Friday, 19 September 2014

Alan Michael at Tramway

Alan Michael at Tramway
Preview Thursday 25 September 7 - 9pm

The routines of research and generic reference points provide material for Alan Michael’s (MFA 1998) paintings and photo-based works. Often using the formats of Photorealism and Pop Art, Michael casually represents a type of practice where distortion is the equivalent of development, presentation is content and the ritual of work itself is materialized
For Syn, Alan Michael presents a new series of works based on dreams and which, in the words of the artist, "refer to nothing outside of themselves - there isn't a code".
Exhibition runs until Sun 26 October.
Image: Alan Michael, Quiche, Kookai Aime le Qui,, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Vilma Gold, London / High Art, Paris

Matthew Richardson

Satellites Programme, Collective, Calton Hill,  Edinburgh

Matthew Richardson

20 September – 2 November

Matthew Richardson (MFA 2012) has produced a new, short, single-channel, HD video for Collective’s temporary exhibition space. This has been integrated it into the space by mounting a flat-screen monitor that displays the work directly onto the gallery's window. Working here with digital animation, Richardson exploits the backdrop of Calton Hill and more obliquely a subjective and political landscape.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Conor Kelly at Intermedia

Do You Feel Like We Do? presents a new body of work by Glasgow-based artist Conor Kelly. For Intermedia, Kelly has produced work that embraces the enchanted origins of painting and points to the social potential of the art object in a de-materialised 21st century. 

Fri 19 September — Sat 4 October 2014

Tue - Sat, 12noon - 6pm, Free
Preview: Fri 19 September, 7pm-9pm

350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

A Big Stick of Confidence

The human nose can detect a trillion different odours, some of which will be featured at A Big Stick of Confidence, a scent-based installation by Canadian artist Clara Ursitti at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which is jointly presented by the Science Center and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, will run September 4 – October 18, 2014.

Ursitti is intentionally mysterious about the exhibit. She prefers that gallery goers experience A Big Stick of Confidence without pre-conceived notions about the exhibit. “It’s like a psychology experiment,” she explains. “You wouldn’t tell the volunteer subject what is going to happen to them before they go into the experiment as it colors their experience and ruins the experiment!”

A Big Stick of Confidence responds to the unique space of the Esther Klein Gallery, and is informed by the time Ursitti spent over the past year at the Monell Center, where she worked with world-renowned olfactory scientists Pamela Dalton and George Preti. Ursitti has been working with scent since the early 1990’s, and is recognized as a pioneer in the area, creating pungent installations and interventions. She is interested in non-verbal (chemical) communication, the non-visual senses, speculative fiction and memory. Her work often incorporates situation and context.

Ursitti has exhibited widely internationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards including IASPIS (International Artist Studio Programme in Sweden); Scottish Arts Council Award; Wellcome Sci-Art Grant; Helen Chadwick Fellowship at the British School at Rome and the Ruskin School, University of Oxford. She is presently the recipient of a Canada Council Long Term Artist Grant, and was included in the survey exhibition Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. She is currently based in Glasgow, Scotland where she is a lecturer at Glasgow School of Art. For more information about Clara Ursitti, visit

Friday, 22 August 2014

Tessa Lynch in The Independent

Karen Wright writes about 2013 MFA Graduate Tessa Lynch in The Independent.

Tessa Lynch: Raising at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh ( performances on weekends until 28 September

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Marie-Michelle Deschamps - last chance to see

Last chance to see

Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Collective, Edinburgh

26 July – 7 September

Marie-Michelle Deschamps’ installations and artist’s books deconstruct language as a means of investigating the relationship between text and objects.
For her Satellites Programme exhibition, Marie-Michelle has created a new sound installation, stemming from her research and correspondence with Louis Wolfson, an American writer who dedicated his life to developing his ‘own’ language to counter his deep-rooted fear of the English language.

Aniara Omann Brad Pitt

'Brad Pitt' at Intermedia Gallery. 

Preview 22. August, 7 - 9pm

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Mood is Made / Temperature is Taken

Mood is Made / Temperature is Taken
Group exhibition curated by Quinn Latimer

Preview 7 - 9pm, Friday 04 July 2014

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

Mood Is Made / Temperature Is Taken brings together work produced by artists currently working at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

Programmed as part of GENERATION’s Associate Programme.

