Tuesday, 22 December 2009

MFA Auction 2009

The MFA Auction was a great success again this year. Well done to everyone who was involved.

MFA Auction - Deep Fried Bible

A deep fried bible by littlewhitehead and a protest by an evangelic group

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

MFA graduate Richard Wright wins the Turner Prize

Congratulations to MFA graduate Richard Wright on winning the Turner Prize 2009.

Friday, 30 October 2009

MFA Auction 2009

The Glasgow School of Art
MFA Auction 2009

McLellan Galleries
Saturday 5th December 2009
6pm Preview & Silent Auction
8pm Live Auction begins

Fast becoming a tradition on the Glasgow art calendar, the MFA auction is organised each year by final year Masters students to raise funds for their degree show catalogue and touring exhibition.

This year’s auction promises to be a great success, featuring work by prominent artists such as Jim Lambie, Ross Sinclair, Graham Fagen, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, David Sherry, Claire Barclay, Martin Boyce, Victoria Morton and Kate Davis, as well as current students and recent graduates of the MFA programme.

We would be delighted if you could join us on 5th December for this special event. It will be a great opportunity to purchase works from well-known and emerging artists, as well as support this worthwhile cause.

For more information please go to: mfaauction.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Richard Wright - Turner Prize

Richard Wright (MFA 1994) is on the shortlist for the Turner Prize 2009

Jenny Hogarth at Frieze art fair

Jenny Hogarth (MFA graduate 2009) will present her collaborative work Players made with Kim Coleman at the Frieze art fair 2009. Based upon a projection of stage-managed and live events filmed at the fair, transforming the exposition into a mise-en-scene featuring unwitting visitors, gallerists and fair workers.

As the entire fair becomes subject to and of the work, Players effectively changes the experience of viewing from spectacle to participatory event. Players is located next to A14, opposite Hix Oyster Bar and Restaurant.

Kaifeng Chun wins Singapore Art Prize

ONE corner of the Singapore Art Museum has been transformed into an office.

A desk and chair are placed in the middle of the space. A laptop computer lies open on the table. Files are neatly arranged on shelves and a paper tray sits on top of a cupboard.

Everything seems to be in order. It looks like the office of a very neat worker. But as your eyes glide over the mainly grey and white furniture lit by the harsh fluorescent lights, little things look slightly out of place. A grey knife juts out of a penholder, hinting at violence. A tiny flag lies in the waste paper basket. Could it be a symbol of surrender?

This installation, hinting at the regimented office life, yesterday bagged the richest art award in town: the Singapore Art Exhibition prize, which comes with a $50,000 grant.

Relative newcomer Chun Kaifeng, 26, beat 28 other artists with his installation, He's Satisfied From Monday To Friday And On Sunday He Loves To Cry.

Chun, who is studying for his master's in fine art at The Glasgow School of Art on a National Arts Council (NAC) overseas bursary, told The Straits Times in a phone interview from Glasgow: 'My work always draws from my experiences of living in Singapore. The room is a reflection of life in Singapore, which is very controlled. There is a sense of stillness, of waiting.' (The Straits Times 7th October 2009)

Friday, 7 August 2009

MFA International exhibition 2009

Heavy Influence

Featuring ex MFA students Jim Colquhoun (2009) and Janie Nicoll (1997)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

MFA International exhibition 2009

Set It Up and Go
14 August - 18 September 2009
Opening on 14 August, Friday, 7-11 pm
Artnews Projects, Brunnenstrasse 190, Berlin

Heaven Baek, Amelia Bywater, Matt Collier, Jim Colquhoun, Alexis Dirks, Claire Greenshaw, Ufuk Gueray, Michelle Hannah, Anna Henson, Jenny Hogarth, Or Kadar
Katharina Kiebacher, Paul Knight, Jack McLean, Shelly Nadashi, Christian Newby, Nicolas Party, Ian Ramsay, Kate V Robertson, Benjamin Rush, Maayke Schurer, Fiona Short, Theodoros Stamatogiannis, Hirofumi Suda, Corin Sworn, Anna Tanner, Risa Tsunegi, Wee Hwee Yeoh, Xupeng Zheng

Glasgow School of Art MFA International Show
Curated by John Calcutt


Silver Smoke of Dreams

Silver Smoke of Dreams {in the Footsteps of The English Opium-Eater}

With this walk artist and Pataphysical Cartographer Jim Colquhoun will attempt to forge a ‘Northwest Passage’ through the city in the footsteps of the English Opium-Eater – Thomas De Quincey – sometime resident of Edinburgh and lifelong slave to the dreaded Blackdrop. In so doing we will recreate De Quincey’s drug-fuelled perambulations by other means – these will include Rhabdomancy (the ancient art of divination by way of a wand), certain exercises in Magickal Invocation, the reading aloud of forbidden texts, intense listening and the forming of a Circle of Power at a place of Occult Significance – all in the service of inducing altered states of consciousness with which to lift the Scales of Habit from our eyes and, in consequence, to view the city (and ourselves) in a New and Wondrous Light!

