Glisten and Shine: Glass


Currently running until Sunday, 8 April 2018

Glass is a versatile and captivating medium, which touches our lives in many ways and brings much pleasure and joy to those who behold, make and design it. The artform is an ancient craft and is also at the forefront of technology. Glisten and Shine: Glass' presents established makers such as Vinegar and Brown Paper, Samantha Yates, Hayley Gammon, Stephen Foster, Abundant Glass and Nick Claiden. Comparing material, style and technique to those makers in Bradford's own glass collection, view classical Venetian glass and contemporary works by makers such as Kalim Afzal. Contemporary knitted glass by Catherine Carr sits alongside historical works inspired by the Orient and Far East, in this instance, Iran, by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Peter Layton, Priscilla Morgan-Hill and glass from Lithuania as well as Bohemian Persian perfume bottles also feature. View the variety of styles and range of techniques of glass by artists, designers and craftspeople. This selection presents new work demonstrating excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill alongside the more traditional classical works. Some work is available for purchase supporting makers to establish a strong foundation for their business.

Opening Notes:

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm - please note: we are closed on Mondays

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

*****Due to essential maintenance, Cartwright Hall will be closed to the public 1st January 2018 to 1st February 2018. *****

Price notes:

Free entry

For more information:



Venue Details

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park
BD9 4N


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

Accessibility available at this venue:

Disabled toilets
Wheelchair ramps
Disabled Parking

Communication aids available:

Bradford Museums and Galleries are proud to announce the introduction of AppEar; a new system to help the visually impaired explore our collections. This year we have been working closely with RNIB and Bradford Talking Media to develop the use of the audio PenFriend devices, which are already widely used within the visually impaired community. Visitors can now borrow a PenFriend from our reception desk to hear visual descriptions of the surrounding displays. For more information on the introduction of the AppEar system please contact Kirsty Gaskin tel 01535 618231 email

Additional accessibility information:

Disabled parking and wheelchair access to rear of the building. Please ring bell and an attendant will assist. Access to all departments is by a lift. Accessible toilet. Baby changing unit. For further Cartwright Hall disabled access information visit DisabledGo