Nicolas Party at Kunsthall Stavanger

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Featuring many MFA graduates and teaching staff.

Monday, 2 June 2014

MFA Degree Show 2014

Turner Prize 2014

A further three Glasgow School of Art graduates have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2014. Tris Vonna Michell (BA in Fine Art Photography, 2005), Ciara Phillips (MFA, 2004) and Duncan Campbell (MFA, 1998) have all been nominated for the 30th Turner prize.
Tris Vonna-Michell, is noted for his semi-improvised presentations, often using slide projections, for a pre-arranged period, with an egg-timer to let him know when he has reached his limit.  He has been nominated for a solo show in Brussels.
Ciara Phillips often transforms her exhibition spaces into workshops and sometimes works with community groups, which have included Justice for Domestic Workers, creating banners and posters. She is nominated for a show in London in which she was inspired by a pioneering artist Corita Kent.
Film-maker Duncan Campbell has been nominated for his presentation at the Scottish Pavilion of the 2013 Venice Biennale in which he screened Chris Marker and Alain Resnais's 1953 film Statues Also Die alongside his response – a film which featured choreography by Michael Clark and explored the commercialisation of African art.
Image: Duncan Campbell

Charlotte Prodger Margaret Tait Award 2014 winner

Glasgow Margaret Tait Award 

The Margaret Tait Award is supported by Creative Scotland and LUX. Glasgow Film Festival are pleased to announce that Charlotte Prodger will receive this year's Margaret Tait Award. Charlotte was chosen from a shortlist of artists including; Allison GibbsBeagles and Ramsay, Kari RobertsonKathryn Elkin and Katy Dove.
The aim of the Margaret Tait Award is to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image, providing a high profile platform for them to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience. The Award is inspired by the wealth of talent emerging from Scotland within this field and aims to raise the profile of the many galleries, curators and arts organisations who support this area of work. It allows Glasgow Film Festival to have a lasting and meaningful impact on the careers of new filmmaking talent, support new commissions and forge new partnerships across the sector.
The recipient of the Award receives a £10,000 prize to create new work and the opportunity to present it at Glasgow Film Festival in 2015. 
The Award will be given to an experimental Scottish or Scotland-based artist who has developed a significant body of work within film and moving image over the past 3–10 years and is at the cusp of a major impact on the sector. The film which is produced may be screened in a traditional cinema setting within Glasgow Film Theatre, or make a more creative use of this space or a satellite venue.
You can read more about Margaret Tait at LUX online.
Charlotte Prodger said:
‘The Margaret Tait Award represents the legacy of a female practitioner working in the orbit of Structural Film; a movement largely dominated by men. I propose to use this opportunity to create an oblique exploration of another female artist who is a major influence on my practice, who worked with minimalist sculpture and land art which was also traditionally the domain of male artists: Nancy Holt, who died this year. I'm delighted to receive this award. It will enable me to challenge myself and extend my work in ways that are new and exciting to me. I very much respect the work of the other shortlisted artists, many of whom are good friends. One of the things which is so important to me about the Margaret Tait Award is its supportive context around Glasgow's community of artists. It's also very humbling to be making work in the legacy of Margaret Tait.’

The final work will be part of the GFF15 programme, and may be screened in a traditional cinema setting within Glasgow Film Theatre, or make a more creative use of this space or a satellite venue. Charlotte’s work was selected by a panel comprised of Mark Thomas, Creative Scotland; Ben Cook, LUX; Andrea Kusel, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery; Jenny Brownrigg, Glasgow School of Art; Sarah Neely, University of Stirling; Lucy Byatt, Hospitalfields; Seonaid Daly, Scottish Contemporary Art Network; Ben Harman, Stills; Kyla McDonald, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Corinne Orton, Glasgow Film Festival.
Previous Margaret Tait award-winners also include Stephen Sutcliffe, winner of the 2012 award, who screened his film Outwork around the UK after its premiere at GFF 2013 (including a screening at London Film Festival 2013). The 2011 Margaret Tait Award winner was Anne-Marie Copestake who has since screened her film And Under That in Bristol and London while 2010 winner, German-born Torsten Lauschmann toured his piece At The Heart of Everything is a Row of Holes in Melbourne and London.
 All the Margaret Tait Award winners’ films are now being made available to venues, for more information please visit the Margaret Tait Award on Tour page.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014


