GLASS: Work by Contemporary Artists Exhibition at Canary Wharf – 09.07.18

Canary Wharf showcases fifteen artists who use glass in their work in a distinctive exhibition, GLASS: Work by Contemporary Artists, curated by Ann Elliott.

The exhibition demonstrates how these artists have explored this ancient and fascinating material, which derives from liquid sand, becoming solid when cool. Their work shows a multiplicity of approach by casting, blowing, or fusing this evocative medium that demands a high degree of skill from those who use it creatively.

Artists in this exhibition have taken this ancient material and used it in differing ways – conceptually and technically. From casting, to slumping and glass blowing, for clarity, colour, opacity and translucency, their invention and innovation shows just some of the ways in which glass can both contribute to and extend artists’ vocabulary.

Some artists in this exhibition use glass almost exclusively in their work- Annie Cattrell, Sally Fawkes, Danny Lane, Yorgos Papadopoulos, Colin Reid, Neil Wilkin and Rachael Woodman – while for Simon Hitchens, Richard Jackson, Liliane Lijn, David Murphy, Simon Periton, Katrin Spranger, Johannes von Stumm and Julian Wild, glass is part of their sculptural repertoire, used when they consider it appropriate, on its own or in combination with other materials.

Sally Williams, Public Art Consultant for Canary Wharf Group, comments: “This exhibition gives a new perspective to a material we use every day. The artists have developed extraordinary skills and used imaginative methods to create exceptional works of art. Glass is a unique material to work with and the pieces that are exhibited here certainly show its depth and versatility including when combined with other materials. We are delighted to host this exhibition as part of our public art programme on the Estate”.

The exhibition is in the Lobby of One Canada Square, Canary Wharf until Friday 10 June and most of the works are for sale. Please contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office at to request a price list.

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Notes to Editors

** Enjoy 3 hours’ free** parking in any of our public car parks when you spend £10 at any of our shops, cafés, bars or restaurants. Simply ask for your ticket to be validated at point of purchase and use in the pay on foot machines before returning to your car.


Monday 18 June – Friday 10 August
Lobby, One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5AB

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
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