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Lucy Richards – Award Winner at 45 Southside

This summer 45 Southside will be exhibiting a selection of work from Lucy Richards, a recent graduate of 3D Design Crafts with a degree from Arts University Plymouth. Lucy received multiple awards at her graduate showcase including 45 Southside Galleries’ Graduate Showcase Award. There was a high standard of 3D graduate work to select from but Lucy’s stood out conceptually and aesthetically.

Lucy’s degree project is called “Navigate: A Series of Markers”, is a series of mixed media sculptures inspired by the variety of coastal and oceanic navigation markers that Lucy has encountered around Plymouth Sound and Mount Batten. These symbolic brightly coloured buoys assist with navigation and data collection and are specific to coastlines. For example, cardinal markers indicate safe water and lateral markers indicate direction of travel. Lucy has responded to the architectural forms, compositions, and bright colours of these markers, which she has abstracted to produce geometric frameworks that are filled with deformed blown glass and concrete structures. At times, during her third-year studies, Lucy felt as if she was ‘lost at sea’, so these waymarkers became poignant symbols. After an amazingly response to her graduate show, Lucy is no longer ‘lost at sea’ and has plans to pursue glass as a medium. Lucy has an exciting future ahead of her.


New Work By Richard Glass – Splash

The Splash is back, each one is uniquely made and a beautifully sculptured representation of water, with blue and white frosted glass spanning out and upward. Pop in to the gallery to view the Splash first hand or contact us for commissions. They can also be made with a clear, blue or green finish. So why not splash out!

Artist: Richard Glass
Title: Splash
Material: Glass
Approx. Measurements: H 47cm, W 59cm, D 24.5, Base 9cm.

 More about Richard Glass

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Plymouth Art Weekender Is Here!

Plymouth Art Weekender is here! Visit 45 Southside Gallery on the historical Plymouth Barbican to view a large variety of hand made works created by some of the South Wests best artists. Our large collection of unique works encompasses ceramics, glass, textiles, metal, mixed media. Something for all tastes. So pop down and say hello.


Glass Exhibition – Autumn 2015

South West Glass Cooperative Exhibition at 45 Southside, 11th October to 12th November 2015

An exciting exhibition is coming up at 45 Southside Gallery.

Well established and up and coming glassmakers will display the result of their one week workshop cooperation. Richard Glass, who manages the Teign Valley Glass workshop, had the idea to bring fellow glassmakers and friends together for a week in his newly refurbished Teign Valley Glass workshop.

All glass artists taking part are living in the South West or have strong connections to the region. Amongst them are: Louise Cloke, Matthew and Becky Walsh, Ben Batteson, Phil Atrill, Maggie Williams, Matt Jobling,Thomas Petit, Paul Larner and of course Richard Glass himself.

The exhibition will run from 12th October to 12th November 2015. The opening view is on Sunday 11th October from 3pm to 6pm, all are welcome.

You can view and download the exhibition flyer as PDF file here.


Louise Cloke – Floralia


Louise Cloke at work


Richard Glass in his Studio


Matt Jobling – Neo Meso


Phil Atrill – Large Bottles


Thomas Petit – Seashore Range, Flint

Maggie Williams - Daisy Range

Maggie Williams – Daisy Range

Matthew Walsh - Wallplates, Detail

Matthew Walsh – Wallplates, Detail