Lewis Biggs – The City as a Patron – I am the architect, this is unacceptable, this is not happening – Artists’ Strategies for Working in Public: Learning from Practice – Symposium – House of an Art Lover – GI Festival – Wednesday 25th April 2012

INTRODUCTION – Art is not solipsism, it is a social activity. Art only becomes art when there is a dialogue in place therefore it must be social. – The relationship between the patron and the artist is a social exchange as both parties have needs and/or resources. Patrons and artists need a dialogue as councils … Continue reading

The Making Of Us – Graham Fagen, Graham Eatough & Michael McDonough – Tramway 1 – GI Festival – 2012

Graham Fagen’s new work in association with the National Theatre of Scotland explores the relationship between an audience and a live event. The piece consists of a film set where performances take place with actors and a film crew and the audience become enforced ‘extras’. When the performance is not taking place there are various … Continue reading

Roger Ackling – Gallery I – Ingleby Gallery – Edinburgh – 14th February 2012

Roger Ackling is often classed in the Land Art movement with artists such as Richard Long and Hamish Fulton. He graduated from St Martins School of Art in the late 1960s and worked with a group of artists in the 1960s challenging the traditional notions of sculpture. This formed the land art ideals that a … Continue reading

Andrew Miller – Gallery II – Ingleby Gallery – Edinburgh – 14th Febuary 2012

Andrew Miller is a Glasgow based artist and a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture & Environmental Art course. Miller’s work often deals with the concept of form and function and the ambiguity that surrounds it. As a result Miller rarely focuses on medium but more notably the purpose of an object. Miller … Continue reading

Brain Activity – David Shrigley – The Hayward Gallery – Southbank – Saturday 4th February 2012

The latest David Shrigley retrospective is a well curated, amusing and most of all highly intelligent collection of works. Shrigley is a very well known artist yet this is his first retrospective. Many critics and people struggle with Shrigley’s work and many reviews of this exhibition have questioned whether it is acceptable to laugh at … Continue reading

Homeless Vehicle Project – Krzysztof Wodiczko – Site – Place – Context – 1987-1989

Wodiczko is an artist most well known for his large scale projections onto public monuments, he is quite political and often projects images that radically change the meaning of the building creating what he calls a ‘counter-monument’. However Wodiczko has also created works of art that he calls social actions. Speaking of his project the Homeless … Continue reading

Reprographic – The Old Hairdressers – Exhibition – Sunday 15th January 2012

Reprographic is an exhibition of new photographs by a group of young artists, living or studying in Glasgow; it includes work from those studying Fine Art – Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. The exhibit displayed a wide variety of work and photographic styles, however all the pictures were in black and white. One … Continue reading

Site – Place – Context – SEA Brief – Year 1 Term 2 – January 14th 2012 – GSA

Site – Place – Context This project aims to demonstrate the importance of being aware of, and understanding the multiplicity of contexts within any given site. The project is structured around four creative processes: Research, Development, Resolution and Presentation. You may develop work in any media, though this must be done within the resources introduced to … Continue reading

1st Year Painting & Printmaking Exhibition – GSA – 7th December 2011

The First Year Painting & Printmaking exhibition offered a really interesting insight into the diversity of the department and year group as a whole. There was a clear range of influences on show from Francis Bacon, Goya to Matisse. It was great to see what people in another department were interested in, particularly in relation … Continue reading