An Túr Gloine: Artists and the Collective

  • Family friendly
  • Free to visit

Saturday, 30 March 2024 - Sunday, 12 January 2025

Event times:

09:15 - 17:30

Event price:


About this event

An Túr Gloine was a pioneering stained glass studio, founded in 1903 by portrait painter Sarah Purser, with the help of Irish cultural activist Edward Martyn and English stained glass artist Alfred E. Child.

This exhibition will explore the artistic innovations and collective achievements of the co-operative stained glass studio An Túr Gloine (The Tower of Glass), through an investigation of the studio’s history, archives and artworks. A number of themes will be explored in the exhibition, including the Celtic Revival, the Co-Operative Movement, Creative Rivalries, Making Stained Glass, An Túr Gloine Artists, and the Legacy of the Studio.

An Túr Gloine’s collective model, together with the skills and creativity of its imaginative members, set the studio apart from rivals in Ireland and abroad, and advanced the international reputation of Irish stained glass as the foremost achievement in the Irish Arts & Crafts movement.

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