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Exhibition, Fri 29 Dec 2017 - Sun 8 Apr 2018, free entry

Glisten and Shine: Glass

Glisten and Shine: Glass


Glass is a versatile and captivating medium, which touches our lives in many ways and brings much pleasure and joy to those who behold, make and design it. The artform is an ancient craft and is also at the forefront of technology.

Glisten and Shine: Glass' presents established makers such as Vinegar and Brown Paper, Samantha Yates, Hayley Gammon, Stephen Foster, Abundant Glass and Nick Claiden.

Comparing material, style and technique to those makers in Bradford's own glass collection, view classical Venetian glass and contemporary works by makers such as Kalim Afzal. Contemporary knitted glass by Catherine Carr sits alongside historical works inspired by the Orient and Far East, in this instance, Iran, by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Peter Layton, Priscilla Morgan-Hill and glass from Lithuania as well as Bohemian Persian perfume bottles also feature.

View the variety of styles and range of techniques of glass by artists, designers and craftspeople.

This selection presents new work demonstrating excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill alongside the more traditional classical works. Some work is available for purchase supporting makers to establish a strong foundation for their business.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 29 Dec 2017 - Sun 8 Apr 2018
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm - please note: we are closed on Mondays

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

***Due to essential maintenance, some parts of the gallery may be closed to the public until the end March, T: 01274 431212 for info.***


Free entry

Bring a glass object that you would like to draw and some black paper suitable for drawing, also a white pentel pen, pencil and chalk as well as standard drawing pencils.
Book by phone: 01274 431212
Cost: £5
Thursday 1st February

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 Nov - Thu 7 Jun Decades of Delight: 250 Years of Circus
Fri 29 Dec - Mon 8 Jul 100 Years of Bradford Painters
Fri 29 Dec - Sun 8 Apr Glisten and Shine: Glass
Fri 23 Feb - Mon 23 Apr Cupola: A Circus Installation



    Lister Park,
    BD9 4NS



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    Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81196 Long: -1.77215

    Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

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    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 miles from Frizinghall Train station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups