Exhibition

Great British Crafts

Craft exhibition of work inspired by the London Olympics, including glass by Kevin Wallhead and Rachel Elliott
Opening times: 9.30am - 7.30pm Mon – Sat, 11am - 5pm Sun (Closed during theatre
performances)
Any charges: Free
Venue: Craft Shop, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, Postcode M2 7DH
Tel: 0161 615 6767
Email: craft.shop@royalexchange.co.uk

Hundreds & Thousands – Mosaic Art by Sue Kershaw

Sue Kershaw’s work is inspired by nature, geometrics, literature, pagan, Roman & Byzantine art. Each mosaic features intricately hand-cut tesserae including teacups collected in Varanas, India, Seashore glass from Palermo & Sicily, gold-leaf Italian smalti, Sicis glass & French porcelain. These all come together to create a stunning exhibition that is not to be missed.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm Tues - Sun
Any charges: Free admission
Venue: The World of Glass, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1BX
Tell: 01744 22766

A Right Royal Knees Up

Craft exhibition of work inspired by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, including patriotic glassware by Allister Malcolm
Opening times: 9.30am - 7.30pm Mon – Sat, 11am - 5pm Sun (Closed during theatre
performances)
Any charges: Free
Venue: Craft Shop, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, Manchester, Postcode M2 7DH
Tel: 0161 615 6767
Email: craft.shop@royalexchange.co.uk

Jane Charles - twentyfive pieces of glass

Throughout her 25 year career in glass Jane has evolved her practice, introducing different techniques and reworking ideas. twentyfive pieces of glass is an exhibition that revisits these developments in a new way through a collection of 25 specially created, previously unseen pieces of work, from the functional to the sculptural.
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10-6 | Sunday & Monday 11-5
Any charges: free
Venue: Glass House Gallery at The Biscuit Factory, The Biscuit Factory,16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle NE2 1TP
Tel: 0191 261 1103

Sunderland MA Graduation in Glass and Ceramics

The Biscuit Factory is ten this year; in conjunction with the annual Sunderland MA Graduation in Glass and Ceramics exhibition, we present a retrospective show of the previous year’s graduate’s work. Building on the North East’s international reputation for quality glass, this show demonstrates the skill, potential and vision available in contemporary glass making.
Opening times: Tues to Sat 10am-6pm, Sun & Mon 11am-5pm
Any charges: free entry
Venue: The Biscuit Factory | 16 Stoddart Street | Newcastle | NE2 1TP
Tel: 0191 261 1103

Journeys in Beadwork: Culture and Tradition in the Eastern Cape

This international exhibition explores the fascinating history of South African beadwork, with a special focus on the beadwork of the Mfengu people of the Eastern Cape. For generations an essential feature of clothing and accessories worn on special occasions, beadwork is now a symbol of the new South Africa.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm, Mon – Sat, 2 – 5pm Sun
Any charges: Free entry
Venue: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB
Tel: (0191) 477 1495
Email: info@shipleyartgallery.org.uk

‘Mirror to Discovery’

Dates 1 June - 9 September 2012

Type of event: Exhibition

The story of the ‘Giant Eye’ of the Palomar Observatory, featuring film footage showing the creation of the world’s largest 200-inch lens in 1934. Created by Corning the lens was the largest single piece of glass ever made, constructed for the Hale telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California.

Opening times: 10am – 5pm daily

Any charges: Free

Venue: The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Tel: +44 (0)191 515 5555

Medallions

Please note, the start date for the show is 22nd August, and NOT 13 August as shown in the Glass Games brochure.

British Glass Biennale

The British Glass Biennale is the foremost exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by artists, designers and craftspeople currently working in Britain. Taking place every two years it is the highlight of the International Festival of Glass. Held in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, over £10,000 of prizes will be awarded.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm daily
Any charges: Free (entry fee to the site will apply during the Public Festival 24 – 27 August)

Back to the Future

The Back to the Future exhibition seeks to explore the world renowned glass collections and archives in Dudley Borough and show how inspiring these collections are to contemporary West Midlands glassmakers and designers. Plus many permanent displays and an on-site glassmaking studio.
Opening times: 12noon - 4.00pm Tues to Sun. Glassblowing studio 12noon - 4pm
Weds - Sun
Part of the International Festival of Glass 24 - 27 August 2012 www.ifg.org.uk
Any charges: Free

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