To celebrate the Centenary of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, we are inviting all Members to create an exhibition panel measuring 30cm x 30cm (outside size). There is no theme and no restriction on techniques or materials, provided glass is involved. Entry for the virtual exhibition is free for Members and all work should be new, created specially for the Centenary year. Send your high-resolution image to portfolio@bsmgp.org.uk. Accompanying text should include, in this order, Name, Title, Media/Techniques, and up to 40 words about the inspiration for the work. We look forward to receiving your entries here

We have selected 60 panels to exhibit in our Centenary Exhibition tour, which launched at The Stained Glass Museum in Ely and has visited Winchester Cathedral, All Saints Church, Bristol and the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. It is currently in the Chapter House at the Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Check opening times and tickets before visiting.

You can watch an ITV news item about the exhibition here.

Centenary Exhibition Tour:
Ely Cathedral 17 September – 31 October 2021
Winchester Cathedral 4 – 25 November 2021
All Saints Church, Clifton, Bristol 1 December 2021 – 30 January 2022
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea 5 February – 8 May 2022
Wells Cathedral 17 May – 10 June 2022
Worcester Cathedral 14 June – 22 June 2022
Oxford Festival of the Arts 24 June – 18 July 2022
Lichfield Cathedral 20 July – 24 August 2022 (t.b.c.)
International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge 26-29 August 2022
Manchester Cathedral September 2022 (t.b.c.)
(dates and venues subject to change)

There may be space to join the exhibition later in tour. Email portfolio@bsmgp.org.uk if you would like your panel to be considered. There is a £90 hanging fee and a commission of 40% on any sold works.

Enjoy the online exhibition. Just click on the image to scroll through the panels, and there are more on the following pages.

Jane Littlefield 'St Gobnait'
Painted and stained antique glass. 'Inspired by the story of St Gobnait who was a bee keeper in the 6th Century in Ireland. The belief at the time was that when you died, the soul left the body as a bee or a butterfly.'
Gillian McCormick ‘Down in the woods’
Painted and silver stained mouth blown glass. 'I love my walks in the woods and glimpsing the secret lives of wildlife. I’ve tried to capture the magical, slightly mystical atmosphere of these moments.'
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