Saturday, 28 November 2015

Watch Yourself


Featuring MFA graduates Dominic Watson and Zoe Williams.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Stephen Sutcliffe wins Contemporary Art Society Award 2015



The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, with MFA graduate Stephen Sutcliffe and Graham Eatough (in partnership with LUX) have won the Contemporary Art Society Award 2015. Sutcliffe and Eatough will create a film based on the first and last chapters of Anthony Burgess’ Enderby novels, premiering for the centenary of the author’s birth in 2017.

The £40,000 prize, generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, is one of the country’s highest value contemporary art awards and this year was presented by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA).
The commissioned two-part film will explore the cultural figure of ‘the artist’, and ideas of authenticity and posterity through theatrical performances and filmic collage. It will contrast the idea of the artist as remembered culturally with the nervousness and uncertainty of the actual lived experience, a recurring theme in both Sutcliffe and Eatough’s work. Burgess, best known (to his distaste) for his novel A Clockwork Orange, was himself preoccupied with how artists are remembered and the Enderby novels deal with these themes throughout.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Peacetime Resistance


Hyojun Hyun 'Strange Days'



Last chance to see the solo show of new paintings by MFA graduate Hyojun Hyun at
House of Egorn
Schöneberger Ufer 51
Berlin 10785, Germany
  • Wednesday to Saturday11:00-18:00 Or by appointment only

Friday, 9 October 2015

The British Art Show 8 features several MFA graduates


The British Art Show is a national touring exhibition that provides a vital overview of some of the most exciting contemporary art produced in the UK. Organised by Hayward Touring at Southbank Centre, London, and taking place every five years, it introduces a broad public to a new generation of artists. After opening in Leeds Art Gallery, British Art Show 8 will tour to multiple venues across Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton over the course of 15 months


Åbäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, John Akomfrah & Trevor Mathison, Aaron Angell, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Andrea Büttner, Alexandre da Cunha, Nicolas Deshayes, Benedict Drew, Simon Fujiwara, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Melanie Gilligan, Anthea Hamilton, Will Holder, Alan Kane, Mikhail Karikis, Linder, Rachel Maclean, Ahmet Öğüt (with Liam Gillick, Susan Hiller, Goshka Macuga), Yuri Pattison, Ciara Phillips, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus, James Richards, Eileen Simpson & Ben White, Daniel Sinsel, Cally Spooner, Patrick Staff, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica Warboys, Stuart Whipps, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

The curators: Anna Colin is co-founder and co-director of Open School East and Associate Curator at Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Lydia Yee is Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio, featuring essays by the curators and roundtable discussions with artists including Andrea Büttner, Ryan Gander, Patrick Staff and Ciara Phillips. 



Image: Charlotte Prodger

Touring dates and venues:

Leeds
9 October 2015–10 January 2016
Leeds Art Gallery

Edinburgh
13 February–8 May 2016
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh

Norwich 
24 June–4 September 2016
Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Southampton
8 October 2016–14 January 2017
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton and Southampton City Art Gallery

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Total Crap




David Sherry

Total Crap, More Crap and Variable Crap for sale. 
None of your crap, this is Total Crap from as little as £9.99.
Get More Crap for £9.99.


Saturday 3rd October 1 - 3pm 

part of 'Devils In The Making'.
at
GoMA - Glasgow Museums,  
Queen Street, Glasgow

Monday, 28 September 2015

'THAT'S GENETIC'




'THAT'S GENETIC'

with MFA graduates

JENNIFER BAILEY
LAUREN HALL
TESSA LYNCH
SARAH ROSE
____________________________________________

Preview Tuesday 29 September, 7–9pm

Exhibition continues until Sunday 8 November 2015


16 Nicholson St
16 Nicholson St, G5 9ER Glasgow, United Kingdom

Celine - new Glasgow gallery



Inaugural show at Celine featuring the work of
Aniara Omann | Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys

Opening 27th September 3.00pm - 6.00pm

3/2, 493 Victoria Road,
Glasgow G428RL

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Collective Satellites Programme 2016

Workshop with Tessa Lynch, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 17 September 2015.
 
Collective is delighted to announce the Satellites Programme 2016 selected participants: Jennifer Bailey (MFA 2013), Mark Bleakley, Anastasia Philimonos, Katie Schwab (MFA 2015) and Hamish Young.
 
The group will take part in a year-long programme of peer review, professional development opportunities, retreats and fields trips, culminating in public exhibitions and events throughout 2016. Facilitated by Collective and artist James Hutchinson, Satellites Programme 2016 kicked off last week with a retreat in Edinburgh including workshops led by artists Ruth Barker and Tessa LynchLater in the year the group will travel to Stockholm for a second retreat hosted by Konsthall C.

Collective
City Observatory & City Dome
38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Simon Buckley at the Living Art Museum, Iceland




The Living Art Museum presents Nothing Really Matters (except me), artist Simon Buckley’s first solo exhibition in Iceland.

Preview 25th September at 5pm in Bankastræti 0, 101 Reykjavík.

For his exhibition in Núllið, Buckley has rendered a series of pen and ink drawings directly onto the space’s walls. The images show a medieval torturer attempting to extract a confession from his victim. Sprawled around the two protagonists are quasi-schizophrenic dialogues between two characters: ‘Simon 1’ and ‘Simon 2’.

