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Reflection: Glass Exhibition

Monday 1st August 2016 to Sunday 6th November 2016
09:00 - 17:00
Coloured glass vessels displayed underneath a stained glass window

This exhibition will run from 1 August until 6 November. Nine international artists who work with glass from as far afield as New Zealand have been invited to respond to our magnificent iconic Cathedral.


Our stained glass windows reflect different periods in history, but the uniting medium and colour palate permeates the vaulted space with special significance. This exhibition wishes to explore contemporary glass sculpture and installations within this tradition and offers us an opportunity to look at ourselves and reflect.


Curator and Visual Arts Advisor Jacquiline Creswell says ‘I have always been fascinated by glass; it is a material to look through in order to see out. Its intrinsic purity captures the imagination. The alchemical transformation of sand into a precious, crystal clear, frozen form, commands respect and reverence. Like architecture, glass divides light and space and in addition glass has magical qualities beyond its physicality’.


From the 5 September the Story of Salisbury Cathedral's Stained Glass will be on show in the Cloisters, showing examples of the Glaziers' work and the story of the historical glass of the Cathedral.   There will also be an opportunity to see the Glaziers at work on the 3 and 4 October, in the Cloisters,  and in their studio on the 13 and 14 October.


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