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Glass art featured in new exhibition in China


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.

BrainwaveThis 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 Xiaowei.”

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 China.

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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