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‘Glass Runway’

6 June @ 6:00 pm - 25 July @ 5:00 pm


The Glass Society of Ireland, in collaboration with The Council of Irish Fashion Designers, is delighted to present a unique exhibition of wearable glass at Craft NI Gallery, Belfast opening on June 6th 2024 and running until July 25, 2024. This show is aimed at addressing gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the fashion world through exploring glass as a wearable material for all. The exhibition will feature 20 artists and designers showing collaborative and individual pieces which include glass bags, millinery, dresses and jewellery.

The industry term “Glass Runway” refers to gender inequality which touches many arms of society. The GSoI and CIFD wish to encourage a dialog on inequality, diversity and inclusion by exploring themes through this exhibition inspiring new ideas and statement pieces in this exclusive collaboration. 


Partnerships between Irish fashion designers and glass artists include:  Helen Hayes & Killian Schurmann; Aoife Harvey (NI) & Madeleine Hellier; Sarah Ward-Hendry & Róisín de Buitléar;  Silvana Landa & Eleanor-Jane McCartney (NI); Ejay Griffin & Angela Brady,   Sarah Foy & Alison Lowry (NI),  Noema Damaris & Jennifer Butler. 

Participating glass artists are: Meadhbh McIlgorm (NI), Kathyrna Cuschieri, Ana Surdu, Maggie Napier (NI), Ruzica Rucane and Helen Hancock (NI).



6 June @ 6:00 pm
25 July @ 5:00 pm
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Craft NI Gallery
115 - 119 Royal Ave
Belfast, BT1 1FF United Kingdom
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