Grayson Perry – The Vanity of Small Differences – Victoria Miro Gallery – London – 8th August 2012

Grayson Perry recently made a Channel 4 documentary series titles In the Best Possible Taste. This series explored the British class obsession and was divided into three parts, the working class, the middle class and the upper class. For each class Perry went to stay with people and explored the fashion and design decisions that seemed … 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

Sculpture On Film: Object, Body, Action – Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art – GFT – Cinema 2

Eva Hesse – excerpt from Four Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg – a film by Michael Blackwood This was a fascinating insight into the work of Eva Hesse as well as her personality. The film comprised of interviews with Hesse, critics, other artists and curators to build a portrait of her work … 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

The Turra Coo – Charles Engebretsen – 2010 – Site – Place – Context – 2012

Charles Engebretsen was commissioned by Turriff Tourism Action Group to work with the community to create a work to commemorate the famous beast of Turriff the Turra Coo in Aberdeenshire. He created a bronze cast of a cow and then treated the metal to create a white overcoat. The work is based on the original coo … Continue reading

The Royston Road Project – Graham Fagen and Toby Paterson – Signal Hut – Paul Carter – North Glasgow – Site – Place – Context – 2012

The Royston Road project was a community based project in the North of Glasgow, its aim was to regenerate two public parks into artistic spaces with artists residencies and through members of the community. The project was lead by two Artists Graham Fagen and Toby Paterson who worked with landscape artists to develop parks for … 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

Foley Artist – Tacita Dean – Tate Britain -1996 – Site – Place – Context – 2012

In Tacita Dean’s 1996 exhibition she looked at sound and decided to honour the Foley Artist. The Foley Artist works in film post-production and makes sounds usually made by people using various props such as cloths and shoes filled with grit for footsteps and dropping sacks for bodies falling to the ground. The Foley Artist … Continue reading

Elpida Vasileva – Friday Event – Site – Place – Context – 20th January 2012

Elpida Vasileva is a sculptor and installation artist, she works extensively with animal matter, particularly animal skins and the beauty in them. Vasileva graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1996, her degree show was Re-evolution (1996). Vasileva placed a large live scotts pine in the Mac building. The tree ran up the entire … Continue reading