Monday, March 22, 2010

Central Station: Mhairi Sharp in the LIST

Our showcase of up-and-coming young talent in association with Central Station focuses on the work of Mhairi Sharp, currently in her final year studying sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art. Her physical objects, text-based works, photography and found objects explore nostalgia for 80s football casuals and terrace culture, in particular the fashion of this sub-culture. Mhairi says of her work: ‘I strive to provoke reflection and pay tribute to this lesser know sub-culture to which football and fashion mattered more, than corporate hospitality and sanitised stadia … I am able to move my work both inside and outside of the gallery environment; allowing my work to be viewed by different audiences.

Government raises curtain on £600,000 Creative Bursaries Scheme to help talented graduates find work in the arts

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Culture Minister Margaret Hodge today announced a two-year grants programme to provide at least 40 internships with established arts companies for graduates from low-income backgrounds. The initial £600,000 programme will begin in September and be managed by the Jerwood Foundation.

The pilot scheme announced today will make it easier for talented creative young people, with an arts degree, to find jobs in a market where unpaid internships are common, and those from low income backgrounds are often at a disadvantage.

Interview: David Sherry - Artist. (SEA grad)