Glasgow School of Art
& MFA Auction 2014
Saturday 8th March
With donated works to date from
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 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.
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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 www.glasgowmasterseries.org