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 are detailed on the map below. Explore locations and check back as more events get added.

Our open exhibition Celebration! and On the Edge our juried exhibition – will be at The Trades Hall, 85 Glassford St Glasgow from 18 – 25 September. Opening hours are: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm (late opening Thursday to 7pm) Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

The Art of Glass in Scotland: 40 years of the Scottish Glass Society An exhibition charting the work of the Scottish Glass Society and the history of Scottish glass over the last forty years, showcasing key artists, artworks and techniques. The exhibition tours to Dunoon Burgh Hall, 1-27 October; St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh 30 October – 18 November and The Lighthouse, Glasgow from 21 November – 22 December.

Other events and talks will be taking place until December – check out the events page or click on the map.

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.