The Contemporary Glass Society (C.G.S.) invites its members to put
their creative imaginations to work around the idea of the traditional
Olympic medal for an exciting exhibition at the Ruskin Glass Centre.
Medals have been awarded for the Summer Olympics since 1896, and have
become a recognised symbol of achievement. This show gives CGS members a
chance to celebrate and play with this traditional form. A key event in
Glass Games – the C.G.S.’ nationwide festival of glass – the Medallions
exhibition is officially part of the Cultural Olympiad, not to mention
the International Festival of Glass. So get involved and get making!
Every medal received by the deadline will be exhibited at the Ruskin
Centre from August 22nd. to September 15th.. The medals will be on sale
to the public for £50, £100 or £150. Commission from sales will provide
essential funds for the C.G.S.’ professional development programme.
Medals can be up to 15cm wide x 15cm high x 5cm thickness and must be
made predominantly out of glass. You can find detailed specifications on
the Expression of Interest form, downloadable from the C.G.S. website
To take part, fill in the form and email it to: email@example.com by
May 8th., 2012. It is free to submit work. Expressions of interest
should be received by May 8th., 2012. Finished medals can be accepted
until July 20th., 2012. If you’re not already a member of C.G.S., see www.cgs.org.uk for how
to join us.
Glass Games 2012 is part of a two-year programme by the C.G.S. to
put contemporary glass on the map. From June 1st. to September 30th.,
there will be a nationwide celebration of the magic of glass, with
exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, open studios and much more. For
information see our searchable events guide at Website: www.cgs.org.uk . The
Contemporary Glass Society (C.G.S.) is widely regarded as the UK’s
foremost organisation for promoting and encouraging contemporary glass
and for supporting glassmakers.
01625 425 049.