Residencies

Welcome, Rula Ali!

Introducing Rula Ali, our first-ever recipient of the Bullseye Glass – Nielanell Residency for Integration!

The residency is fully funded through the generous efforts of three beautiful human beings: artists Nielanell and Silvia Levenson, who teamed up to design a gorgeous woollen wrap called “13 Pounds of Love.” They donated the proceeds from the sales to Lani Mcgregor, co-owner of the Bullseye Glass Co., who then came up with the idea of the residency in Berlin.

Rula Ali is a visual and textile artist from Syria. She completed a BA in English Literature from the University of Damascus before studying sculpture at Walid Ezzat Institute. Her work takes a critical view of political, social and cultural issues. Through extensive research, she builds connections between the object and concept, looping it back in order to give insight about the history and the culture of the material she is using.

We are so excited to welcome Rula on the 1st of November and super curious to see what she will create!

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On Friday, 18 October Bocci – the contemporary design and manufacturing company located in Vancouver, Canada – held annual charity warehouse sale in Vancouver, BC.

Offering light fixtures with slight imperfections at reduced rates, 50% of the proceeds will be split and donated to four local charities along with a scholarship to Berlin Glas!

We are beyond grateful for their generosity, and can not wait to start working together creating opportunities for aspiring designers.

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Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE)
is a collaborative programme with North Lands Creative in Scotland,  Berlin Glas, Ltd. Stikla Maja in Latvia, and the National College of Art and Design in Ireland.

ISGNE aspires to develop stronger support for artists, designers, curators and cultural workers working in the field of glass in the UK and across Europe through the provision of mobility visits, residencies, exhibitions, professional transnational classes and audience development initiatives such as artist-led community workshops, symposiums and an annual forum.
The ISGNE project will run over four years until May 2022 and will also look to make the medium of glass more accessible to a non-arts audience, bringing to the fore a wider public debate on the sustainability of contemporary glass by a programme of ambitious and unique experiences.
Berlin Glas will host the following programmes:
– 2 artists in residencies per year
– 2 Berlin Glas – Multaka Workshops
– Visiting Artist Master class