Throughout their metaphysical and meta-fictional exchanges they strive to find purpose for their/his being, and the necessity and worth of their/the work’s existence. The dialogues are never explicit; they could be both an internal debate of the artist as he considers the implications of producing artwork for his audience; but he could also be talking to you (after all, he did do this for you)

The exhibition will run until 18th October, opening hours Thursday – Sunday, from 2 – 6pm and by an appointment.

Simon Buckley (1984, UK)
, lives and works in Glasgow. Buckley completed an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and an MA in Analytic Philosophy in 2010 at Bristol University. Recent shows include ‘All You Need’, Riverside Space, Bern, ‘Village of Hope Trees’, Part 1, Koln, ‘Paul Scholes (A Design For Life), The Tip, Frankfurt am Main and ‘Blasted’, Harbinger gallery, Reykjavík. Forthcoming projects include ‘As You Were, As We Are’, Spreeze, Munich.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Katie Schwab in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015
September 18–October 31, 2015

Venues across Nottingham

www.newcontemporaries.org.uk
From September 18, this year's Bloomberg New Contemporaries launches in Nottingham across artist-led spaces Backlit, One Thoresby Street, and Primary before it tours to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London from November 25, 2015 to January 24, 2016. The exhibition is supported by a programme of talks, events and tours in venue and at Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle Museum & Gallery.

From a record number of applicants, 37 artists have been selected from open submission by a panel comprising Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994). These artists now join an illustrious roster of New Contemporaries alumni that includes Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Nelson and Laure Prouvost amongst many others.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 are: Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, U. Kanad Chakrabarti, James William Collins, Andrei Costache, Julia Curtin, Abri de Swardt, Melanie Eckersley, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Justin Fitzpatrick, Hannah Ford, Sophie Giller, Richard Hards, Juntae T.J. Hwang, Jasmine Johnson, Tomomi Koseki, Hilde Krohn Huse, Pandora Lavender, Jin Han Lee, Hugo López Ayuso, Beatrice-Lily Lorigan, Scott Lyman, Hanqing Ma & Mona Yoo, Scott Mason, Oliver McConnie, Mandy Niewöhner, Hamish Pearch, Neal Rock, Conor Rogers, Katie Schwab, Tim Simmons, David Cyrus Smith, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Aaron Wells, Morgan Wills and Andrea Zucchini.

Explorations of scale, materiality, form and process play a critical role in the selected works. Abject materials such as car parts, wax, expanding foam and plywood, as well as craft methods of production such as crochet and embroidery are used to question the value of labour and social hierarchies.

The exhibition also includes works that explore the legacy of conceptual art practices alongside others that draw upon painting's rich history of colour and composition. Whilst still and moving image works shown this year explore and challenge the expectations and perceptions of gender and socio-economic circumstance.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Devils in the making



DEVILS IN THE MAKING
 
GoMA, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH

Preview Thursday 17 September, 5.30 -7.30pm
Performance by David Sherry at 6:30pm

Devils in the Making explores the strong link between the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and The Glasgow School of Art by focusing on the cultural significance of key works, mostly from Glasgow Museums’ collection, made by artists who studied at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA).

This new exhibition features work by:
Alex Frost
Beagles & Ramsay
Christine Borland
Claire Barclay
Craig Mulholland
David Sherry
David Shrigley
Douglas Gordon
James McLardy
Jim Lambie
Karla Black
Kenny Hunter
Martin Boyce
Nathan Coley
Nick Evans
Roddy Buchanan
Ross Sinclair
Simon Starling
Toby Paterson
Torsten Lauschmann
Victoria Morton

Exhibition continues until Sunday 28 February 2016

Image: 'We Love Real Life Scotland', 2006, by Ross Sinclair. Courtesy of the artist.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Scott Rogers at Collective, Edinburgh

Endling is an exhibition of new work by Scott Rogers (MFA 2012) developed as part of Satellites Programme 2015. Endling is a term used to describe the last remaining member of a species that will soon become extinct. Incorporating sculpture and text, the exhibition is the culmination of research developed from Scott’s interest in processes of decay, mutation and disappearance. The artworks focus on ideas of extinction and the relationships and contradictions between preservation and collapse.
Central to the exhibition is a text work developed between the artist and cultural anthropologist Shirley Lindenbaum on the subject of kuru, a neurological disorder experienced by the South Fore people in Papua New Guinea. Similar to Mad Cow Disease and often referred to as ‘Laughing Sickness’, the disorder spread predominantly due to the consumption of human brain matter and was eventually eradicated through the introduction of western cultural practices. Concentrating on Shirley’s fieldwork with the South Fore people the text considers the link between the epidemic and cultural change, particularly in relation to colonialism.
Image Credit: John James Audubon, Passenger Pigeons, c.1824.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hardeep Pandhal at Drawing Room, London

Visit Hardeep Pandhal’s Studio
3 –5 September, 12 - 6pm daily

Recent MFA graduate, Hardeep Pandhal has been selected for Drawing Room's 2015 Bursary Award. The award reflects Drawing Room’s commitment to supporting the development of artists’ practice by providing opportunities for risk taking and experimentation.

