GSoI Orientate Symposium
GLASS SOCIETY OF IRELAND ONE DAY GLASS SYMPOSIUM
Orientate Symposium will be held at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork on the
2 Nov 2013.
ABOUT OUR SYMPOSIUM:
Glass is a material, but for a number of people it forms their professional practice. The presenters are from a range of fields including art, curatorial, making, writing, critical and design professions. We are eager to examine modes of current research in contemporary glass in order to contextualise both the material and occupations in the field - exploring how we orientate ourselves around the material.
Orientate promises to be an exciting day of interaction and dialogue. The speakers, who have each made significant contributions to contemporary glass, have been asked to think about how they determine their position in relation to other points. The day will look at how different practices invested in this material are aligned, and how research roots a person in their position?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Francesca Giubilei-Project Manager & Curator's Assistant GLASSTRESS (IT)
Jerome Harrington -Artist & PhD Student (UK), Dr. Eleanor Flegg -Writer (IE), Cappy Thompson -Artist (USA), Tanja Pak -Glass Designer/ Artist (SI), Angela Thwaites -Artist (UK)
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ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS:
Before the symposium two glass skill-building workshops will be held. Cappy Thompson, an American glass artist, will be running a glass painting workshop at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork. Angela Thwaites, a UK based glass artist, will be holding a casting workshop at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Both of these will take place on the 30, 31 Oct & 1 Nov.
Cappy Thompson will teach the technique of grisaille or grey-tonal painting, which involves several applications and firings of vitreous enamels. Students will focus on reverse painting a vessel form. Included in the workshop will be slide lectures featuring contemporary glass painting from the Studio Glass Movement and an in-depth look at Thompson’s painted glass. Students will receive handouts on the tools and materials of glass painting and firing schedules for both flat glass and vessel forms. Materials Included. http://cappythompson.com/
National Sculpture Factory members: Places €195 each
Non-members: €195 plus special offer 6 month membership €5
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL SCULPTURE FACTORY:
T: +353 21 431 4353 E: email@example.com
Angela Thwaites is the author of Mould Making for Glass and Mixing with the Best: Investigation and Comparison of Contemporary Working Methods and Mould Making Materials for Use in the Kiln Forming of Glass. She is a UK based artist and researcher. She has taught internationally and has a vast knowledge of mould making techniques for glass. In her practice she uses lost wax to accomplish complex forms. On this workshop she will share her skills with the participants as they create their own cast glass works. All materials are included in the price of the workshop. http://www.angelathwaites.com/
Places €245 each available from the GSoI online shop: http://glasssocietyofirelan.wix.com/gsoi#!online-store/cuuv
ABOUT OUR EXHIITION:
24Oct – 7 Nov TACTIC@Sample-Studios
Reception 6pm Sat 2 Nov 2013
Emer Lynch is a Irish curator with a background in glass. She is interested in producing systems of conversation within exhibition spaces, and at TACTIC@Sample-Studios will curate a show that activates this site. The exhibition will feature work by Sofie Loscher, a visual artist whose practice focuses on installation with a scientific underpinning. Sofie has exhibited widely throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States. She holds an MA in Sculpture from NCAD and a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT, Dun Laoghaire.
TACTIC @Sample-Studios is the artist led programmed project space in Sample-Studios, Cork. They are a non-profit artist led organisation based in the Former Government Buildings on Sullivan's Quay. They operate on the basis of inviting cultural practitioners to propose a concept for a curated show. They then work with that curator to facilitate the exhibition.