Last chance to see BSMGP touring exhibition at Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral is the final venue for the British Society of Master Glass Painters’ (BSMGP) touring exhibition, which has been travelling to locations around the country to mark its centenary in 2021. The cathedral hosts the display until 24 November 2022.
The organisation’s contemporary stained glass panels featured in this show were all made by BSMGP members especially for the organisation’s 100th year. The 30cm square works have been travelling to different venues across the UK since September 2021, mounted in special display screens.
Over 80 stained glass artists, from the UK and overseas, submitted work for the centenary exhibition. There was no limit on style or materials, resulting in a great variety of subjects and methods. Some artists entered more than one piece, taking the total to over 100. Of these, 60 panels have been chosen for the touring exhibition.
Venues have included the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, plus the International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge.
Manchester Cathedral offers the final chance for visitors to view the stained glass in person. The display is on until 24 November 2022 (9.30am to 4pm) and entry is free of charge. Manchester Cathedral is in Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX.
If you cannot visit in person, you can view the 110 panels submitted to the centenary exhibition online at the BSMGP website via this link. You can also read the artists’ statements about their inspiration for their stained glass pieces. Some of the artworks are for sale.
Image: Six of the stained glass panels in the BSMGP’s centenary exhibition, demonstrating the diverse styles of the artworks.