Monday, 21 November 2011



The Turner Prize exhibition is now open at BALTIC, and features two MFA graduates, Karla Black and Martin Boyce. In 2007 the Prize was staged at Tate Liverpool as a curtain-raiser to Liverpool being European Capital of Culture in 2008. Following its success there, it has been decided that the Prize will be presented at Tate Britain and at a gallery outside London in alternate years. The first non-Tate venue outside the capital will be BALTIC in Gateshead.

Each year the Prize is judged by an independent jury. Chaired by Penelope Curtis, Director Tate Britain, the jury for The Turner Prize 2011 comprises: Katrina Brown, Director, The Common Guild, Glasgow; Vasif Kortun, Platform Garanti, Istanbul; Nadia Schneider, Freelance Curator; and Godfrey Worsdale, Director, BALTIC. The four shortlisted artists will be announced in May 2011.

The Turner Prize is awarded each year to a British artist under the age of fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding. The Prize fund of £40,000 is divided between the shortlisted artists with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 to each of the other three artists. Previous winners include Tomma Abts, Gilbert & George, Douglas Gordon, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread and Richard Wright.

Transmission Gallery show - last chance to see

Last chance to see this show that features several MFA graduates including ALEX IMPEY, CONOR KELLY, TESSA LYNCH and CHARLOTTE PRODGER


Transmission Gallery presents an exhibition drawing together new work by nine Glasgow-based artists. Non-thematic in its intentions, the exhibition spans a wide range of media and approaches.

25 October - 26 November 2011

Exhibition Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Transmission Gallery

King Street


Friday, 18 November 2011

Sarah Forrest - exhibition

Glasgow Sculpture Studios would like to invite you to join us for the preview of P is for Protagonist the solo exhibition of newly commissioned work by Sarah Forrest, The Gordon Foundation MFA Graduate Fellow 2010-11.

7pm – 9pm
Saturday 26 November 2011
Gallery 2, Glasgow Sculpture Studios
For P is for Protagonist, Forrest draws upon certain sensibilities found within gothic literature, paying particular attention to what is not seen. Forrest places her protagonists at the edge of visibility, presenting them in the text as a subject who comes in and out of focus or as a spectral presence within the video work.

The work presents two concurrent narratives that unfold and overlap, putting into play as they do so, her ongoing exploration of the interrelationships between maker, work and viewer.

Forrest will also launch her first publication alongside this exhibition on Saturday 10 December 2011 at GSS. The publication is designed in collaboration with Glasgow-based graphic designer, Zeynep Arman.

Born in Dundee UK 1981, Forrest received her MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2010. Recent exhibitions include DAYSTransmission Gallery Glasgow, The Spectator Intermedia Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow,Hands Across the Fire(GANGHUT) DCA Dundee, L.P. Hendriks Rotterdam, The Space We Made La Vitrine Quebecand Don’t Cry It’s Only a Rhythm, Generator Projects Dundee.

The Graduate Fellowship is funded by The Gordon Foundation & The Hope Scott Trust. The Exhibition & Publication is supported by The Arts Trust & The Tom McGrath Trust

Gallery opening hours are Thursday – Saturday, 12-5pm or by appointment
GSS, 145 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow
Exhibition runs from 01 December – 17 December 2011

FREE entry

Wednesday, 16 November 2011



Students of The Glasgow School of Art MFA programme are delighted to announce that this year’s auction will include works by Turner Prize nominees and winners such as Fiona Banner and Jim Lambie in addition to many other internationally renowned artists including Elizabeth Peyton Jonathan Monk and Ryan Gander.

This year the auction will be held at The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate. Glasgow G1 5HZ.

Saturday 3rd December, 2011­
6-8pm Silent auction.
8.30pm Live auction.

The annual MFA auction is produced by second year Master’s students to raise funds for the MFA international exhibition. The auction remains an essential date in the diary of both established and developing art collectors, offering the opportunity to purchase work by internationally recognised contemporary artists and invest in works by artists who will become the stars of the future. With reserves on the works in the Silent Auction at £25, there is something for all budgets and tastes.

Staged in the stunning Briggait space, the evening consists of two parts: a Silent Auction and a Live Auction. The Silent Auction allows bidders to view an exhibition of over fifty works in a variety of media produced by MFA students and other emerging artists. Bids may be placed on these works during a two-hour period.

Saving the best for last, the Live Auction is the main event of the evening. From 8:30pm onwards, Campbell Armour, Director of Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull hosts a traditional auction. Here you can bid on works by some of the best established and emerging contemporary artists Scotland has produced, including Claire Barclay, Alan Michael, Craig Mulholland, Nicolas Party, Toby Paterson, Corin Sworn, Alex Pollard, Michael Wilkinson. Alongside these will be artists from further afield including Chris Evans, Grier Edmundson, Phoebe Unwin, Brian Griffiths and more.

For those who are unable to attend the event in person, an advance or absentee bidding service is available. For full list of artists and to view images and information about the works and artists, and to complete registration for the advance bidding process please visit

Contact Information



The Glasgow School of Art 2011 MFA Auction is kindly supported by: The Glasgow School of Art, Mandors, Mono, Shilla’s Korean Restaurant, Comme des Garçons, The Artstore, Spirited Wines, Bar 91, WTMS, Good Spirits Wine Company, Nice N Sleazy’s, Peckhams.

Saturday, 5 November 2011