CV

Solo Shows

August 2017             ‘(A) Dress’, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland

August 2016             ‘To Contain: An exploration of the vessel’, Framewerk, Belfast, NI

August 2015             ‘Contained’, S12 Gallery and Workshop, Bergen, Norway

Jan 2015                    ‘A place for everything/Everything in its place’, The Study, Ebeltoft Glass Museum

 

 

Joint Shows

April 2018              ‘Empty’, Patrick Colhoun/Alison Lowry, Framewerk, Belfast

August 2014           ‘Reconstruction of Memory’,  Rachel Dickson/Alison Lowry, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

Sept 2010- Jan 2012              ‘Vessels of Memory’ , Rachel Dickson/Alison Lowry, various venues in Ireland and UK

 

 

National and International Exhibitions and Fairs

Aug 2017                 ‘British Glass Biennale’, Ruskin Glass Centre, England

May 2017                ‘Portfolio:Critical Selection’, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

May 2017                 ‘Emerge/Evolve’, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, USA

February 2016        ‘Emerge/Evolve’, Pittsburgh Glass Centre, USA

November 2016     ‘Emerge/Evolve’, Bullseye Resource Centre, Bay Area, USA

October 2016          ‘Bravura’, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland

September 2016   ‘European Glass Context- curated’, Bornholm, Denmark.

July 2016                 ‘Glass in Focus’, Cill Rialaig Exhibition Centre, Co Kerry, Ireland

June 2016                ‘Emerge 16’, Bullseye Projects, Portland, USA

October 2015          ‘Made London’, Marylebone, London

October 2015            National Glass Centre display case, Sunderland

September 2015      ‘Four Corners of Craft’, London Design Festival, London

November 2014       ‘Handmade in Britain’, Old Chelsea Town Hall, London

October 2014          ‘Body Talk’, Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium

April 2014                 ‘Irish Wave’ Creative Mall, Shanghai

March 2014              ‘Body Talk’, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark.

January 2014            ‘Showcase’, Royal Dublin Society.

November 2013       ‘Irish Craft Portfolio’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

November 2013       ‘Handmade in Britain’, Old Chelsea Town Hall, London.

October 2013          ‘Water Ways’, Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre, Dublin.

September 2013      ‘Sculpture in Context’, Dublin Horticultural Gardens.

June 2013                  Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy.

May 2013                  ‘Art Shanghai’, Art Fair Shanghai, China.

May 2013                  ‘Irish Sculpture Awards’, Mill Cove Gallery, Cork.

November 2012       ‘Irish Craft Portfolio’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

August 2012             ‘Young and Loving +1’, Gallerie Format, Bergen, Norway.

August 2012             RDS Student and Craft Competition, travelling exhibition, Ireland.

May 2012                  Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin.

April 2012                 ‘Engaging with Glass’, Travers Gallery, Tacoma USA.

March 2012              ‘Elements’, Shengling Gallery, Shanghai, China.

September 2011      ‘Young and Loving’, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway.

September 2011      ‘Stanislav Libensky Award’, Prague Castle.

August 2011             ‘Vessels of Memory’, Kilkenny Arts Office.

June 2011                  ‘Engaging with Glass’, Solstice Arts Centre.

December 2009       National Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin.

 

National Selected Group Glass Exhibitions

July 2017                 ‘Vessel’, Contemporary Glass Society exhibition, Vessel Gallery, London

July 2016                 ‘Glass Now’, The Craft Centre, Leeds, England

Sept 2013                 ‘OMG’, Red Cone Glass Centre, Stourbridge.

June 2013                 ‘Glass’, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield.

January 2013           ‘New Glass- Old Skills’, Broadfield House Museum, England.

March 2013              ‘Perspective- Inspiration Uncovered’, Craft Central, London.

June 2012                 ‘Glass games’, The Gallery, Redchurch Street, London.

October 2010          ‘Contemporary Glass’, Belfry Arts Centre, England.

 

Local Selected Group Shows

March 2017               ‘Made’, Craft and Design Collective, Belfast

September 2016      ‘Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

August 2016              ‘A Flash of Brilliance’, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

March 2016              ‘Made’, Craft and Design Collective, Belfast

October 2015            ‘Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

November 2014       ‘Making It’, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

October 2013           ‘Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

October 2012            Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.

March 2012               ‘Commemorate’, Space Craft, Belfast.

October 2011             Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.

August 2011               ‘Thirty’, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart.

May 2011                    ‘The Art of Craft’, St Patricks Trian, Armagh.

October 2010             Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast.

March 2010                ‘Inspired By…”, SpaceCraft, Belfast.

October 2009            ‘Designers and Makers’, FE Mc Williams Gallery, Banbridge.

October 2009             Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast.

