National Glass Centre Visit Brochure Jan - April 2014
What's on at National glass centre Jannuary - April 2014
Visit January – April 2014 Spectacles, Oliver Goldsmith Collection Valentine’s Day Glass Making Easter Family Fun and more... Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Audrey Hepburn wearing Bude by Oliver Goldsmith Ltd in How to Steal a Million (1965) © Keystone Archives/HIP/TopFoto VIEW VIEW Spectacles The Oliver Goldsmith Collection 18 January – 4 May Tim Mitchell A Fish Out of Water 11 January – 23 February William Tillyer The Sunderland Sky Dishes 11 January – 2 March Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Colin Firth. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – Givenchy, Dior and Vidal Sassoon. Think cult films of the fifties & sixties. In the second half of last century, when it came to eyewear, Oliver Goldsmith was synonymous with stars and style. Featuring spectacle designs which enthralled a generation and photographs of the famous faces that wore them, this exhibition charts the progression of one of the most successful British spectacle design companies of the mid-twentieth century. Artist Talk: 25 April / Free / National Glass Centre Details: nationalglasscentre.com Michael Caine wearing Consul by Oliver Goldsmith Ltd in The Ipcress File (1965) © 2005 Credit:TopFoto #bespectacular We want your spectacular selfies! Take part in this exhibition by uploading photos of yourself in your best specs to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag ‘bespectacular’. A Fish Out of Water is the debut solo exhibition of a two year photographic project, documenting the end-of-life recycling of a 5000 ton Royal Navy Tanker. Bringing together large-scale contemporary and traditional photographic prints and physical evidence from the ship, this exhibition sparks debate about and reflection upon Sunderland and the North East’s past, present and future relationship with a globalised shipping industry. Commissioned by National Glass Centre in partnership with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art with support from Grants for the arts. Artist Talk and Discussion: 22 January 18.00 – 20.00 / Free / National Glass Centre Tim Mitchell, Untitled, from the series A Fish Out of Water, 2010 With work influenced by the North Yorkshire landscape, William Tillyer has enjoyed a highly successful career working and exhibiting internationally since the 1960s. His work has constantly evolved and developed through experimentation with watercolours, oils, acrylics, drawing, printmaking, and three-dimensional constructions. He has recently developed new work in glass, facilitated by glass artist James Maskrey, at National Glass Centre. This will be displayed in our Long Gallery and as part of a major exhibition at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, until 9 February 2014). Image courtesy of the artist 02 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 03 VIEW VIEW PARTNER GALLERY The Mechanics of Optometry Chris Blade 1 March – 11 May The Arctic Circle 8 March – 27 April Dan Klein and Alan J Poole Collection Until 31 August Wolfgang Weileder and Graham Dolphin Explore the weird and wonderful world of optometry over the decades, in this exhibition of items from The College of Optometrists collection. View the tools of the trade from rules and face measures, to practice eyes and models, to glass eyes and lenses. Curated in collaboration with Neil Handley, Curator of the British Optical Association Museum at The College of Optometrists. college-optometrists.org To complement this exhibition, the University of Sunderland’s Art and Design Foundation and Glass and Ceramics students will create an exhibition considering connections between art and the human eye. Artist Talk: 25 April / Free / National Glass Centre Details: natonalglasscentre.com Artificial Eyes, c.mid 20th Century © The College of Optometrists New photographic work by Chris Blade, inspired by an artists’ residency in Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago, just 10 degrees from the North Pole. The work explores the artist’s response to the scale and remoteness of the landscape. Irish sound artist and composer Dr. Karen Power, who also took part in the artists’ residency has composed a soundscape which will accompany the exhibition. chrisblade.com Artist Talk: 22 January / 16.00 / Free Lecture Theatre 007, St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland. Copyright Chris Blade, Arctic Circle On loan to National Glass Centre from National Museums Scotland, this exhibition showcases 74 pieces by 54 different artists from the Dan Klein and Alan J. Poole Collection. This impressive selection presents the work of some of the leading British Studio Glass artists, outlining the progression of the British Studio Glass Movement from the 1960s through to today. Katharine Coleman, Edo Orange II, 2004. Dan Klein and Alan J Poole Collection © National Museums Scotland. Image: Colin Davison Visit our partner gallery Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art to view their winter season exhibitions. 6 December – 8 February Wolfgang Weileder’s Atlas is a new body of photographic works, created over the past 5 years looking at how we use and understand public spaces. 6 December – 1 February Graham Dolphin’s Come Together is a newlycommissioned 2-channel video work examining the phenomenon of pop fandom. For more information on both exhibitions, visit Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art’s website ngca.co.uk. Graham Dolphin, Jason, courtesy of Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. 