Thursday, 15 March 2018

Last Futures

Lots of current MFA students are taking part in Last Futures at Tramway, Glasgow.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

MFA Interim Show 2018

MFA Interim Show 2018

Reid Gallery and Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building, 
The Glasgow School of Art 
164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF

17 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018

Preview: Friday, 16 March, 6-8pm
The annual exhibition of new work by 26 students in the first year of the Master of Fine Art programme. It comprises a broad range of works across a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, performance and installation.

Featuring work by: Justin Apperley, Darae Baek, Renèe Helèna Browne, Bobbi Cameron, Emily Chudnovsky, Michael Collazo, Jeanne Constantin, Samuel De Lange, Sam Dransfield, Ben Duax, Maria Filippou, Alistair Grant, Sam Hewland, Zoe Kirkwood, Lauren La Rose, Sunhwa Lee, Hio Lei, Rachel McBrinn, Jack McCombe, McGilvary/White, M.E. Smit-Dicks, Mikhail Sokovikov, Chu Chu Tang, Jing Xie, Desuo Xuan.


Nils Guadagnin (MFA 2012) new solo show EVERYDAY MIRACLES from 17 March to 21 April 2018 at Galerie Derouillon, Paris.

Opening Saturday 17 from 5pm.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Alberta Whittle wins Margaret Tait Award.

Alberta Whittle (MFA 2011) wins the Margaret Tait Award. Here's an article by Chris Sharratt on her future plans and her current practice.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

MFA graduate Hardeep Pandhal in the New Museum 2018 Triennial, NYC

Congratulations to MFA graduate Hardeep Pandhal who is included in the prestigious New Museum 2018 Triennial, taking place now in New York.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Chloë Reid curates 'To see this story better, close your eyes'

To see this story better, close your eyes

Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art
17 February - 7 March 2018
Preview: Friday, 16 February, 5-7pm

Curated by Chloë Reid (MFA 2017)

An exhibition of film and writing by Thabo Jijana, Jemma Kahn, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Rosa Lyster, Mitchell Gilbert Messina, Njabulo Ndebele, Sean O'Toole, Pravasan Pillay, Chad Rossouw, Penny Siopis, Helen Sullivan and Marianne Thesen Law.
The exhibition title is taken from Banana Moon by Thabo Jijana, 2017.

To see this story better, close your eyes gathers the work of twelve artists and writers currently exhibiting and publishing in South Africa. Each of the films, audio recordings and texts featured in the exhibition employ narrative as a technique, subject or medium. The work is deliberately positioned in the gallery to prompt multiple and overlapping readings.
In Kiluanji Kia Henda's film, Havemos de Voltar (We Shall Return), Amélia Capomba, a stuffed sable antelope, plans her escape from the Archive Centre where she refuses to serve as a historical prop. Through found footage, text and music, Penny Siopis' film, The New Parthenon merges the mediations of an ordinary man's modern Greek history of war, globalization and migration. Helen Sullivan's poem, Mendi, describes the sinking of the British troopship in 1917 that killed 616 South Africans (most of them black South African troops). In Pravasan Pillay's Crooks, sixty-eight year old Kamla reflects on her life as she bathes and washes her adult daughter, Ambi. In Death of a Son by Njabulo Ndebele, a mother narrates the thorny process of grieving the death of her son under the apartheid regime. Thabo Jijana's Banana Moon is apprehensive of the festive character that accompanies a funeral.
Mitchell Gilbert Messina reveals the dark undercurrent of the commercial art world involving the ritual sacrifice of young artists in Detective TalesMessina and Marianne Thesen Law collaboratively illustrate a clumsy and competitive dialogue of sexual fetish in the film, Fantasies Vol. 1. Sean O'Toole provides A Short History of PleasureRosa Lyster delivers the commission, The People's BirdChad Rossouw considers the history of the appearance of the parrot in Western Literature, twice, in relation to Jemma Kahn's Somebody You've Already Painted Many Times from Memory. In Kahn's film, actors mimic an interview between David Sylvester and Francis Bacon.
This exhibition is curated by Chloë Reid, who has been generously assisted by Helen Sullivan in her capacity as editor of Prufrock magazine.

Chloë Reid was born in 1989 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a bachelor in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT (2011) and a Master of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art (2017). She is an artist and writer and is currently on a Fellowship at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

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.