MFA Interim Show 2014

Reid Gallery & Project Space 1 

10 - 17 May

You are invited to the opening of the 2014 MFA Interim show in the Reid Gallery & Project Space 1 on Friday 9th May 6-8pm.

Kathryn Ashill, Lil Atkinson, Erin Busswood, Jamie Crewe, Aimi Ferrier, Monica Foote, Kel Glaister, Olga Kaliszer, Morwenna Kearsley, Heather Lander, Malcolm & Leel, Adam Lewis-Jacob, Stephanie Plichta, Alex Rathbone, John Ryan, Tim Sandys, Katie Schwab, Guo-Liang Tan.

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

The MFA programme has built an international reputation over the past twenty years as one of the UK's leading postgraduate fine art programmes. The MFA is a two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant.  A two-year programme of study offers students an extraordinary opportunity to analyse their studio practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that such developments are protected against narrowly defined ambitions.  MFA students learn from, and contribute to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow.  Within this situation a premium is placed upon independence, originality, initiative and enterprise. The MFA aims to produce graduates who are equipped for a career in the professional art world: informed, confident, independent and ambitious. MFA students are drawn from all corners of the world, and the international dimension of the programme, as demonstrated by the list of names above, is seen as one of its particular strengths.

MFA Interim Show After Party: 9pm till late at The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE

Reid Gallery & Project Space 1, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF

Opening hours:
10 – 17 May (gallery closed Mon 12 May)
Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Free admission to gallery
Image credit: Lil Atkinson, 'I say a prayer with every heartbeat', 2014

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Even more shows in Glasgow International featuring MFA graduates.....


Lotte Glob, Walker and Bromwich, Klaus Weber, Matthew Darbyshire, Jess Flood Paddock, Andy Holden, Alex Allan, Ewan Robertson and Gordon Munro, Jonathan Owen, Bobby Niven, George Wyllie, Iain Kettles, James McLardy, Alex Frost, Clare Stephenson, Nick Evans, Sarah Forrest, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Neil Livingstone, Jock Mooney, Beagles and Ramsay, Emma Pratt, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, David Shrigley, Ross Sinclair, Calum Stirling and historic works borrowed from Glasgow Museums.

Reclaimed - The Second Life of Sculpture

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr

Location: The Briggait
Wasps Studios presents Reclaimed – The Second Life of Sculpture, a vast selection of works filling the courtyard space and displaying a wealth of objects from the past and present.
Reclaimed – The Second Life of Sculpture features work held in long-term storage, including historical, modern and contemporary pieces, some of which have not been seen by the public for over two decades. The exhibition celebrates a multitude of sculptural practices, whilst addressing significant issues surrounding the production and collection of three dimensional work.
For details of associated talks and events check the website.
The exhibition is co-curated by Kate V Robertson, Martin Craig and Michelle Emery-Barker and supported by Glasgow International.

Jay Mosher & Lauren Hall

Comfortably Warm

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr

In this exhibition, artists Lauren Hall and Jay Mosher take inspiration from what they see as a change in quality of life residents of lower level tenement housing experience in comparison to their upstairs counterparts. Using contemporary objects, materials and processes, this site-responsive exhibition explores temperature variants in identical spaces determined merely by their change in elevation. Hall and Mosher share common interests in exploring new perspectives of consumer and industrial products and methodologies.



Alex Frost


Date: 05 Apr – 18 May Alex Frost’s exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio investigates themes of multiplicity, uniqueness and reproduction. This new work is based on the playful use of references, processes and materials dually referencing the nature of print and the current baby boom.
Working between contemporary and historical points of reference, Frost’s drawings and sculptures refer to the social, cultural or historical character of the gallery or public space that they are exhibited in. He often employs familiar signifiers of contemporary lifestyle as seen in his more recent large mosaics which suggest both an archaeological remain and a recent community initiative.

