Exhibitions | 29-02-2024

New exhibition opportunity for 2024 graduates

An exhibition opportunity for new graduates working in glass has been launched by the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) in collaboration with the General Office Gallery in Stourbridge, UK.

The exhibition is entitled ‘Glass Beginnings: Graduates of 2024’ and will run from 17 August to 1 September 2024. The General Office Gallery is a partner venue of the International Festival of Glass 2024.

This joint project will feature between 10 and 15 graduates selected from all those graduating from a British or Irish accredited course or graduating from a British or Irish accredited MA or PhD course in 2024.

All graduates will be able to apply with work that comprises at least 50% glass. There will also be the chance to win a range of prizes (see list below).

The application process launches on 4 March 2024 via CuratorSpace.

Applications close on 6 May 2024.

It is anticipated that some past winners of the Glass Sellers’ and CGS Glass Prize will also be invited to exhibit alongside the successful graduates.

The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for emerging glass artists to show their work before an international audience.

Exhibition events:
An opening Preview Evening from 7-9pm on Saturday 17 August 2024
A ‘Meet the Makers’ afternoon (Saturday 24 August 2024 from 2-4pm)
A Print Workshop (1 day) for up to 8 people.

Simon Bruntnell Photography: Half-day Masterclass
CGS:  Two years’ free membership
Blowfish Glass: Prize to be confirmed
British Glass Foundation: Display in Stourbridge Glass Museum for two years.

Charles Hajdamach (independent glass historian), Susan Purser Hope (CGS), Pam Reekie (CGS), Bethany Wood (Blowfish Glass Studio) and Simon Meddings (General Office Gallery).

Established in 2018, General Office is an independent gallery housing artists’ studios and a hireable gallery and print room. The gallery delivers a programme of contemporary exhibitions and holds regular classes, workshops, talks and screenings.

General Office Gallery is at 12 Hagley Road, Stourbridge DY8 1PS, UK. Website: https://generaloffice.co.uk

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