New exhibitions at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Three new exhibitions are opening at the National Glass Centre (NGC). These are Glass World, The Bernard Lloyd Collection and Hassina Khan.
Glass World is on from 14 October 2023 to 10 March 2024 in the NGC Gallery. It features artworks from its permanent collection of international studio glass by artists from, or based in, 30 different countries, from Sweden to New Zealand and the United States to Japan.
The substantial Bernard Lloyd Collection was donated to the NGC in 2022. This exhibition presents selected works from the collection, highlighting internationalism through the different styles and techniques in studio glass adopted by artists working in different countries at different times. It is on show in the Collection and Balcony Gallery from 16 September 2023 to 10 March 2024.
Another exhibition taking place from 16 September 2023 to 10 March 2024 showcases work by Hassina Khan. She completed her MA in Glass at the University of Sunderland in 2022 and returned for a residency with the NGC in 2023, funded by the Glass Society.
Hassina uses glass to express English words written in Urdu text, mimicking her experience as a bi-racial, English-Pakistani person. An example of Hassina’s new work has been acquired by the NGC adding to the international remit of its collection.
The exhibitions are free to enter.
National Glass Centre (NGC) is at Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL, UK. Find out more via the website.
Image: ‘Metamorphosis 45’ (2001) byPeter Bremers, is in the Glass World exhibition. Presented by Hans and Nicola Eggerstedt, with Art Fund support. Photo: David Williams.