More Glasgow International shows with MFA graduates

Sigga Björg Sigurdardóttir and Erica Eyres


Date: 06 Apr – 21 Apr

Sniffer was born in the month of June, thus making him a typical Gemini. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, he spent his youth wandering the streets, aimlessly searching for food and love. All his life, Sniffer has suffered from a severe split personality (which is common amongst the Gemini), and has endured much pain and suffering throughout his quest for belonging…
Eyres and Sigurðardóttir have created a filmic installation within a traditional Glaswegian Victorian domestic space. Collaborative drawings, sculptures and video form a narrative around a character named Sniffer – an absurdist, grotesque version of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.

Allison Gibbs, Jennifer Bailey, Tessa Lynch, Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir


Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr
Kelly is an expanded exhibition, produced under the conditions of shared authorship. The exhibition is the result of artists Allison Gibbs, Jennifer Bailey, Tessa Lynch and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir’s establishment of a working group and interest in the advantages and disadvantages of the group dynamic, confession, sharing expectations, friendship, personal ambition and the issues of asserting individuality among others.

Glasgow International more shows with MFA graduates

Dunja Herzog, G. Kung, Scott Rogers, Sarah Rose, Justin Stephens

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr
Type: Exhibition
Location: Nicholson Street


Michael Stumpf

This song belongs to those who sing it

Date: 04 Apr – 04 May
Type: Exhibition
Michael Stumpf’s sculptural practice uses a wide range of materials and processes to explore the nature of making and the existential experience of things. His work manifests itself in poetic sculptural propositions set in relation to one another to create carefully structured installations.
This ambitious new body of work considers the context of the art school as an ‘expanded field’, creating a sequence of points where the audience can encounter it.  It begins out on the street, creating new temporary landmarks on the balconies of Mackintosh and Reid buildings, then leads into the Mackintosh building, and concludes in the Mackintosh Museum.

Jim Colquhoun, Patrick Jameson, Steve Hollingsworth, Ellis Luxemburg

Kling Klang

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr
Type: Exhibition
Queens Park Railway Club are delighted to present Kling Klang, a series of collaborative projects by Jim Colquhoun, Steve Hollingsworth, Patrick Jameson and Ellis Luxemburg. Jameson and Luxemburg will present an installation featuring a three-dimensional laser cut rendering of an album cover by German electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk.  They will also be creating an open access electronic music studio for members of the public to interact with. Colquhoun and Hollingsworth will present new work under the name, Two Ruins. The duo’s work is a collaborative in

Charlotte Prodger

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr
Type: Exhibition
Location: McLellan Galleries
Charlotte Prodger’s installations and performances explore what happens to speech and other representations of the self as they metamorphose via time, space and various technological systems.  For Glasgow International 2014, Prodger produces a new sculptural installation that expands her on-going enquiry into the contingency and intimacy of materials both physical and textual.
Audio and video play through equipment that is itself in possession of its own highly specific technological capacity, design history and subcultural aesthetics. In addition to this installation, Prodger constructs a new body of Perspex sculptures, which explore the material’s optical nature as both transparent and impenetrable.
Elements of display and design are rerouted alongside decontextualised narratives, to create an itinerant space of desire.

Glasgow International 2014 featuring recent MFA graduates

Hardeep Pandhal

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr
Type: Exhibition
Location: Charlotte St
Recipient of the Glasgow Open Bursary, MFA graduate Hardeep Pandhal presents a project investigating the history and visual identity of the coffee substitute brand Camp Coffee. From his position as a British man of Indian origin he has re-imagined the characters on the company’s logo and their shifting colonialist reading.
A series of lamppost banners depicting Pandhal’s proposed branding will be erected on Charlotte St, where the original Camp Coffee factory once stood. Alongside this, is the premiere of a new film that documents the creation of the banners and explores the notion of self-censorship in relation to making a potentially polemical public artwork. Information about the film is also available on the festival website.


