Here we recommend exhibitions of contemporary stained glass.
As yet stained glass as a medium is under-represented in the art world, but we would like to see that change with a wide variety of stained glass works shown in galleries, museums and art fairs across the UK. If you know of an exhibition of stained glass that you would like to recommend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Clarke is probably the best-known British stained glass artist. He believes ‘stained glass has the potential to contribute to the urban fabric of the 21st century as successfully as it did to the 15th…’. His latest widely-acclaimed exhibition Brian Clarke: The Art of Light is on at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. 17th September 2020 to 24th April 202. Details are here. It is obviously difficult to travel at the moment so here are some wonderful photos of the work on display.
The exhibition Journeys – Teithiau is taking place during Lockdown online and features the work of Jonathan Cooke, Catrin Davies , Nicola Kantorowicz FMGP, Elizabeth Lamont , Rachel Phillips and Christian Ryan AMGP . It will then be on display from May 17th – 25th June at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely Cathedral. From there it will travel to Barnard Castle in July as part of their Windows of the World festival.
The Stained Glass Museum in Ely is the only museum in the UK dedicated to exhibiting stained glass. It offers a unique insight into the fascinating history of this art-form practised in Britain for over a millennium. The permanent gallery displays over 125 stained glass panels from the thirteenth century to the present day. Temporary exhibitions are held regularly. Tinker Tailor is an exhibition of eight stained glass panels inspired by Lockdown by Rachel Mulligan and will be on display until the Summer of 2020.