Aaron McCarthy is an artist working within sculpture and moving image, having developed a curatorial practice alongside a visual practice, his work draws from themes of infrastructural languages, forms of place, new sites and the potentiality of web based practices. He is currently undertaking a Studio Residency in Glasgow as part of the MANY Studios Graduate Programme. Aaron graduated from Art, Philosophy & Contemporary Practice, DJCAD in 2014 and recently exhibited in group shows (Market Gallery, Glasgow; The Royal Standard, Liverpool) and a solo exhibition (Intermedia Gallery, CCA Glasgow).
I am a Glasgow based Hungarian artist who is always eager to experiment with new techniques and ideas. I studied painting in Hungary and decided to move to Scotland in 2010 to explore a new field and atmosphere of art and design.
I am currently taking a year break to have time to get inspired and focus on painting.
My main interest are illustrated plant based organic forms and spiritual experiences reflected in a delicate and unique way. I usually use oil and watercolour paint and gold leaf as a medium on plywood.
Alex Williamson graduated GSA Mlitt Fine Art Practice (Printmaking) in 2016.
His work is focused on exploring different modes of information display and dissemination, often through the Internet. His tone often feels paranoid, but a pervasive dry humour keeps it light; the appropriate response is not always obvious.
Harriet and Alex are a collaborative duo based in Glasgow. They have worked together on numerous projects and have showed at Gallery Unit as well as the Laurieston Arches. Collaboratively their work probes into architectural ideals through both photography and sculpture. They have previously worked on site-specific exhibitions exploring the architectural history of Glasgow's past re-generation plans such as the mass expansion of the M8 motorway. Working from the remnants of the plans they evaluate and critique modernist ideals for urban planning and the architectural infrastructure.
Alison is a visual artist currently living and working in Glasgow. A recent graduate from UWS with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art Practice. Her most recent solo show was City of the Dead at Whiteinch Reading Room. Groups shows include: Time for Art (Tramway, Glasgow); A Camel is a Horse (Transmission Gallery, Glasgow), Toaty Wee (VAU, Glasgow) and most recently Contingency (CoGC Gallery Space, Glasgow). Her recent solo show at MANY was called 'Working with Odds and Ends'. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the CoGC in Glasgow.
Alistair Grant frequently makes work about things that are unattainable but still observable. Recurringthemes are contemporary society's relationship with nature and wild(er)ness and his own personal compromises and frustrations. Alistair is also critically engaged with the medium of video games and is interested in digital encounters that sit on the threshold of both art experiences and interactive digital environments. He is a multi-disciplinary artist, continuing to explore different ways of ‘making’ albeit with a consistent approach towards realising those ideas.
In my practice I often look at the domestic and everyday, primarily through sculpture, installation and video. The home has always been an area of interest for me, the relationships formed within a home, between people and objects, and ritual within this setting. I find myself interested in small happenings within the home such as the opening of a curtain in the morning; I tend to use these simple everyday movements to speak about and to explore a wider array of ideas and thoughts, using abstracted personal experiences, memories or sensations, to create something new and decontextualised.
A Glasgow based performance artist, Andrw works mostly in live art and digital film. His credits include performances as part of CultureShots 2015, the Venice international experimental cinema and performance festival, Arches live, and Summerhall's Edinburgh fringe programme. He has exhibited and performed in Paris, Hong Kong, Italy, London and Glasgow. Most recent projects include LOOK AT ME, 2016, I FEEL __ for Cultureshots 2015, MAKE ME ALIVE at the Glasgow Short Film Festival, and PEOPLE PERSON for Niteflites at the CCA.
Angeli Bhose graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Art in 2016. She works primarily in performance, with an interest in text and song. She is interested in playful forms of discussion between spectator and perfomer. She is currently on the Zero Hours Residency, a self initiated graduate research residency in Glasgow.
Annie Crabtree is an artist, researcher and producer based in Glasgow. Annie makes moving image artworks and written works that explore the layered and complex relationship between people, place, and society. As one half of Picture Window, a public art projection project that transforms shop front windows in screens directed at the street, Annie specialises in artist moving image in unusual places.
In its rawest form, Babaloose is a bi-monthly poetry & performance night located in The Glue Factory. We aim to provide a non-judgemental platform for people to explore the boundaries or their practice & share their work in new & performative ways. Babaloose was set up for promoting the politics of performance, & the power of an audience as a creative community.
We also produce workshops & publications exploring the crossovers between visual art, performance and writing. Babaloose is open to all, so if at any point you want to get involved, jump right in & take centre stage!
