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