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
LUX Scotland


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

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
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


Featuring MFA graduates Federico del Vecchio and Simon Buckley

Schmiedeweg 4

CH - 3048 Worblaufen Bern


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


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 

Hardeep Pandhal - A Neck Or Nothing Man!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

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

Love, Work (Show Me Grace)

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

Friday 27 March, 5.30 - 7.30pm

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

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

Niall Macdonald 

Kendall Koppe
Suite 1-2
6 Dixon Street
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.