Geoffrey Clarke RA Stained Glass Appeal
The Stained Glass Museum is raising money to purchase four stained glass panels by the significant twentieth-century British stained glass artist Geoffrey Clarke, RA (b. 1924). Geoffrey Clarke, RA, was one of the stained glass artists who worked on the pioneering modern glazing project at Coventry Cathedral in 1957-62, producing three of the nave windows. The acquisition of these panels by Clarke, a respected Royal Academician who represented Great Britain at the 1952 International Biennale Exhibition in Venice, would make fantastic additions to The Stained Glass Museum’s main gallery display.
Geoffrey Clarke. Figure in a Landscape ‘St Anthony’, 1949.
Black and white photograph of stained glass (painted), 53 x 220cm (framed: 64 x 230cm)
All four of the stained glass panels we hope to purchase (three of which date to 1949, while the fourth, Fragment, is dated 1956-59) reveal different influences, demonstrating how Clarke combined stained glass, mosaic and sculptural techniques to produce unique artworks. Purchase of these four stained glass panels would draw public attention to the significance of twentieth-century British stained glass and address the relationship stained glass has with other artistic media, thus transforming perceptions of modern stained glass.
Priest (front), 1949 Fragment, 1956-59 Saint Sebastian, 1949
Glass mosaic set in plaster Glass, lead, aluminium Stained glass
56 x 36cm 91.4 x 73 x 15.2cm 40.5 x 24.5 x 7.2cm
We need to raise at least £15,000 to buy these panels, and additional funds may also be needed for minor conservation work. We are applying to both The Art Fund and V&A Purchase Grant Fund to assist with this purchase, but to ensure success of these grant proposals, we must both contribute a proportion of the total cost, and demonstrate the commitment of the Museum and its friends to the purchase. The deadline for funding applications is the beginning of November 2013, and we are seeking to raise £4,500 as our contribution (including money towards purchase, conservation and display). Click here to see our fundraising progress
Please consider making a donation to this cause. We suggest a gift of £50 (or more if you can), but any gift, however small, will help us to demonstrate the commitment of the Museum and its supporters. Please help us to acquire these remarkable panels.
HOW TO DONATE
By cheque: Please fill out the Appeal Donation Form Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Stained Glass Museum’, and posted to: The Stained Glass Museum, The South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL.
By debit/credit card: Please phone The Stained Glass Museum shop on 01353 660347 to make a donation towards the acquisition of these panels by Geoffrey Clarke by debit or credit card.
In person: Fill out a donation form at The Stained Glass Museum.
For more information contact Dr Jasmine Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org