Artist Member Alison Kinnaird MBE has an international reputation for her work in glass and music. She has combined ancient engraving traditions with modern techniques and lighting technology, to explore contemporary subjects. From small, intimate pieces to large architectural projects, her work can be seen in public and private collections worldwide, such as the V&A Museum, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the Alexander Tutsek Foundation, Munich and the Corning Museum of Glass, NY.
Art in Glass 2020 is an open studio exhibition, for which Kinnaird opens the converted church, her workplace for forty years. It is twelve miles south of Edinburgh, in the historic village of Temple, headquarters of the Knights Templar in the 14th century. Their ruined church stands opposite Shillinghill Studios in this beautiful rural setting.
Opening her own studio/gallery allows her to show her glass in a unique setting. It also means that visitors can see the development of an idea into a finished work, as well as experimental and personal pieces. A number of new works have come directly out of the Covid 19 situation, and express feelings of isolation or of hope, that are common to all of us at this time.
Shillinghill is a large and airy building with beautiful spaces in which to show the work, and has a natural one-way flow, so visitors can be assured that all precautions will be taken for a safe and comfortable welcome. If people would prefer a private view, this can be arranged, and appointments made by telephone are welcome during August and thereafter.
1 – 31 August. By appointment +44(0)1875 830 328
Shillinghill Studios | Temple Village | Gorebridge | Midlothian | EH23 4SH