Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Graduate Open Day 2012

The Glasgow School of Art Graduate Open Day 2012

Saturday 1st December

More information here:

Exhibition by current MFA Darius Kowal

Blame it on the Black Star

Darius Kowal

Briggait Project Spaces, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow

24th November - 21st December

Friday, 23 November 2012

Alex Impey exhibition now open

Orangutan is an exhibition of new work by Alex Impey (MFA 2011) which follows the culmination of his one-year Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellowship at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS).

The Graduate Fellowship is funded by The Gordon Foundation & The Hope Scott Trust.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios
The Whisky Bond
2 Dawson Road G4 9SS 


Friday, 16 November 2012

Nils Guadagnin Panorama de la Jeune Creation, Bourges

Nils Guadagnin is included in the Panorama de la Jeune Création
Preview novembre 15th 2012
Pavillon d'Auron, Bourges


6ème Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Bourges
15 - 18 novembre 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012



 Saturday 1 December, 2012­
6-8pm Silent auction
8.30pm Live auction

100 Eastvale Place
Glasgow G3 8QG

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 Simon Starling, Luke Fowler, Jim Lambie, and Karla Black in addition to many other internationally renowned artists including  Ryan Gander and Teresa Margolles.

The annual MFA auction is produced by second year Master’s students. Proceeds from this year's auction will be going towards a post-degree projects initiated and organized by the graduation year in collaboration with art professionals in Glasgow and internationally. 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 at SWG3 exhibition 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 David Shrigley, Alan Michael, Neil Clements, Michael Fullerton, Ciara Phillips, Beagles & Ramsay, Nicholas Party, Sam Ainsley and Duncan Campbell, as well as those from further afield.

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 2012 MFA Auction is kindly supported by: The Butterfly and the Pig, Art Hire, House for an Art Lover, Where the Monkey Sleeps, The Poetry Club and SWG3.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

MFA Auction 2012


Orangutan is an exhibition of new work by Alex Impey which follows the culmination of his one-year Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellowship at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS). It continues a way of working in which, through sculpture and language use, Impey sets form production and processing of particularities against means of making visible simple backgrounds of expectation, interpretation and purpose. The installation experiments with inversions of territory claiming and figures of expense resulting from movements of intention.

Alex Impey was born in 1981 in Stockport, UK. He holds a BA from The Slade School of Fine Art and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions were at sic! Raum Fur Kunst, Lucerne, CCA Glasgow, and Transmission Gallery. Publications include Oil past colour and Span, (2HB Vol.9).

The fellowship for MFA graduates of Glasgow School of Art is funded by The Gordon Foundation & The Hope Scott TrustExhibition runs from 17 November  15 December 2012. Gallery opening hours are Wednesday  Saturday, 11am  5pm, or by appointment and entry is FREE.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Jennifer Bailey New Contemporaries 2012

Current MFA student Jennifer Bailey is included in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition,
which is currently on at the Copperas Hill Building, Liverpool and will then travel to the ICA, London in November.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Redistribution of Wealth

The Redistribution of Wealth

In the apt surroundings of Tate Britain's Historic Collection Room, The Redistribution of Wealth retells the history of UK government spending on the arts from the birth of the 'Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts' in 1940, right up to the present day climate of cutbacks. This work has been developed for the Tate by MFA graduate Ellie Harrison.

Three small stages (loosely inspired by Félix González-Torres's Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform) from 1991) will be installed in the gallery space. Representing England, Scotland and Wales respectively, the stages vary in scale to reflect the current total population of each of these constituent countries of Great Britain.

As a simple onscreen display scrolls methodically through the dates 1940 - 2012, the 'spotlight' illuminating each stage grows and shrinks in proportion to its country's annual Grant-in-Aid for the arts (as a percentage of total UK government spending), and changes colour to reflect the political party controlling this at the time.

A pattern of gradually increasing expenditure unfolds, until we reach the last six years. Tracking the formation and devolution of the different Arts Councils (and the impact of the National Lottery since 1994) as well as the shift of power to Scotland and Wales since 1999, The Redistribution of Wealth attempts to visualise the value that successive governments have chosen to place on Arts and Culture within society.