04 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 05 DISCOVER DISCOVER DISCOVER SEE Glass and Ceramics Collectors’ Day Saturday 5 April / 11.00 – 16.00 Stories of Glass in Sunderland Artist Talks Programme January and February Permanent Exhibition Free Glass Making Demonstrations ‘Wonderful to see two craftsmen using their skills to create art’ National Glass Centre hosts the first Glass and Ceramics Collectors’ Day in partnership with the North East’s leading auctioneers, Anderson & Garland Ltd. Bring your glass, ceramic and small collectible items to be valued by two specialists, whilst the University of Sunderland’s Dr Jack Dawson will be discussing 20th Century Glass and Ceramics and how to start collecting. Tours of Stories of Glass in Sunderland exhibition will be available on the hour throughout the day. Each valuation slot is half an hour long and bookings for valuations are essential. Online: nationalglasscentre.com Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) Image © National Glass Centre Sunderland has a rich heritage of glass making that dates back to 674AD. Benedict Biscop, founder of Wearmouth-Jarrow monasteries, brought skilled craftsmen from Gaul to create the first stained glass window in England for St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth. Using compelling personal stories from local people and striking audio visual display, this interactive exhibition charts the origins, growth and legacy of glass making in the City. Stories of Glass in Sunderland Audio Visual Drum. Image: Colin Davison A series of free talks given by professionals working in the glass and ceramics field. These will take place in Lecture Theatre 007, St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland. Ben Walters and Chris McHugh 8 January / 16.00 – 18.00 George Papadopoulos and Silvia Levenson 15 January / 16.00 – 18.00 Chris Blade and Yoav Reches 22 January / 16.00 – 18.00 Sarah Gee and Vicky Higginson 29 January / 16.00 – 18.00 Andrew Livingstone and Anne Vibeke Mou 5 February / 16.00 – 18.00 Katya Filmus 12 February / 16.00 – 18.00 Yoav Reches, Composition of Air, 2013, Image: Jamie McGregor Smith. Our amazing daily glass blowing, lathe and flame working demonstrations are free and run throughout the day. Experience the heat of our 1000 degree furnace and watch our expert glass making team craft stunning pieces before your eyes. You can even have a go at making something yourself with our glass blowing experiences. Flame Working: 11.00 and 15.45 (15 mins) Glass Blowing (2 January – 16 February): 12.00 and 15.00 (30 mins) Glass Blowing (17 February onwards): 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00 (30 mins) Glass Lathe: 13.00 (30 mins) 06 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 07 NEW HOBBY? Whether you’re looking for a fun, one-off experience or a longer course to develop your skills, our range of Adult Courses and Classes allow you to progress at your own pace. We offer a range of classes including one-off introductions to glass making techniques such as fusing, engraving, stained glass, flame working and jewellery making through to weekly courses that expand your knowledge and improve your skill and technique. All our courses and classes offer a great opportunity for you to learn from the region’s best professional practising artists in a relaxed and friendly environment. For full details of all the Adult Courses and Classes we offer and to book visit nationalglasscentre.com or call 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) SPECIAL EVENTS Valentine’s Day Mother’s Day Enjoy a creative day with someone special or make them a unique gift! Valentine’s Hot Hearts 8, 9, 15 and 16 February / 10.00 – 16.00 (hourly slots) / £29.99 / Age 13 + / Booking Essential Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) Create a hot heart from molten glass. Valentine’s Glass Blowing Demonstrations 3 – 16 February / Noon / Free Hot Glass Studio / No Need to Book See our glass blowing team create heart shaped bowls! Spend the morning with your mum and make something unique for her to keep! Glass Painting Saturday 29 March and Sunday 30 March 2014 10.30 – 11.45 / £5 / Age 4+ / Booking Essential Online: nationalglasscentre.com Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) Make a Flower Paperweight 22, 23, 29 and 30 March 2014 / 10.00 – 16.00 (hourly slots) / £39.99 / Age 13+ Booking Essential / Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) Have a Go! Blow a selection of glass objects, including paperweights, bowls, vases and baubles to take home and keep. Available throughout the year. Full Day: £179 For more information visit nationalglasscentre.com 08 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 09 ENJOY FEBRUARY HALF-TERM HOLIDAYS EASTER HOLIDAYS Discover National Glass Centre with our fun trail for all the family! Our special Adventure Backpacks are a way for you and your family to explore our Centre at your own pace. You can also visit our new Gillian Dickinson Learning Studio where you will find colouring activities and a range of fun toys for the little ones. ‘Fantastic activities – very child friendly and reasonably priced’ Family Activities Crazy Frames Monday 17, Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 February / 10.30 – 15.00 / £2 / Age 3+ No Need to Book Decorate a pair of fun foam spectacles using a range of craft materials. Pattern Blasters