A New Artwork Exploring the Chemistry of Glass and Flame

Dress of Glass and Flame Tour 2014

Manchester Art Gallery: October 27th, 2014

Exhibition: Dress of Glass and Flame was shown
(Princess Street entrance) from 10 am to 5 pm as part of Manchester Science Festival and Design Manchester 14 http://www.designmcr.com
Free event See http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/whatson/msf14dressglassflame

Extreme Design Panel: 6.30 to 8 pm
Helen Storey was in conversation with Design Manchester 14 curator Malcolm Garrett and Erinma Ochu, resident citizen scientist and Wellcome Fellow based at The University of Manchester. The Whitworth’s Deputy Director, Jennifer Harris, chairs

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Sheffield, Winter Gardens.
September 18th - 22nd 2014

This event saw the release of a new film by DED that celebrates 10 years of collaboration in Sheffield, of which Dress of Glass and Flame is the current work.

Contact caroline@helenstoreyfoundation.org for further details.

A new film can be viewed here.

Originally shown at the Venice Biennale
May 31 - November 24 2013

Dress of Glass and Flame was shown as part of the Glasstress exhibition at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, from November 27th – February 22nd 2014

For details visit www.fashionspacegallery.com

And was shown at

Sheffield, Winter Gardens, as part of Festival of the Mind.

' ….this Dress speaks to me…" visitor, Sheffield September, 2014

In collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), University of Sheffield, Berengo Studio (Venice/Italy), London College of Fashion and Helen Storey Foundation.

"Dress of Glass and Flame" is a new work, between Helen and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and London College of Fashion. It has been produced by world renowned Berengo Studio in Venice. Helen Storey was drawn towards the chemistry of both glass and flame. She wanted to create a work within which a part of the original creative and alchemic process could be kept alive.

"Entering this historic foundry, where the furnaces burned, and men, who have been making glass this way for centuries, toil with abject skill; I fell in love with the place and the art - that we can't settle on whether glass is a liquid, or a solid, makes the mystery of the material unendingly mesmerising for the creative mind - working in the space, on a cold winters day, moving past the sequence of open and roaring fires, is like having your soul repeatedly kissed". - Helen Storey April 2013

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