BART WALTZ explores the need for celebrations by staging the recurring event Bartholomew's Waltz. This event invites audiences to participate in games, dance and music as part of an orchestrated celebration.
I am interested in the process of painting, the coexistence of the illusion of depth with the awareness of surface and substance. Using imagery as a kind of suspense movie, I use figurative forms that represent hidden human agendas. The forms are simple and direct, which allows me to concentrate on the resonance of colour and subtle play of illusionary surface.
Ben Doran is a pianist, composer, novelist, moral philosopher, social reformer and life coach from the suburbs of Birmingham, where he was taught by Franz Liszt and Anton Rubinstiein and once beat his dad at chess. He dropped out of music college after having an existential crisis (one of many) to bring you this Bach.
Beth Shapeero is a Glasgow based sculpture/painter.
BA (Hons) Fine Art Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham to Founded and co-directed Backlit Gallery (Nottingham) 2008-2011. M.Litt Fine Art Practice at Glasgow School of Art.
Recent exhibitions : Clam Jam The Royal Standard (Liverpool), INBOX Art Athina (Athens), Strange Business SYSON (Nottingham), UKYA Two Queens (Leicester), Le Swimming at Glasgow International 2014 (Glasgow) and Forecasting Fabriksgatan 48 (Gothenberg). Workings and The Clinic for Glasgow International 2016 (Glasgow).
Bobby Sayers is an artist, designer and curator, based in Glasgow/London, interested in the overlooked and undervalued, in relation to both urban forms and social class. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2012. He is Co-founder of Common Ground arts organisation and previous committee member at The Telfer Gallery. Selected exhibitions include: Mute, Lisbon; Galerie Visualise, Marseille; Acca, Turin; Fjuk Arts Centre, Husavik; Primary, Pipe Factory, Generator Projects, The Number Shop and Xero, Kline & Koma and participant in London Creative Network mentorship programme 2016-2017.
I try to experiment as much as possible usually incorporating materials such as metal, wood and ceramics in an intrinsic way. I am engrossed by the everyday, and usually make work that is relevant to my life at that particular moment in time. I am interested in the space and form of an object and the countless ways in which to manipulate materials, enjoying the endless opportunities this creates.
Caitlin Merrett King (born Sheffield, 1992) currently lives and works in Glasgow. She is a founding member of 'Thank You Very Much' as well as artist collective 'Florida'. Recent exhibitions include, Assume an open posture, with Alistair Gow, Hannah Reynolds, Isabella Widger, Theo Vass and Nick Lynch, Collar, Manchester; Things, Suite 2/2, 6 Dixon Street, Glasgow, curated by withfc; and Limbic, Art Hub, London, curated by Cuddle Projects.
CAMPHILL GATE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AND THE GLAD CAFE
Camphill Gate Residents Association is an informal community group encompassing the residents of the unique Camphill Gate tenement building, which includes the Glad Cafe, a social enterprise venue & cafe in Shawlands.
This unique Southside building is one of the few tenements in the city to have a communal roof garden, giving incredible views of the city and beyond.
CGRA residents and guest artists will exhibit and perform throughout the building, with a special evening event hosted on the roof.
Charlotte Arnhold born in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Glasgow
MFA Glasgow School of Art 2017 BA (Hons) Fine Art HfbK Hamburg 2015, Wimbledon College of Art, London 2014 HfbK ASA Scholarship at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Zheijang, China, 2014 Shortlisted for the Hiscox Artpize 2015, Hamburg Part of the music/performance project Bruno & Michel Are Smiling and Skipperrr together with Oliver Bulas.
Charlotte Fountaine is a service designer interested in creating services that reduce inequality in Britain. Her side project is Foam Felt Fun, a textiles project exploring new textures with foam and felt. You are encouraged to touch the foam art works in the show.
Chloe studied at the University of Cambridge, Glasgow School of Art and Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio. With a background in Architecture, she spent two years working for multidisciplinary studio Citizens Design Bureau in London before returning to Glasgow in 2016. In addition to her work in architectural practice contributing to a range of arts and cultural buildings, Chloe has designed and built a number of large scale sculptural installations. She is a maker at heart.
Christina Macpherson is Glasgow born and currently studying at The Glasgow School of Art. Her practice is primarily concerned with the formation of ritual and its presence in both religious and non-religious settings.
Cinema Up Collective is a Glasgow-based platform to provoke cinematic experiences.We are organising 'Radical Home Cinema' and 'Cafe Cinema Up'.
