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Liz Waugh McManus: Ripples – inspired by nature, exhibition at Pyramid Gallery

Liz Waugh McManus is to have some of her glass sculptures featured in a new exhibition, Ripples – Glass Inspired by Nature, at the Pyramid Gallery, York.


‘Slow Train V’ © Liz Waugh McManus


Liz was one of twenty six artists (out of over eighty entries from all over the world) whose work was selected for the exhibition organised by The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS).

As the organisers state: ‘Glass has the ability to emulate forms, patterns and structures found in nature; RIPPLES will highlight the breadth of inspiration that nature provides to many practicing glass artists.

The exhibition will be a showcase for contemporary glass artworks. Ripples will feature contemporary glass artworks by: Ian Barrowcliffe, Effie Burns, Keith Cummings, Rachel Elliott, Peter Fricker, Laura Hart, Catherine Hough, Alisoun Howie, Elin Isaksson, Angela Jarman, Tlws Johnson, James Maskrey, Roberta Mason, Faith Mercer, Lisa Pettibone, Cathryn Shilling, Boris Shpiezman, Helen Slater, Nancy Sutcliffe, Peter Smyth, Graeme Thyer, JanHein van Stiphout, Liz Waugh McManus, Rachel Welford, Elke Westen, Amy Whittingham.


Ripples – Glass Inspired by Nature
14th March – 5th May 2015
Pyramid Gallery
43 Stonegate

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. Read more on their website: http://www.cgs.org.uk

GALLERY IN THE GARDEN summer exhibition : Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Christine McKechnie

Three Artworks artists, Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland and Christine McKechnie, have artwork currently on show in the summer exhibition at Gallery in the Garden in Great Saling, Essex. The summer exhibition runs from 9th – 20th July, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 2 – 5pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, in the ‘Fantastic Light Show’, is exhibiting some of her latest multi-media glassworks.


Fairfield I, cast glass and projected film animation, by Liz Waugh McManus

Gillian Crossley-Holland, who is illustrating a book of poems with the poet Kevin Crossley-Holland, has some of her exquisite oil pastel still lifes on show.


A framed pastel still life by Gillian Crossley-Holland

Christine McKechnie is exhibiting some of her much admired and intricate painted paper-cut collages of her beautiful cottage garden and the Suffolk countryside.


Christine McKechnie’s intricate paper-cut collages in The Orangery

The Gallery in the Garden is in The Orangery, set in an historic 18th century walled garden. The Gallery in the Garden showcases the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen alongside iconic 20th century British artists, such as Edward Bawden, John Nash and Julian Trevelyan.

Summer Show
9th July – 20th July 2014
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 2-5pm
Gallery in the Garden
Great Saling

Two new exhibitions: Eleonora Knowland and Liz Waugh McManus

Two Artworks artists, Eleonora Knowland and Liz Waugh McManus, have solo exhibitions opening next weekend. Interestingly, both exhibitions feature colour and light as a means to express ideas about memory, time and a sense of place. Eleonora Knowland is a painter concerned with landscape and Liz Waugh McManus is a multi-media artist who works with glass and projected film.

Eleonora Knowland originally developed painting on curved canvases as a way of expressing the undulating surface of the East Anglian landscape, but they have now become an intricate part of her artwork. A recent trip to Australia has inspired a new collection of paintings. The colours in these canvases speak of a hotter climate, stronger, and bolder, with an intensity of light.


© Eleonora Knowland 2014

Meet Eleonora Knowland at the preview of her exhibition of new paintings, Australian Abstractions, on Saturday 10th May 2014, from 11.30 am – 3.30 pm at The Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk.

Australian Abstractions is open daily from Saturday 10th May – Tuesday 10th June 2014.
Buckenham Galleries
81 High Street
IP18 6DS


Liz Waugh McManus has a multi-faceted art practice that embraces sculpture, film, and visual theatre. A new exhibition featuring glass sculpture and video installations is at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk. The exhibition preview is on Saturday 10th May between 12 noon and 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

The exhibition is open from Tuesday 6th May to Saturday 31st May 2014.

Liz Waugh McManus
Malt Room Gallery
The Cut
New Cut
IP19 8BY