The Glass Society of Ireland in collaboration with The Council of Irish Fashion Designers is calling for entries for a wearable glass exhibition and live show. This show is aimed at addressing gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the fashion world through exploring glass as a wearable material for all. The exhibition is open to proposals for accessories, fashion, jewellery, millinery, medical devices or prosthetics.
The industry term “Glass Runway” refers to gender inequality which touches many arms of society. The GSoI and CIFD wish to encourage a dialog on inequality, diversity and inclusion by exploring themes through this exhibition inspiring new ideas and statement pieces in this exclusive collaboration.
Glass Runway will be held in the Craft Northern Ireland Gallery Belfast in May/June 2024 and will be selected by an international jury. The exhibition will potentially travel to additional venues in the months following this opening gallery show.
Partnerships between artists working with glass and Irish fashion designers to create collaborative pieces are proposed for this exhibition. An introductory zoom meeting will introduce various partners and artists.
Artists are also free to propose individual submissions.
Timeline Expressions of interest are required for inclusion in this project.
Call for expressions of interest 15th January 2024 to 25th January 2024
Closing date for expressions of Interest 25th January
Zoom launch interested applicants 26th January
Partnership forming announced at the zoom meeting 26th January
Closing date for application 12pm 1st April 2024
Candidates notified 8th April 2024
Delivery of works May 15th 2024
Exhibition of works 20th May – 30th June 2024