Exhibitions | 25-10-2023

Call to artists for British Glass Biennale 2024

Applications are now open for the last British Glass Biennale to be organised by the Ruskin Mill Land Trust at The Glasshouse in Stourbridge, before the Glass Art Society takes over for the 2026 event.

The British Glass Biennale is the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by artists, designers and craftspeople working in the UK and British artists working abroad. It is the flagship exhibition within the International Festival of Glass.

The British Glass Biennale 2024 is open to artists, designers, craftspeople and students working in all areas of contemporary glass practice or using glass as a key design element. The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill.

Applicants must:

  • have been living and working in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the last two consecutive years; or
  • be living, working or studying abroad but possess a British passport and have previously lived in the UK for a minimum of 15 years; or
  • be studying on glass arts course in the UK.

Each artist can submit up to three pieces for consideration. Each piece must be predominantly made of glass but can incorporate other materials. The work must have been made since 1 March 2022 and all work selected for display must be for sale. A range of prizes will be awarded.


British Glass Biennale Award for Best in Show

Glass Sellers’ Arts and Crafts Awards – Main and Runner Up

Glass Sellers’ Student Awards – Main and Runner Up

NEW: Bullseye Living Edge Award

The Glass Arts Society International Artists’ Prize

NEW: Glass Painters and Glaziers Award

The Guild of Glass Engravers Award

People’s Prize sponsored by Warm Glass

Young Collectors’ Award sponsored by The Glass Sellers.

The application fee is £15 (or £10 for a student).

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 25 February 2024.

The jury comprises: Martin Donlin (architectural glass artist); Candice-Elena Greer (chair)  (curator); Nadania Idriss (vice chair of the Glass Art Society and chair of Berlin Glas e.V.); Annie Warburton (writer and specialist in craft and design, CEO at Cockpit Arts); Tanya Raabe-Webber (artist, consultant, mentor), and Matt Durran (curator).

The British Glass Biennale opens on 23 August 2024 and closes on 28 September 2024.

Address: British Glass Biennale, The Glasshouse, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4HF.

Submit your application via this link.

Find out more via the website: https://www.glassbiennale.org

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