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Willie Sullivan at Free Market symposium, Market Gallery, Glasgow, 17-19 May 2017. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Free Market thinking: arts, organising and alternatives to neoliberalism

Market Gallery’s recent Free Market symposium – supported by an a-n Artist Led Bursary – brought together thinkers and doers to discuss issues around ‘cultural resources in crisis’ and was in part informed by the Glasgow gallery’s own precarious situation. Chris Sharratt reports on three days of thinking beyond the usual.

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Starting to interview

Started the interview process. Talked to Beverly, Amy and Caitlin. A cynicism in relation to the subject became apparent. Some women found it hard to express themselves on the subject and kept on apologising for it. Despite this, there were […]

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Romancing in Glasgow: a Female Perspective an a Sociology of Love

A blog that documents my artistic progress in producing an experimental animation that deals with the understanding, expectations and experience of Glaswegian women on the subject of romantic love. The project is funded by A-N as part of its professional development funding.

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Jim Lambie,  Sun Visor, 2014, 56x76 cm, pigment print with spray paint addition in a varied edition of 50. Courtesy: Glasgow Print Studio
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Pictures of… five decades of printmaking

An exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio presents over five decades of prints from the organisation’s archive, and includes work by 52 artists spanning screenprinting, lithograph, etching and much more.

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What of you?

They say ignorance is bliss, but I think it’s a lazy option. You can find out whatever you want, you just need to dedicate your time to it (but then they say that time is money). I feel like motivational […]

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Kissing Without Tongues

WHY DO YOU FIND IT SO DIFFICULT TO COMMIT TO THINGS? YOUR ABILITY TO PERCEIVE IS FANTASTIC, SO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT. FORGET THAT ACTUALLY, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE FOOLED AND IN-TURN DISAPPOINTED. THE FAÇADE IS ONE THING, BUT […]

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Make it three, I’m not driving

they will keep trying to pin the tail on you if you keep chasing the carrot. are you in motion or are you just experiencing that false sense of movement that you get when you step off of a treadmill? […]

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Informed Phenomenon

the powers that be don’t hear and see you sow seeds in the ground, clean dirt from your teeth dust under your tongue and clogging your throat bite the bullet and splash out on some fancy mouthwash an irresistible odour, […]

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Not to be overly dramatic (Good News, Bad News)

And a whole. Scrap it. And a hole (non-descript). It’s strange though because seeing something sometimes is not enough. Whereas sometimes seeing something is enough. Na, scrap that. Like being boxed-in by nothing, kind of. As in, what is it […]

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Extreme Inactivity

Memory makes me confident that it was dark outside. For the sake of having a point-of-view I’ll go with a fish, that way everything will be ever so slightly obscured by the ripples in the water. Speaking of which, I’m […]

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Unrelenting Love

fig 1. 1. because it will start again, but why not 2. who are you to complain about such a thing 3. standing there and hearing it again 4. there is nothing that enters my head 5. except the eternal words […]

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Beth Collar,
Untitled (furrowed brow),
Lime wood, MAC cosmetics,
roughly face sized
installed at the Freud Museum as part of Tall
Tales touring exhibition
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A Q&A with… Beth Collar, artist

Pippa Koszerek talks to artist Beth Collar about how a 2014 residency at Glasgow Women’s Library has influenced the sculptures that she is currently showing in the Tall Tales national touring exhibition.

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Kevin Hutcheson, Journey, 2013
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Kevin Hutcheson, 1971-2016

The Glasgow artist Kevin Hutcheson died unexpectedly prior to April’s Glasgow International as he was preparing to open a solo show as part of the festival. Friends and colleagues remember this unassuming master of collage and stalwart of the city’s art scene.

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Lawrence Lek, artist
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A Q&A with… Lawrence Lek, artist and creator of digital environments

The London-based artist Lawrence Lek uses the visual language of computer games to produce site-specific works that simulate real-world environments and create fantasy narratives. His film for Glasgow International sees the Clyde-built QE2 cruise liner sail from Dubai to Scotland to be turned into an extension for the Glasgow School of Art. Chris Sharratt finds out why.

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