The Glass Society of Ireland new format publication, was launched in 2020 with a great response. This publication supports the aims of the GSoI: promoting excellence in Irish glass, increasing visibility, advocating for the community, facilitating communication, increasing public appreciation of our craft and developing the international profile of Irish glass.
The 2021 publication will build on the foundations of the 2020 publication and will contain a mix of invited content and open call content; including exhibition reviews, historical articles, new voices and current issues. The issue will cover the period from July 2020 to May 2021.
For this issue we have two open call sections where we welcome and encourage your participation. This is not an academic publication. However, we are looking for interesting, critical and well composed pieces. If you feel you need assistance with your contribution for any reason please highlight this in your submission, it will not count against you in the selection process.
If you are interested in being included in this years publiation we asking for proposals for content under the areas of ‘New Projects’ and ‘Transforming Practice: Transforming Presentation’. Please find a detailed description below.
Proposals: Due by March 15th
Finished Articles: Due by May 3rd
- New Projects: 300-400 word proposal 800-1000 word finished submission.
- Transforming Practice: Transforming Presentation: 100-200 word proposal 300-400 word final submission.
Have you recently completed or, are in the process of completing, an exciting and impactful project with glass as the core material? We invite you to share your perspective as a designer, artist, maker, historian, researcher or architect. The GSoI are interested to hear about projects including but not limited to:
- Glass in architecture
- Large scale public/private Commissions
- New research in glass related to innovation in the material
- Historical research offering new perspectives on Irish glass
Proposals should be max 300 words, final selected article to be approx. 800-1,000. Please also send 1-3 images to illustrate your proposal; it is important that you can supply hi-resolution, print quality images for the final publication.
Transforming practice; transforming presentation
Despite what we may have hoped for 2021 we are still feeling the impacts of COVID-19 on our lives and work. In this issue would welcome fresh perspectives on how COVID-19 has transformed your practice.
How has our move to a virtual world changed how you conceive of your physical activities as a maker, educator, researcher? We are particularly interested in the idea of exhibition making in a time of physical separation, exploring new approaches and the opportunities/challenges of the move online.
Proposals should be from 100-200 words each; final submissions will be 300-400 words.
Dr Fiona Byrne will be the Editor for our 2021 publication. If you have any questions you can contact our editor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org