Reflections: glass: water: art: science

Project Date: March 2016 –

The Reflections programme was an extensive schedule of events, which can be divided into two core parts: an artist-in-residency scheme, which took place in March 2016 at The Haining in Selkirk, and a subsequent exhibition, supported by a series of public events in May, which coincided with the broader Festival of Architecture taking place throughout Scotland during the Year of Innovation, Design and Architecture (YIAD 2016), a Scottish Government initiative.

‘Reflections: glass: water: art: science’ was developed from an original idea by Inge Panneels from the University of Sunderland, in collaboration with several partners. The Artist-in-Residency was supported by Selkirk Conservation and Regeneration Scheme (CARS), CABN (Creative Arts Business Network), the University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramics Department, Edinburgh University Architecture School and the Haining Charitable Trust. During the Residency, the thirty-three participants were able to explore the site of the Haining through the experimental use of glass, allowing artists from diverse working practices access to a material perhaps not accessible or available to them.

The Exhibition and the supporting programme of events was supported by Creative Scotland, the Borders Science Festival, the RIAS Festival of Architecture, the Edinburgh Architects Association (EAA) and Selkirk CARS. The exhibition showcased the works of twenty artists, using glass, film, photography, sound, sculpture and found objects to create works. Over 530 people attended this short exhibition, and the series of events taking place during the exhibition period.

An e-book was produced of the project – which is both a record and consideration of the processes, works and discussion which took place during Reflections: glass: water: art: science View the e-book online