In 2019 we’re celebrating 40 years of the Scottish Glass Society!

With the help of Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund we’re creating a programme of exhibitions and artists talks celebrating both the rich history of glass in Scotland and the innovative contemporary glass scene.

The funding is also helping us look to the future, assessing how we can continue to support and promote both the work of its members and the wider glass sector beyond the 40th anniversary celebrations. This will involve using feedback from members and key players in the sector to create a five-year development plan for the society.

Exhibitions, talks and events

All of the SGS@40 exhibitions, talks and events will be listed on our events page.

Our open exhibition – CELEBRATION! – is open for submissions until midnight on the 25th July 2019. Find out more about submitting your work on our Open Call page. The exhibition will run at The Trades House of Glasgow this autumn.

Our first programme element is On the Edge our juried exhibition – find out about the exhibition artists. On the Edge will run at North Lands Creative from 8 – 26 July and The Trades Hall, Glasgow from 18 – 25 September.

Looking to the future

As part of the SGS@40 project we’re refining our internal processes, listening to what members and the wider sector want, and making a plan for the future. See the results of our first members’ survey now.

If you would like to take part in focus groups or provide feedback on how you would like to see SGS develop, please get in touch using the general enquiry option on the contact us page.

SGS@40 is supported by Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund.