Sunday, December 06, 2009

Applying to Sculpture and Environmental Art

If you are making an application to Sculpture and Environmental Art

1st Submit Application Form to UCAS

2nd Submit Supporting Visual Work and Statement to

Best of luck, we looking forward to seeing your application.

For more information on how to apply, go to our main website GSA

Monday, November 23, 2009

Katrina Brown, Gi Festival Director, Talk

Katrina Brown, Gi Festival Director
Thursday 26th November 2009
5 - 6pm
Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow


The talk will also include an insight in to some of the highlights of next year's festival.

Mierle Ukeles: Letter to a young artist

In the summer of 2005, artonpaper magazine published a special issue titled "Letters to a Young Artist," inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet." It included a collection of twelve letters by established artists written in response to a letter from a fictional "young artist" - a recent art school graduate who is struggling with the moral and practical implications of being an artist in New York City.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

As you slip into silence: exhibition preview Friday 13th

Featuring new work by Lynn Hynd and Sam Stead.
Intermedia Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
14th – 27th November 2009
Open Tuesday- Saturday 12-6pm
Exhibition preview Friday 13th November 6-8pm

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A journey into the American West

This autumn I am taking part in a field research program run by the University of New Mexico. The program includes undergraduate and post graduate fine art students. We spend over 50 nights in the field traveling over 8000 miles through New Mexico, Utah,Arizona and to the borders of Nevada and Texas. En route we will visit monumental earth works. We will use the desert landscape as a studio to live, work and learn.

A Time And A Place

Now in its second year, Place Projects is fast becoming an integral part of the Collective Gallery’s ever-expanding New Work Scotland Programme. The artist-led initiative aims to support emerging artists by developing a community in which constant dialogue leads to the creation of art. Places are coveted by recent graduates, eager to be nurtured by one of Scotland’s leading galleries and keen to collaborate with some of the country’s most talented up-and-coming artists.

In keeping with this spirit of the free exchange of ideas, The Journal spoke to Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) graduate Rachel MacLean and Glasgow School of Art alumnus Simon Gowing (SEA). Maclean and Gowing’s collaboration, The Principal Inhabitants of the Moon, is the first of two Place Projects to be shown at the Collective Gallery.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"By drawing attention to a failure, can it be made into just an everyday event, rather than something negative?"

log in: yesterdaysfailure
password: ifailedyesterday

all contributions must be anonymous.
they can be as long or as short as needs be
a contributor can donate as many or as few failures as they wish, day by day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Call for submissions for the Annual Student Show, December 2009.

Catalyst Arts believes in supporting artists at all stages in their careers, and the student show is our main showcase for newly emerging visual artists, providing gallery support and fresh networking opportunities.

They are interested in presenting a broad range of innovative, exciting new work in any and all mediums.

This call is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those who have graduated during 2009.

Those wishing their work to be considered for exhibition should submit a written proposal with artist statement and no more than 5 images of work. Go to the website for details

Closing date for submissions is Friday 6th November no later than 4pm.

iTunes U

iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, that you can enjoy on your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC. Explore over 200,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums and public media organizations from around the world. With iTunes U, there's no end to what or where you can learn. More info here

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

St Georges X Underpass Project

A Glasgow School of Art Public Architecture/Art/Design Project.
A cross-school project in collaboration with Glasgow City Council and local community to redesign the public underpass at St Georges Cross.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Running Time is the first ever exhibition dedicated exclusively to artist films in Scotland.

Including artist,

Jason Dee, Mark Neville, Smith (SEA staff) / Stewart, Aileen Campbell, Beagles and Ramsay, Phil Collins, Pernille Spence, Madelon Hooykaas and Elsa Stansfield, Kate V Robertson, Ashley Nieuwenhuizen, David Sherry (SEA grad), Alan Currall (SEA staff), Torsten Lauschmann, Roderick Buchanan (SEA grad), Douglas Gordon (SEA grad), Hugh Watt, Maayke Schurer, Rosalind Nashashib, Margaret Tait, Dalziel and Scullion (SEA grad), Ben Rivers, Matt Stokes, Ian Stephen, Stuart Gurden, Gair Dunlop, Jason Nelson, Roderick Buchanan (SEA grad), Henry Coombes, Duncan Marquiss, David Shrigley (SEA grad), Matt Hulse, Dani Marti, Luke Collins, Zatorski and Zatorski, Sigga Bjorg Sigurdardottir, Paul Rooney, Luke Fowler, Katy Dove, Andy Wake, Will Duke, Craig Mulholland, Tatham & O' Sullivan, Patrick Jameson, Steven Cairns, Will Duke, Michael Windle, Stephen Sutcliffe, Eduardo Paolozzi . Annabel Nicolson, Martin Boyce (SEA grad), Hayley Tompkins, Jim Lambie (SEA grad), Stephen Partridge, Anne Bjerge Hansen, Stuart Gurden, Tamara Krikorian, Jenny Hogarth, Alistair Maclennan, David Hall, Boyle Family,

Friday, October 09, 2009

Central Station is now LIVE

Central Station is a space where artists, film-makers and designers can talk about their processes, showcase their work, share tools and tips and access resources.

Central Station is made by Glasgow-based digital studio ISO (founded by GSA graduate Damien Smith) and is primarily funded by Channel 4's 4ip fund, the Scottish Arts Council Inspire Fund and Scottish Screen.

The Glasgow School of Art is a partner of Central Station together with the British Council and the GFT, with various activities and events from across the School forming part of Central Station's content.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Skeleton of whale and atomised jet engine on Turner Prize short list

A wall painted in liquid gold and the gigantic skeleton of a sperm whale are among the exhibits shown by the two Scottish artists vying for the most prestigious award in contemporary art, the Turner Prize.

Lucy Skaer, Environmental Art graduate, is showing a work called Leviathan Edge, which is the partial skeleton of a male sperm whale, including its skull, visible through narrow slits in a wall.

Richard Wright, who specialises in wall paintings, has adorned a room at Tate Britain in London with a symmetrical pattern in gold leaf.

Monday, October 05, 2009

New work Scotland

Work of Scots Turner Prize hopefuls on display

Lucy Skaer, who graduated from Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 1997 and lives and works in the city, is one of those in the running.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Drawn Together: Natalie Lambert


CONSTRUCTS features a selection emerging artists working in a variety of disciplines and aims to bring together work that references or finds its inspiration from the structures, materials and forms of our man-made surroundings. Featuring both the work of artists who’s practice naturally fits this theme, as well as those who have created new works specifically for the show. The exhibition is a celebration of architecture, engineering, geometry and construction. The 13 artists have responded the show title using sculpture, installtion, drawing, painting, performance, photography and video.
Preview : Friday 4th September 6-10pm
Open Daily 5th-11th September 12-3pm

White House
(Next to Pentagon)
32 Washington Street


HALF LIFE Permanent Landworks are the legacy of NVA's extraordinary art event that took place in Argyll in September 2007. We have launched a website that gives new interpretations on the works and the sites that can still be visited, along with downloadable maps and directions. The four main routes include some of the most powerful existing Neolithic sites and forts in the area along with three NVA interventions, designed by Simon Costin and James Johnson in collaboration with Angus Farquhar. To start exploring visit:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Making Space: toward a public artwork for Glasgow Women’s Library 2 Artist in residence opportunities

Deadline for applications: Friday 24 July 2009

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) seeks two 6-month part time Artist Residencies to be based within the library. The residencies offer an exciting opportunity for two artists to work with the rich resources of Glasgow Women’s Library - staff, learners, users and archive - to achieve the aims and focus of Making space: toward a public artwork for GWL. The residence opportunities are offered to develop ideas, visuals and participatory working methods that can inform GWL’s ambitions to realise a public artwork for their new premises at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. The residencies will support the artists’ investigation of Women’s histories and representation in the Public Realm, as well as potential means of engagement and consultation with diverse constituents of GWL.

For further details please download a job description, cover sheet and application information from here or call GWL on 0141 552 8345 or e-mail: info(at)

The Art Fund Helps Hunterian Acquire Work by Turner Prize-nominated Artist Lucy Skaer

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Optical illusions at Atelier Hermes

Your eyes will go spinning the moment you set foot in the Atelier Hermes in Sinsa-dong.

Artist Jim Lambie has covered the 326.81 square-meter floor with multi-colored neon vinyl tape for his first solo exhibition in Korea, titled "Nervous Track."

