A Public Art Exhibition which celebrates the art of stained glass windows with contemporary responses by 10 artists, installed in the Restored Anglican Chapel in Nunhead Cemetery.

Sally Buchanan’s contemporary response is to imagine the larger windows filled with mobile phone apps, whilst Richard Tilbury is bringing out the beauty of the 2 smaller windows using fused glass. In the alcoves, Anna Whyatt and Jolanta Jagiello are utilizing textile patterns to highlight the mosaics nature of stained glass windows.

In the main chapel windows, Ahmed Farooqui and Jill Rock will be focusing on the amazing colours that are reflected in the stained glass designs. Elisabeta Chojak-Mysko will be concentrating on figurative subject matter found in church windows. Reverend Edward Olsworth-Peter and Assistant Curate Sara Scott from St Augustine’s church on One Tree Hill are sharing their unique perspective on stained glass in churches. Whilst Robert Aldous is reminding us that unlike paintings stained glass windows can also embody poetic text.

The exhibition is curated by Jolanta Jagiello in association of Friends of Nunhead Cemetery, and is part funded by Southwark Council Community Fund for the fused glass workshops. Open all Weekends in September from 11am-5pm, including Open House Weekend, 21st-22nd September 2013 when Richard Tilbury will be running fused glass workshops, and open during the Nunhead Art Trail, 28th-29th September 2013 until 6pm.


Algae form

Algae form 30cm dia amber and cranberry

Blue spiral form

Blue spiral 30cm dia

Small Objects of Desire

15cm dia - random abstract sketches in glass inspired by nature.

Shadow of the Gorgon

Abstract 30cm dia based on the reticulation of a Gorgonia (sea fan).

Fish! (Glass Panel: Sgrafitto)

Fish!  Glass panel.  Sgraffito 30x20cm.

Small objects of desire (1)

Small objects of desire: small and large bowls.

Blue and white...

Glass and ceramics inspired by the shoreline.  Glass waves break on tropical sand while bleached wh…