Call for Artists: New Glass - Ancient Skill, Contemporary Artform
From: 10/07/2012 To: 30/09/2012 09:00 - 17:00
Phone: 01379 741120
The Lakeland Arts Trust (LAT) and the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) are working in partnership to create a vibrant exhibition exploring the skill of the contemporary glass-maker.
The exhibition will take place in the unique setting of one of the LAT’s venues: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, in spring 2013.
Designed by Architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, Blackwell is one of Britain’s finest houses from the turn of the last century and survives in a truly remarkable state of preservation retaining almost all of its original decorative features. Since Blackwell opened to the public in 2001 it has gained an impressive reputation for showing some of the best contemporary artists and makers working today including Edmund de Waal; Kate Malone; Magdalene Odundo; Alison Kinnaird; Halima Cassel; Laura Ellen Bacon and Philip Eglin.
Artists are now being invited to submit work that will showcase the best of their skills and artistic vision in synergy with the House and its history. In honour of the wealth of talent enshrined in Blackwell’s architecture, furnishings and features, the exhibition will also seek to reveal something of the hidden processes that underpin the glass-makers art. Drawings, models and photographic documentation of processes will be presented alongside the work selected for the show.
New Glass - Ancient Skill, Contemporary Artform is a part of Glass Skills – the second stage of a two-year project by the CGS to put contemporary glass on the map. Starting in 2012 with a summer of glass events inspired by the Olympic Games, Glass Skills follows on with a year-long celebration of the imagination and talent of today’s glass-makers and their role in keeping ancient skills alive.
Deadline for Submissions: 30 September 2012
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01379 741120
Or download the form from the CGS website www.cgs.org.uk
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
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