Accompanied by a special playlist of music surveying the same historical period created by artist Barby Asante, visitors are invited to use the gallery as a social space and to get up and dance on the three stages. Whilst under the spotlights you can observe and reflect on the fluctuations and discrepancies in this important history, without which today's art world would be a very different place.

Friday 5th October 2012
18.00 - 22.00

Tate Britain

The Redistribution of Wealth forms part of the Acts of Legacy event curated by New Work Network for Late at Tate Britain and is presented alongside performances, film, music and discussion by Richard Layzell, Hunt & Darton, Barby Asante, Fiona Templeton, Jordan McKenzie & Aaron Williamson and The Saturday Arts Club.

Acts of Legacy is supported by Arts Council England, New Work Network, Tate Britain and Artquest

Monday, 1 October 2012

MAstars 2012

We are pleased to announce that 2012 MFA graduates Aideen Doran and James Winnett have been selected by Kitty Anderson (Curator at The Common Guild) to be featured on MAstars for their outstanding work. See and to view these artists and the selector’s comments.

MAstars is presented by Axis (

MAstars aims to present an insight into the future of the UK art scene and show the quality and diversity of new and exciting art being produced in the UK today. Go to for further information and to see other graduates who have been selected in 2012 and previous years.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Easy Living

Easy Living

With: Laura Aldridge, James Clarkson, Nick Evans, Mick Peter, Owen Piper and Zoe Williams

29.09.2012 – 10.11.2012 |Saturdays 3-7pm and by appointement
Less is More Projects, 5 Rue du Dahomey, 75011 Paris
The life of an artwork is often unpredictable. It can be exuberant or modest, changing according to moods, different lighting and modes of displays.

For Easy Living, the artworks lay down their hats and set up home at Less Is More Projects. They settle in, deciding to sleep in the living room testing the limits of what we can endure in everyday life. Tenacious, decorative and voluminous, these pieces won’t stay discreet or apart. There are new relationships and negotiations to be made between the two occupants and their new “ flat mates ” in this half gallery, half collector’s apartment space.
Curated by Jocelyn Villemont & Camille Le Houezec

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Dani Marti

Opening: Thursday 20 September 2012

Dani Marti's new video, MARIPOSA (BUTTERFLY), is a compelling portrait of ‘Mark’, a former antique dealer, actor and intellectual – now an addict facing his own mortality.

The work was developed during Dani Marti’s Greene Street residency in New York. 
He graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2006.

21 September – 20 October 2012


Level 3, 17–19 Alberta Street 
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia 
+61 2 9283 1113
Wednesday – Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday, 14 September 2012

Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence

Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence
Sarah Forrest
September 1st - September 23rd 


Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence, a new HD video work filmed and developed during a six-week residency on the Orkney Isles.

Sarah Forrest was awarded the inaugural Margaret Tait Residency, funded by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures Programme and run in partnership with the Glasgow Film Festival, The Pier Arts Centre and LUX. Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence is the artist’s initial response to the residency which will lead to the premier of a new film at the Glasgow Film Festivals in 2013.
Sarah Forrest (b. 1981 Dundee) is an artist based in Glasgow, she graduated from the MFA Programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2010. During which time she studied in Piet Zwat Institute, Rotterdam as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. Recent awards and exhibitons include: Margaret Tait Residency, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2012); Magic Love Trade Objects, curated by Jan Verwoert, Geneva (2012); In the Shadow of the Hand, collaborative exhibition with Virginia Hutchison, Glasgow International (2012); P is for Protagonist (Solo), Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow (2011); The Spectator (Solo), Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow (2011)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

MFA International Show 2012 continues until 22nd September



WED - SUN 12-7 PM

10997 BERLIN


Federico Del Vecchio
Suzanne Dery
Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Aideen Doran
Richard Frater
Tom Godfrey
Nils Guadagnin
Dunja Herzog
Hyojun Hyun
Chun Soo Kim
G. Kung
Douglas Laing
Claire Moore
Alexander Oleksyn
Erik Osberg
Josée Ouellette
Blake Peterson
Benjamin Rankin
Brent Ridge
Scott Rogers
Sarah Rose
Geneva Sills
Kyle Channing Smith
Justin Stephens
Minka Stoyanova
Urara Tsuchiya
Zoe Williams
James Winnett

Owen Piper

MFA graduate Owen Piper has two exhibitions in Glasgow. The first is UHU at Hair Gallery (The Old Hairdressers, 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow) and features a series of collaborations with artists including Cheryl Donegan, Fiona Jardine, Alan Michael, Beagles & Ramsay, David Shrigley, Clara Ursitti and many more.