"It is like putting a new skin on the floor, almost like a tattoo. It also reminds of the lines of an LP," the Scottish artist told The Korea Herald last week.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Martin Boyceis in seventh heaven at the Venice Biennale

Glasgow-based artist Martin Boyce has filled seven rooms of the fifteenth-century Palazzo Pisani with a collection of installations he designed and constructed in his studios in Maryhill, Glasgow, in a large exhibition called No Reflections.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Gibson Street Gala

The Gibson Street Gala will take place on Sunday 21st June from 12 - 6pm and I am inviting artists and art students to take part in an open air exhibition in Westbank Quadrant either as individuals or groups. A small fee of £15 would be charged for each section used by individuals or groups, within which work may be made available for sale. The art exhibition will be a new addition to the fifth annual incarnation of the event and we are hoping to establish it as a successful and permanent feature. The aim is to create an arts community site and encourage artists and art students to collaborate. This is a fantastic opportunity in terms of exposure and any additional creative ideas are welcome. We will have artists doing life drawing and I'm working on getting a performance artist to draw an audience. Gibson street, Westbank Quadrant and part of Otago street will be closed for 7 hours. We have live entertainment on the main stage in Gibson street throughout the day, kids entertainment in Otago street, 30 stalls across the bridge and a large courtyard(entry from Westbank Quadrant) with acoustic bands and other entertainment. We have space for more than fifty artists and I'm getting a lot of interest so if you would like a space guaranteed let me know as soon as possible. I can supply you with a table if you need one and we are looking into getting covers for work in case of rain but I would recommend artists to be prepared for that as well.

Marianne Vosloo's email for anyone intrested is

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jim Lambie. Spectacular New Sculpture for Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art

Martin Boyce interview: When in Venice

MARTIN BOYCE REMEMBERS THE precise moment he realised what was so special about Venice. Scouting out locations for his exhibition in this summer's Venice Biennale, where he will represent Scotland, he and curators Judith Winter and Graham Domke of Dundee Contemporary Arts took a boat to the Lido, the "beach resort" island seaward of the old city. Read more from the Scotsman

Friday, May 08, 2009

Roman Signer, Hammertone @ Palais de Tokyo

analogue : fourway

IRONBBRATZ is proud to present analogue : fourway. The show will feature the work of Ian Birkmyre, Pete Fleming, Kate Gallacher and Christine Leathem. This show also marks our foray into public space! Extra celebration will ensue.As always, bring quids 'cause I'm bakin' cakes.

174 Saltmarket, Glasgow.

Live Art Development Agency Tenth Year Short Films

The Live Art Development Agency was founded in 1999 to support the proliferation of Live Art practices and critical discourses in the UK and internationally. Over the last ten years the Agency has responded to the exciting, innovative and diverse nature of Live Art, by developing an extensive portfolio of resources, professional development initiatives and projects.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright shortlisted for Turner Prize

Two Scottish artists, one known for her intricate drawings, the other for his "thinking man's graffiti", have been shortlisted for the most prestigious, and controversial, award in contemporary art, the Turner Prize.

In a year in which the prize has taken on a noticeably more restrained air, Lucy Skaer (SEA graduate) and Richard Wright, who are both based in Glasgow and trained at the Glasgow School of Art, were yesterday on the final list for the £40,000 prize, £25,000 of which goes to the eventual winner, who will be unveiled in December. The Herald


InterventTech is a platform for art made or exhibited in the UK that explores contemporary life and experience. It’s a place for artists, creative producers and interested audiences to find out more about what’s going out there, learn about new opportunities and get involved.

Understanding that technologies are an integral part of contemporary life and human experience, InterventTech posts information and comment pieces about the UK’s art and technology scene. This covers visual art, media art, live and performance art, contemporary dance art, animation, games, sonic and sound art, computer art, AI and net art.

InterventTech helps to spread the word about emerging artists and creative trends, up-coming exhibitions and platforms, new opportunities, conferences, training and events across this area.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two Points of Contact

Come and visit the winners of the Duplex Give Away, Jen Sykes and Ane Oestrem, as they spend their one week residency contained in GSS car park.
Closing event on Sunday 26th April, 5pm-7pm
Cakes, cones and competitive fun will be provided. All welcome!

