Liz Waugh McManus has had one of her multimedia works, Family Tree (using cast glass and projected film), selected for two art exhibitions.
Family Tree consists of three glass dolls perched on a tree inside a traditional glass dome. Behind these glass children, runs a projection of footage taken in the 1920s and 1930s of real children playing games in environments as diverse as a Scottish beach to exotic scenes of India. The piece celebrates children’s games of the past and references nostalgia, heritage and the human desire to preserve things.
|Family Tree (H37cm x W43cm x D28cm)|
Family Tree will first be exhibited at Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision, to coincide with the lead up to the Olympics, at East London’s The Gallery in Redchurch Street from 13th to 23rd June 2012. The exhibition is organised by the Contemporary Glass Society and is funded by Arts Council, England.
After Glass Games finishes in late June 2012, Family Tree will then travel on to another high profile exhibition, the British Glass Biennale at The Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge (this is the second time Liz has had work selected for this prestigious show). The exhibition runs from 24th August to 15th September 2012.
Fairfield I is another piece by Liz Waugh McManus exploring themes of family, childhood and nostalgia. The glass building in Fairfield I is a replica of a doll’s house made by Liz waugh-McManus’s great-grandfather, with projected animations of the original dolls and other memorabilia.
|Fairfield I, cast glass-film projection, H40cm x W23cm x D3cm (photo credit: Simon Bruntnell)|
Glass Games: a desire, a dream, a vision
The Gallery in Redchurch Street
13th to 23rd June 2012
50 Redchurch Street
Gallery open daily from 10am – 6pm (open until 9pm on 14th, 16th & 21st June 2012)
The Ruskin Glass Centre
24th August to 15th September 2012
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