The second exhibition is The quid...............

Preview 14.09.2012 - 7-9pm
15.09.2012 – 20.10.2012 | weds-sat 12-6pm
at SWG3 Gallery - 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG

“All about everything... and a little bit more” was the slogan of The Quid, an encyclopedia published annually from 1963. At the time it was the most popular encyclopedic reference work in France. From the price of a kilogramme of potatoes in the north of Hungary to sports results and from cocktail recipes to cha-cha techniques, almost everything was in it. Usually sitting beside the Guiness Book of World Records in most middle class homes; it was updated every year until its extinction in 2007 due to the success of the Internet. From this date, facts have been archived online and the infinite capacity of the computer has replaced the parchment paper of this book in which you couldn’t find anything but had to remember everything.

Archiving ideas is certainly one of the most interesting characteristics of Owen Piper’s work. Producing three paintings a day on average, Piper is inspired by everything from international politics to footballers boots and from animals habits to fancy cars. This compulsive collection of eclectic references results into a daily feed of images and abstract colourful compositions. With the strong ‘readymade’ aspect of his practice, Owen produces a contemporary commentary through objects, which sit between the Almanac and the Encyclopedia. Far from being lyrical, Owen’s work has a firm grip on reality and daily news, crafted with a straightforward and a slightly irreverent approach..

By its unique volume, Piper’s production moves closer to that of a sculptor rather than a painter. Like most artists, Owen has this tendency to accumulate things; all kinds of things... mostly banal, in order to use them one day as painting matter. Owen has selected four very common materials to assemble into display units for the paintings to be exhibited in SWG3 Gallery, mirroring his studio environement. The Quid takes a different look at Owen Piper’s practice, contextualising 365 paintings in an ambitious sculptural diary for the first time.

Curated by Camille Le Houezec & Jocelyn Villemont

PREVIEWFriday 14.09.2012 - 7-9pm
After Party: 9pm-2am

Wednesday 03.10.12 at 7pmThe Digital Club presents a talk by Owen Piper
at The Poetry Club (SWG3), 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow


Exhibition opens: 15.09.2012 – 20.10.2012
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm

 +44 141 357 7246  | |

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


GALERIE DEADFLY is a new space that has recenty opened in Berlin and is run by MFA graduate Maurice Doherty.

GALERIE DEADFLY is located at Niederbarnimstr 15, Friedrichshain, beside Intimes Kino, on the corner of Boxhagner Straße. 

The opening of the latest exhibition Life Is Beautiful is from 6-9pm on Saturday 25th of August.

Terribilis Tubus

Flux Factory is pleased to present Terribilis Tubus, a group show of four Glasgow-based artists in collaboration with David Dale Gallery and Studios, including works by MFA graduates Hirofumi Suda & Risa Tsunegi and current Flux Artists-in-Residence Rory O'Connor and MFA graduate Theodoros Stamatogiannis.
Utilizing different methods, each artist references the formal language of architecture from varied viewpoints. Considering the fertile ground of the construction site, and how they draw inspiration from it, they aim to bring the boundaries and language of architecture and sculpture together, questioning play, aesthetics, implications, and conditions – historical, temporal and poetic – that reside in both worlds.
The Latin title has a dual meaning in English, translating into either “terrible pipe” or “awesome pipe.” By this translation, it imparts an element of contemporary dialect to its meaning in order to play with its relation to history. Through this exhibition, the artists examine how value and meaning are given to the states (objects and processes) of construction and deconstruction, which are seen in the built environment. They intend to question how these states might be approached and perceived by artists if encountered in a different historical context.
Terribilis Tubus puts a historical setting on the contemporary, playfully weaving language and objects, and in turn teasing meaning through translation and context.
The exhibition is supported by Creative Scotland.

