The Centenary exhibition of the British Society of Master Glass Painters arrives at Manchester Cathedral on Friday 2 September.
Current members of the society were asked to create a new exhibition panel measuring 30cm x 30cm on any theme of their choice. Over 90 artists from across the UK and overseas contributed to the online exhibition.
The tour highlights 60 panels that celebrate the unique art of glass. The works have been created using both traditional and modern glass techniques, demonstrating the extraordinary range of stained glass currently practiced.
The artists explore a variety of subjects such as the environment, the pandemic and the beauty of nature. The exhibition builds a fascinating insight into the concerns of glass artists a hundred years after the society was established to help stained glass remain relevant.
Founded in 1921, the British Society of Master Glass Painters is the UK's leading organisation devoted exclusively to the art and craft of stained glass. Membership is open to everyone and they offer a professional qualification for accredited Associates and Fellows of the society.
More information and a complete virtual gallery of all the panels submitted can be seen here.
The exhibition runs at Manchester Cathedral from 2 September – 24 November 2022 and entry is free of charge.