The Soul of a Staute will premier online as part of the “Glass, Meet the Future” Film Festival 2020 launching on the 3rd July 2020 until the 17th July 2020. Along side the premier of Soul of a Statue, GMTF will showcasing a cross section of international diverse and engaging series of short films curated and directed by 26 female artists using glass as the predominant feature.
Martin Janecký began working with glass at the age of 13 at his father’s factory in the Czech Republic. His secondary school training concentrated on the creation of glass art in Novy Bor and introduced him to artists and designers from around the world that hired him to execute their ideas. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at various glass programmes such as The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Craft. Martin Janecky is considered to be one of the best glass sculptors working today. He is represented by the Habatat Gallery and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums all over the world.
Thomas Hogben is a Scottish based filmmaker who’s focused on making creative and engaging films that explore people, their stories and the world we live in. Growing up in the Highlands of Scotland he moved south in 2004 to study a BA (Hons) in Photography & Film Production at Napier University in Edinburgh before diversifying his experience and skillset with an MSc in Animation and Visualisation at DjCAD in Dundee.
Having now spent the last 10 years based in Scotland it has allowed him to work on commercial and documentary projects across Europe, Africa and further afield. In doing this his work has been showcased at festivals including Edinburgh International, Aesthetica, Athens International, Sebastopol Documentary and many other festivals around the world. Looking to the future, Thomas hopes to continue to use filmmaking as a way to engage with topics and tell stories in an interesting and thought-provoking way.
Since 1995, North Lands Creative has been a meeting place not only for glass artists but has also actively encouraged the participation of visual artists, architects and designers wishing to explore the technical and artistic potential of glass either on its own or in combination with other materials.
We are situated in Lybster, a small fishing village in the far North Highlands. Our residency programme seeks to promote an atmosphere of creativity, experimentation and reflection which artists’ need, by providing a working environment that supports the artistic process and the facilities for artists to work and interact. The natural setting, the harbour and surrounding sea and landscape inspires, supports and enhances the creativity of the artists who come to Lybster, by providing them with an uninterrupted time for work and exploration. For artists, North Lands Creative engenders a strong sense of community and the chance to create more opportunities for artist to artist and artist to public interaction. The campus offers on-site accommodation, a hot shop, cold shop, kiln room, sandblasting room, mould room and a community studio, garden and gallery