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Lybster art show is On the Edge

By David G Scott

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A NEW art show at Lybster's North Lands Creative studio opens on Monday marking the 40th anniversary of the Scottish Glass Society (SSG).

The show – On the Edge – will bring together the work of 18 of the society's members and is free to members of the public.

Glacial Mind Landscape by Jessamy Kelly Picture: Marzena Ostromecka.
Glacial Mind Landscape by Jessamy Kelly Picture: Marzena Ostromecka.

Catherine Lowe, chairperson of the SGS, said: "I'm delighted that we are starting the celebration of our 40th year with our On the Edge exhibition at North Lands Creative.

"Our membership includes some of the most innovative and skilled glass artists and we champion the work of Scotland-based artists."

The show represents the "diversity and range of glass practice" in Scotland, she added.

"What you see in this exhibition is a vibrant and diverse group of highly visual work all using glass as the primary artistic material. We are grateful to the generous support of Creative Scotland, North Lands Creative and a number of individual trust funds."

Transparent Flow by Gregory Alliss. Picture: Gregory Alliss
Transparent Flow by Gregory Alliss. Picture: Gregory Alliss

The exhibition is designed to challenge the common perception of using glass as an artistic medium and explores the stress lines between historical concepts and contemporary ideology, often creating works that re-evaluate our understanding of their chosen medium.

On the Edge will include work from Gregory Alliss, Carolyn Basing, Catherine Carr, Hannah Gibson, Siobhan Healy, Jessamy Kelly, Alison Kinnaird, Pinkie Maclure, Brett Manley, Inge Panneels, Lauren Puckett, Annica Sandström and David Kaplan, Cathryn Shilling, Amanda Simmons, Moonju Suh, Laura Turner and Rosheen Young.

There is a free preview of the show on Friday, July 5, from 6-8pm and it will run from Monday (July 8) until July 26. The gallery is open from 9am-5.30pm on weekdays.

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