Lola Dupre, Elizabeth McDonald, John Nicol, Carla Novi, and Gaby Peters, curated by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Sehnsucht and The Chalet Archive

Date: 04 Apr – 21 Apr
Type: Exhibition

Friday, 21 March 2014



Heaven Baek, Briggs & Cole, Raydale Dower
22 March – 4 May 2014
Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF

You are warmly invited to the inaugural public exhibition in the Reid Gallery featuring specially commissioned work by four GSA graduates from different disciplines.

For the opening public exhibition in The Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Gallery, a purpose built exhibition space on the ground floor of the new Reid Building, GSA Exhibitions has invited four of the GSA’s alumni - Briggs & Cole, Raydale Dower and Heaven Baek - to respond to the architecture of the space and this point in the GSA’s 170 year history. Incorporating both physical and digital works, the exhibition exploits the full potential of the new gallery space. The exhibition runs from 22 March – 4 May 2014 and is part of the included programme for the 2014 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.

Opening hours: 22 March - 4 May 2014, Mon-Sat: 11am - 5pm, Sun: 11am - 4pm Open to 8pm Thursdays during Glasgow International (3,10,17 April)

Free admission to gallery

Image credit: Untitled, 2011, Raydale Dower. Courtesy of the artist.

Zoe Willliams - new show in Paris

Zoe Williams

Movements in Love

21 March - 3 May 2014

Vernissage/Opening Friday March 21st, 18h00

Galerie Antoine Levi
44, rue Ramponeau
F-75020 Paris

Wednesday, 5 March 2014



Glasgow School of Art
Students' Association
& MFA Auction 2014

Saturday 8th March

Jeremy Deller
Christine Borland
Michael Fullerton
Jim Lambie
Eva Rothschild
Karla Black
Ryan Gander
Ross Sinclair
David Shrigley
Nicolas Party
Claire Barclay
Duncan Campbell
Martin Boyce
Lorna Macintyre
Simon Starling
and many more.

Doors open at 6.30pm
7pm - 9pm Silent Auction
9pm - 10pm Live Auction
10.30pm – till late After Party

Ticket price - £5, which includes complimentary drink and canapés

The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE
All works can be viewed at
0141 353 4533

We have just received some fantastic new donations for the live auction with artists including - Christine Borland, David Shrigley, Jim Lambie, Karla Black, Ryan Gander, Duncan Campbell, Martin Boyce, Toby Paterson, Eva Rothschild, Claire Barclay, Michael Fullerton, Sarah Tripp, John Shankie, Christina McBride, Stuart Mackenzie, Alistair Payne and Jeremy Deller.

For those who have a smaller budget the silent auction showcases Glasgow's best new talent, with a selection of art works donated by the Master of Fine Art students.

The 2014 auction will take place at GSA's newly renovated "Vic" on 20 Scott Street, Garnet Hill on Saturday 8th March. We have also teamed up with Lyon and Turnbull who will be running the auction. In addition the Students Association will also hold an after party in their newly reopened Victoria Café bar, with guest DJ’ sets from some of the participating artists.

We would also like to thank our sponsors  - ArtStore, WEST Brewery, Art Hire, Lyon and Turnbull, The Art School and Glasgow School of Art, who are all donating their valuable time and resources to enable the auction to take place.

For further information on the auction, please contact -
Visit the website for latest updates and news
or twitter @GSA_Auction

Nils Guadagnin - new solo show in Paris

MFA graduate Nils Guadagnin solo exhibition, 
Unphysical is at the Galerie Derouillon, Paris, 14 march - 12 april 2014.
Preview 13 march, 6pm.

Galerie Derouillon
38 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris

Dear Green

27.02.14 - 02.03.14

Dear Green is the title of an exhibition which brings together artists from two cities, Berlin and Glasgow, in an ambitious large scale interdisciplinary show within the old good depot and railway station of Moabit. Spanning an eclectic range of work the show brings two communities of artists together for the first time. From moving image, installation and tapestry, to performance, Dear Green is a testament to the diversity of new work being made in these two cities and highlights a fleeting moment in the brief coming together of these artists and their practices.

