ARTIST PROFILE: ELKE WESTEN

(Irishtown Garda Station, and detail; images via IAF and www.elkewesten.com, click to enlarge) Welcome to the Glass Society of Ireland’s first artist profile, which takes a look at the work of Elke Westen. Elke began her studies in Germany at Fachochschule Dortmund and completed an MA in glass at NCAD in 2002. She has lectured…

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CONTEXT GALLERY, DERRY: CALL

Context gallery invites any artist at any stage in their career to submit a proposal for three A0 sized lightboxes. The content/subject matter is open, with image and/or text-based work considered and submissions can propose three duratran-based images or specially created one-off images using any medium inserted into the Lightboxes. The lightboxes are double-layered, Plexiglass…

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MASTERCLASSES WITH KARL HARRON

NI-based glass artist Karl Harron is facilitating a number of masterclasses in kiln-formed glass in his studio in Newtownards and abroad. Thus far, he has completed workshops in Stourbridge, Zurich and Newtownards, and the dates and locations of his upcoming workshops are listed below. For more information, contact Karl at:W: www.theglasstudioireland.com May 2010 “Reaction and…

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GATHERING LIGHT, SWANSEA

A major new exhibition of international contemporary stained glass comes to the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea until 24 January 2010. Following critically acclaimed showings in Liverpool and Paris, courtesy of Swansea Metropolitan University’s Welsh School of Architectural Glass (which is now celebrating its 75th anniversary), the work of twenty of the world’s leading female…

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IRISH CONCRETE SOCIETY 2009 SCULPTURE AWARD: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS, AND NOTE DEADLINE

The Irish Concrete Society is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Irish Concrete Society 2009 Sculpture Award. This award scheme aims to acknowledge excellence in the design/construction of a sculptural project completed in concrete. Eligible entries should use concrete as the main visual element in the sculpture. The Irish Concrete Society is…

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BROADFIELD HOUSE MUSEUM SAVED

Thanks to an overwhelming show of support from people across the UK, Ireland and around the world, Broadfield House Glass Museum in Kingswinford, near Stourbridge will remain open. To read the full story, visit:W: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blackcountry/content/articles/2009/01/15/broadfield_house_feature.shtml (Source: Alan J.Poole) Addendum: The Scottish Glass Society’s annual exhibition, Migrate, will show in Broadfield House from 14th November 2009…

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