Spring Exhibition and Lecture at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Exhibition

Fig. 1. Sailing Ship, c.1920, designed and made by Leonard Walker.

Fig. 1. Sailing Ship, c.1920, designed and made by Leonard Walker.

The Spring Exhibition at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely, is entitled ʻLeonard Walker: A Glass Worldʼ. The temporary exhibition, which runs from 17 March to 30 June 2014, features several stained-glass designs by Walker (1877–1964) alongside photographs of the artist at work, and two stained-glass panels by Walker in the main gallery.

Leonard Walker studied at the St Johnʼs Wood Art School in London and began to produce stained glass in the 1890s. He worked in the traditions of the Arts & Crafts movement, using bold designs and a very limited amount of paint to convey form. He often employed slab glass, and relied heavily on the texture and colour of the glass itself, much of which was manufactured especially for him.

Entry is free with admission to the museum. For more information, visit the Stained Glass Museum website.

Annual Lecture

The 2014 Annual Lecture and special tour will take place on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 5.30–7.30pm. The lecture is on stained glass in the British synagogue and will be given by Dr Sharman Kadish, Director of Jewish Heritage UK. The lecture will be followed by a tour of the New West End Synagogue, Bayswater. Tickets are £15 in advance, or £18 on the door. The price includes the lecture, tour and refreshments. The lecture will be held at the New West End Synagogue, Bayswater.

To book tickets, please email shop [at] stainedglassmuseum [dot] com, or telephone 01353 660347. On-line booking will be available soon.

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