York Glaziers Trust has completed the making and installation of a brand new window for Tate Britain, London, designed by Turner Prize winning artist Richard Wright. The window, situated in the Millbank foyer, uses only clear, hand-made glass and a delicate geometric leaded design set within an elegant metal framework. Glasses of different type and structure were carefully chosen by the artist and were made especially for this commission by English Antique Glass of Alvechurch, near Redditch. The glass types include reamy, stipple, Venetian, seedy and Norman slab. The effect created is that of a banner suspended within the window, the appearance of which changes with the light and the observer’s viewpoint.
Richard Wright is well known for his site-specific artworks in architectural spaces, and the window, one of the final pieces of a refurbishment of the gallery, was unveiled to the public on 19 November.