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). 
Please email gsamfaeditions@gmail.com for purchase enquiries.
Launch event at CitizenM, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow on Wednesday 29th April from 6 - 8pm. 



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


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

Monday, 20 April 2015




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. 

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. 



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.

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