Pandhal experiments with non-linear modes of story-telling, parodic language and his own autobiographical content to reflect upon the displacing effects of acculturation: in coming of age, initiation and reformatory practices. He says: “I am interested in how degrees of political correctness shift over time, and how these shifts expose seemingly permissible forms of inhumanity. Not without risk taking, I believe art can both confront and sublimate the tragic to convey otherwise unrepresentable ideas, address situations of compromise and articulate marginalised positions.” 

This is a chance to see the new work that Pandhal has made throughout August during his residency at Drawing Room.

Drawing Room
12 Rich Estate,
Crimscott Street
London SE1 5TE
Tel 020 7394 5657
www.drawingroom.org.uk

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Michael Wilkinson at The Modern Institute

 

Michael Wilkinson

SORRY HAD TO DONE

12/09—24/10/2015

The Modern Institute

Osborne Street, Glasgow

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Alex Frost at FTHo London

 

Alex Frost, book launch, BBQ and a performance by Giles Bailey
Friday 31 July, 6–9pm
 
Please join us for the launch of Property Guardian, an accompanying publication for the exhibition, featuring texts by Josephine Berry and Claire Louise Staunton. We will celebrate its launch, as well as Alex Frost's time with FTHo, with an evening of summer drinks and BBQ in the FTHo garden and a specially commissioned performance by Giles Bailey.
 
Property Guardian is an exhibition of new mixed media sculptures and drawings that use and manipulate motifs relating to the home and domesticity, from Alex Frost’s residency at Flat Time House. A reflexive exercise, these works have been made whilst living and working in a home, gallery and archive. They have developed out of an investigation into the role of artists within a community, and the way in which the living conditions of artists have been politicised through the current culture of property speculation, and property guardianship programmes in particular. Alex’s work is made not with any critical distance but rather from a conflicted and implicated position.
 
Alex Frost graduated from the MFA Programme at Glasgow School of Art and was the 2014 Phynance Resident, supported by the Estate of Barry Flanagan.
 
http://flattimeho.org.uk/exhibitions/property-guardian/
 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Finding the right way

Anthony demonstrates his map reading skills...

Anthony Schrag walks to the Venice Biennale from Scotland

Anthony Schrag (MFA 2005) is currently several weeks into his pilgrimage to Venice but still has a great distance yet to walk. Read about his pilgrimage here
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/visual-arts/making-strides-1-3834451

Friday, 10 July 2015

Marysia Gacek: pleasant setting

Marysia Gacek: pleasant setting

Opening 5 - 8pm Saturday 11 July 2015

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

Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work, pleasant setting, by Marysia Gacek, developed throughout her one year Graduate Fellowship at GSS from November 2014 until November 2015.

Marysia Gacek’s work is known for its suggestive personal symbolism, using memory and arcane cultural referents that assert the transcendent possibilities of the banal. Gacek works in a variety of materials ranging from painting, clay, to textiles and video. By starting with a place, an image, a specific memory, or an object, she creates structures and narratives with loose connections using personal symbolism and different modes of representation.

A small publication will accompany the exhibition including a commissioned text by writer and curator Melissa Canbaz.

Exhibitions runs until 5 September 2015
Gallery open 11am - 5pm Wednesday - Saturday, or by appointment.
 
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is a membership organisation that receives revenue funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life.
The 2014 Graduate Fellowship is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust, The Hope Scott Trust, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Glasgow Sculpture Studios MFA Graduate Fellowship

Katie Schwab is the recipient of the Glasgow Sculpture Studios MFA Graduate Fellowship.

Katie will begin the Fellowship in November 2015 with the opportunity to show her work in the GSS Gallery in Summer 2016.

The Glasgow Sculpture Studios MFA Graduate Fellowship is awarded annually to a graduating artist from the MFA programme who demonstrates artistic excellence, and a commitment to maintaining a studio-based, contemporary sculptural practice. Running for one year from November 2014 to November 2015, the award includes membership to Glasgow Sculpture Studios, access to production facilities, 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 are: Laura Aldridge, Carla Scott Fullerton, Risa Tsunegi, Jonathan Scott, Sarah Forrest, Alex Impey, Scott Rogers and Tessa Lynch.

The 2015 selection panel for the award were Louise Briggs, Programme Coordinator, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Simon Gowing, Curator, SWG3 Gallery; Rosie O’Grady, Programme Assistant, Glasgow Sculpture Studios; James Rigler, Artist & GSS Studio Holder and Laura Simpson, Programme Manager, Hospitalfields.

For more information on Katie Schwab’s practice and work visit - http://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/2015/06/22/2015-katie-schwab/

The 2015 Fellowship is generously supported by The Craignish Trust.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

MFA at citizenM 2015



MFA at citizenM

A selection of video from the Master of Fine Art programme at the GSA, 2012-2015
Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 June (Thu - Sat, 10:00 - 23:00) 60 Renfrew Street G2 3BW

This exhibition runs alongside the MFA Degree Show 2015 at The Glue Factory 11- 21 June, sponsored by citizenM

Image:Roi Carmeli - One Game Only (still) 2010 video filmed with phantom HD : 1000-1500 frame per sec

Monday, 8 June 2015

MFA Degree Show 2015


MFA Degree Show 2015
Opening Wednesday 10th June 6 - 9pm at the Glue Factory.

MFA Degree Show after party


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Katie Schwab selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is pleased to announce this year's selected artists. With the selection taking place at Hackney Showroom on the 18 and 19 May'15, the panel comprising Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994) have chosen 37 artists from over 1,600 submissions.

Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 include current MFA student Katie Schwab.

With Bloomberg's support of New Contemporaries now in its 15th year, the resulting touring exhibition will launch in Nottingham across artist-led spaces One Thoresby Street, Backlit and Primary from 18 September to end of October'15, supported by additional activity at Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle; before touring to ICA, London from 24 November'15 to end of January'16.

Artists announced for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries is pleased to announce this year's selected artists. With the selection taking place at Hackney Showroom on the 18 and 19 May'15, the panel comprising Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994) have chosen 37 artists from over 1,600 submissions. Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 are: Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, Kanad Chakrabarti, James William Collins, Andrei Costache, Julia Curtin, Abri de Swardt, Melanie Eckersley, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Justin Fitzpatrick, Hannah Ford, Sophie Giller, Richard Hards, Juntae TJ Hwang, Jasmine Johnson, Tomomi Koseki, Hilde Krohn Huse, Pandora Lavender, Jin Han Lee, Hugo Lopez Ayuso, Beatrice-Lily Lorigan, Scott Lyman, Scott Mason, Oliver McConnie, Mandy Niewohner, Hamish Pearch, Neal Rock, Conor Rogers, Katie Schwab, Tim Simmons, David Cyrus Smith, Francisco Sousa Lobo, Aaron Wells, Morgan Wills, Mona Yoo and Andrea Zucchini.
With Bloomberg's support of New Contemporaries now in its 15th year, the resulting touring exhibition will launch in Nottingham across artist-led spaces One Thoresby Street, Backlit and Primary from 18 September to end of October'15, supported by additional activity at Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle; before touring to ICA, London from 24 November'15 to end of January'16.
- See more at: http://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/news/1432645849/Artists-announced-2015#sthash.nrJK1nJE.dpuf

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Duncan Marquiss announced as the winner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award

Duncan Marquiss announced as the winner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award.

Glasgow Film Festival is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Margaret Tait Award is Glasgow-based artist Duncan Marquiss. Marquiss will receive a £10,000 commission to create a new piece of work, and the opportunity to present this work at Glasgow Film Festival in 2016.

Supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, the Award was founded in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image. Margaret Tait (1918–1999) was an Orcadian filmmaker and writer whose film poems, hand-painted animations, and documentaries were pioneering in the field of experimental filmmaking.

Duncan Marquiss graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009. Recent projects include ‘Foraging Economics’, published in The Happy Hypocrite #7: Heat Island, Book Works, 2014; Flatness: Cinema After The Internet, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2013; Information Foraging, Artist Moving Image Festival Tramway, Glasgow 2013; Noise, Unosunove Rome, 2012; and Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2011.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

MFA INTERIM SHOW 2015 continues

MFA INTERIM SHOW 2015 continues until Saturday 16th May

Maria†Maria†.doxc



Maria†Maria†.doxc  2015 © Marysia Gacek / Maria Toumazou
   
Friday 22 May 2015
6.30 - 8pm
Foyer at Glasgow Sculpture Studios
TWB, 2 Dawson Rd, Glasgow
FREE, no booking required

Maria†Maria†.doxc is a book documenting a two-year online conversation between Maria
Toumazou and Marysia Gacek consisting of a visual collection of different materials (photographs, notes, and miscellaneous references). The photographic and literary components of Maria†Maria†.doxc are interwoven into a dialogue, with the becoming a record of a series of connections, hyperaware observations, and faith in another artist's line of thought parallel with the universal alignment. Maria†Maria†.doxc is accompanied by a specially commissioned text by John Ryan.

MARIA†. editions is an independent publisher founded by Marysia Gacek and Maria Toumazou in 2014. Based in Nicosia and New York, MARIA†. editions is devoted to producing digital and printed matter, providing a platform for new artworks, collaborations, research, writing, and exhibitions, dissolving any distinctions between them.

On the occasion of this launch, the publication will be on sale with a special one-off discounted price.

Marysia Gacek is currently the recipient of our MFA Graduate Fellowship. A solo exhibition of her work will be presented at Glasgow Sculpture Studios from 11 July – 5 September 2015.

http://cargocollective.com/mariaeditions

The 2014 Graduate Fellowship is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust, The Hope Scott Trust and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Marysia Gacek (b. 1986, Nowy Targ) received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and has exhibited at ZK/U, the Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin; Govanhill Baths, Glasgow; Nurture Art, New York; Terminal Projects, NewYork; Unosunove, Rome; Unosolo Project Room, Milan; PS122 Gallery, New York. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow and Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia.

Maria Toumazou (b. 1989, Cy) completed a BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, where she was awarded the Nicholas and Andrei Tooth Travelling Scholarship in 2011. In 2014 she received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Alongside to her practice she runs Neoterismoi Toumazou, an exhibition space in Cyprus.

John Ryan is currently completing an MFA in The Glasgow School of Art and during his study he participated in an exchange in The Stadelschule in Frankfurt, studying in the class of Professor Douglas Gordon. In 2012 he co-founded, with artist Tom Watt, The Resort Projects (a series of offsite residences experimenting with new methods of art making, communal living and friendship in remote locations). In 2014 he was featured in the publications Prismatic Ecology: EcoTheory Beyond Green (Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, University of Minnesota Press) and Weaponising Speculation (Punctum Books, New York).

