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.