often forgotten) stained-glass windows throughout Australia.

From the Second Boer War (when Australia was a series of colonies) onwards through to Afghanistan, our nation has been involved in many major global conflicts including the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Inevitably, memorials in glass followed, which honour those who served, and those who died.

This documentary focuses on windows created by the Indigenous community of Raukkan, South Australia to the 106 panels of the Vietnam Commemorative Walk in Central Victoria, art historian and stained glass expert, Dr Bronwyn Hughes, unfolds a fascinating tale of courage, conflict, and civic pride, through the enduring beauty of glass.

After the screening, GLAAS Inc will host a Q&A session with cinematographer Dr David Smith, scriptwriter Fiona Gruber and Dr Bronwyn Hughes, with an opportunity for an informal chat afterwards over a glass of wine and refreshments.

*Event Update:

The unprecedented interest in the premiere of the documentary Let the Light Shine has caused a change of venue.

The screening will be now be held at the David Williamson Theatre.  Other details remain the same  as the new venue is across the road from the former space in Building K, Melbourne Polytechnic Prahran Campus.

We will be ensuring that signage and ushers will re-direct patrons on the night.

Event date

Event Details

David Williamson Theatre, Melbourne Polytechnic, 54 St John St, Prahran VIC

*Please note the venue has changed. This event will no longer take place in Building K.



Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.glaasinc.com.au/shop
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Public parking is available within walking distance at Prahran Square and at 8 King St, Prahran.