Friday, 8 May 2015

Prussian Blue by Michael Fullerton



Don’t miss the last week of Prussian Blue by Michael Fullerton, closing this Saturday 9 May.

S1 Artspace presents a new commissioned exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Michael Fullerton. Prussian Blue is a major new body of work that will unfold over three exhibitions in 2015 commencing at S1 Artspace this spring, which will subsequently be presented at Carl Freedman Gallery, London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

Fullerton’s new work examines the power of aesthetic beauty, the recording of history and the relationship between painting and its social and historical significance. It expands the artist’s ongoing exploration of the social and civic relevance of art – and in particular painting in an age of information and mass media circulation.

In 2014, S1 Artspace invited Fullerton to work with the city’s historical collection at Museums Sheffield whilst developing this new series of works. Continually drawn to the aesthetics, politics and social history embodied in portraiture, Fullerton has selected a number of eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits specifically for their aesthetic virtues to show alongside his new body of work. This includes portraits by Sir William Beechey, Charles Brocky, William Etty, Jean-Baptiste Greuze and Sir Thomas Lawrence.

S1 Artspace | 120 Trafalgar Street | Sheffield | S1 4JT | UK
+44 (0)114 275 6131 | www.s1artspace.org | info@s1artspace.org

Sunday, 3 May 2015

MFA Interim Show 2015

MFA Interim Show 2015

Reid Gallery and Ground Floor Corridor

9 - 16 May 2015

Preview Friday 8 May 2015, 6-8pm

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

Dorine Aguerre, Celine Amendola, Catalina Barroso-Luque, Alice Brooke, Carla Burns, Sian Collins, Samuel Cook, Josedgardo Granados, Jamie Green, Soojung Jung, Jung Mo Kim, Hyeonju Lee, Uesung Lee, Yeonkyoung Lee, Judith Leupi, Isobel Lutz-Smith, Callum Monteith, Marija Nemcenko, Samuel Robinson, Jamie Russom, Rodrigo Sandoval, Sofia Sefraoui, Alex Stursberg, Finus Townsend III, Jennifer Yu

Open 10:00 - 16:30 daily.
Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF 

Image: Sian Collins Glasgow Green Film Still

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

GSA MFA Editions launch


GSA MFA Editions is a limited edition collection of prints, photographs, and drawings from the 2015 graduates of the Glasgow School of Art's MFA programme, as well as selected work from acclaimed alumni Laura Aldridge and Ross Sinclair. 
 
Each portfolio contains twenty-three original works and is priced at £550 (excluding postage). 
 
www.gsamfaeditions.com
 
Please email gsamfaeditions@gmail.com for purchase enquiries.
 
Launch event at CitizenM, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 29th April from 6 - 8pm. 

GLASGOW OPEN HOUSE ART FESTIVAL

GLASGOW OPEN HOUSE ART FESTIVAL

Lots of current MFA students and recent graduates are involved in this festival.
Check out info on all artists, exhibitions and events here: http://www.glasgowopenhouse.co.uk/

Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2015 (2–4 May) will be packed with exhibitions and events that will take place across a diverse range of venues in Glasgow.

Over half of its 2015 programme will take place in and around artists’ homes, reflecting the strong sense of community that is so crucial to the success of Glasgow’s thriving art scene.  Artists will welcome friends, neighbours and strangers alike into their homes to offer their hospitality and to share with them their art, music, performances and stories.

The rest of the festival — almost 30 listings comprising public art, exhibitions and events— will occupy overlooked or alternative spaces spanning the breadth of the city. In the west end highlights will include interventions at the Botanic Gardens and North Kelvin Meadow, in the South Side festivalgoers can visit a number of shows taking place at the Laurieston Arches (a series of empty railway arches just South of the River Clyde), in the East End a launderette is the site for a community-themed photography show, and in Glasgow’s city centre there will be artwork literally under your feet.

Bespoke screen-printed flags made in partnership with Colour_Hotel and Project Ability artists will signpost the various venues sprawled across the city, ensuring visitors won’t miss any of the less obvious festival sites. Free programmes and maps will be available to collect at a number of points in the lead up to the festival.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Aniara Omann at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

An open studio day of Aniara Omann’s work at Project Space 1 at Glasgow Sculpture Studios takes place on Friday 01 May, between 12-5pm.

Aniara Omann was awarded a two-week production period in the project space at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, for her exhibited work at the Glasgow School of Art MFA degree show 2014. In alignment with this, Aniara Omann would like to share her current work and research done during her time at GSS, including a series of new sculptural work from her on-going project focused on movie prosthetics and special effects.

Aniara Omann’s work reflects an idea of the present as a hybrid of imagined realities of future and past, and the continuous investment into historical objects as fiction.
Drawing parallels between celebrity-identity, ancient objects, and historical signifiers, which exist in the common realm as placeholders for that which they were once a part of, her work points to the play of different levels of fiction, socially applied to individual objects, and the interconnection that exists within and around each thing. She employs a wide range of methods of production including sculpting, casting, drawing, video making, and animation. The outcome often reflects a play around the boundary between “appropriation” and “making”.

The project is supported by Glasgow Masters Series 2014.