Radical Home Cinema is an experimental programming and exhibition event where film lovers invite you to watch films in their homes. This event aims to break down the boundaries between public and private audiences, to present films in unexpected places and to turn the viewing experience into something completely new.
Cafe Cinema Up support ethical cafes to screen films that generate reflexion and give visibility to different topics.
Claire Weale is a fragrance designer working with environmental scent. By isolating and emphasising olfactory information present within an environment she seeks to use abstract molecules to evoke and convey meaning.
Clarinda Tse is a Glasgow based artist. She wishes to explore the possibility of omnipresence through the phase of making -- stuttering among self, belonging and commodified disownership. Through progression in linear and dimensional sense, with strategies of subconscious drawings, scientific diagrams, intuitive association of words and textures, the eventual point of which will piece material properties back to origination.
Dafydd Jenkins graduated with an MA in comparative literature from Queen Mary University in 2016. He believes that popular culture conceals or exposes the fears and desires of communities, as demonstrated in music, film, television and videogames.
24 years old photography student in city of Glasgow college. I’ve always been interested in photography. I finished a 2 years practical photography course in Budapest than i moved to Glasgow and carried on my studies. my work based on experimental photography and light show. i like working on diverse visual expressions.i find photography a good way to represent something instantaneous. even if its just a moment of the past.Liquid light technique is a visual expression of different fluid consistencies ,colour and light, experimental process which creates organic effects and psychedelic visuals.
This music might remind you of your aunt applying labels on huge Gouda cheeses, or blue fish skeletons. Or really fat moles on fat cheeks of french 18th century aristocrats that hold misery under tons of layers of make up. or the sea sometimes
David Farrar (b. Oxford 1990) graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Paint & Printmaking. Since graduating he has completed residencies at Frans Masereel Centrum, (Belgium), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, (USA), and St. Mary's College, Maryland, (USA). Recent exhibitions include Earth, Iron, Fire (The Project Cafe, Glasgow), Dip Your Toe (The Govanhill Baths, Glasgow), Undisciplined (The Gallery on the Corner, London), and The National Original Print Exhibition (Bankside Gallery, London).
David Roeder (* 1987, Eden, Germany) is a Glasgow based artist who works in painting, installation, writing and also plays music with Mordwaffe and Pig's Nest. He studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and the Glasgow School of Art, runs the publishing house Verdrusz Books and is part of Good Press Gallery.
Recent exhibitions include "Geh doch (nach) Reude, Opfer!" (Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig), "Dropping the Guru" (Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London), & "Grab a Chair, Flinch" (The Glue Factory, Glasgow).
David Stinton graduated from GSA Fine Art Photography programme in 2016, granting the artist "pro-am" status. Works vary in medium, but the artist typically selects materials and exploits their potentials.
Debbie Young is a Scottish, Glasgow-based artist who recently graduated from The Royal Academy of art in The Hague, The Netherlands. Since graduation she has won the Piket art Prize with an investment of 8000 euros. She has also since taken part in several exhibitions internationally. Having received a Psychology degree previously, her interests lie mostly in social structures, anthropology and the human condition. Young is primarily a painter - however frequently mixes media in room installations including 3D sculptural paintings - using materials such as plaster, wood and clay.
Layers of references such as archaeology and its aesthetics, the natural world, pre-history, medieval culture, manmade inventions, objects and marginal cultural phenomena combine to inform images in my work. I seek connections between disparate sources, ponder outmoded activities and simultaneously deal with the timeless themes of form, texture, colour and application.
Previous Selected Exhibitions include: ‘When The Springtime Comes Again’, (solo show), The Laughing Bell, London, 2016; A Bestiary, Turf Projects, London, 2015; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014
Elaine Ang has recently graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art course at the Glasgow School of Art. She works primarily with spoken word performances and investigates how the voice and utterance can be passed on from the private into a shared experience. She also aspires with her barbering skills to one day be styling Owen Wilson.
Ella Walker was born in Manchester and lives in Glasgow. Mural Painting and Drawing forms the foundation for her practice; working with a style that combines the graphic and the painterly, Ella’s work embraces a wide range of influences from early fourteenth century Italian fresco to popular culture.
Recent exhibitions include; Mural, Crownpoint; Babaloose (set design), with Freya Fullarton; Thynk&Thank, The Briggait.
Emer Tumilty is an artist and illustrator from Northern Ireland, now based in Glasgow. She is a graduate of both Architecture and Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art. Emer´s work incorporates commercial illustration and her own self-directed practice, working across screen printing, painting, digital image making and installation. Recent exhibitions include Haunting + Tanning, Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow (March 2017) and Pissed Modernism II, The Number Shop, Edinburgh (April 2016).
