The Subject of my main research was an investigation into the possibilities of creating an additional space in sculpture using reflective, transparent and semi-transparent materials. In particular, the research concentrated on the utilisation of space (e.g. inside a sculpture) with an intention of investigating not only physical properties of the objects but also internal life of the objects as thoughts, emotion or memories.

To be able to do this I had to develop a new techniques to apply reflective, transparent and semi-transparent materials in my artistic practice. As well the intention of the research was, using an earlier experience, firstly to develop techniques for the expansion of sculptors’ creative potential of combining glass in their studio practice. Secondly, the aim was to equip glass artists with a wider “palette” of inclusions for utilization of the “positive space” (internal space) in sculptures. Positive space is the space taken by an object, but the management of the internal space is possible only if the materials employed are transparent or semi-transparent, for example glass.

This page introduces my practice-based research and the developed pioneering methods of application of printing inclusions (1998-2003) and metal inclusions in glass (since 1999). My PhD (http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/8738/) and publications (https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/8/1/18/htm) describe and examines the problems occurring during the application of printing and metal inclusions in glass and present methods for the selection of suitable materials and techniques.

2019

  • “From the Application of Printings to Metal Inclusions in Glass: Development of Techniques”; author: Malgorzata (Goshka) Bialek, Arts 2019, 8(1), 18; doi:10.3390/arts8010018.
  • “Entrapment: the development of other materials as intentional inclusions within glass as a creative artistic practice”; authors: M. Bialek, Jessamy Kelly, approved for publication, Arts 2019, 8(1).
  • “Combining glass with another materials, particularly 3D collages, printings and metal inclusions” was accepted for publication in SGT magazine 2019 Autumn issue.

2018

  • “Metal Inclusions” published in Aspects SGT

2017

  • Seven questions, interview by Piotr Gubicki; Kurier Polski, London, UK

2016

2014

  • Links to publications and interviews about Echo of Lumiere project in: Chronicle, Journal, The Northern Echo, A-N, UK News, local newspapers, radio, etc.
    • http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/11034808.Students_stage_mini_Lumiere_light_festival/?ref=rss
    • http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/4577760
    • http://www.durhamtimes.co.uk/news/11034808.Students_stage_mini_Lumiere_light_festival/?ref=rss
    • http://www.durhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/11072303.Ghostly_echo_of_lumiere_looms_over_Durham_Castle/?ref=rss
    • http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11072303.Ghostly_echo_of_lumiere_looms_over_Durham_Castle/
    • http://www.newsnortheast.org.uk/news/ghostly-echo-of-lumiere-looms-over-durham-castle
    • http://www.durhamtimes.co.uk/news/11072303.Ghostly_echo_of_lumiere_looms_over_Durham_Castle/
    • http://localuknews.co.uk/article/ghostly-echo-of-lumiere-looms-over-durham-castle
    • http://www.citynewsline.co.uk/news/ghostly-echo-of-lumiere-looms-over-durham-castle
    • http://www.my-rss.co.uk/feeditem.php?feed=0&word=&search=&item=400116
    • http://interceder.net/latest_news/echo-of-the-lumiere-Durham-City
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01sxm3q
    • http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/giant-garden-gnome-stolen-from-durham-castle-2316485.html
    • http://localuknews.co.uk/sunderland
    • http://durham.tab.co.uk/2014/03/18/breaking-gnome-found/
    • http://www.theadvertiserseries.co.uk/news/11083173.Police_hunt_for_8ft_garden_gnome_stolen_from_Durham_Castle/?ref=var_0
    • http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/8-foot-gnome-stolen-grounds-6842519
    • http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11083173.Police_hunt_for_8ft_garden_gnome_stolen_from_Durham_Castle/?ref=var_0
    • http://www.durhamtimes.co.uk/news/11083173.Police_hunt_for_8ft_garden_gnome_stolen_from_Durham_Castle/?ref=var_0
    • http://www.citynewsline.co.uk/news/police-hunt-for-8ft-garden-gnome-stolen-from-durham-castle
    • http://www.palatinate.org.uk/?p=43052
    • http://www.newsdump.co.uk/news/police-hunt-for-8ft-garden-gnome-stolen-from-durham-castle
  • Bawiac sie sztuka, Kurier Polski, interview by Piotr Gubicki
  • Sunderland Echo, Celebration of vivid colours, exhibition in Art Centre Washington
  • K. Petrie, Lecture in Royal College of Art. https://vdocuments.site/glass-and-print.html
  • Glass and Print; Precedents and Perspectives. K.Petrie, Lecture in Royal College of Art. http://www.glassandprint.info/pdf/petrie.pdf
  • Polish Guide. Edinburgh: C.Devitt, The Scottish Government, International Division.
  • Polish Cultural Festival Catalogue. L.Krzynowek, Edinburgh: PCF.org
  • Edinburgh International Festival. S.Cairns, Map Magazine, Issue14/Summer.
  • The Exhibition in the Playfair Library Hall, Catalogue. A.Dietkow, Edinburgh: Polish Consulate.org.
  • Razem: New Polish Art and Design in Scotland. Catalogue. G.Bentley, Edinburgh: Rocket, Demarco Roxy
    Art House
  • It’s my Place Catalogue. F.Roppo, R.Motyka, Edinburgh: Scottish-Polish Cultural Association.
  • 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium. Book by Mohammad M. Asgarpour, Teheran, The Cultural-Art Organization of Tehran Municipality.
  • Teheran Sculptures Catalogue published by the Cultural-Art Org, of Teheran Municipality
  • Natura Betonu – Siedzisko. M.Czynska, Krakow: Polski Cement.pl.
  • Glass and Print. Kevin Petrie, London: A&C Black Publishers
  • Light-ning Catalogue. J. Culver, Reykjavik: British Embassy.
  • A Glass Class. Sunderland City News, Issue 33, May, D. Lloyd, pp.4.
  • Przezroczyste Ciala Goski Bialek, Dziennik Polski, 14 Marca, pp.5

