The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee report questions the role of Glasgow School of Art as custodians of the Mackintosh Building, but the art school disputes the accuracy of some of its points.
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Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland, the chair of Glasgow School of Art’s board, Muriel Gray, has said there’s “absolutely no way” that the rebuilt Mackintosh building “wouldn’t be a working art school”.
Craft, design and illustration shop Welcome Home and Aye Aye Books book shop are hoping to raise £3,000 each to cover staff wages and other outgoings as the arts venue remains closed in the wake of the Mackintosh Building fire.
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The latest updates after Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building is devastated by fire for the second time in four years. Including: British and Scottish governments pledge to support restoration, Glasgow School of Art contractor previously condemned for fire safety failings, plus were lessons learned from 2014 fire?
As numbness turns to anger following Friday night’s fire at Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building, Chris Sharratt hopes that the building can rise again after this second even more devastating blaze.
Artists including Sir Antony Gormley, Martin Boyce, Cornelia Parker and Douglas Gordon have created new works utilising debris from the Glasgow School of Art fire, to be auctioned at Christie’s London to raise funds for the restoration of the art school’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building.
Five floors in Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Building provide temporary space for the Phoenix Bursary Exhibition, a show of new work by artists from the Phoenix Bursary programme. Richard Taylor talks to two graduates with work in the exhibition and finds out what the bursary meant to them.
After 12 weeks of detailed work, forensic archaeologists have revealed what was lost, and what survived, following last May’s fire at Glasgow School of Art’s historic Mackintosh Building.
100 artists who were affected by the fire at Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building earlier this year have been awarded bursaries to enable them to continue their creative studies at art schools in the UK and beyond.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has issued a statement saying the destruction of the structure and majority of the contents of Glasgow School of Art has been prevented.
Fire fighters in Glasgow are tackling a major blaze at Glasgow School of Art’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building.
The venue on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, which has been closed since the Glasgow School of Art fire in June, was hoping to reopen to the public on 14 September. However, Glasgow City Council has now stated that it is still not safe and there is currently no date for reoccupation.
A report into the Glasgow School of Art fire has confirmed that the fire was started when inflammable gases from a foam canister were ignited – and that a new fire suppression system was not operational at the time of the blaze.
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Tate Modern director Frances Morris said the New York-based artist, who is known for her work addressing issues of race, gender and violence, “fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today”.
The artist Richard Billingham came to prominence in 1996 with the photo series Ray’s a Laugh, which documented the chaotic life of his alcoholic father and violent mother in a Black Country tower block. Now he’s made a feature film, Ray & Liz, about his early family life. Fisun Güner talks to him.
A selection of the week’s best shows, including: Anya Lewin’s haunted memories of Jewish life at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Freya Dooley’s multi-channel sound installation at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, plus influential feminist artists, activists and collectives question patriarchal systems at Backlit, Nottingham.
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Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam, who has been acting as joint interim director, will initially be appointed for one year with a “full candidate search” planned.
Other News In Brief: MSPs told by Glasgow School of Art academic that Mackintosh building should be removed from control of GSA board; Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of the History of Science hire Syrian refugees as tour guides.
Tom Inns, whose time as director of Glasgow School of Art has been marked by two major fires at the school’s historic Mackintosh building, has resigned.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at the Hepworth, Wakefield, an exploration of the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements at Nottingham Contemporary, plus a series of interventions in the galleries of the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading.
For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.
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