Participants may gather outside The Mitre on High St at Midday precisely on 22nd August…

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Edinburgh Art Festival 2009

Kate V Robertson (MFA graduate 2009)
This will be an offsite project as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2009

East International

Corin Sworn (MFA graduate 2009) is currently showing work as part of East International 2009 in Norwich, England.
Exhbition open from Monday 13 July - Saturday 22 August
Monday to Saturday 10-5pm


Hands Across the Fire at DCA, Dundee 4 July 2009 - 30 August 2009
GANGHUT are an artistic collective consisting of twelve artists including current MFA students Amy Marletta and Sarah Forrest. They are renowned for their camaraderie and for their impressive building projects that transform spaces. As part of their exhibition of all-new work for DCA, 'Hands Across the Fire' features a central stage designed in collaboration with Edinburgh's Draw Architects, and artworks from each of the GANGHUT members. The exhibition will also feature signature Watch-towers within and outwith the gallery, a GANGHUT portfolio of prints, and a series of special events and impromptu happenings.

Saturday, 13 June 2009


25 Albert Drive
Glasgow G41 2PE

10am - 5pm Tuesday - Friday
12 - 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Closed Mondays

22 Jamaica Street
Glasgow G1 4QO

Tramway 2009

Some pictures taken during the installation of the 2009 MFA Degree Show exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow.

Martin Boyce - Venice Biennale 2009

Martin Boyce (MFA 1997) is representing Scotland at this year's Venice Biennale.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

MFA Interim Show 2009 - Opening

MFA Interim Show 2009

Opening FRIDAY MAY 15TH 6 - 9PM in the Mackintosh and Newbery galleries at Glasgow School of Art.

The exhibition continues until Saturday May 23rd 10.30am - 4.30pm daily. except for Saturday 10am - 2pm

Monday, 27 April 2009



The Hinterland Music and Art Festival

The Hinterland Music and Art Festival, Glasgow on Thursday 30 April 2009 and Friday 1 May 2009. Featuring work by Jack McLean.
The White House, a new space, has been selected as the art hub for the Hinterland Music and Art Festival.
The White House32 Washington StreetGlasgowG3 8AZ

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Christian Newby exhibition at V8 Karlsruhe

Installation view of Christian Newby's recent show at V8 Karlsruhe, Germany.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

CCA screening - Kingdom of Muin

A special iridescent selected screening of MFA and outsider videos from some artistically inclined people of The Kingdom of Muin, from Em and indeed some from beyond that have inspired her completely...

Featuring works..

Heaven Baek (Miss JK Hitler)
David McNeil
Levi Hanes
Anna Tanner
Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir
Erica Eyres
Mr K Anger
Kim Stewart
Joachim Trier...

and more unearthed footage from the nether regions.

FREE ENTRY. 7pm. CCA CINEMA. 14th April.


Jamie Radcliffe: The Exhibition

Oliver Braid Presents:

Jamie Radcliffe: The Exhibition

The Ultimate Romantic Gesture for One Night Only

SWG3/Studio Warehouse, Glasgow

Saturday 18th April 2009

6pm – 10pm

Thanks for sending me the PP. Good luck with it.

I still cannot understand you tho!!

When all the world is racked with war and terror and hope for change,

Why would you choose such a subject matter…

You baffle me…do keep in touch tho.

Tim Chamberlain, Invited Artist

This is an exhibition dedicated to Jamie Radcliffe, an upholsterer and part time footballer that I have been secretly in love with since I met him in a local pub when I was seventeen. Although we have rarely spoken, every time I go back to my home town at Christmas I think maybe this will be the time. I still can’t imagine that we won’t get married one day.

Artists Included: Simon Bayliss, Julie Burrows, Jon Burgerman, Aagje Buzink, Amelia Bywter, Celeste Carballo, Cordelia Cembrowicz, Kaifeng Chun, Matthew Collier, Alexis Dirks, Claire Dorsett, Caroline Douglas, Solveig Einarsdottir, Hannah Ellul and Ben Knight, Marc Elsener, Erica Eyres, Kitty Finer, Leo Fitzmaurice, Sarah Forrest, Patrick Gantert, Claire Greenshaw, Michelle Hannah and The Kingdom of Perpetual Muin, Ellie Harrison, Tom Harrup, Sean Hawkridge, Lena Henke, Anna Henson, Katharina Kiebacher, Paul Knight, Harry Lawson, Alice Maplesden, Amy Marletta/Patty Melt, Jack McLean, Alison Mellor, Jenny Moore Koslowsky, Shelly Nadashi, Christian Newby, Janie Nicoll, Sally Noall, Laurence Payot, James Price, Charlotte Prodger/Sophie MacPherson/Brina Thurston/ Kate Roberston, Paul Sammut, Rosemary Scanlon and Tytus Hardy, Peter Schoeffer, Maayke Schurer, Cheyenne Seeley, Anna Louise Shipley AKA Miss Shippers, Fiona Short, JP Somerville, Theodoris Stamatogiannis, Anna Tanner, Daren Tesar, Nancy Tomkins, Sally Tarbutt, Deniz Uster, Leah Watt, Daniel Simpkins and Penny Whitehead, Alberta Whittle, Emily Womack, Tobias Wootton, Jamie Wright, Burcu Yagcioglu.

The complete History of World Terrorism

"The complete History of World Terrorism as We Know It Today + A solution" will take place Thursday 9th April at the CCA in the club room, 7pm