Niall MacDonald

 MFA graduate Niall MacDonald currently has a show at Tramway, Glasgow.
Artist Talk Saturday 25 August 3 - 4pm

An opportunity to hear the artist talk about his current exhibition in Tramway 5, OPAL-LOGO PALM.
The event will also feature an informal Q and A with Niall MacDonald and Tramway's curator.
Born in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland in 1980, Niall MacDonald’s work uses mould making and casting as a way to sample and reconfigure objects and surfaces. For his exhibition at Tramway, he has created a series of delicate, seductive assemblages using worldly fragments, through a painstaking process of moulding in silicone and casting the forms in pure white plaster.

Friday, 17 August 2012

MFA International Show 2012



SEPT 1 - SEPT 22
WED - SUN 12-7 PM

10997 BERLIN


Federico Del Vecchio
Suzanne Dery
Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Aideen Doran
Richard Frater
Tom Godfrey
Nils Guadagnin
Dunja Herzog
Hyojun Hyun
Chun Soo Kim
G. Kung
Douglas Laing
Claire Moore
Alexander Oleksyn
Erik Osberg
Josée Ouellette
Blake Peterson
Benjamin Rankin
Brent Ridge
Scott Rogers
Sarah Rose
Geneva Sills
Kyle Channing Smith
Justin Stephens
Minka Stoyanova
Urara Tsuchiya
Zoe Williams
James Winnett


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Glasgow Sculpture Studios MFA Graduate Fellowship 2012

The Glasgow Sculpture Studios MFA Graduate Fellowship is awarded annually to an artist from the MFA who demonstrates artistic excellence, a commitment to maintaining a studio based arts practice and to a contemporary sculptural practice.

Running for one year from November 2012 to November 2013, the award includes membership to Glasgow Sculpture Studios, access to production facilities and professional artist’s opportunities, private studio accommodation and support to realise a solo presentation of new work towards the end of the Fellowship. Previous Graduate Fellows have included; Laura Aldridge, Risa Tsunegi, Jonathan Scott, Sarah Forrest and Alex Impey.

This years Fellowship is generously supported once again by The Gordon Foundation.
The 2012 selection panel for the award comprised of Graham Domke (Exhibitions Curator Dundee Contemporary Arts), Caroline Kent (Independent Curator & GSS Programme Advisory Group Member), Dr. Dominic Paterson (Writer, Lecturer University of Glasgow & current GSS Research Resident), Amy Sales (GSS Head of Programme), Laurence Sillars (Senior Curator BALTIC), and Dawn Youll (Artist, GSS Studio Holder & Member & Crafts Programme Producer Cove Park).

2012 Gordon Foundation MFA Graduate Fellow is Scott Rogers.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012



Opening reception Wednesday 6th June 6pm - 9pm.

Exhibition continues from 7th June until 16th June.
Opening hours 11am - 6pm daily.

The Glue Factory
22 Farnell Street
Spiers Locks
Glasgow G4

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


MFA Interim Show 2012

Preview Friday 11th May 6 - 8pm

12th - 14th May 

The annual exhibition of new work by students in their first year of the Master of Fine Art Programme.

Mackintosh Museum 
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RQ

Image: 'Glen Scan' by Jay Mosher  (Photo: Gabriel Leung)

Thursday, 12 April 2012

What I Know Is

What I Know Is’ by Carla Easton, Marlena Morris, Shelton Walker

Preview, Friday 13th April, 5-7pm

April 14th – April 30th , open daily 12-5pm (closed Tuesdays and Sundays)

The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, G2 4HU

'What I Know Is’ by recent MFA graduates Carla Easton, Marlena Morris, Shelton Walker, one of fourteen Mutual members projects for The Mutual Charter.

The birth of the Web 2.0 generation has allowed an online world in which users, bloggers and uploaders can now share and remix their culture freely. A democratic platform has emerged blurring the once noticeable hierarchy between content producer and content viewer. Wiki, a predominant terminology of Web 2.0, is a misconception of the abbreviation for the expression 'What I Know Is'. Online the wiki represents anonymous collaborative engagement in order to construct websites that contain non-hierarchical shared knowledge through editing and modification. Transferring this paradigm offline has resulted in a re-recognising of the creation and display of works - lest part of a public or community based project - within the structure of the traditional gallery space or museum, invoking questions of accessibility and authorship within these respected institutions.

