Metameric: Colour as Fiction @ Flow Gallery, Notting Hill, 15th Sep – 4th Nov.

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Mould Blown Glass by Edmond Byrne 2017, Flow Gallery, Metameric. photo: Beth Evans

Glass Blower Edmond Byrne’s solo exhibition at Flow Gallery examines the Metameric
Phenomenon; when two individual colours appear indistinguishable to the human eye, their difference is only revealed when they are juxtaposed with contrasting colours for comparison. Glass reflects light but also allows light to pass through and project. The nature of this dynamic and how it affects light of different wavelengths reaching the eye lends itself to the phenomenon.

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Mould Blown Glass by Edmond Byrne 2017, Flow Gallery, Metameric. photo: Beth Evans

Colour research in glass is essential to Byrne’s studio practice. He combines hues with base colours, especially greys, and darker colours, that would not be immediately apparent. Only gradually revealing themselves as the eye adjusts.

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Mould Blown Glass by Edmond Byrne 2017, Flow Gallery, Metameric. photo: Beth Evans

In displaying this work, Byrne layers selected colours together to create a cross-link between each hue, bringing forth a subtle symphony of interactions and realisations to be discovered and contemplated. Metameric: Colour as Fiction will be on show at Flow Gallery between Sep 15th and November 4th.

Showing in British Glass Biennale exhibition at International Festival of Glass.

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The British Glass Biennale is the UK’s leading exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by British artists, designers and craftspeople. It is the flagship show within the International Festival of Glass. With an expert jury and an open call to artists, the British Glass Biennale is one of the most significant statements of national glass talent. The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill. All work is available for purchase and attracts collectors, galleries and museums from around the world.

The 2017 exhibition features work by 63 contemporary artists, including British makers living and working abroad for the first time. Since its inception in 2004 the Biennale has awarded £100,000 worth of prizes to artists. This year’s collaborators are Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, London Glassblowing, The Glass Association, craft&design magazine, Warm Glass and The National Glass Centre; with a special prize for young collectors sponsored by Mark Holford.  Jurors: Barbara Beadman, Scott Benefield, Aonghus Gordon, Rosy Greenlees, Maja Heuer. #BritishGlassBiennale #glassblowing #internationalfestivalofglass

Narratives in Making travels to Ruthin Craft Centre.

Moon Jar by Edmond Byrne Glass Art Portfolio DCCOI Narratives in Making curated by Gregory Parsons

Moon Jar by Edmond Byrne, Mould Blown Glass

22 July – 24th Sep

An exhibition of work from PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017 – 2018

Narratives in Making will feature new works by 28 Irish makers across a variety of disciplines, including ceramics, wood, leather, basketry, glass, metals, furniture and jewellery. Curated by Gregory Parsons, the exhibition considers the provenance of each object – who made it, where it was created, the techniques and materials used – as this informs our relationship with the piece. There are fascinating stories: from the love of material and the rituals of making, to the design process and the physical rhythm and time involved. The curator also takes into account the contribution contemporary craft makes to our well-being, through the life-enhancing intelligence of the maker’s hand, the delight in what it produces and the joy of owning the object. As you become absorbed in their world, you also become a part of these narratives in making.

Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB, UK

Make: A Celebration of Craft @ Ruthin Craft Centre

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Edmond Byrne  –  Ruthin Craft Centre

Presenting a talk with Sebastian Cox and Angharad Thomas about our individual perspectives on the nature of craft as part of the amazing exhibition Make: A Celebration of Craft. This impressive exhibition curated by Gregory Parsons spans three galleries covering 50 applied artists examining different ideas and approaches to making through Materials, Decoration, Process and Function.

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Showing new work at Flow Gallery 30th October – 1st March 2016.

The White show explores the strength of the colour white. The feelings and connotations that shades of white can create, from purity to emptiness. The works show the broad tonal palette created using white. They examine shape, express mark-making and texture within a monochrome palette.