6 April – 15 September
National Glass Centre is 21 years old this year!
We are celebrating our anniversary with an exhibition featuring work by artists who have helped to establish Sunderland as an international centre of excellence for Studio Glass.
Drawing on our close working relationship with the University of Sunderland’s Glass and Ceramics department, NGC 21 presents examples of work by current and past teaching staff, previous exhibitors and notable graduates. Major names in Studio Glass including Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Bertil Vallien and Ann Wolff are represented alongside a wide range of other artists. These include Erin Dickson and Jade Tapson, who have been selected to create new work for the exhibition as two of the most outstanding graduates of the last five years.
The celebrations of National Glass Centre’s 21st birthday will be supported across Sunderland with an exhibition exploring the impact of the glass industry on our social history at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, and an exhibition titled People’s Pyrex at Arts Centre Washington.
This exhibition is part of National Glass Centre’s 21st birthday celebrations.
An exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase from the shop from 20th June.
Artists featured in the exhibition:
Stuart Akroyd, Galia Amsel, Conrad Atkinson, Kirsteen Aubrey, Emma Baker, Sarah Blood, Sara Bowler, Charles Bray, Effie Burns, Dillon Clarke, Tessa Clegg, Vanessa Cutler, Mike Davis,
Jamex and Einar De La Torre, Erin Dickson, Matt Durran, Erwin Eisch, Alec Finlay, Ray Flavell, Catherine Forsyth, Stefan Gec, Morag Gordon, Jiri Harcuba, Colin Hawkins, Vicky Higginson, Kathryn Hodgkinson, Luke Jerram, Katherine Huskie, Laura Johnston, Bridget Jones, Jessamy Kelly, Silvia Levenson, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová , Julia Linstead, James Maskrey, Alena Matějka, Bruce McLean, Charlie Meaker, Joanne Mitchell, Lukas Mjartan, Helen Pailing, Zora Palová , Inge Panneels, Yi Peng, Kevin Petrie, Colin Rennie, Bruno Romanelli , Jeffrey Sarmiento, Bibi Smit, Petr Stanický, Jade Tapson, Roger Tye, Angela Thwaites, Oiva Toikka
Bertil Vallien, Sylvie Vandenhoucke, Göran Wärff, Cate Watkinson, Wearside Glass (Brian Jones MBE and Norman Veitch MBE), Richard Wheater, Kathryn Wightman, Emma Woffenden, Ann Wolff, Cerith Wyn Evans