'What I Know Is' will attempt to apply the model of the wiki to the customary galleried exhibition. Carla Easton, Marlena Morris and Shelton Walker will submit their 'what I know' by and with the creation of a new artwork (the original), which will then be parodied with alterations and modifications by the other two artists (the re-edit) in their chosen style. These artworks have been staged in three pop-up events, culminating in this final exhibition at Glasgow’s Art Club, and will be composed of three triptychs each containing two augmentations of an original work.

Commissioned by The Mutual in association with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, The Mutual: Charter draws inspiration from Glasgow’s history of socialist investment in guilds and unions, a campaign-style build up of live and online events will take place towards the festival in 2012, marking the progress of a series of fourteen simultaneous international projects. Each of these projects has been proposed and created by Mutual Members in response to an open call to explore new and existing international links within The Mutual membership, and which consider collaboration and conversation over continents with artists, organisations, events and locations.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Glasgow International Festival 2012

The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art opens next week with numerous exhibitions and projects featuring graduates of the MFA Programme at Glasgow School of Art.

Check out the website for more information

Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Artist's Bond

We're all in this together!

This April, exactly two years on from the launch of the Artists' Lottery Syndicate, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our new collective venture for UK based artists looking for a lucky break...

The Artists' Bond was established in 2011 by the forty members of the Artists' Lottery Syndicate who were keen for its collective spirit to live on long into the future - bonding us together over the course of our careers.

From 1 April - 1 July each year, The Artists' Bond will open its doors for up to 40 new artists to join us.

  • Do not miss this; your first opportunity to join us!
  • Invest just £30 to qualify for your share of our annual payouts for the rest of your life.

Please see the website for more information and email me ASAP if you would like to get involved:

Very best wishes,

Ellie Harrison (MFA graduate 2010)
Agent for The Artists' Bond

At the Leaky Margins

New City Space presents

At the Leaky Margins
An exhibition by current MFA student Simon Buckley
06.04.12 to 20.04.12

06.04.12, 6 - 10pm
Closing Party
20.04.12, 6 - 10pm

Viewing by Appointment
0756 418 5192

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Cutting A Cake

rummet [format]:
Kristina Bengtsson och Katharina Kiebacher - Cutting a Cake

3 mars - 1 april

Besides the Écriture automatique, the 'automatic writing', the circle of the Surrealists used a second, lesser-known method of creative expression and inspiration. This second method was the technique of Cadavre Exquis whose macabre little translation is ‘exquisite corpse’. While the Écriture automatique can be utilised by one person, the Cadavre Exquis requires at least two or more. One person starts with a drawing or text, once ready the paper is folded, leaving a small part visible. The next person then continues unaware of the preceding component. This process is continued until the paper is completely covered. The result was always a surprising and unpredictable conglomerate, which was open to discussion and a variety of interpretations. In literature and visual art this method of dialogic work between several artists has been further developed since the 1920s, when Cadavre Exquis was still in its early stages. Since then the method has been adopted in various forms and has generated a variety of results of collaborative work.

The artist Kristina Bengtsson and Katharina Kiebacher have adopted this method of collaboration in their work Cutting a Cake presented at Rummet, Fotogalleri Format. The two artist present a book which was created over two years while living in different cities throughout Europe. Instead of collaborative drawing they used photographic images to create a chain of associations as a reflection of their particular view on photography. The piece is presented in bookform with 23 images which cover a whole range of photographic topics: Still life, portraiture, architecture and landscape. Bengtsson and Kiebacher worked mainly with images from their respective photo archives, with occasional images created specifically for the book. The English title Cutting a Cake, expresses the idea of a joint whole assembled from individual parts. But unlike a cake or a pie, every piece has a different flavour and follows a different recipe.

Kristina Bengtsson
(b 1979) is an artist based in Copenhagen. She studied at Glasgow School of Art. Katharina Kiebacher (b 1974) is an artist based in Berlin. She studied at Folkwangeschule, Essen, Germany and Glasgow School of Art.

Opening March 3rd 3pm - 6pm.