2013

  • Vetrospective. The Crack Magazine, Issue 187, December, C.Corkhill, pp.48.
  • Local Durham media – articles “Echo of the Lumiere” project, story of stolen Gnome
  • Dziennik Polski (Poland Daily) – article about my art work (polish)

2012

  • Sunderland Echo, Celebration of vivid colours, exhibition in Art Centre Washington
    Catalogue Celebration of vivid colours, Press Art Centre Washington

2009 

  • Glass and Print; Precedents and Perspectives. K.Petrie, Lecture in Royal College of Art.
  • Polish Guide. Edinburgh: C.Devitt, The Scottish Government, International Division.
  • Polish Cultural Festival Catalogue. L.Krzynowek, Edinburgh: PCF.org

2008

  • Edinburgh International Festival. S.Cairns, Map Magazine, Issue14/Summer.
  • The Exhibition in the Playfair Library Hall, Catalogue. A.Dietkow, Edinburgh: Polish Consulate.org.
  • Razem: New Polish Art&Design in Scotland. Catalogue. G.Bentley, Edinburgh: Rocket, Demarco Roxy Art House
  • It’s my Place Catalogue. F.Roppo, R.Motyka, Edinburgh: Scottish – Polish Cultural Association.

2007

  • 1st Tehran Int Sculpture Symposium. M.M.Asgarpour, Tehran, Cultural-Art Org of Tehran Municipality.
    Catalogue exhibition of public sculptures in Tehran; Cultural-Art Org of Tehran Municipality and Arts Academy.

2006

  • Natura Betonu – Siedzisko. M.Czynska, Krakow: Polski Cement.pl.
  • Glass and Print. Kevin Petrie, London: A&C Black Publishers

2003

  • Lightning Catalogue. J.Culver, Reykjavik: British Embassy.
  • A Glass Class. Sunderland City News, Issue 33, May, D.Lloyd, pp.4.
  • Przezroczyste Ciala Goski Bialek, Dziennik Polski, 14 Marca, pp.5
  • Vetrospective. The Crack Magazine, Issue 187, December, C.Corkhill, pp.48.
  • Ever Changing Light, Crook Hall. Cohesion Newsletter, Issue 7, February, pp.1.

2002

  • A vision for the art in the North East. Published by Art Council of England
  • Cohesion Newsletter, Issue 5, December, pp. 1.
  • Echo of the Past, Newslink Durham, Summer Issue, pp.12.
  • A memory in glass for Cathedral’s lost treasures, The Journal, 9April, pp.11.
  • Echo of the Past. Cohesion Newsletter, Issue 2, April, pp.4.
  • Echo of the Past. Catalogue, D.A.Cross, B.Gordon-Taylor
  • Visitors hail new image of Virgin Mary at North-East cathedral, The Northern Echo, 10 April, pp.5
  • Goshka’s Sculpture in Durham Cathedral. Art Industry, Issue 45, April, O.Briscoe, pp1.
  • Goshka’s Altar Image, Spiritual Art. Sunderland Echo, 23 March, T.Colling, pp.5.
  • The art of religion. The Journal, 22 March, B.Littleton, pp.16.
  • Cathedral to display Virgin Mary sculpture, The Northern Echo, 22March, pp. 10.
  • GAS Amsterdam Catalogue. Sunderland: Cohesion.

2001

  • Award Trophy Honour. Evening Chronicle, 5 May, pp.9.
  • Goshka’s Hands-on approach to art. Northern Echo, 12 May, pp.6.
  • Ever Changing light Catalogue. Sunderland: Cohesion.

2000

  • Super six feature in glass show. Sunderland Echo, 16 August, pp10
  • New glass 2000. Art Review, Metro Life, Gillian Nicol, 22 August
  • Master of their Arts! Sunderland Echo, 17 June, K.Richardson, pp.14.
  • The Shock of the New, The Crack, What’s on, Issue 147, June, pp.8. Glass in Education.