On Photography : Talks at Glasgow Art Fair

Talks by: Pavel Büchler, Laura Noble, Dr Sara Stevenson, Jo Longhurst
Friday 24th April between 12.30 - 3.45

Friday, March 27, 2009

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is currently Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Media, Art & Communications at the University of Gloucestershire, and based at Gloucester Cathedral. Show opensThursday 30 April – Sunday 31 May 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Michael Visocchi wins the Jerwood

The £25,000 commission will see winning artist Michael Visocchi, graduate of Sculpture and Environmental Art, produce a large-scale work at the Jerwood Sculpture Park in Warwickshire.

Ya dancer! well done Michael

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Art review: Nick Evans, Use History Autonome

ARTIST and gallery director Kendall Koppe is showing me around the spanking new gallery, Washington Garcia, that he opened last week. The walls are sparklingly white, the concrete floor has been newly washed and the glass frontage is gleaming. Oh, and the art, by sculptor Nick Evans, is pretty good too.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Michael Archer on Claire Barclay

RBS – Malihom Artist-in-Residence (“AiR”) Program

RBS – Malihom Artist-in-Residence (“AiR”) Program
by the Wawasan Open University
Penang, Malaysia

Call for Artists
Session 1, 2010 (5th January to 30th June 2010)
Application Deadline: 30th June 2009

At Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia.

The art in RBS-Malihom Artist in Residence (“AiR”) Program is intended to bring new inspiration, perception and understanding to the artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, deliberation, and collegial interaction with the environment and the communities within. They invite visual artists to explore the natural world in varicolored ways.

Residencies are awarded without prejudice, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of visual arts. Those selected are offered a preparatory allowance, monthly stipend, living and studio space for up to six months with an organized exhibition hosted by The Royal Bank of Scotland Berhad, Malihom Sdn Bhd and Wawasan Open University at the end of the Program to showcase the Artists’ works.

They seek applications from professional visual artists with national and/or international distinction, to create artwork and/or installation that can augment medium to large-scale thematically-based exhibitions.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In-World: Second Life Studio – Exhibition and Project Opportunity!

SEA and CCE are looking for interest from students (and staff) in participating in a ‘real world/in-world’ exhibition. Funding from the GSA Learning and Teaching Innovation fund has allowed the purchase of an island in Second Life - an immersive 3D Virtual world – and with the support of Glasgow School of Art Graduates rm*, AKA Gaylie Runciman and Debs Norton, we are looking for people who would be up for experimenting with the site, contexts and processes of Second Life to:

• Build a body of work for a ‘real world/in-world’ exhibition
• Work with Glasgow School of Art Graduates rm*, AKA Gaylie Runciman and Debs Norton to explore the tools and contexts of Second Life as a site of production

This is a one off opportunity to test and show what’s possible in Second Life! It is anticipated that work made with rm* during the project will be exhibited in Second Life and also in a parallel real world space during April 2009. If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Paul Cosgrove Acting Head of Sculpture and Environmental Art by close of play on Friday 14th March and further information on meeting dates and project plans will be sent to you.


Monday, March 09, 2009

Scratch Video

Monday 16th - Saturday 21st March 2009 - 12 til 5pm - Free

Scratch Video was a British Video Art movement that emerged in the 1980s. It was characterised by the use of found footage and challenged many of the established conventions of broadcast television. Street Level have teamed up with Rewind to bring to Glasgow a selection of some of the groundbreaking works in this genre, including artists such as The Gorilla Tapes, The Duvet Brothers and George Barber. click on the image for more info

European video competition for students - Deadline 22 March

ELIA is issuing a call for proposals for short videos (1 or 3 minutes) within the context of the European Commission’s promotion of multilingualism. The competition is being organised as a contribution to the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.

What kind of videos are we looking for?
Students are asked to develop artistic proposals for video works of either one minute or three minutes length. The proposal should reflect Europe’s linguistic diversity and the role played by different languages, inspired by the theme Creativity and Innovation.

What will the selected applicants receive?
- Each selected applicant will receive a 5000 € grant in order to complete their video. A maximum of 15 proposals will be selected.
- The selected films will be presented during the PRIX EUROPA Festival in Berlin (17th to 24th October 2009). Media experts will lead workshops for the selected students and their supervisors. Travel and participation costs will be covered

Who can apply?
All students from ELIA member institutions from the 27 European Union Member States plus Norway, Iceland, Turkey and Liechtenstein can apply. Each student’s application should be signed by a faculty member of the institution or by the supervisor.

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David Shrigley: the joker with a deadly punchline