Wed-Fri: 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat-Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm

rummet [format]
Kulturhuset Mazetti,
Friisgatan 15 B
214 21 Malmö
tel: 040-239621

Laura Aldridge solo show at CCA

Underside, backside, inside, even

Thursday 16 February - Saturday 3 March 2012

11:00am - 6:00pm

CCA Glasgow

Laura Aldridge’s work moves freely between wall-based reliefs and sculptural installations, playing on the abilities of ‘collage’ to operate in two and three-dimensions. Her works use fabric, images (both photographic and silk-screened) and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. She often arranges elements of her works upon tables, low plinths or across gallery walls to bring ‘things’ together so that they might coalesce as a whole.

Underside, backside, inside, even is a series of new fabric sculptures, depicting oversized fabric pockets found on a variety of clothing, from pinafore dresses to the back pockets of jeans. Rendered and hand-stitched in great detail, larger than human scale and cut-out from their original context, these pockets become ‘things’, emphasising their potential to hold other objects or even the body. The sensory elements of Aldridge’s installations are important in setting up a relationship between ‘bodies’ to ‘objects’.

About Laura Aldridge
Laura Aldridge graduated with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2006, spending an exchange at CALARTS, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include: Cairn, Pittenweem, Fife, 2011; Studio Voltaire, London, 2011 and Cats are not important at Transmission Gallery, 2011.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

G Kung - as in, as if, as such

Mirror Neurons

Current MFA student Scott Rogers is showing work as part of
Mirror Neurons
1 March - 20 May 2012
Preview Friday 2 March, 3-6pm
Artists' and Curator's Talk, 6.15pm

This group exhibition including work by Catherine Richards, Michael Snow, Scott Rogers and others, draws on ideas of scientific experimentation, media processing, and time delay. As part of 'AV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible', this exhibition lingers on how we perceive and are drawn in by artworks, both in terms of physical action and mental interaction. The title refers to the fact that with responsive art, we often watch how others interact with it, and mirror their behaviour, consciously or not. The works on view act to slow down our sense of perception, causing within us an awareness of both the time passing and our experience of it.

The exhibition’s key works include Catherine Richards’ I was scared to death / I could have died of joy featuring glass replicas of the brain, which react to your presence with pulses of electromagnetic light. Scott Rogers’ Between Nonesuch Place juxtaposes an actual non-functioning glass object; a ‘self-flowing flask’ with its virtual working counterpart. The exhibition also includes seminal work by Michael Snow among other projects by Simon Pope and Thomson & Craighead.

The National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland

Curated by Sarah Cook. Supported by CRUMB and The University of Sunderland

Monday, 13 February 2012



In the exhibition Polis, MFA graduate, Helen de Main presents a new body of work in printmaking and sculpture. The works appear as fragments and remnants of objects, building encounters between real or fictive events that have either just happened or are about to take place. These images and texts continue de Main’s concern with questioning power, movement and control through a series of dysfunctional calls to action.

Saturday 4 February - Saturday 18 February 2012

11:00am - 6:00pm

Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

How to make a delicious tea

Current MFA student Federico del Vecchio (flip) has co-curated a new show in Toronto.

how to make a delicious tea II

flip presents a project in collaboration with:
Eloise Hawser (UK) Martin Soto Climent (Mexico)
Patrick Tuttofuoco (Italy) Per-Oskar Leu (Norway)
Lena Henke (Germany) Andrea Sala (Italy/Canada)
ART METROPOLE. Toronto. 18.02.2012 - 16.03.2012.
Opening Saturday Feb.18.
6:30pm - 9:30pm.
788 King St W.
Toronto, Canada

Saturday, 4 February 2012

New shows at the CCA, Glasgow

On Wednesday 15 February CCA will be hosting the previews for the last exhibition in their series of shorter projects, Underside, backside, inside, even by Laura Aldridge (MFA 2006) and the penultimate exhibition in the Vanguard series, Thinking Ourselves into Existence, curated by Psykick Dancehall.

6 - 8pm on Wednesday 15 February for drinks and a sneak peek.

Underside, backside, inside, even is a new series of fabric sculptures, depicting oversized
pockets found on a variety of clothing, from pinafore dresses to the back pockets of jeans.
Rendered and hand-stitched in great detail, larger than human scale and cut-out from their
original context, these pockets become ‘things’, emphasising their potential to hold other
objects or even the body.

Psykick Dancehall is Hannah Ellul (MFA 2010) and Ben Knight. They will use the Vanguard space to continue their ongoing discussions with musician, musicologist and record label founder Jon Marshall. What are the politics of experimental music and how can they be explored through interdisciplinary means? What new forms of collaboration might this provoke?

