Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
“It is such a haunting and beautiful work, and like Richard Wright before her, it is about finding the right place and space and working with it,” he said. “You have to look at all kinds of things, but you cannot ignore the teaching at Glasgow School of Art and, in Philipsz’s case, Duncan of Jordanstone: it’s been a great legacy.” Herald Scotland
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
In particular, urban-matters.org investigates the potential of 'unplanning' as a possible new strategy for dealing with today's urban challenges. 'Planning' seems no more an adequate response to today's challenges of a multilayered society permanently on the move. Yet, critical projects developed during the last decade by architects, urbanists and artists continue to be a parallel production to the conventional planning methods which are predominantly investor-orientated. How can we develop new visions for urban and regional matters – counteracting the dominant pragmatics of neoliberal economy?
urban-matters.org is seeking for a new positioning of artistic practices, exploring the diverse and often conflictual interests as potential for a new role: the urban practitioner.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota acknowledged their presence and said "all" were concerned by proposed cuts to arts budgets.He said: "Art should continue to be accessible to all no matter where you live or indeed whatever your wealth."Philipsz gave them more direct support as she accepted the prize, saying: "I support artists against the cuts." The Gaurdian
Contemporary art, as a cultural characteristic of the post-totalitarian era, has become the accomplice for state capitalism’s cultural and strategic capital, meanwhile, it is also the herald for a new wave of capitalist economic expansion. As the other ideology in a context of conflict, contradiction and instability, it aims to establish democratic rules of survival in a wide public.
We are exploring art as a medium, and call for proposals from artists, on artworks that are suitable to be disseminated widely, and thereafter to redefine the social functions of artworks and its importance, and re-interpret actual significance of art consumption.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Application details for the 2011 programme are now online
Deadline for applications: Thursday 20 January @ 5pm
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Hospitalfield House dates from the C13th and its current style reflects the cultural values of its C19th owners, Elizabeth and Patrick Allan Fraser. The design of the House is very much about their relationship with the landscape that surrounds the building and a wider understanding of the world and the individual’s place within it. These same concerns are reflected in the holdings of the Library and in the writings of one man in particular, Richard Parrott, an ancestor of Mrs Fraser. His journals, and most of the books in the Library, reveal a reading of the world informed by a study of astronomy, cosmology, theology, philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, the natural sciences and Classical antiquity.
One particular journal, hand-written and compiled between 1740 and 1762, is indexed alphabetically; encyclopaedic topics appearing in an apparently random order under subject headings. Strange and poetic connections are made as ideas on the pages seem to grow out of each other like rhizomes: Memory, Meridian, Melancholy, Thunder, … . When facts are recorded that cannot easily be categorised they appear under the heading Curious Arts, the title adopted for this site-specific work. This journal, with its elliptical approach to the recording of knowledge, provides one of the sources for the texts used in the installation, It is also inspired the form of Curious Arts – No. 3 as a series of apparently disconnected ideas that seem to spin around the room attracted to each other by the context.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Pecha Kucha is the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", and as a format for show and tell, has become very popular around the world. It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds each. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a good pace. No navel-gazing or deathly pauses here...
Speakers: Bruce Peters, Jac Mantle, Graham Ramsay, Neil Mulholland, John Quinn, Gayle Rice, Robert Mantho , Gordon Hush, Tara Beall, Mil Stricevic and more
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Glasgow School of Art: Vic Assembly Hall (Renfrew Street)
Come along to the Vic Assembly hall on Thursday 18 November at 5pm to discuss how all Glasgow universities and colleges can work together to make our voices heard on the 24th, to make our argument stronger. Invite everyone you know!
For those of you unsure where the vic is, it's opposite the Glasgow School of Art (167 Renfrew street), just go upstairs to the main hall. It's the same building as the clubnight if that helps...map here
Dandy, Beano and Whizzer and Chips the inspiration for Huddersfield comic book comeback with Doctor Simpo
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Everyone welcome, please come along!
Monday, November 15, 2010
The heads of some of Britain's most prestigious arts institutions have warned that government plans to slash funding for teaching humanities subjects could drive future designers, artists and musicians overseas and put vital collaborations between science and the arts at risk.
Deep cuts to teaching budgets for the arts, coupled with proposals to raise tuition fees for undergraduates to as much as £9,000 a year, have also prompted fears that art colleges could become the preserve of a social elite. The Guardian
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
A residency at Glasgow Sculpture Studios has its roots in medicine.
Sitting in a white-walled cube at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Christine Borland is in the final stretch of her production residency, and only a few weeks away from her first Glasgow solo show in 16 years. The unit is one of over 40 artists’ studios, tantalisingly generic on the outside, but each one home to a multitude of creative secrets.
The contents of Borland’s unit are a little creepy. A life-sized medical mannequin lies naked, face down on the floor, left where he fell shortly before my arrival. A number of heads occupy a table, one with plastic arteries hanging loose from the neck. The wall is adorned with images including an uncomfortably convincing replica crash victim, and a flamboyant 19th century sculpture of a flayed man.
Borland, by contrast, is welcoming and calm. She sits at a desk complete with laptop, printer and phone, in a way which suggests that this is the real focus of the studio, and not the Frankensteinian bodies lying around it.
A one-time Turner Prize nominee, Borland is a product of Glasgow School of Art’s celebrated Environmental Art Department. For 20 years she has steered a steady course through the medical establishment, homing in on unnoticed details and tracking down long-lost information with a detective’s eye. Catriona Black, The Herald Scotland
Friday, November 05, 2010
Saturday 6th November 2010
London Road / Bain Street
Monday, November 01, 2010
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is currently working in partnership with the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to deliver a groundbreaking project as part of the public engagement strand of Christine Borland’s Production Residency.