Upcoming projects:

Prehistoric Loom” Glasgow Open House Festival, 11 Doune Gardens, May 2nd 2015

Performance at launch of Gnommero, Centre for Contemporary Art, May 15th 2015

www.aniaraomann.com

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

Monday, 20 April 2015

THE GRIND


THE GRIND

JENNIFER BAILEY, BRANDON CRAMM, ALEX IMPEY, KATIE SCHWAB, MARIA TOUMAZOU 

25 APRIL - 8 MAY, 2015
PREVIEW 24 April, 7 to 9 pm

VoidoidARCHIVE is pleased to announce The Grind, an exhibition of new work by Jennifer Bailey, Brandon Cramm, Alex Impey, Katie Schwab and Maria Toumazou. The artists, born variously throughout the 1980s, living recently or (mostly) currently in Glasgow, will present objects which respond to the arch/archive in flexible or in\flexible attitudes. Some objects shift within themselves, growing towards a particular dimension, and many come as a whole complete thing...holding their breath...waiting to fit in. Artist Lauren Hall arranges this situation within an exhibition.

As a group, the biography of these artists would probably read: from an outside place/came to study at Glasgow School of Art, graduated with an MFA in 201_/. All reflect intently on the situations within which artists work, and the conditions under which their work adjusts itself. Most might consider collaborating with peers or programming the work of others as part of their practice. A few get down about architecture.
AFTERPARTY: Paraphernalia, at The Poetry Club, 9 pm - late, with performances and readings by Gordon Douglas, Alex Rathbone and Richard Taylor. Moving image work by Erik Osberg and Urara Tsuchiya. 

Playlist:
How to Grind | Club Dancing
Adjusting the Grind
The Grind - Ep. 1, Part 1 (HD)
How Prescription Glasses Lens are Made / Fit - #4 Grinding Rise and Swim (Welcome to the Grind)

Road Work The Grind
AMV #36 - Feeling the grind at work - NWB Swag! - Posing update Horse Dental Work "The Grind"


For further information and images please contact info@thepoetryclub.net  
Exhibition open Monday to Friday, 10 to 3 pm, Saturday 12 to 5 pm. 

VoidoidARCHIVE | 100 EASTVALE PLACE | UNIT 12 ARCH 23 | GLASGOW G3 8QG 

www.voidoidarchive.com

Friday, 17 April 2015

Martin Boyce at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel


Martin Boyce

25.04.2015–16.08.2015 | Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

Curator: Søren Grammel 

Exhibition opening: Friday, April 24, 2015, 6.30pm

Martin Boyce's exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst is the artist’s first solo Museum show, and will primarily focus on sculpture and installation covering a fourteen year period, such as the multipart Do Words Have Voices—exhibited for the first time since it’s original showing—for which Boyce received the prestigious Turner Prize in 2011. Lesser-known projects include a glimpse in to Boyces personal image archive which consists of hundreds of collaged and altered magazine pages. So far not publicly exhibited by the artist these images provide numerous surprising insights into the artists sources of inspiration even for those familiar with his oeuvre. Boyce was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire (UK), in 1967, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art.

Urara Tsuchiya - Connoiseur's World

Urara Tsuchiya - Connoiseur's World
Queens Park Railway Club
30th April  - 23rd May 2015
Show open Thursday to Saturday
12 - 6pm

QPRC are delighted to present, Connoisseur’s World a solo exhibition by Urara Tsuchiya (MFA 2012). Featuring performance, soft sculpture and photographic works. During the course of exhibition Tsuchiya will present a number of interactive events including a banana DJ and aphrodisiac food event (with London based artist Joseph Walsh). The show finishes with a fashion catwalk and closing party on Saturday 23rd May.

Events:
Friday 24th April - 7 to 9 pm - Banana DJ
Saturday 2nd May - 2 to 5pm - Banana DJ
Saturday 9th May - 7 to 9 pm - Aphrodisiac Dinner (only 10 places, email us to book)
Saturday 23rd May - 7 to 9pm - Closing fashion show

Mick Peter "Pyramid Selling' at Tramway, Glasgow


Pyramid Selling by Mick Peter

Preview on Thursday, 23 April at 7pm-9pm.

Pyramid Selling is a solo exhibition of new sculpture by MFA graduate Mick Peter which explores notions of commerce and fabrication. The work draws on a number of sources, including literature, commercial illustration and graphic design. Mimicking the tropes of 'witty' graphic design from the 60's and 70's, the exhibition takes a satirical look at the role of the individual against the backdrop of industry and labour, the making of his exhibition at Tramway included.

The exhibition is open from 24 April – 14 June

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

Victor & Hester presents Dreams of Machines




‘I’m thinking about a process of being consumed and swallowed and broken down and excreted’
- Stephanie Beroes, Recital

Victor & Hester presents Dreams of Machines, a series of sort-of commissions; audio, text, screening, performance, and research at Transmission, Glasgow. Presenting the domestic space as a potentially potent social space, the work draws questions around a feminist reading of privacy and companionship, collaborations, domestic spheres, labour, interiorities, the unnameable, the unsaid. The work explores tensions between language, labour, architectural space and the bodies that move/work within and between these frameworks.

The exhibition is a point within a research project by MFA graduates Amelia Bywater and Emma Fitts (V&H) who will use the Transmission Resource Room throughout April to make a publication. This will be launched in May.

