The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has announced it will be staging its first ever Graduate Degree Show in September. While the school’s MFA course has staged interim and final year shows for many years, the move seeks to provide a public showcase for the full range of graduate work undertaken at the art school.
The exhibition, which will take place over two floors of The Lighthouse building in central Glasgow, will include work by artists following the MLitt course in Fine Art Practice. Also represented will be final projects by architects completing the MArch course and designers from a variety of Mdes.
Alan Yentob’s recent BBC ‘Imagine’ documentary highlighted Glasgow School of Art’s key role in shaping the city’s world-renowned art scene. Its Environmental Art course, led by David Harding, is famous for producing artists such as Martin Boyce, Douglas Gordon, David Shrigley, Christine Borland, Simon Starling and Jim Lambie. More recent GSA graduates include Turner Prize-nominated filmmaker Luke Fowler.
The MLitt in Fine Art Practice is a studio-based, one year taught graduate programme, designed for practicing artists working in photography, painting, sculpture or printmaking. The Graduate Degree Show will be curated by Jenny Brownrigg, Exhibitions Director at the Glasgow School of Art.
The Graduate Degree Show runs 15 – 29 September 2012, The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. More information at www.gsa.ac.uk
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