MTU CCAD VISITING LECTURE PROGRAMME 2021 with GLASS ARIST - Alison Lowry

MTU CCAD VISITING LECTURE PROGRAMME 2021 with GLASS ARIST - Alison Lowry

Date: 24th March 2021
Time: 11:30am
Venue: Online - details below
Cost:Free

 

 

Alison Lowry 

Glass Artist 

11.30am – 12.30pm Wednesday March 24th 2021 

 

To Join Zoom Meeting – click link below 

https://telcit.zoom.us/j/84428963207 
 

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Home Babies’, detail from installation – 2017 
Materials: Pate de verre, flock, found objects 
Each individual dress measures
approx: h72 x w45 x d18 cm 

 

Alison Lowry is a glass artist living and working from her studio, ‘Schoolhouse Glass’ in Saintfield.  In 2009 she graduated from the University of Ulster with a first class Honours degree in Art and Design. Since then she has won numerous awards including first place in the category, ‘Glass Art’ at the Royal Dublin Show in 2015 and 2009, the Silver medal at the Royal Ulster Arts Club’s Annual Exhibition in 2010, the Warm Glass Prize in 2010 and 2011 and more recently the Bronze Award at Bullseye Glass’ ‘Emerge’ exhibition. Alison exhibits both locally and internationally and her work is held in several public collections; with the National Gallery of Ireland recently acquiring a large pate de verre vessel for the ‘Contemporary Craft Collection’ and the  Arts Council of Northern Ireland recently made a forth purchase for their collection. 

“The universal themes of birth and death are still woven through my work, yet I am increasingly starting to explore how clothing acts like a second skin, and how these items are inexplicably interlaced with narrative. ‘Empty’ dresses hang like skeletons in our closets, bound with the memories the (absent) body still holds inside. 

 

Glass, for me, is the perfect medium to encapsulate these transient notions. Glass offers endless sculptural possibilities and is full of contradictions- a mirror of life itself. The process of making is intrinsic to my practice and I am fascinated by the interface created when glass is used in conjunction with other processes and techniques, for example photography, printmaking and textiles.” 

 

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