Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SSW Technical Placement, graduate opportunity

This is an opportunity for a recent art graduate to gain more practical experience and training in sculptural techniques and processes. Working alongside the Senior Technican, Technical Placement participants work as a valuable member of the SSW team, assisting artists achieve their desired outcomes, co-ordinating with SSW office staff in the delivery of programming, and assisting with the implementation of Health and Safety regulations. There is an emphasis on individual development and enuiry, and where possible Technical Placements will focus on the areas they most wish to address. As well as working and training alongside the Senior Technican, Technical Placement participants are expected to develop their own body of work while in residence. Participants will be provided with studio space and access to all facilities, which should be fully taken advantage of. more

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

'What the Hell Are You Doing?' David Shrigley

Squiggles, or ‘Shriggles’. That’s what you can call them. Some are. Some are concepts or mottos for life – written in pen on a scrap of paper. Some things are sculpture. Things and Shriggles. Shrigley’s universe. The Shrigleyverse. Do you want to go there? David Shrigley tapes a note, handwritten on cardboard, to a lamp post underneath a blob of clay in the shape of a little head. It reads: ‘Notice’ – While you are reading this there is a man in one of the windows high above you who is taking your photograph. He will make a wee model of you and put it with other wee models of other people. Then he plays weird games with them.’more.....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

COME IN, WE'RE OPEN: Jess Higgins and the Garnethill Multicultural Centre

For one week only, the old tearoom in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre will be open for business, serving teas and coffees, cold foods and sweet treats on a donations and/or trade basis.
Jess Higgins from First Year SEA has reactivated the Cafe in the basement of the Garnethill Multicultural Centre on Rose Street. Jess and other students from First Year SEA will also be running various services throughout the week including....

HILL STORIES - a listening and talking service.
GIVING AND TAKING LIBRARY - a swap shelf for unwanted books.
SKILLS FOR TRADES - a notice board where you can post a note of a skill or service you can offer for free to someone in return for a skill/service from them.

As well as more small scale events TBC.

All are welcome for a cup of tea and a sit down, tell your friends!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

This February, the Hayward Gallery will present the first major survey in the UK of works by David Shrigley

Spanning the upper galleries, David Shrigley: Brain Activity will cover the full range of Shrigley’s diverse practice from the past two decades of the artist’s career, including drawing, animation, painting, photography, taxidermy, and sculpture. The exhibition will feature some 175 works, the majority of which are new or never before shown in the UK. more.......

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

School of Art awarded grant to probe 'Glasgow Miracle'

Glasgow School of Art is to get one of the largest grants of its type to work out why the city has produced so many successful contemporary artists.
The money - £122,500 - will be used to investigate an archive of photos and recordings dating back three decades. It is hoped it will help shed light on what conditions and events led to what one curator has dubbed "The Glasgow Miracle". 

The cash has been awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
It was a German curator who first coined the phrase "Glasgow Miracle" to explain the stream of successful contemporary artists coming out of the city.

Experts believe more practical measures could be at play. They cite strong teaching, cheap studio space and a cluster of artists in one area of the city. 

The grant will be used to archive two significant collections of photographs and articles - many of them at the former Third Eye Centre where everyone from Billy Connolly, Miles Davis and Damien Hirst have appeared over the years.

Ross Sinclair (SEA) will be conducting a series of person-to-person interviews with artists who have made Glasgow an internationally recognised centre of visual arts will be also be carried out.

Researchers said as well as helping them understand the origins of the city's successful scene, it may help with future investment. more

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Had Been On Autopilot

Interim show of M.Litt Sculpture Students
Ellie Barrett / Jenny Lewis / Philippe Murphy /Alys Owen

Friday 20th January, 5pm onwards
Garage Space in the Barnes Building

Monday, January 16, 2012

Health & Safety Violations - interview with Ben Woodeson

Subservient shoe brush open toed sandals thing, 2010 A wire brush spins around randomly, threatening your open-toe sandals. A motion-activated vacuum pump sucks out the air from a gallery space: the longer viewers remain inside, the less air for them to breathe. A cobble stone is rotating on a rope. The sole purpose of that kettle is to spread red acrylic paint on your shoes. An electric fence criss-crosses the path that leads to an art gallery or the bar. Elsewhere a randomly activated tripwire awaits visitors...more

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva - Artists Talk

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Meet the Connect10 artist: Claire Barclay

“I am drawn to the more ambiguous museum objects,” she says. “They spark a curiosity as to their uses and meanings.”

She is also interested in information and ideas that relate to the psychological connections between people and objects, or between form, material and meaning.   more