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Thoughts Interrupted by Phil Vickery
Photo: Jo Howell Photography
Thoughts Interrupted by Phil Vickery. Photo: Jo Howell Photography


The 7th British Glass Biennale, the UK’s major selling exhibition of contemporary glass, will open its doors to the public on 25 August 2017, following its prestigious Private View and Awards Ceremony on 24 August. 

The British Glass Biennale is a highlight of the International Festival of Glass which includes exhibitions, symposium, taster sessions, demonstrations, talks and open studios.  The festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 25 to 28 August 2017.

The British Glass Biennale 2017 is now open for applications!

Use the link below to submit up to three pieces of work to be       considered by the Jury.  

For the first time in its history, the Biennale will be open to UK citizens working or studying abroad celebrating the creative excellence of all British artists.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight Monday 20 February

 We look forward to welcoming you to the next British Glass Biennale in August 2017. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm from 25 August to 9 September 2017.



  • Call for Entries Deadline :
    20 February 2017
  • Awards Ceremony:
    24 August 2017
  • Exhibition Opens:
    25 August 2017
  • Winners Announced:
    24 August 2017
  • Exhibition Ends:
    9 September 2017
  • British Glass Biennale:
    Stourbridge, West Midlands
    Open Daily: 10am – 5pm