Contributions from:
Abby Cunnane
Tessa Peach
Ash Reid
Liene Rozīte
Irene Revell/Electra

Help from:
Transmission Committee
Kaisa Lassinaro
Louise Shelley
Cinenova
LUX Scotland

Events:

Film Screening: Stephanie Beroes, Alia Syed, Tanya Mahboob Syed
supported by LUX Scotland and Cinenova
Thursday 2 April, 7pm

Performance by Ash Reid and Liene Rozīte
Saturday 11 April, 2pm

Listening event with discussion
Date TBC

Preview 28 March, 7 - 9pm

dreamsofmachines.co.uk

Aideen Doran: Im Bau

Aideen Doran: Im Bau

18 April – 14 June 2015
Opening Friday 17 April 2015, 6–8pm

Aideen Doran (MFA 2012) will lead an investigative, creative research project interrogating the idea of the city as a space for artistic, economic and ideological production. It responds specifically to the shifting fabric of the city of Birmingham, where Grand Union is based, critiquing its contemporary urban culture of regeneration through research into the archival traces of the city’s urban past, and its past visions of the future city.
Aideen’s research outputs for this project will be through the creation of a research lab in GU’s gallery and a series of workshops and talks opening these key questions to a broader audience.

Grand Union
19 Minerva Works
Fazeley Street
Birmingham
B5 5RS
Thursday to Saturday 12–5pm during exhibitions.

Ellie Harrison's High Street Casualties

MFA graduate Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk happening soon!

Big Opening

BIG OPENING

Featuring MFA graduates Federico del Vecchio and Simon Buckley

RIVERSIDE
Schmiedeweg 4
 

CH - 3048 Worblaufen Bern

Switzerland


Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

Big_Opening

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Art Across the City featuring Michael Stumpf

MFA graduate Michael Stumpf 'The Future Is A Process, Objects Converse A Matter of Mutual Concern'.

Opens Today, 21.03.2015, as part of Art Across the City in Swansea

Art Across the City 2015
21 March- 1 June 
Swansea

Hardeep Pandhal - A Neck Or Nothing Man!


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Kate Daw new solo show 'Love, Work (Show Me Grace)'

KATE DAW
Love, Work (Show Me Grace)

Image
Kate
Daw 2015 My Sister’s Hand in Mine (mauve version for Jane Bowles)
Oil paint on found blackboard 40 cm x 30 cm


Opening
Friday 27 March, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Exhibition continues 27 March to 16 May 2015,  Wed-Sat 12-5pm



SARAH SCOUT
Suite 15, Level 1
12 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000



Sarah Scout Presents is delighted to announce Kate Daw’s third solo exhibition with the gallery Love, Work (Show Me Grace). Daw’s exhibition engages with the complex relationships we have with the world of ‘work’ and the spaces in which we engage in labour and creativity. Central to the exhibition is Daw’s role as an artist and teacher. Much of the work revolves around the ways women work and talk together; the trust involved in working with a teenager she has been teaching to draw over the past year (the ‘Grace’ of the show’s title), as well as the conversations that Daw has shared with young female art students about their relationship to the art world and their own artistic ambitions.

Love, Work (Show Me Grace) sees Daw revisit her interest in language, reproduction, design, patterning and motif. The exhibition comprises new paintings and a series of typewritten text works, together with a suite of silkscreen prints, a series of paintings on found slate boards and an ambitious installation in the gallery’s hallway. In conceiving this new body of work, Daw has drawn on the experience and imagery of her many visits to India; the process of observational drawing; the strength and resilience of sisters, as well as paying homage to key artistic, literary and personal influences. Daw’s practice continues to explore issues of authorship, narrative and creative process: moving between the spheres of domesticity and the workplace, the everyday and the imagined. Love, Work (Show Me Grace) continues to negotiate these subjective and emotional registers – engaging the artist’s own personal history within a context of broader cultural and social experiences.
Kate Daw has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, since 1992. Recent exhibitions include the 19th Biennale of Sydney and Spring 1883 (both 2014), Seven Art, Delhi and the India Art Fair (both 2013), the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and a major solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2013–14 she participated in Melbourne Now, in On Top of the World: Flags for Melbourne. In 2006 Daw completed her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she is currently Head of Painting. She was a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council (2012–14) and has served as Chair of both Next Wave and Arts Victoria’s funding advisory panel. Daw is interested in involving other people in her art practice, and has worked on collaborative projects with artists in India, Scotland and throughout Australia. In 2011, she completed a large permanent artwork, Civil Twilight End at Docklands, Melbourne, with Stewart Russell. Daw has received many awards and grants, including the prestigious Samstag Scholarship. She has undertaken residencies at the Asialink studio in India, the Glasgow School of Art, the Victorian Tapestry Workshop and IASKA, among others and in 2010 she undertook the inaugural Basil Sellers Fellowship with Stewart Russell at Melbourne’s MCG. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of Western Australia; University of Melbourne; Monash University; the Cruthers Collection; and Artbank.

Niall Macdonald Elvis Nipple Plinth

Last chance to see

ELVIS NIPPLE PLINTH
Niall Macdonald 
(MFA2008)
22/02–04/04/2015 

Kendall Koppe
Suite 1-2
6 Dixon Street
Glasgow
G1 4AX  
Wednesday–Saturday 11am–5pm, or by appointment

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

After Hours

'After Hours' - a new exhibition of work by Fiona Chambers and Aideen Doran at Platform Arts,
1 Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6EA.