 

Residencies

August 2015              ‘AiR’, S12 Gallery and Workshop, Bergen, Norway

November 2014        ‘Artist Access to Arts Colleges’, Sunderland University, UK

April 2014                  ‘The Studios Artist in Residence Program’ at Corning Museum of Glass, NY

 

Financial Awards

2016       Support for the Individual Artist, Arts Council Northern Ireland

2014       International Artist Fund, Jointly funded by the British Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2013        Support for the Individual Artist Program, Arts Council Northern Ireland

2012        Individual Artists Award, City of Culture Derry-Londonderry

2012        Friends of Northlands Financial Assistance

2012        Support for Individual Artist Program, Arts Council Northern Ireland

2011       ‘Making It’ Program participant, Craft NI

2011        Support for Individual Artist Program, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2011        ‘Future Makers’ Studio Assistance Award, Crafts Council of Ireland

2010        Exhibitions Fund for Year of Craft, Crafts Council of Ireland

2010        Personal Development Fund, Crafts Council of Ireland

2010        Support for Individual Artist Programme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

 

Prizes

2016       Bronze at ‘Emerge’, Bullseye Glass’ International emerging artist competition

2015       Winner ‘Glass’ Category at RDS National Craft Competition

2012       Second place in Glass Category at RDS National Craft Competition

2011       Warm Glass Prize, winner of Bullseye Category

2010       RUA Perpetual Silver Medal Prize for the best work by a non-Academy member

2010      Winner of the Warm Glass Prize – First place in Artists category

2009      First place in glass category at RDS National Craft Competition

2009      Winner of Glass Society of Ireland’s Award

2009      Awarded Deans Prize by University of Ulster

2008      Placed on Dean’s List by University of Ulster

 

Public Collections

2017       Arts Council of Northern Ireland Permanent Collection

2016       National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

2016      Arts Council of Northern Ireland Permanent Collection

2015       Ebeltoft Glass Museum

2015      Lisburn and Castlereagh Council

2014      Tower Museum, Derry

2014     Office of Public Works, Ireland

2012     Gangtai Art Museum of Shanghai Gang Tai Cultural Development Company

2012     Chinese State Councilor of the PR, Permanent Collection

2012     Arts Council of Northern Ireland Permanent Collection

2011      Art Collection, Europol Headquarters, The Hague

2010     Arts Council of Northern Ireland Permanent Collection

2009     Permanent Collection, University of Ulster, Belfast

 

Commissions: For Sculpture

2013     Glass Installation for Derry City of Culture, 2013

2011     Glass Sculpture, Europol’s new headquarters at The Hague

 

Commissions: For cast glass awards and trophies

2016      17 cast glass awards for Ulster Tatler, Northern Ireland

2015      10 cast glass awards for CIPD Northern Ireland

2013      10 cast glass awards for Energy Institute, Northern Ireland

2012      11 cast glass awards for Energy Institute, Northern Ireland

2011      18 cast glass awards for Arts and Business, Northern Ireland

2010     24 cast glass awards, Theatre Management Association, London

 

Teaching Experience: International and National Masterclasses

Currently propietor of Schoolhouse Glass

2013     ‘Glass Casting’ , Bildwerk, Germany

2013     ‘Floating Images’, Alison Lowry/Silvia Levenson, Warm Glass Bristol

2012     ‘Journey with Imagery’, Warm Glass, Bristol

2011     ‘The Embedded Image’, Masterclass at Warm Glass, Bristol

 

Teaching Experience: Local Workshops

2017     Multi Cultural Project with HMS Caroline, Belfast

2015     ‘Glass portrait project’, in conjunction with Academy and St Mary’s PS and Choice Housing

2014     ‘Glass Quilt Project’, HOPE Art project, Mid East Antrim Partnership Project

2014     Pate de verre Vessels, one day workshop, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

2013     Beginners Glass course,  8 evening classes, University of Ulster

2013     Lost Wax Casting, one day workshop, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

2013     Pate de verre vessels, two day course, University of Ulster, Belfast

2012    ‘Souvenir of the Museum’, one day courses, National Museums Northern Ireland

2012    ‘Imagery and glass: an introduction’, University of Ulster

2012     Screen Printing on Glass, two day courses, Warm Glass, Bristol

2011     Pate de verre, one day workshop, Flowerfield Art Centre, Portstewart

2011    ‘The pate de verre vessel: mini masterclass’, University of Ulster

2011     Pate de verre, one day workshop, Armagh Trian

 

Publications

2015         ‘The Glass Act’, The World of Interiors Magazine

2013        ‘The Second Skin’, Chinese Handicrafts Magazine

2013        ‘Designer Profile’, Irelands Homes and Interiors

2012         New Glass Review 33

2011         ‘Vessels of Memory’, Perspective Magazine

 

Memberships

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Glass Society of Ireland

Contemporary Glass Society, UK

Craft and Design Collective, Belfast

 

Education

2009    First Class Honours Degree in Art and Design. University of Ulster

2004    City and Guilds Diploma in Embroidery. BIFHE

1994     BTEC Foundation in Art and Design. BIFHE

1993     A-Level Art and Design. Grade B. BIFHE

1991    9 GCSE’s. Grade C and above. Victoria College Belfast

2 Comments on “CV

  1. I just missed a workshop on Pate de Verre and wondered if you were planning to do any more in the near future.
    thanks,
    Bernadette

    • Hi Bernadette

      Yes I definately will!
      Because of the upcoming residency it wont be until May time at the earliest.
      Let me know what aspect of pate de verre you’re interested in and I’ll keep you on the mailing list

      best wishes

      alison

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