Glass art by University of Wolverhampton lecturers has
been selected for a prestigious show in China.
The University’s School of Art &
Design has been invited to exhibit glasswork at the New Glass
Art Exhibition at ART Shanghai from 10 – 14 May 2012.
This is the 10th anniversary of ART Shanghai which now
attracts exhibitors from all over the world.
Work by experts Professor Keith Cummings, Stuart Garfoot, Dr Max
Stewart, Simon Eccles, Sara Squire and Jo Newman will all be on
show, and Dean of School Dr Bryony Conway will attend the opening
in Hongqiao New Town Central Park in Shanghai.
Dr Conway said: “The School of Art & Design of the
University of Wolverhampton has had a major impact on the
development of studio glass in China as was demonstrated in 2010 in
the Glass Roots exhibition in Bilston Craft Gallery.
“We are delighted to maintain and develop that collaboration
through our participation in the New Glass Art exhibition which has
been facilitated by Honorary Professor of the University of
Wolverhampton and graduate of the School of Art & Design Zhuang
The new exhibition follows the inclusion of work by University
of Wolverhampton staff and graduates in the permanent collection at
China’s first glass museum, the Shanghai Museum of Glass, when it
opened in May last year.
The glass course at Wolverhampton was set up in 1854 as the
first glass design course in the UK and has been in continuous
operation since then.
Over the last 40 years, distinguished alumni have successfully
established educational glass and professional practice all over
the world, including in North and South America, Australasia and
Academic staff at the School of Art & Design have developed
new techniques and methods in glass, which have been disseminated
internationally through books and research publications.
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Date Issued: Thursday, 03 May 2012
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