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Glass exhibition to take place at the Belfry Arts Centre

The Belfry Arts Centre, in Cromer Road, is putting on an exhibition of glass works by contemporary artists from England, Ireland and Germany. It is entitled Snakes and Ladders or The Games People Play and is part of the national Glass Games from the Contemporary Glass Society. The exhibition is just one of several events being put on around the country to celebrate the Olympics.

The glass works will be in all shapes and colours and will be molded, blown, fused or cast. The exhibition is running from August the sixth until the twentieth. The Arts Centre has really tall windows and if the sun shines then the works will be really well illuminated to show them in all their glory.

The curator of the exhibition is artist, Nora Gaston, who works in a studio at the Arts Centre. She said that the artists involved have interpreted the theme in their own individual ways. Some have been realistic and others have been more philosophical, she said. Mrs. Gaston herself will be making a glass game for people to play with during the exhibition.

The ‘star attraction’ of the exhibition will be a colourful glass baton created by artist David Reekie. He is one of the more famous glass artists. The glass baton, similar to the Olympic Torch, will be visiting seven of the other exhibitions and glass art workshops around the country. There will be more than seventy in total.

Also, during part of the exhibition, there will be open back glass casting workshops for interested members of the public to attend. These will be held by Helen Slater and will be taking place on August the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth. They will run from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon.

 

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