Tuesday 18 February / 10.15 – Noon / £10 Age 5+ / Booking Essential Create a pair of brightly coloured, sandblasted glass coasters inspired by our exhibition! Painting Pictures Thursday 20 February / 10.30 – 11.45 / £5 Age 4+ / Booking Essential Taking inspiration from our exhibition, create a masterpiece on glass with brightly coloured paint. Crazy Frames Monday 7, 14 and 21 April and Friday 11 and 18 April / 10.30 – 15.00 / £2 / Age 3+ No Need to Book Decorate a pair of fun foam spectacles using a range of craft materials. Easter Glass Painting Tuesday 8 and 15 April and Thursday 10 and 17 April / 11.00 – 15.00 / £3 / Age 4+ No Need to Book Paint colourful Easter designs onto a glass tile. Mix it up! Wednesday 9 April / 10.15 – Noon / £10 / Age 6+ Booking Essential Take inspiration from the exhibition and then design and create a fused glass artwork using brightly coloured glass. Pattern Blasters Wednesday 16 April / 10.15 – Noon / £10 / Age 5+ Booking Essential Create a pair of brightly coloured, sandblasted glass coasters inspired by our exhibition. BOOK Online: nationalglasscentre.com Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) 10 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 11 BRASSERIE SHOP Our shop stocks a fantastic range of glass, ceramics and jewellery, with many items hand crafted by local artists, including our National Glass Centre Studio Range, made here at the Centre. Our Spring Showcase presents new work by Karen Thompson who uses a range of traditional techniques and inspirations to create contemporary pieces with a humorous take on Victorian life. Remember, you can browse and buy our range of gifts and artworks at home, visit nationalglasscentre.com January Sale Weekend 4 and 5 January 2014 Purchase a selection of marked down Christmas goodies, Studio seconds and end of range items from our Shop. Karen Thompson, Tureen Heads. Image: David Chalmers Soak up the laid back, stylish ambience of our Brasserie, with its floor to ceiling windows creating a light and airy feel. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Open Daily: 10.00 – 17.00 SUNDAY LUNCH Enjoy a traditional roast dinner in stunning surroundings. Every Sunday: 12.00 – 14.30 Join us on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter Sunday to sample our specially extended menu. BOOK A TABLE Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 1) CORPORATE AND PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS National Glass Centre is the perfect back drop to host your own celebration, from intimate gatherings to weddings, parties and corporate events. BOOK OR ENQUIRE Email: email@example.com Call: 0191 515 5555 (Option 5) That’s not all! For sample menus and full details of all our events and activities visit nationalglasscentre.com To browse and buy our range of gifts and artworks at home visit nationalglasscentre.com 12 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Free Admission and Free Visitor Parking / Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 13 Inspiring people to learn about, make and enjoy contemporary glass ‘Amazing displays, overall a great day out’ ‘Lovely place – lovely things’ VISIT BOOK Booking is essential for most of our Family Activities, Adult Courses and Classes and our Glass Making Experiences. Online: nationalglasscentre.com Call: 0191 515 5555 (option 9) ACCESS National Glass Centre has wheelchair access to all areas. There is also a lift available. Free wheelchair hire is available on request and can be pre-booked by contacting Visitor Services. National Glass Centre welcomes assistance dogs and a hearing loop is available. Our full Access Statement is available online. CONTACT National Glass Centre Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL nationalglasscentre.com 0191 515 5555 firstname.lastname@example.org CONNECT Join our mailing list at nationalglasscentre.com Free Admission Free Visitor Parking Open Daily 10.00 – 17.00 Last admission 16.45 It is recommended that you allow at least three hours to make the most of your visit. Follow the brown road signs for National Glass Centre or type SR6 0GL into your sat nav. Nearest Metro Station: St Peter’s. For a more detailed map and directions visit nationalglasscentre.com f nationalglasscentresunderland t ngc_glasscentre Y nationalglasscentre ‘Fantastic Space. Amazing views inside & out. Outstanding range of art & goods to purchase’ ‘Good to see so many examples of modern studio glass – the historic display was very informative’ Design by Founded / wearefounded.com MAKE A DAY OF IT There’s plenty to do nearby including The Riverside Sculpture Trail, St Peter’s Church, Roker Beach and Marina, Roker Park outdoor play area, Monkwearmouth Station Museum and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Or you could visit our partner gallery Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. 15 Support Us LOVE GLASS? BECOME A FRIEND OF NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE FROM AS LITTLE AS ÂŁ15 PER YEAR. There are lots of ways you can support National Glass Centre and help us to continue inspiring people through contemporary glass, and our Friends scheme is certainly one of the most rewarding! From just ÂŁ15 per year you can become a Friend of National Glass Centre and enjoy many exclusive benefits including discounts, special activities, events and previews and our jam packed Friends newsletter Reflections, full of interesting articles about glass and ceramics. Visit nationalglasscentre.com for further information.