On Saturday, 22 November the Stained Glass Centre launched its first exhibition, Light in the North: Modern Glass-Painters of York, showcasing work by the York artists Harry Stammers (1902-1969), Harry Harvey (1922-2011), Sep Waugh, Ann Sotheran and Helen Whittaker, as well as a rare chance to see a recently-conserved piece by eighteenth-century artist William Peckitt.
The exhibition has been curated and mounted by a volunteer team of History of Art students from the University of York. Also on display are the results of new historical research on the fabric of the church and the parishioners commemorated in it, undertaken by a graduate student archaeologist and interns funded by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP). The exhibition complements the outstanding stained glass in the church itself, underlining the unbroken continuity of glass-painting practice in the city of York.
There will be further opportunities to visit the exhibition, which will be open from 10.00 – 13.00 on Saturdays 29th November, 6th, 13th and 20th December.
A handlist of the artworks featured in the exhibition will shortly be available to download and copies can be bought at the exhibition itself.