6 – 21 March 2015

Private view: 6 – 9pm, Thursday 5th March

The artists will host a closing event on the 21st of March, details to be announced on the Platfrm Arts website.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

2015 Triennial: Surround Audience at the New Museum (NYC)



MFA graduate Shelly Nadashi is included in the 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience
from February 25–May 25, 2015 at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002.




The New Museum Triennial provides an important platform for an emergent generation of artists that is shaping the discourse of contemporary art. The Triennial’s predictive, rather than retrospective, model embodies the institution’s 37-year commitment to exploring the future of culture through the art of today. This third iteration of the Triennial is titled Surround Audience and is co-curated by New Museum Curator Lauren Cornell and artist Ryan Trecartin.

Surround Audience explores the effects of an increasingly connected world both on our sense of self and identity as well as on art’s form and larger social role. The exhibition looks at our immediate present, a time when culture has become more porous and encompassing and new considerations about art's role and potential are surfacing. Artists are responding to these evolving conditions in a number of ways, from calculated appropriations to critical interrogations to surreal or poetic statements.

Featuring 51 artists from over 25 countries, Surround Audience pursues numerous lines of inquiry, including: What are the new visual metaphors for the self and subjecthood when our ability to see and be seen is expanding, as is our desire to manage our self-image and privacy? Is it possible to opt out of, bypass, or retool commercial interests that potentially collude with national and international policy? How are artists striving to embed their works in the world around them through incursions into media and activism? A number of artists in the exhibition are poets, and many more use words in ways that connect the current mobility in language with a mutability in form. The exhibition also gives weight to artists whose practices operate outside of the gallery—such as performance and dance—and to those who test the forums of marketing, comedy, and social media as platforms for art. The building-wide exhibition encompasses a variety of artistic practices, including sound, dance, comedy, poetry, installation, sculpture, painting, video, one online talk show, and an ad campaign.

www.newmuseum.org

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Ballet of the palette



 (several MFA graduates involved in this new exhibition)

Preview, Thu 19 February 5:30 – 7:30pm
All welcome, no RSVP.
Gallery of Modern Art, Queen Street, Glasgow
Ballet of the Palette is an exhibition of 20th Century paintings chosen by contemporary artists who exhibited work in the 2013 exhibition, A Picture Show.
Neil Clements, Lotte Gertz, Charlie Hammond, Louise Hopkins, Merlin James, Victoria Morton, Carol Rhodes, Tony Swain, Hanneline Visnes and George Ziffo have selected paintings that may not have been seen by the public for some time. They also explain why they have chosen these particular paintings.

Friday, 13 February 2015

EVIL EMPIRE - SIMON BUCKLEY



A solo project by Simon Buckley, Feat: Swype Right
With a commissioned text by Homera Cheema

Market Gallery, 334 Duke Street, Glasgow G31 1QZ
31 January - 1 March 2015 
Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Simon Starling at Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal


 

Image: Simon Starling, Pictures for an Exhibition 2013-2014, #23 of 36 Modified Deardorff 8 x 10 Field Camera photographing Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (1916). #24 of 36 Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (1916) and Oak Base (1920).
2 framed gelatin silver prints, framed size 115 x 90 cm each, edition of 10


Musée d’art contemporain · 185 Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest (Corner Jeanne-Mance) · H2X 3X5 · Montréal · Québec

Belle Haleine – The scent of art

Belle Haleine – The scent of art
11 February - 17 May 2015

  (featuring MFA graduate Clara Ursitti)

Museum Tinguely is pursuing the project of a series of exhibitions with which, in the coming years, it will shed light on the complex theme of the five human senses and on their representation in the art. As the first show in this series, our group exhibition “Belle Haleine – The Scent of Art” from February 11 until May 17, 2015 deals with the fascinating and fleeting phenomenon of odor and thereby goes beyond the usual museum-based form of experiencing art, where the beholder’s sense of sight is appealed to above all.

“Belle Haleine – The Scent of Art” presents multimedia room installations, videos, sculptures and objects, conceptual works, drawings, photographs, and graphics by the following international artists: John Baldessari, Bernard Bazile, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Carlo Carrà, Marcel Duchamp, Peter de Cupere, Sylvie Fleury, Jaromír Funke, Yuan Gong, Raymond Hains, Carsten Höller, Bruno Jakob, Oswaldo Maciá, Piero Manzoni, Jenny Marketou, Cildo Meireles, Kristoffer Myskja, Ernesto Neto, Markus Raetz, Man Ray, Martial Raysse, François Roche, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Valeska Soares, Daniel Spoerri, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, Jana Sterbak, Jean Tinguely, Sissel Tolaas, Clara Ursitti, Ben Vautier, Bill Viola, Claudia Vogel, Meg Webster and Anna-Sabina Zürrer. In addition, a selection of allegorical works from the 16th to 17th century by artists such as Cornelis Dusart, Pieter Jansz. Quast, Jan Saenredam, Jacob Fransz. van der Merck will be on view in the first room of the show.

Museum Tinguely | Paul Sacher-Anlage 2 | P.O. Box 3255 CH-4002 Basel | Telefon + 41 61 681 93 20 | Telefax + 41 61 681 93 21
Opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11–18 h | Monday closed

Friday, 23 January 2015

Simon Starling in Mexico City


New work by MFA graduate Simon Starling in Mexico City.