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Artists in ARTWORKS: Liz Waugh McManus: a sense of living presence in my work and to engage with the viewer through narrative …

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Liz Waugh McManus

Slow Train - Elephant

Slow Train – Elephant

I aim for a sense of living presence in my work and to engage with the viewer through narrative or playfulness… I specialise in glass as a medium, sometimes combining it with video projection…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Today at ARTWORKS 2015: Liz Waugh McManus – Drawing with Glass

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Monday 21 September 2015: Liz Waugh McManus – Drawing with Glass

Liz will be at the exhibition today demonstrating creative drawing techniques with glass. This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to find out more about the ideas, techniques and processes involved in the creation of her sculptural artworks in the exhibition.

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Rooks I – IV   © Liz Waugh McManus

In addition to her work as an artist, Liz also runs Obelon Arts, which produces theatre shows and organises arts projects. She is also a member of the Contemporary Glass Society.

I enjoy working in glass because of its versatility: transparency, opacity, colour, two or three dimensionality, capacity to ‘hold’ or reflect light. It offers an artist many metaphors due to its fragility, strength, sharpness and associations. I am inspired by fragments of stories often discovered in books, toys, archival film footage, photographs which I have inherited.

Liz Waugh McManus will be at the ARTWORKS exhibition from 10am – 4pm.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Liz Waugh McManus: Glass Explosion exhibition at the Forum Norwich

Glass sculptures by ARTWORKS artist Liz Waugh McManus will be on show in a new art exhibition – Glass Explosion – at The Forum Norwich, from Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May 2015.

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Glass Explosion features experimental glass artworks by members of The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS).

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Family Tree, © Liz Waugh McManus

Glass Explosion!
The Contemporary Glass Society
8 – 10 May 2015
The Forum
Norwich
NR2 1TF

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. Read more on their website: http://www.cgs.org.uk

Liz Waugh McManus: Ripples – inspired by nature, exhibition at Pyramid Gallery

Liz Waugh McManus is to have some of her glass sculptures featured in a new exhibition, Ripples – Glass Inspired by Nature, at the Pyramid Gallery, York.

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‘Slow Train V’ © Liz Waugh McManus

 

Liz was one of twenty six artists (out of over eighty entries from all over the world) whose work was selected for the exhibition organised by The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS).

As the organisers state: ‘Glass has the ability to emulate forms, patterns and structures found in nature; RIPPLES will highlight the breadth of inspiration that nature provides to many practicing glass artists.

The exhibition will be a showcase for contemporary glass artworks. Ripples will feature contemporary glass artworks by: Ian Barrowcliffe, Effie Burns, Keith Cummings, Rachel Elliott, Peter Fricker, Laura Hart, Catherine Hough, Alisoun Howie, Elin Isaksson, Angela Jarman, Tlws Johnson, James Maskrey, Roberta Mason, Faith Mercer, Lisa Pettibone, Cathryn Shilling, Boris Shpiezman, Helen Slater, Nancy Sutcliffe, Peter Smyth, Graeme Thyer, JanHein van Stiphout, Liz Waugh McManus, Rachel Welford, Elke Westen, Amy Whittingham.

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Ripples – Glass Inspired by Nature
14th March – 5th May 2015
Pyramid Gallery
43 Stonegate
York
YO1 8AW

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. Read more on their website: http://www.cgs.org.uk

GALLERY IN THE GARDEN summer exhibition : Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Christine McKechnie

Three Artworks artists, Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland and Christine McKechnie, have artwork currently on show in the summer exhibition at Gallery in the Garden in Great Saling, Essex. The summer exhibition runs from 9th – 20th July, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 2 – 5pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, in the ‘Fantastic Light Show’, is exhibiting some of her latest multi-media glassworks.

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Fairfield I, cast glass and projected film animation, by Liz Waugh McManus

Gillian Crossley-Holland, who is illustrating a book of poems with the poet Kevin Crossley-Holland, has some of her exquisite oil pastel still lifes on show.

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A framed pastel still life by Gillian Crossley-Holland

Christine McKechnie is exhibiting some of her much admired and intricate painted paper-cut collages of her beautiful cottage garden and the Suffolk countryside.

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Christine McKechnie’s intricate paper-cut collages in The Orangery

The Gallery in the Garden is in The Orangery, set in an historic 18th century walled garden. The Gallery in the Garden showcases the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen alongside iconic 20th century British artists, such as Edward Bawden, John Nash and Julian Trevelyan.

Summer Show
9th July – 20th July 2014
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 2-5pm
Gallery in the Garden
Great Saling
Essex
CM7 5DP

Two new exhibitions: Eleonora Knowland and Liz Waugh McManus

Two Artworks artists, Eleonora Knowland and Liz Waugh McManus, have solo exhibitions opening next weekend. Interestingly, both exhibitions feature colour and light as a means to express ideas about memory, time and a sense of place. Eleonora Knowland is a painter concerned with landscape and Liz Waugh McManus is a multi-media artist who works with glass and projected film.

Eleonora Knowland originally developed painting on curved canvases as a way of expressing the undulating surface of the East Anglian landscape, but they have now become an intricate part of her artwork. A recent trip to Australia has inspired a new collection of paintings. The colours in these canvases speak of a hotter climate, stronger, and bolder, with an intensity of light.