Emma Sandström is a Swedish artist, currently based in between Glasgow and Sweden. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2015 with a BA (hons) in Fine Art Photography. Emma’s work is a balance between provisional compositions of fragments, casts and found images. She approach sculpture and photography on an equal plane, and find fluidity in allowing both mediums to inform one another. Recent exhibitions include Från nu till då, GoCart Gallery, Visby, Sweden (2017) and Things are left to become concrete at Snehta Gallery, Athens (2016)
M.Litt Fine Art Practice at Glasgow School of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art at Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Annecy (Fr),
Recent exhibitions : Unlucky In Love, Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR (USA), 11 Seconds, Iota Gallery, Glasgow (UK), Up A Bit And To The Right, Rom8 Gallery, Bergen (NO), Up, Down, and Around, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (UK), Down A Bit And To The Left, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow (UK), BANG BANG (with La Crème de la Femme), The Art School, Glasgow (UK), As a result, AK2 Gallery, Stuttgart (DE), Supports espaces, App 207, Annecy (FR), Pas par là/Takhle Ne, ESAAA, Annecy (FR).
Ewan Murray was born in Falkirk and lives in Glasgow. He studied Painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 2009 to 2013. Recent exhibitions include; Dusk, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, with Judith Hagen and Frank Dobson; John Moores 2016,Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; 50 Million Painters Can't be Wrong ,New Glasgow Society and William's Palm, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.
Fallopé & the Tubes are a band of 6 artists dedicated to nurturing a strong sense of cosmic sisterhood through a democratic collaborative style of working in musical performance and across disciplines with a zero budget but extremely enthusiastic theatrical visual aesthetic.
Fionnuala McGowan (b. Belfast) graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking. She was a recipient of the Glasgow Print Studio Prize 2014 and was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Printmaking Today. Recent exhibitions include Fold, Crumple, Crease (Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow), EP'16 (Galway) and Dip Your Toe (The Govanhill Baths, Glasgow).
Originally from France, multi-instrumentalist, Fnuf has been living in Glasgow for the last 4 years, developing his music and getting inspiration from the ever-growing scene. The inspirations come from everyday life, the joys and the struggles, the beauty and the ugly with a strong emphasis on the people he has met from all around the world. Guitar, singing, beatboxing, trumpet... Everything slowly builds up into what is the current form of "fnuf" i.e. an uplifting collection of songs and beats with a burning desire to spread positive, fun and healing vibes.
Francesca Hawker creates performances. She studied Intermedia Art at ECA. Her recent work includes 'If you find errors in Schema' at the CCA, where she performed on-demand, telling visitors a story of what had happened at the opening. She did another performance recently at Voidoid Gallery where she explained what she would have done the night before if she had been able to gain access to the exhibition space (basically a snake followed her inside and she had to get it out). She has written for various publications including Dancehall and Public, and is the editor in chief of Rock Facts.
Freya Fullarton is an artist & curator based in Glasgow. Collaboration & communication form the foundation of her curatorial practice; exploring the point of intersection between artist & curator. She recently co-curated a program of group exhibitions with Hamish Chapman, Kirsty Mellon & Andrew Sim in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include I’m with Cupid, Hamish Chapman, Freya Fullarton & Andrew Sim; Babaloose (set design), Freya Fullarton & Ella Walker; Hot Wheels, Hamish Chapman & Freya Fullarton.
Fronde is a group that believes in the art process as a tool to create possibilities and imagine new actions for the space we live in. Fronde is based in Venice and is trying to foster interaction in the public space of the city through artistic interventions, promoting the exchange between different communities and stimulate social processes.. Fronde is Camilla Crosta, Caterina Gabelli and Francesco Bernardi.
Georgia Thornton Sparkes is concerned with social constructs, personal relationships and communication both within and out of the gallery context. Focusing on interactive engagement, the medium of the work adjusts to the idea.
Gillian Martin is a Glaswegian artist living in the city, having graduated in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010. Since then she has developed an interest in cloth, garment construction and traditional quilting methods which have become part of her practice as an artist, incorporating these techniques into plaster forms and installations.
Giovanni is a visual artist currently living and working in Glasgow. In 2011 Giovanni took part in the Biennale nel Mondo, part of the 54th Venice Biennale. Most recent exhibitions include: Paste Applied to Waste with Taste (Whiteinch Reading Room, Glasgow), Integrity Painting Prize (The Glue Factory, Glasgow) Big Red Shindig (Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA), Convergence (808 Gallery, Boston MA) and Neither Heads Nor Tails (808 Gallery, Boston MA); Resident 13 (RSA, Edinburgh) and Just Like a Washing Machine: Think Pure Thoughts (BU Commonwealth Gallery, Boston MA).
