Exhibitions | 29-10-2022

Buy unique glass art via CGS online gallery exhibitions

Remember to visit the Online Exhibitions page of the Contemporary Glass Society’s (CGS) website, where you can view present and past shows of a broad range of contemporary glass work by CGS members. In particular, make a note to visit the Christmas show ‘Access Happiness!’, opening on 7 November 2022, to view and buy unique glass gifts direct from the makers.

All CGS members are invited to showcase their glass art in galleries presented on different themes through the year. As mentioned, entries are available to buy direct from the artists, too, if you see something that particularly captures you. Click on an image to find out more about the work, from the artist who made it.

The online exhibitions are part of CGS’s ongoing programme of 25th anniversary celebrations running throughout 2022.

The Human Condition

The Autumn exhibition is themed around ‘The Human Condition’. In preparation for this, members were asked to consider the questions, ‘What makes us human?’ and ‘What characterises the essentials of human existence from birth and continues throughout our lives?’.

CGS Chair, Susan Purser Hope, commented, “CGS members were invited to ponder on birth, growth, emotion, aspiration, conflict and mortality, or simply demonstrate through their glass what makes them who they are. By celebrating their own personal condition, artists were able to let their glass do the talking. They show us what they love, hate, fear and what they hope for.”

The Human Condition is the featured exhibition until 30 October 2022, after which it remains in the Online Gallery permanently, but makes way for the following ‘Access Happiness!’ show, which goes live on 7 November 2022.

Buy glass gifts for Christmas

In the Access Happiness! online exhibition, CGS members will be celebrating what makes them happy and how they can spread joy through their glass work. It is the final online show of this bumper year of activities – both in person and online – that have marked the CGS’s Silver Jubilee.

Access Happiness! features glass art that is for sale at affordable, accessible prices, ranging from £50-£500. So have a look at this display of special Christmas present ideas, or treat yourself to a unique work of art. As well as enjoying your new art piece, you will be supporting creative people.

Access Happiness! opens on 7 November and runs until 30 December 2022. Make a note to view the show as soon as you can, so you won’t miss out, as many items are one-offs.

Image: Julia Kastler’s ‘Heart Space’ panels feature in the CGS’s Human Condition online exhibition.

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