7 June - 24 June
In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, the core members of New London Glass met up and decided to mark the occasion with an exhibition. We tracked down many of our old colleagues and found some new artists keen to exhibit. We found a wonderful space to show in the atmospheric belfry of a neoclassical church right above Bethnal Green Tube Station.
Working with light, glass and sound our artists are creating a Cabinet of Wonders in this atmospheric dim-lit space. We are also spilling out into the staircase leading up to and inhabiting the daylight-flooded North gallery running alongside the Belfry. From floating clouds of crystalline droplets, to mysterious dancing lights on time weathered walls, from exquisite polished diadems to the fragile pages of a glass book caught in a breeze. Lightbox captures the wide range of qualities and narrative language embodied by the glassy state.
200 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
Lightbox opening night
Opening with Soundscapes and Bar
Lightbox vs Soundbox: for the opening night of our 20th Anniversary show we invited DJ’s to provide a sonic landscape to complement the luminous glass installations.
Helen Maurer’s piece in the Belfry features the mesmeric chimes of tinkling glasses, whilst in the North Tower staircase, crystalline clouds and floating biomorphic forms are complemented by a sonic journey curated by the Eye Doctor. In the bar and Church Nave the Reverend Alan Green conjures Spiritual Jazz and sounds of the world
St John is just off Bethnal Green station, on the corner of Cambridge Heath Road and Roman Road, near the V&A Museum of Childhood.
Buses: 106, 388, D3, D6, 8, 309, 254 all stop nearby.
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