9 May 2011

Big Blog Catch Up

.....starting with Trove - Scottish Glass Society Annual Exhibition at Perth Museum. This is open til the 31 December 2011 so plenty of time to see it. These were my first large scale pieces made in my new kiln (image by Colin Tennant)

From the  Scottish Glass Society Website:

"The Scottish Glass Society is pleased to present – Trove, a contemporary glass exhibition showcasing the work of emerging and established Scottish glass artists. The theme of the exhibition is for artists to create new artworks that reveal the hidden treasure of the Perth Museum and Art Gallery reserve collection. As the collection is too extensive to have everything on display at the same time, glass artists have been invited to visit the museums reserve collection. The show will bring together a collective of glass artists that actively challenge and contribute to the rich Scottish Art scene. The exhibition will run from the 28th of March 2011 until the 31st of December 2011 and will be previewed on the 26th of March 2011 between 2-4pm. The exhibition will feature 25 selected glass artists; the range of work will include cast, etched, engraved, slumped, fused, leaded, stained and painted panels, forms and sculptural pieces. The following artists have been selected: Carolyn Barlow, Susan Bradbury, Elizabeth HH Cull, James Denison-Pender, Junko Eager, Rachel Elliott, Carrie Fertig, Catherine Forsyth, Alexander Galloway, Siobhan Healy, Kate Henderson, Alan Horsley, Jessamy Kelly, James Maskrey, Fiona McGarva, June Morrison, Rachel O’Dell, Inge Paneels, Liz Rowley, Amanda Simmons, Louise Tait, Graeme Thyer, Jeff Zimmer, Emma Butler Cole Aiken and Jean J Campbell.

Trove will embody and celebrate the society’s policy of inclusion and the representation of its glass artists at various stages of their careers. The result will be a stimulating, diverse and vibrant collection of glass art, which encompasses a broad range of techniques and applications by new graduates, and both emerging and well established glass designers, and thus provides a flavour of the calibre and developments within the field of contemporary glassmaking in Scotland. In addition an exciting series of talks and workshops have been planned to coincide with the exhibition programme. For more details see our website: www.scottishglasssociety.com

Perth Museum & Art Gallery (PMAG) is pleased to be working in collaboration with the Scottish Glass Society on the 2011 annual exhibition. Trove has presented an exciting opportunity to take a multidisciplinary approach to the collection. The array of objects selected by the artists has created some unusual juxtapositions and will allow the collections to be seen in a less conventional fashion. Through this exhibition we aim to support working artists and promote contemporary work to the local audience, as well as providing a means to reinterpret our collections and to present objects that have not been on display recently. We are delighted that the artists have been so inspired by the collections and in turn, we have been encouraged to look at the objects selected in new ways; for more details please see the PMAG website www.pkc.gov.uk

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