With works by

Jack Cheetham, Romany Dear, Sinead Dunn, Beth Dynowski, Marysia Gacek, Hella Gerlach, Alexander Storey Gordon, Lauren Gault, Steven Grainger, Michelle Hannah, Ashanti Harris & Lauren Wright, Natalie Häusler, Ginny Hutchison, Patrick Jameson, Jamie Kane, John Kellock, Christopher Kline, Heejoon Lee, Rachel Levine, Ellis Luxemburg, Sogol Mabadi, Sophie Macpherson, Zoë Claire Miller, Sasha Panyuta, Marta Perović, Sophie Reinhold , Kari Robertson, Adrian Schindler & Eulàlia Rovira, Katie Shambles, Kelli Sims, Paul Sochacki, Susannah Stark, Dane Sutherland, Nadim Vardag, Dominic Watson, Michael White

Curated by Melissa Canbaz & Beth Dynowski

Saturday, 22 February 2014


Glasgow School of Art
Students' Association
& MFA Auction 2014

Saturday 8th March

With donated works to date from
Jeremy Deller
Jim Lambie
Eva Rothschild
Ross Sinclair
David Shrigley
Nicolas Party
Claire Barclay
Duncan Campbell
Simon Starling
Martin Boyce
Lorna McIntyre
Luke Fowler

7pm - 9pm Silent Auction
9pm - 10pm Live Auction
10.30pm – till late After Party

Ticket price - £5

The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE
0141 353 4533

The Event
The 2014 auction will take place at GSA's newly renovated "Vic" on 20 Scott Street, Garnet Hill on Saturday 8th March.

To date we have some great donations for the live auction with artists including - David Shrigley, Jim Lambie, Duncan Campbell, Martin Boyce and Ryan Gander, Toby Paterson, Eva Rothschild, Claire Barclay, Simon Starling, Luke Fowler, Ross Sinclair and Jeremy Deller with many more expected to confirm over the coming days.

For those who have a smaller budget the silent auction showcases Glasgow's best new talent, with a selection of art works donated by the Master of Fine Art students. We have also teamed up with Lyon and Turnbull who will be facilitating the auction.

In Addition the Students Association will also hold an after party in their newly reopened Victoria Café bar, with guest DJ’ sets from some of the participating artists.

We would also like to thank our sponsors  - ArtStore, WEST Brewery, Art Hire, Lyon and Turnbull, The Art School and Glasgow School of Art, who are all donating their valuable time and resources to enable the auction to take place.

For further information on the auction, please contact -
Visit the website for latest updates and news
or twitter @GSA_Auction

The Auction Overview.
Over the past eight years the MFA students have hosted a charity auction in Glasgow, establishing it as one of the most recognised and anticipated dates in the city’s artistic calendar. Each year sees a host of established and emerging artists kindly donate work to the auction. This year however, the auction will be like no other and will incorporate the annual MFA auction with a one-off fundraiser for the GSA Students’ Association (GSASA), celebrating the return of The Art School to their original Garnet Hill premises and to the Glasgow institution that is “The Vic.” The money raised will be divided between the Students' Association and the MFA to aid GSA students in a variety of activities.

The GSA Students' Association (also known as the 'Vic' or 'The Art School') has played an important role in the development and support of underground, left field art, design and music Glasgow wide. Many of Scotland's best known bands, producers, DJs and contemporary artists have their roots in 'The Art School', and the venue has developed an international reputation in its own right over the last 30 years. As of June The Students' Association was successfully granted charitable status (no.SC044061), cementing  it as a not for profit organisation. The Association offers a host of free to attend events, including film screenings, artist talks, gallery talks and live performances. More specifically the money raised will be used to support the exhibition spaces in the Vic which provide a vital opportunity for the students be able to develop, show and discuss work in a supportive and professional context. Additionally amongst lots of other things the auction will support the Student Association hardship funding, which has been a lifeline for many students in financial difficulties over the years.

With a new building, a new approach and a new set of refreshed ambitions I really want this event to pull together the creative community of Glasgow and beyond with the aim of supporting the GSA Students Association. The whole purpose of us being here is to be the supportive, leftfield cultural hub for young aspiring artists, designers and performers.”
Sam De Santis – President of the Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association.

