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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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Pricing

There’s heap of washing to do, the Christmas tree and decs are dumped on the spare room bed still, the dogs have left a trail of mud through from the garden and my kitchen table is piled high with tools and […]

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2015 – How was it for you? #8 Sarah Munro, Director, BALTIC

There’s been plenty for new BALTIC director to celebrate in 2015, from bringing the Turner Prize to Glasgow while head of Tramway, to becoming the Gateshead venue’s first female director. Sarah Munro reflects on a “rollercoaster” of a year and a new job that makes her “tingle with excitement”.

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engage conference 2015: challenging, provocative and young at heart

This year’s engage International Conference in Glasgow focused on young people working with art and artists, with a remit to explore the gallery as a school, the importance of cross-disciplinary engagement, and the ethics of peer-led practice. But, as Moira Jeffrey reports, much of the lively and challenging discussion was wide-ranging and off script.

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Artists open their doors in a festival of new work

This bank holiday weekend sees Glasgow awash with exhibitions and events in artists’ homes as part of the second annual Openhouse Art Festival, while at the opposite end of the country Brighton’s artists are also opening their doors.

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A Q&A with… Catherine Street, artist

The Edinburgh-based artist talks about how 12 months of residencies in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Abroath have led to a solo exhibition at Glasgow School of Art which uses film, audio and performance to explore the limits of her body as a material.

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Some corner: out of the drizzle, continued

In Glasgow, wandering around Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection, “Angel’s Nightie” was never far from my mind. In fact it was pressing down on me with many urgent questions requiring answers. Back in Eastbourne, before leaving […]

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Some corner: out of the drizzle

It’s been the Easter school holidays. That’s one of my excuses for not blogging lately, but that doesn’t mean that work on my projects hasn’t been almost constant. On the 25th March I travelled up to Glasgow by coach with […]

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sound maps

These maps describe our synchronised listening experiences. We’re used to listening and then vocalising an immediate interpretation of a place together with groups but this exercise allowed us to listen and map in silence. We’d done some exploration of various […]

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Trips and tutorials

This weeks tutorial was particularly helpful – given that I had spent some time before it thinking how I didn’t feel I had too much to say for myself. It is now week 5 in the calendar, so a third […]

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