The British Council and Creative Scotland partnership ‘Scotland in Europe’ funded project by North Lands Creative is delighted to announce the exhibition ASSEMBLY, designed to be staged in Venice as part of The Venice Glass Week from 4th – 12th September 2021.
Produced by North Lands Creative ASSEMBLY responds to re-engaging with our own alumni network and masters for our 25th anniversary. The exhibition is by invitation only but if you have connected with us in the past as a previous master, student or residency artist please get in touch with us we would love to hear from you.
This collaborative process has been captured in a series of the participating artists and studios donating small artworks based on the interpretation of the ‘paperweight. The work for sale in the exhibition will be auctioned and the funds raised will offer future scholarship opportunities to allow North Lands Creative to maintain its position as a centre of excellence, encouraging talented artists to apply to our artistic programme, irrespective of socio-economic background.
Each paperweight will tell a story of each artist or studio journey in glass, told by the international community of glass voices which North Lands has had the pleasure to connect and collaborate with for 25 years.
The exhibition tells a story of hope, it celebrates the richness of the artists, designers and studios from Murano to Seattle, Sydney to Edinburgh, Cluj-Napoca to Toyama. In the face of a changing and uncertain climate, it’s vital that conversation and participation and ambitious ideas are prioritised when we can work together, and point towards ways in which we can make meaningful and positive change for building a stronger glass community.