For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.
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The programme, which has been welcomed by arts funder Creative Scotland, will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma describes his new £80million V&A Dundee building, which fully opens to the public on Saturday, as ‘a living room for the city’. Chris Sharratt visits Scotland’s first design museum and is seriously impressed by the architecture.
With the brand new V&A Dundee set to open this weekend on the banks of the River Tay, Dundee-based artist Valerie Norris introduces the city’s lively visual arts community for the latest in our ongoing series looking at art scenes around the UK.
The new role will see the founding director of the Skye-based organisation heading up art exhibitions across Royal Botanic Garden Ediburgh sites in Edinburgh, Benmore, Logan and Dawyck and includes Inverleith House gallery at the Edinburgh garden.
The venue on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, which has been closed since the Glasgow School of Art fire in June, was hoping to reopen to the public on 14 September. However, Glasgow City Council has now stated that it is still not safe and there is currently no date for reoccupation.
The former director of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is succeeding Fiona Logue, who is leaving the organisation after five years in the role.
The power of culture to address social challenges has emerged as a key theme at a Culture Summit involving Government officials from 45 countries. Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
The current programme and facilities manager at Hospitalfield in Arbroath will take up her new position at the Edinburgh-based organisation on 1 October.
Creative Scotland has announced that Janet Archer has stepped down as its Chief Executive after five years in the role.
In his first interview since the Mackintosh building fire on 15 June, Glasgow School of Art director Tom Inns has confirmed that the Mack will be rebuilt.
The latest updates after Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building is devastated by fire for the second time in four years. Including: British and Scottish governments pledge to support restoration, Glasgow School of Art contractor previously condemned for fire safety failings, plus were lessons learned from 2014 fire?
As numbness turns to anger following Friday night’s fire at Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building, Chris Sharratt hopes that the building can rise again after this second even more devastating blaze.
The Glasgow-based arts producer which had previously announced ambitious plans to turn a former modernist seminary into an arts centre, has said it is to close in September after 25 years.
The Turner Prize nominated artist, who works with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance, will represent Scotland at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.
During this year’s Glasgow International, artists Ailie Rutherford and Janie Nicoll presented In Kind, an action research project using the festival as a case study in order to chart the “hidden economies of the visual arts”. Fellow Glasgow-based artist Jessica Ramm finds out what they discovered and ponders where to go next.
Trevor H. Smith, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, reviews the GI group show ‘Second Nature’ and Glasgow-based artist Sarah Forrest’s short film, Again, it objects.
One of Scotland’s key commercial galleries for contemporary art marks its 20th year with a new home in a former Glasite Meeting House in the city. Jessica Ramm reports.
Laura Davidson, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme, reviews two Glasgow International exhibitions that foreground the importance of marginalised histories in our current discussions about race, class and gender.
The 80-year-old Spanish artist Esther Ferrer presented two performances during this year’s Glasgow International. Artist and writer Jessica Ramm, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, was at The Pearce Institute in Govan for the MINIMAL/POOR/PRESENT event.
With nearly 100 exhibitions and featuring more than 250 artists, the eighth Glasgow International festival, which continues until 7 May, is a bustlingly busy affair taking place in venues across Scotland’s largest city. To help you navigate it, seven writers on the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18 offer their recommendations following an intense and varied opening weekend.
As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo show at Kelvin Hall, Jessica Ramm – who is also exhibiting during GI – talks to the Glasgow-based artist about authority, control and power, and how his work offsets some of the grandeur of the city’s colonial past.
Richard Parry was appointed director of the biennial Glasgow International festival in May last year, following a move from Blackpool where he was director/curator at the Grundy Gallery. Chris Sharratt talks to him about the artistic rhythm of Glasgow’s rich and vibrant art scene, and his approach to curating the festival, which is now in its eighth edition.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: new works by Karen Cunningham in Dumfriesshire, Damien Meade’s paintings based on clay maquettes in London, William Copley’s mail art project in Sheffield, and Jenny Saville’s portraits in Edinburgh.
The Barbadian artist, researcher and educator will receive £10,000 in prize money to create a specially commissioned film for next year’s Glasgow Film Festival.