AUSTRALIAN ABSTRACTIONS

© Eleonora Knowland 2014

Meet Eleonora Knowland at the preview of her exhibition of new paintings, Australian Abstractions, on Saturday 10th May 2014, from 11.30 am – 3.30 pm at The Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk.

Australian Abstractions is open daily from Saturday 10th May – Tuesday 10th June 2014.
Buckenham Galleries
81 High Street
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6DS
www.buckenhamgalleries.co.uk
www.eleonoraknowland.co.uk

LIZ WAUGH MCMANUS

Liz Waugh McManus has a multi-faceted art practice that embraces sculpture, film, and visual theatre. A new exhibition featuring glass sculpture and video installations is at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk. The exhibition preview is on Saturday 10th May between 12 noon and 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibition is open from Tuesday 6th May to Saturday 31st May 2014.

Liz Waugh McManus
Malt Room Gallery
The Cut
New Cut
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 8BY
www.newcut.org
www.lizwaughmcmanus.co.uk

Some pictures from the ARTWORKS exhibition, take a look!

Here are a few photographs taken at our 14th Annual Artworks exhibition in the wonderful setting of Blackthorpe Barn. The exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, until 29 September 2013.

Ceramics by Carol Pask & paintings by Constance Stubbs
Ceramic sculptures by Kate Reynolds, batik & paintings by Helen Dougall

Mixed media (glass, film, projection) by Liz Waugh McManus

Mike Ashley‘s paintings viewed from the reception desk

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news & updates, as we will be adding more photographs of the exhibition very soon.

We also have the very popular Artworks shop, selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed drawings and paintings, small 3D works in glass & ceramic, and a superb range of greetings cards and postcards – even more art to browse. Read more about the Artworks shop here. There is also the Artworks café selling light refreshments.

ARTWORKS 14th Annual Exhibition
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, from 10am to 5pm, free admission & ample parking, wheelchair accessible. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in the beautiful rural setting of Blackthorpe Barn.

Liz Waugh McManus : artist talk at Glass Games exhibition

Liz Waugh McManus will be talking about her work at the exhibition Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision at The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London, on Saturday 23rd June, 2012 at 3pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, Family Tree
cast glass, mixed media & video projection



Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision launches a summer of adventure with the Glass Games 2012 festival.

There will be a series of lunchtime and afternoon talks by the artists showing at this world-class exhibition of contemporary glass, inspired by the Olympic spirit. Much of the work in this exhibition was made especially for the show, and the artists will open up their processes and inspiration in these informal talks. Read more about the series of gallery talks here.

The Gallery Talks programme with the glass artists:

Saturday 16 June 3.00pm – Chris wood; 4.00pm – Philippa Beveridge

Sunday 17 June 3.00pm – June Kingsbury

Monday 18 June 12.30pm – Gallery tour

Tuesday 19 June 12.30pm – Helen Maurer

Wednesday 20 June 12.30pm – Deborah Timperley

Thursday 21 June 12.30pm – Susan Purser Hope

Friday 22nd June 12.30pm – David Reekie

Saturday 23 June 3.00pm – Liz Waugh-McManus

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision at The Gallery in Redchurch Street is open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on Thursday 14th, Saturday 16th &  Thursday 21st June 2012).

Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
13th to 23rd June 2012

The Gallery in Redchurch Street
50 Redchurch Street
London
E2 7DP
Telephone: 020 7729 4949 (during the show)
Before and after the show 01625 425049, or email: glassgames2012@gmail.com

Contemporary Glass Society, Greater London Glass Games 2012: http://www.cgs.org.uk

Liz Waugh McManus : Glass Games & British Glass Biennale exhibition

Liz Waugh McManus has had one of her multimedia works, Family Tree (using cast glass and projected film), selected for two art exhibitions.
Family Tree consists of three glass dolls perched on a tree inside a traditional glass dome. Behind these glass children, runs a projection of footage taken in the 1920s and 1930s of real children playing games  in environments as diverse as a Scottish beach to exotic scenes of India. The piece celebrates children’s games of the past and references nostalgia, heritage and the human desire to preserve things.

Family Tree (H37cm x W43cm x D28cm)


Family Tree will first be exhibited at Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision, to coincide with the lead up to the Olympics, at East London’s The Gallery in Redchurch Street from 13th to 23rd June 2012. The exhibition is organised by the Contemporary Glass Society and is funded by Arts Council, England.

After Glass Games finishes in late June 2012, Family Tree will then travel on to another high profile exhibition, the British Glass Biennale at The Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge (this is the second time Liz has had work selected for this prestigious show). The exhibition runs from 24th August to 15th September 2012.
Fairfield I is another piece by Liz Waugh McManus exploring themes of family, childhood and nostalgia. The glass building in Fairfield I is a replica of a doll’s house made by Liz waugh-McManus’s great-grandfather, with projected animations of the original dolls and other memorabilia.

Fairfield I,  cast glass-film projection,  H40cm x W23cm x D3cm (photo credit: Simon Bruntnell)
Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
The Gallery in Redchurch Street

13th to 23rd June 2012

50 Redchurch Street
London 
E2 7DP
Gallery open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on 14th, 16th &  21st June 2012)
The Ruskin Glass Centre
Stourbridge
24th August to 15th September 2012
   
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