Young people from Dumbarton Road Corridor Youth Project have been taking part in a range of mould making and casting workshops, with trips to the anatomy museum and to Kelvingrove’s extensive collections for inspiration. The group have also enjoyed a workshop led by the artist, where Borland shared ideas about contemporary visual art and looked at issues of language, identity and place.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
3rd Floor 84 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT
R.I.P. This Saturday 31/10/10 from 6PM
ADAM TOWNEND, MARTA PEROVIC, CHRIS DICKSON, AUGUST KROGAN-ROLEY, ALLISON WHITEHILL, RICHARD MARTIN, JAMIE CARTER
7 Glasgow-based emergent artists for the first exhibition of a new gallery on Miller St in the centre of Glasgow
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Sections: painting, sculpture, photographic art, video art and performing art
Participation: the competition is open to all artists, without any limits.
Prizes: 100.000 euro total awards
Deadline: 16 November 2010
Apply now: www.artelagunaprize.com/index.php/enrollment.html
The fifth edition reaches a total of 100.000 euro and expands opportunities for artists as institutional prizes 5.000 euro each, as well as the attention for the artistic education offering 4 residences of art and creating fruitful collaborations between creativity and entrepreneurship with the Business for Art “ReiL” Prize that offers a stay in Brazil to create a site specific project.
The Arte Laguna Prize also allows a direct connection in the art market with its circuit of international galleries and the participation in international festivals such as “Open” in Venice and “Tina B” in Prague.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Almost everything comes to us through some media prism, which, in turn, colours not just our view of this life, but our own self-definition. 'The City is the Film' takes its title from a line in 'A City', a poem by the late Edwin Morgan, and uses it to build an alternative, intimate, collaged portrait of Glasgow and its diverse inhabitants. Each individual is from, descended from or has lived in one of the 71 countries that will compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. As each voice transforms the words of the poem, each individual takes ownership of the place they now call home while simultaneously questioning the ability of film itself to convey the truth of a place.
Directed, Camera & Edited by Katri Walker
Sound by EMIT Production Assistant: Louise Irwin
Poem: 'A City' by Edwin Morgan taken from Collected Poems 1996. Published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The CCA will present a series of specially commissioned films next month to mark the Commonwealth Games handover ceremony in Delhi.
The six films, collectively entitled Walls of Light, have been made by internationally-renowned Scottish artists Calum Stirling, Henry Coombes, Katri Walker, Alex Hetherington, Stina Wirfelt and Clara Ursitti, and tell the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Scots in the world of sporting endeavour.
Walls of Light will be screened at venues across Glasgow in October, as well as online.
Katri and Calum are both graduates of the department and of course, Clara a member of SEA staff.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Kicked off by the wildly successful September Pecha Kucha event, The Wednesday Night Open Forum is an enjoyable series of talks and events designed to be cross-school, cross-platform, cross-disciplinary, some of which might even just make you cross... This series includes lectures, screenings and panel discussions. Expect some lively debates on art, design, architecture, and broader ideas that the GSA is concerned about.
Talks are free and open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday 29th September 7pm
Alpha Learning Academy, 75 Westmoreland Street
Light supper provided
Streetland: A success in 2010, with more planned for 2011!
Govanhill’s very first grassroots arts festival, Streetland 2010, was a roaring success. There were over 400 visitors from Govanhill and beyond to the three-day event, which ran from April 30 – May 2 in and around Westmoreland Street and its Community Garden. Of the 36 events, 70 per cent were run by local residents, artists or groups, and all succeeded bringing people from different backgrounds together. Events and exhibitions took place in both indoor and outdoor spaces, many of them temporary, adding a fun and creative feel to the street. As one resident said, ‘Streetland made our community feel a little bit closer for the weekend.’ Report attached.
We want to keep the success going with Streetland, Govanhill 2011 and plan for it to take place from April 29 – May 1, 2011 and include creative activities for all ages and tastes – all absolutely free. A steering group of local residents and organisations has been set up to take it forward, members welcome.
The success of Streetland depends on as many people getting involved as possible, whether that’s with ideas for activities, or simply passing round flyers and badges.
Come along to the public meeting to have your say about what should happen in Streetland 2011.
If you’d like to find out more, please contact the Streetland team on email@example.com or go to www.streetland.net
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
After months of hard work in the studio the 19-year-old singer/songwriter, from Gardenhall, is poised to release her debut EP, Thinking Space Part 1, at a city gig this Friday.
The talented Glasgow School of Art student says she is more than ready for her headline show after her recent slot supporting Scots folk rock singer Jill Jackson at the legendary King Tuts, and a surprise stint at the Wickerman Festival.......more
Gillian will play the City Halls Recital Room this Friday, September 10, with support from 7.30pm.
The event is expected to be a sell-out but a small number of briefs are still available.
Tickets can be purchased from the City Halls box office
for £10, or £8 with the promotional code, which can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To keep up-to-date with Gillian’s gigs, and to preview her music, visit www.myspace.com/gillianchristieacoustic
Sunday, September 05, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Submissions will be accepted until 20 July, 2010.
Entry fee for each submission: € 10.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Ursitti, who also works as a lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, had imbued the 1994 car with the luxurious whiff of a Rolls Royce, carefully recreated from an 1980s scented magazine advert.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
AN ARTIST who works with chalk and lipstick has been selected to represent Scotland at one of the world's most prestigious festivals. Karla Black has attracted acclaim for her expansive floor works and hanging sculptures, created from materials ranging from powder paint to nail varnish and body cream. Now her works will form the Scottish representation at the Venice Biennale next year.