Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ai Weiwei

Ai, facing protestors, jumps into the air during a protest in Beijing against a controversial internet filtering programme called "Green Dam", July 2009.

Ai Weiwei Incarceration Tate Modern Event

Tate Modern announced today that it is deeply concerned about the current disappearance of the artist Ai Weiwei. The
organisation places artists at the very centre of its activities.

The Unilever Series, Sunflower Seeds is on display until 2 May. To mark its final weekend in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern will be holding a free public event on Saturday 30 April. Hamish Fulton, the British artist known for his text, photographic and wall pieces, will present an action from 12 noon to 2pm entitled Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei). This will be followed by a free screening of Ai Weiwei's documentary Disturbing the Peace in the Starr Auditorium at 2.30pm.
The Release Ai Weiwei signage will remain on the front of Tate Modern until they have more news regarding the artist's arrest. The question still remains, where is he being detained? and what are the charges against him? more...

Ai Weiwei's rock star friend stopped at Shanghai airport

A prominent Chinese rock musician close to detained artist Ai Weiwei has been stopped by officials at an airport in Shanghai, according to a friend.

Zuoxiao Zuzhou and his wife, Xiao Li, were reportedly halted on Wednesday afternoon and have been out of contact for several hours. The musician's phone rang unanswered. The Guardian

Free Hetherington and Glasgow Social Centre

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Red Shed art installation at BBC Scotland

The Red Shed art installation at BBC Scotland

The Red Shed is a regular garden shed installed in the middle of BBC Scotland's offices at Pacific Quay. Placed there by the interior designers Graven Images the red shed is designed to be an island amongst the black and grey rows of desks and chairs.

In a collaboration between BBC Scotland and Glasgow School of Art, six artists have been invited to use it as a space for art for one week each. This feature documents the first three installations. The videos have been produced and directed by staff members in the BBC.

The Duchy

the duchy is a gallery working with the most exceptional recent graduates, emerging artists, more established practitioners and other artist-led initiatives. They are dedicated to promoting exchange, dialogue and experimentation around contemporary art with a focus on providing a supportive and engaging environment and workspace.

The gallery and project space offers a professional platform and experimental space for artists to develop their ideas, explore new directions and host a range of artist talks and events.

They also have an open submission policy. If you have an idea for an exhibition, project or collaboration please email theduchygallery[at] with any initial ideas or formal proposals you may have. They are particularly looking for recent graduates to be incorporated in 2 person and group shows later this summer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ideas Green Fund is offering eight IdeasTap members (aged 16 to 25) £5,000 each to realise creative projects that either address green issues or are produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.

They are looking for ideas that offer exciting new angles on climate change – or new ways to make art in an eco-friendly fashion.

It doesn’t matter what medium you work in – from film to theatre, photography to music, visual arts to literature – because Ideas Fund Green is open to all creative disciplines. The key is innovation.

For more information click here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In The Park - 3rd Year Environmental Art Exhibition

'Recreation' by Karine Bouleau
Image courtesy of Steve Higgins


Public Art Projects by 3rd year Environmental Art students from Glasgow School of Art working in partnership with Land Services and House for an Art Lover.

Exhibition opening Thursday 14th April at 6pm.
Exhibition runs until 25th April, 10-5pm.

The exhibition includes documentation of twenty temporary Public Art Projects developed by third year Environmental Art students from Glasgow School of Art. Each project developed in relation to the context of Bellahouston Park and benefited from the expert knowledge of those people who either use or maintain that space. 

A publication will accompany the exhibition and will be launched at the opening.

House for an Art Lover,
Bellahouston Park,
10 Dumbreck Road,

Glasgow, G41 5BW
(15 minutes walk from Ibrox tube station)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ai Weiwei

Two days before Ai Weiwei's disappearance, the artist spoke out about police surveillance and harassment at his Beijing studio, and warned that "people with different minds and voices are being thrown into prison".