Exhibition Celebrating 30 Years of Scottish Glass To Tour The Highlands

A contemporary glass exhibition based on the theme of migration will start it’s national tour in the Highlands thanks to a collaboration between The Highland Council and The Scottish Glass Society.

The Society has created a special exhibition celebrating 30 years since it was established in 1979. To mark this anniversary Migrate ‘09, will showcase the best of emerging and established Scottish glass artists. This exhibition will examine the different ways that artists express a sense of place and identity in their work and bring together a collective of glass artists that actively challenge and contribute to the rich Scottish art scene.

Migrate 09 opens at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 4 July and will run until 1st August.  The exhibition will then move onto the St Fergus Gallery in Wick (7 August to 12 September) and the Iona Gallery, in Kingussie (19 September – 17 October) before moving to Broadfield House Glass Museum, in the West Midlands.

The Exhibition will feature 30 selected Glass Artists and the range of work of display will include cast, etched, engraved, slumped, fused, blown, leaded, stained and painted panels, forms and sculptural pieces.  This show will embody and celebrate the society’s policy of inclusion and the representation of its glass artists at various stages of their careers.

The Highland Council’s Chairman of Education, Culture and Sport, Councillor Bill Fernie welcomed the collaboration between the Council and The Scottish Glass Society.  He said:  “I am delighted that people in the Highlands will get the opportunity to see this diverse collection of glass art. Migrate 09 encompasses a broad range of techniques and applications by new graduates as well as emerging and well established glass designers, providing a flavour of the high standard and developments within the field of contemporary glassmaking in Scotland.”

The Scottish Glass Society is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to champion the work of glass artists in Scotland. It is a registered Charity and is one of the oldest Glass Society’s in Britain.  It is a membership organisation of glassmakers, collectors, historians and enthusiasts, which has been in existence for over thirty years. The Society holds meetings to encourage communication between makers and others interested in glass, and currently has over 200 members.


30 Jun 2009