Glasgow’s world renowned artist-run gallery has postponed its annual members’ show as its unpaid committee struggles to cope with the time demands of the role.
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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.
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 […]
A blog that documents my artistic progress in producing an experimental animation that deals with the understanding, expectations and experience of some Glaswegians on the subject of romantic love. The project is funded by A-N as part of its professional development funding.
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.
The artist receives a £10,000 commission to produce a new film work, to be premiered at next year’s Glasgow Film Festival.
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.
Should Scotland have its own archive of artists’ moving image work, and if so what form should it take and what should be in it? Chris Sharratt reports on a recent Lux Scotland event exploring the feasibility of a ‘distribution collection’ of Scottish works.
Sarah McCrory has been appointed director of Goldsmiths’ new gallery of contemporary art, designed by Assemble and set to open to the public in spring 2018.
The Glasgow-based artist, who first came to prominence in the 1990s, this year became the recipient of the newly created Freelands Award for women artists. She shares her thoughts on 12 months that also saw her first substantial show in Scotland for 10 years.
Five a-n News writers – based in London, Birmingham and Glasgow – pick, in no particular order, their top five exhibitions of the year.
Hot on the heels of the closure of Inverleith House gallery in Edinburgh comes the news that Glasgow Sculpture Studios is to end its exhibition programme. Chris Sharratt sees worrying signs for the resilience of the visual arts sector in Scotland.
For his exhibition in Glasgow, the London-based, Philippines-born artist traces the global tentacles of neoliberalism through an exploration of objects sold at key auctions over the last 25 years. He explains more to Chris Sharratt, including what drew him to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s iconic handbag.
The inaugural award for mid-career female artists will see the Edinburgh gallery present a new exhibition by Glasgow artist Jacqueline Donachie.
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.