MFA students will employ the funds to instigate a series of post-degree show exhibitions and events. Last year saw students create The Glasgow Masters Series 2013, which played host to a wide variety of activities, from international exchanges to ambitious group shows in Glasgow in which MFA graduates exhibited alongside a variety of other emerging and established artists. All projects served as invaluable professional experiences for this group of young artists. Further details of the Glasgow Masters Series 2013 can be found at

Monday, 10 February 2014

Stephen Murray wins prize and Commonwealth Games commission

A feature on 2013 MFA graduate Stephen Murray, who has been awarded the MAstars Film Prize and is preparing for a major commission as part of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow during summer 2014.

MAstars Film Prize 2013 - Stephen Murray from Axisweb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bring Your own Beamer | Edinburgh | 2014

31st January 2014
Edinburgh College of Art, Sculpture Court
7pm - 11pm

BYOB, or Bring Your Own Beamer, is a one-night exhibition inviting different artists from around the country to transform Edinburgh College of Art’s Sculpture Court into a dynamic and enveloping multi-sensory spectacle of moving image, digital art, performance art, sound art and music. BYOB is a commentary on the modern world which often generates overwhelming situations in which one is surrounded by a multiplicity of undulating, fluctuating, pulsating, digitised visuals and information.

The exhibition format has been enacted by Rafaël Rozendaal and has been created worldwide since 2010.

Oliver Benton
John Bryden
Cosima Christabel Cobley Carr
Ingrida Danieliute
Diane Edwards
Ross Fleming 
Michelle Hannah
Mairi Lafferty
Natalie McGowan
Rachel Maclean
Emma Macleod
Stephanie Mann
Modern Edinburgh Film School
Craig Mulholland
Orton Sisters 
Richard Phillips-Kerr
Dennis J. Reinmueller
Dan Shay 
Rachel Frances Sharpe and Andrew Houston
Mikolaj Szatko
Zoe Williams
John Winslow

Supported by: 
Edinburgh College of Art
New Media Scotland 
Talbot Rice Gallery

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Scott Rogers: Negative Miracle

Glasgow Sculpture Studios would like to invite you to join us for the preview of Negative Miracle the solo exhibition of newly commissioned work by Scott Rogers, The Gordon Foundation Graduate Fellow 2012-13.

Friday 24 January 2014, 6 – 8pm

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

Scott Rogers: Negative Miracle
25 January – 01 March 2014

Gallery open 11am - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday or by appointment

Born out of his one year Graduate Fellowship at Glasgow Sculpture Studios from November 2012 until November 2013. Negative Miracle is Rogers' first major solo exhibition since graduating from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in June 2012 and his first solo presentation in Scotland.

Consisting of new works in video, sound, sculpture, and drawing, Scott Rogers’ exhibition continues his interest in the tensions between ideals and their actualization. In Negative Miracle Rogers conceives this relationship as a site of decay. Rogers’ sculptural work for the exhibition involves numerous experiments with surface and artifice. Many of the objects display a patina, the marks and indexes of deterioration serving as an ambiguous cipher that mixes real labour with its representation.

The exhibition will conclude with a new performance and the launch of a publication, both by the artist. Titled Goosebumps the publication includes a newly commissioned fictional text by science-fiction author Mark von Schlegell.

Scott Rogers is a Canadian artist based in Glasgow. He graduated from the MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2012 which included an academic exchange at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Selected solo exhibitions include Oasen (collaboration with Sarah Rose), Artspace, Auckland, NZ (2013), Occasional Fix (collaboration with Sarah Rose), Dog Park, Christchurch, NZ (2013), Meanders Into Nonesuch Place ONO Gallery, Oslo, Wireframe American University, Beirut (2011), Area Studies PM Galerie, Berlin, Wireframe Khyber ICA, Halifax, CA. Selected group exhibitions include Uncommon Ground University of Moncton Art Gallery (2012), Field Trip Project multiple venues throughout Japan (2012 – 2013) and Light Structures, Falsefront, Portland, US, 2012.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios is a membership organisation that receives revenue funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.

The Graduate Fellowship is generously supported by The Gordon Foundation and David Dale Gallery.