Glasgow School of Art has announced that graduating students from the School of Fine Art will not be able to hold a degree show this summer, but that a special exhibition featuring images of their work will take its place. The School of Fine Art was one of the areas most significantly impacted by the recent fire in GSA’s historic Mackintosh building.
Students have each provided one image of their work to be included in the exhibition, which will take the form of a group show of digital prints at the McLellan Galleries, the historic exhibition space recently used as a venue during Glasgow International.
The exhibition will run concurrently with the Design and Architecture Degree Shows, which go ahead as planned. Images from the exhibition will also be included in a limited edition book, with both prints and book available for the public to purchase. The MFA Degree Show will proceed as planned and take place at The Glue Factory.
Professor Tom Inns, Glasgow School of Art director, said: “Last week’s events had a significant impact on the GSA, but I’m delighted to announce that images provided by our final year Fine Art students will be the focus of this specially curated exhibition.
“It has been a particularly challenging time for the Fine Art students and this exhibition ensures that, although they are unable to stage a degree show at this time, they are able to join with their fellow students across the campus in our annual showcase of creativity and innovation.”
GSA Fine Art exhibition, 14-21 June, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.
GSA MFA Degree Show, 12-22 June, the Glue Factory, Glasgow
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