An Túr Gloine: Artists and the Collective

Wilhelmina Geddes, Their Infinite Variety, Illustration for the An Túr Gloine Twenty-Fifth Anniversary booklet, 1928. The Brothers Kerr. An Túr Gloine Archive, National Gallery of Ireland Centre for the Study of Irish Art.

30 March 2024 - 12 January 2025
Room 11 | Admission free

This is the first exhibition dedicated to the pioneering stained glass studio An Túr Gloine (The Tower of Glass), founded in 1903 by Sarah Purser. 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 of the Irish Arts & Crafts movement. Focusing on the studio’s history, archives and artworks, the exhibition explores An Túr Gloine’s co-operative practice, and the rich variety and individuality of its stained glass designs. Featured artists include Wilhelmina Geddes, Michael Healy, Catherine O’Brien, Alfred E. Child, Hubert McGoldrick, Ethel Rhind and Evie Hone.

In order to protect our works on paper, this exhibition will feature three specially curated rotations from our collections.

Curator: Marie Lynch, ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art Fellow

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