Continuing the annual In the Window partnership, the Bluecoat Display Centre, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI) and Liverpool Irish Festival selected emerging glass talent Sophie Longwill as the 2021 featured artist.
This year’s ‘exchange’ brief provided one of the largest responses to the open call, set against the backdrop of Covid-19. What made Longwill’s work notable, was her exchange with Liverpool -via her sister- and this is embodied in the work. Longwill explores the relationship between optical input and translation; materials and meaning; experience and storytelling. ( glass sculptures from her series Nubivagant (Cloud Wanderer) are presented in this exhibition.