The annual conference brings together the best of glass, art and craft to explore expansive themes in an inspirational environment. Artists, practitioners, academics and experts in the field of glass and other media give presentations and lead debates in an international gathering which takes place over two days in early September.
‘The Real Thing: Beyond Stereotyping’ took place on 7 – 8 September
The conference explored cultural identities. Speakers included Judy Tuwaletstiwa, writer and mixed media painter; Dr. Annette Schmidt, Curator of Africa at the Museum of Ethnology, Leiden; Elizabeth Cumming, Curator and Historian. There was a fascinating Keynote Presentation from Judy Rudoe FSA, Curator Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Collections, British Museum and talks from the Master Class leaders Richard Slee, Deborah Cocks, Tiina Sarapu, Anne-Lise Riond Sibony.
The Conference was sponsored by the Corning Incorporated, USA and supported by Bullseye Glass Co.
2012 was a wonderful two days featuring inspirational speakers in the beautiful setting of Caithness, and celebrating Glass Games 2012. Created by the Contemporary Glass Society, Glass Games 2012 was a nationwide extravaganza of glass events that captured the Olympic spirit, bringing the magic of glass to more people than ever before.
North Lands was the final host to a specially commissioned glass baton, and worked in partnership with Scottish Glass Society to present a weekend of glass games, activities and demonstrations. We also hosted the SGS Annual Exhibition, featuring some of the best contemporary artists working in glass.
You can see more photos from the 2012 Conference here
If you took any photos over the time of the conference or during the master classes we’d love to see them. You can join our Flickr group and add them.
The Conference is sponsored in part by the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning USA, and is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.
2011 Conference ‘Touching the Past