Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Duncan Marquiss announced as the winner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award

Duncan Marquiss announced as the winner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award.

Glasgow Film Festival is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award is Glasgow-based artist Duncan Marquiss. Marquiss will receive a £10,000 commission to create a new piece of work, and the opportunity to present this work at Glasgow Film Festival in 2016.

Supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, the Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image. Margaret Tait (1918–1999) was an Orcadian filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations, and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking.

Duncan Marquiss graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009. Recent projects include ‘Foraging Economics’, published in The Happy Hypocrite #7: Heat Island, Book Works, 2014; Flatness: Cinema After The Internet, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2013; Information Foraging, Artist Moving Image Festival Tramway, Glasgow 2013; Noise, Unosunove Rome, 2012; and Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2011.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

MFA INTERIM SHOW 2015 continues

MFA INTERIM SHOW 2015 continues until Saturday 16th May


Maria†Maria†.doxc  2015 © Marysia Gacek / Maria Toumazou
Friday 22 May 2015
6.30 - 8pm
Foyer at Glasgow Sculpture Studios
TWB, 2 Dawson Rd, Glasgow
FREE, no booking required

Maria†Maria†.doxc is a book documenting a two-year online conversation between Maria
Toumazou and Marysia Gacek consisting of a visual collection of different materials (photographs, notes, and miscellaneous references). The photographic and literary components of Maria†Maria†.doxc are interwoven into a dialogue, with the becoming a record of a series of connections, hyperaware observations, and faith in another artist's line of thought parallel with the universal alignment. Maria†Maria†.doxc is accompanied by a specially commissioned text by John Ryan.

MARIA†. editions is an independent publisher founded by Marysia Gacek and Maria Toumazou in 2014. Based in Nicosia and New York, MARIA†. editions is devoted to producing digital and printed matter, providing a platform for new artworks, collaborations, research, writing, and exhibitions, dissolving any distinctions between them.

On the occasion of this launch, the publication will be on sale with a special one-off discounted price.

Marysia Gacek is currently the recipient of our MFA Graduate Fellowship. A solo exhibition of her work will be presented at Glasgow Sculpture Studios from 11 July – 5 September 2015.


The 2014 Graduate Fellowship is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust, The Hope Scott Trust and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Marysia Gacek (b. 1986, Nowy Targ) received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and has exhibited at ZK/U, the Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin; Govanhill Baths, Glasgow; Nurture Art, New York; Terminal Projects, NewYork; Unosunove, Rome; Unosolo Project Room, Milan; PS122 Gallery, New York. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow and Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia.

Maria Toumazou (b. 1989, Cy) completed a BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, where she was awarded the Nicholas and Andrei Tooth Travelling Scholarship in 2011. In 2014 she received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Alongside to her practice she runs Neoterismoi Toumazou, an exhibition space in Cyprus.

John Ryan is currently completing an MFA in The Glasgow School of Art and during his study he participated in an exchange in The Stadelschule in Frankfurt, studying in the class of Professor Douglas Gordon. In 2012 he co-founded, with artist Tom Watt, The Resort Projects (a series of offsite residences experimenting with new methods of art making, communal living and friendship in remote locations). In 2014 he was featured in the publications Prismatic Ecology: EcoTheory Beyond Green (Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, University of Minnesota Press) and Weaponising Speculation (Punctum Books, New York).

Friday, 8 May 2015

Prussian Blue by Michael Fullerton

Don’t miss the last week of Prussian Blue by Michael Fullerton, closing this Saturday 9 May.

S1 Artspace presents a new commissioned exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Michael Fullerton. Prussian Blue is a major new body of work that will unfold over three exhibitions in 2015 commencing at S1 Artspace this spring, which will subsequently be presented at Carl Freedman Gallery, London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

Fullerton’s new work examines the power of aesthetic beauty, the recording of history and the relationship between painting and its social and historical significance. It expands the artist’s ongoing exploration of the social and civic relevance of art – and in particular painting in an age of information and mass media circulation.

In 2014, S1 Artspace invited Fullerton to work with the city’s historical collection at Museums Sheffield whilst developing this new series of works. Continually drawn to the aesthetics, politics and social history embodied in portraiture, Fullerton has selected a number of eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits specifically for their aesthetic virtues to show alongside his new body of work. This includes portraits by Sir William Beechey, Charles Brocky, William Etty, Jean-Baptiste Greuze and Sir Thomas Lawrence.

S1 Artspace | 120 Trafalgar Street | Sheffield | S1 4JT | UK
+44 (0)114 275 6131 | www.s1artspace.org | info@s1artspace.org

Sunday, 3 May 2015

MFA Interim Show 2015

MFA Interim Show 2015

Reid Gallery and Ground Floor Corridor

9 - 16 May 2015

Preview Friday 8 May 2015, 6-8pm

The annual exhibition of new work by twenty five students in the first year of the Master of Fine Art programme comprising a great variety of works across a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, performance and installation.

Dorine Aguerre, Celine Amendola, Catalina Barroso-Luque, Alice Brooke, Carla Burns, Sian Collins, Samuel Cook, Josedgardo Granados, Jamie Green, Soojung Jung, Jung Mo Kim, Hyeonju Lee, Uesung Lee, Yeonkyoung Lee, Judith Leupi, Isobel Lutz-Smith, Callum Monteith, Marija Nemcenko, Samuel Robinson, Jamie Russom, Rodrigo Sandoval, Sofia Sefraoui, Alex Stursberg, Finus Townsend III, Jennifer Yu

Open 10:00 - 16:30 daily.
Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF 

Image: Sian Collins Glasgow Green Film Still

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

GSA MFA Editions launch

GSA MFA Editions is a limited edition collection of prints, photographs, and drawings from the 2015 graduates of the Glasgow School of Art's MFA programme, as well as selected work from acclaimed alumni Laura Aldridge and Ross Sinclair. 
Each portfolio contains twenty-three original works and is priced at £550 (excluding postage). 
Please email gsamfaeditions@gmail.com for purchase enquiries.
Launch event at CitizenM, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 29th April from 6 - 8pm. 



Lots of current MFA students and recent graduates are involved in this festival.
Check out info on all artists, exhibitions and events here: http://www.glasgowopenhouse.co.uk/

Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2015 (2–4 May) will be packed with exhibitions and events that will take place across a diverse range of venues in Glasgow.

Over half of its 2015 programme will take place in and around artists’ homes, reflecting the strong sense of community that is so crucial to the success of Glasgow’s thriving art scene.  Artists will welcome friends, neighbours and strangers alike into their homes to offer their hospitality and to share with them their art, music, performances and stories.

The rest of the festival — almost 30 listings comprising public art, exhibitions and events— will occupy overlooked or alternative spaces spanning the breadth of the city. In the west end highlights will include interventions at the Botanic Gardens and North Kelvin Meadow, in the South Side festivalgoers can visit a number of shows taking place at the Laurieston Arches (a series of empty railway arches just South of the River Clyde), in the East End a launderette is the site for a community-themed photography show, and in Glasgow’s city centre there will be artwork literally under your feet.

Bespoke screen-printed flags made in partnership with Colour_Hotel and Project Ability artists will signpost the various venues sprawled across the city, ensuring visitors won’t miss any of the less obvious festival sites. Free programmes and maps will be available to collect at a number of points in the lead up to the festival.