Thursday, 11 January 2018

Margaret Tait Shortlist announced

Three MFA alumni are on the shortlist for the 2018 Margaret Tait Award
Aideen Doran
Alberta Whittle
Corin Sworn
along with regular MFA visiting lecturer

Rob Kennedy
The recipient of the award will be announced at Glasgow Film Festival 2018.
The Margaret Tait Award is a Glasgow Film Festival commission supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, inspired by the celebrated Orcadian filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918 – 1999), a filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking.
Inspired by the wealth of talent emerging from Scotland, the Margaret Tait Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within the field of experimental filmmaking. The award aims to provide a high-profile platform for the winning artist to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience: the winner will have the opportunity to showcase their work at Glasgow Film Festival 2019.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Maria Gondek in Pharos

An exhibition featuring new work by current MFA student Maria Gondek opens in Manchester this evening.

Private View: 14th Dec 6-9pm
Exhibition: 14.12.17- 13.01.18

Pharos brings together the work of Rebecca Ackroyd, Jesse Darling, Maria Gondek and Mary Hurrell.

Beacons is a programme of 3 exhibitions, talks, workshops and an accompanying publication with interconnecting threads and tangents exploring our relationships with ourselves and each other within the framework of non-linear intergenerational time and feminist legacies.

The exhibitions seek to communicate our experiences of time, existence and our bodies through various means such as empathetic exchanges with objects, emotional archives, traces left in artefacts; imagining futures and resurfacing histories.
Beacons is supported by Arts Council England curated by Rebecca Halliwell Sutton
Caustic Coastal
Unit 2, Regents Trading Estate, Oldfield Road, M5 4DE City of Salford
Caustic Coastal is supported by Islington Mill & Salford City Council.

Open Thursdays & Saturdays 1-5pm
Closed for Christmas 22nd December - 3rd January

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Tatham and O'Sullivan new commission unveiled

Tatham and O'Sullivan (both MFA 1994) unveil a new commission at Granary Square, London.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Sofia Sefraoui at Celine, Glasgow


Let The Dust Settle. A new two person show opening at Celine, Glasgow.

Sofia Sefraoui (MFA 2016) is based in Glasgow. She was born in Paris, from a Moroccan father and a Brazilian mother. Her practice is strongly influenced by her international background. She therefore developed a strong interest for multiculturalism and hybridity. Her work is material based. She always links materials and objects that belong to different realms in order to create tensions and leave the visitors with a feeling of uncanniness. She exhibited her work in France and Scotland and she recently came back from the 2017 Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield.

Stéfan Tulepo is a sculptor and photographer working between France and Scotland and has been involved for three years at The Project Café in Glasgow. He recieved his MFA from L'Ecole des Beaux Arts d'Angers in 2013. Stefan bases his practice on exploring, picking, harvesting; investigating the notion of memory in his own approach to contemporary archaeology. Stefan has been involved in various solo and group exhibitions including; The Carnival Gallery, Glasgow (2017) Passerelle CAC, Brest, France, (2014 & 2016) Common Ground, Glasgow (2016), CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2015), Maison PaiPai, Angers, France (2014).

The exhibition will run until the 5th December 2017 and is open by appointment. 

Please contact the gallery via facebook,
or email; or
or phone; 07787464118(sofia) or +33688348137 (stefan)
to arrange a viewing.

Nicolas Party at Modern Art Oxford

A new exhibition by Nicolas Party (MFA 2009) opens at Modern Art Oxford.
25 November 2017 - 18 February 2018
Preview Party 24 November, 7-8.30pm
'I'm working with subjects that are not from reality, so I think I have a tendency to love this idea of the gallery wall as a theatre or a set. So the show, for me, is also a little theatre.' Nicolas Party
Party has created a playful theatrical set inhabited by a cast of dramatic larger than life female heads. Speakers incorporates a soundscape of piano, cello and voice arrangements, offering up improvised auditory encounters for visitors.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Kate V Robertson at DCA

Kate V Robertson (MFA 2009) has her first solo exhibition in a UK institution presents a major installation of new sculptural work that draws our attention not only to the walls, but to the floor, ceiling and windows of our most expansive gallery space at DCA.
Robertson is known for creating environments and displays that often transform and shift over time. Rigorously exploring her chosen materials and the ways in which they can change, Robertson revels in the physical characteristics of the objects she creates, testing their structural qualities to their limits and uncovering what lies at their material core. Ideas of instability, dysfunction, waste and decay pervade her work, particularly in relation to how we experience these sensations in urban environments.
In this new body of work Robertson focuses on the use of rectangular shapes across different surfaces, playing with the appearance of depth often created by optical illusions and geometric designs. These formal concepts hint at patterns and configurations associated with city spaces, while also specifically referencing the flatness and groundlessness of our increasingly screen-based lives.
This Mess is Kept Afloat thoughtfully disrupts the ways in which we engage with sculpture, deliberately muddying the waters of the pristine white cube gallery by drawing in and amplifying certain aspects of the outside world. Robertson deftly combines ideas of the external and internal in this exhibition to create a conceptually intricate and sensually rich experience for anyone willing to cross the threshold.
About the artist:
Kate V Robertson (b. 1980, Edinburgh) is based in Glasgow, having studied at Glasgow School of Art completing a MFA there in 2009. Recent exhibitions of her work and projects include: Object(hood), Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh 2017; Semper Vigilantes, OBJECT / A, Manchester 2016; Semper Solum, Oxford House, as part of Glasgow International 2016;  Adaptive Expectations, BALTIC 39, Newcastle, 2016; In Progress, Patricia Fleming Projects, 2014. She has participated in residencies at Hospitalfield, Arbroath; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; CCA, Glasgow; and Chateau de Sacy, France. She is represented by Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow.
Robertson has also undertaken several public art commissions, including converse for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and a forthcoming permanent work in Peterhead. After co-curating and designing the exhibition Reclaimed: the Second Life of Sculpture, for Glasgow International 2014, she is currently researching new models of commissioning and collecting sculpture, funded by Henry Moore Foundation.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Uesung Lee at Insa art Space, Seoul

Uesung Lee (MFA 2016) new works on show at
Insa Art Space
89 Changdeokgung-gill,
Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03057
Tel. 02-760-4722