Centre for Contemporary Arts,
350 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Oliver Braid - My Five New Friends

Recent MFA graduate Oliver Braid has a new show opening in Liverpool.

//My Five New Friends//

With It’s Our Playground

Featuring new commissions by: David Hoyle & Lee Baxter, Maayke Schurer, Patrick Staff, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould, Tether

Private View: Friday 3rd February 6.00pm-9.00pm

Exhibition runs: Saturday 4th February – Saturday 3rd March 2012.

Exhibition open: Wednesday - Sunday 12-6.00pm

The Royal Standard, Liverpool

MFA students - Zurich show

Two current MFA students, Rachal Bradley and Matthew Richardson, are in a group show at Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich which opens very soon.

Monday, 30 January 2012



5.2.2012 - 18.3.2012

Current MFA student Dunja Herzog will show work in the group show 'Manufacture' at the Centre Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland. Other artists include Michael Beutler, Vanessa Billy, Dewar & Gicquel, Ida Ekblad, Vincent Ganivet, Hedwig Houben, Brian Jungen, Emmanuelle Lainé, Charles Mason, Vik Muniz, Kilian Rüthemann, Zin Taylor

Friday, 27 January 2012

The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World

A new collaborative show by three MFA graduates -

+44 141 Gallery is pleased to present ‘The Beast That Shouted Love At
The Heart Of The World’, showcasing the result of a collaboration
between Glasgow-based artists Mark Briggs, Jim Colquhoun and Conor

Drawing from deviant histories within Ovidean mythology, 19th Century
Romanticism, and slapstick, the exhibition will act as an invitation
to worry the inherited tropes that grope towards the notion of a
contemporary sublime. The collaboration will play with states of
chaos, terror and deviant behaviour, neo-paganism, and arcane
revivalism through suppressed and unconscious histories.

04.02.12 — 25.02.12
Weds — Sat
12:00 — 18:00

+44 141 Gallery
100 Eastvale Place
G3 8QG

Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Invigilators

The Invigilators

Preview: Friday 20 January: 6-8pm

Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art

An exhibition of selected works from Mackintosh Museum invigilators working at The Glasgow School of Art. With work by current MFA students Federico Del Vecchio, Suzanne Dery, Mimi Deschamps, Nils Guadagnin, Hyojun Hyun, Douglas Laing and Geneva Sills.

Exhibition runs 21 – 28 January 2012.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Proposal for a Warehouse or Towards a Museum of Reorganisation

Proposal for a Warehouse or Towards a Museum of Reorganisation is a project by James Hutchinson (MFA graduate 2011) that addresses the transformation of objects as they move through spaces, carried by the forces of capitalist flow, and considers how the spaces they move through are themselves transformed to accommodate this flow. As a part of How to Turn the World by Hand? via Beijing, Edinburgh, İstanbul - a year long, international research project in collaboration with Arrow Factory / Beijing, Collective / Edinburgh and PiST/// Istanbul, Hutchinson will be based at PiST/// to develop his project which feeds into a dialogue around trade and global movements. During his stay Hutchinson will be making new work as part of his ongoing project which involves the production of art shipping crates in locations that have been subject to massive reorganisation due to an imposed economic imperative and this context will also focus on the rapid gentrification in areas of Istanbul.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012



Curated by It's Our Playground - Camille Le Houezec and Jocelyn Villemont (MFA 2011)

Saturday 7 January - Saturday 28 January 2012

11:00am - 6:00pm

CCA, Glasgow

Usually, artwork is exhibited, documentation is published and, if on a digital platform, the Internet becomes the means of its dissemination. It’s Our Playground investigates the cohabitation of the virtual and the real, by setting up a physical exhibition and an online one. The project will look at artworks existing in different mediums (e.g., sculpture and JPEG, installation and GIF).

There will be original artworks in both exhibition spaces from the same artists. Artists include: Aaron Angell, Anthony Antonellis, Alistair Frost, Tom Godfrey, Rachel de Joode, Aurélien Mole, Mathew Parkin, Ciara Phillips, Owen Piper and Travess Smalley.... Here comes DOVBLE TROVBLE!