Giulia completed a BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin's in 2012 and is now on the first year of the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art. By creating scaled down facsimiles of design objects, Giulia's practice interrogates the politics of design at large and its place in everyday life. The process of fabrication becomes an investigative journey into the histories and myths of the original objects of interest. Overarching questions about access to spaces and the politics of private and public life alongside underlying narratives of desire are carried throughout Giulia's works.
The Glasgow Tool Library (GTL) is a tool resource centre and hire service soon to be located in the Speirs Lock area of North Glasgow. From practical DIY and home improvements, to furniture making and artistic projects, the GTL will be on hand to provide the tools you need to realise your ideas. Our aim is to challenge the unsustainable relationship between use and ownership and to build a sustainable economy based on collaboration, inclusivity and sharing.
A friend and fellow of GOHAF, Glasgow Zine Fest is an independent publishing festival that champions DIY art and empowerment.
Zines—self-made magazines—have their roots in punk and protest movements. They've become an accessible way to share art, ideas and cat photos. This tradition continues at GZF with a programme focused on equality and engagement.
GZF 2017 is supported by: its organisers, Casper Cosmus Alsøe, Lauren Davis, John Farrell, Josh Peter; the CCA, Fedrigoni, O Street.
Gordon Douglas works in close partnership with groups and organisations towards deconstructing the acts of performance and collaboration. Since graduating he has jointly conceived of projects and events with a diverse array of practitioners including: anthropologists, dermatologists, designers, fanfiction writers, jewellers, journalists, physicists, post-punk musicians, and theatre-makers.
The central inquiry within my work revolves around a questioning of representation; how ideas and ideals of representing affect the art, viewer and the represented. Currently exploring elements of the grotesque and satire as uncomfortable stimulation for this dialogue, I’m interested in how a collective visceral experience can be evoked; which usually culminates in installations comprised of video, sound, sculpture, and live performance.
Hamish Chapman graduated from Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include I’m with Cupid, Group, Glasgow, Hot Wheels, Duo, Voidoid Archive, Glasgow and Apart together, Group, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow. Alongside his practice, Hamish curates exhibitions with Freya Fullarton, Kirsty Mellon and Andrew Sim - most recently co-curating four exhibitions in February.
Fine Art Photography graduate from Glasgow School of Art. Her multi-disciplinary practice engages with a wide ranging source of influences drawn from observations of the everyday, and a sensory relationship to the natural environment. Artificial reproduction and the processes of making are core concerns - the contradiction that lies in the act of mimicking that which already exists, disrupting the codes of value and desirability that modern culture has placed on the ownership of earthly materials.
The final embodiment of an idea is governed by an intuitive engagement with materials.
Hannah Reynolds graduated from GSA's Painting and Printmaking course in 2014. She is one third of artist collective 'Florida'. Recent group shows include 'As the morning lengthened, whole parties appeared over the sandhills' at AC Repairs Co. in Toronto and 'Apart Together' at the Telfer gallery, alongside Hamish Chapman and Joanne Dawson.
Examining common, recognisable urban objects and motifs, she imagines pieces that respond to her interests in constant change of urban spaces, architectural forms and found objects. Frequently using heavy industrialized materials create works that respond to urban theories. Her immediate attraction is in stripping back recognisable urban architectural objects to create idealistic pure forms and sculptures. This tour of Thomassons within Glasgow will be an informative expedition studying objects around Glasgow that serve no apparent purpose but their artistic value.
Jack Fawcett is a PhD Student in Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Previously he completed an MA in Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Originally from York, the artist DJs, produces music, and curates club nights and events around Glasgow. Jack set up a net-label, Roof Garden Records in 2016, promoting utopian, pastoral, and experimental electronic music from around the world. Roof Garden Records was chosen as one of Tiny Mix Tapes favourite labels of 2016.
Jack is 19 years old, studying on an art foundation in Suffolk and hoping to study Fine Art in Glasgow next year. Right now, movement within music is what interests him but he is yet to include the public in his exploration of it. He is a keen actor and has found the stage to be a revealing tool in understanding people; this is why he wants to use the power of filming to reveal things about the public. His love for acting, music and art makes this project extremely interesting for him which he hopes will translate to the work and spark similar interests in the viewers of the piece.
Jacob Kerray is a painter living and working in Glasgow, born in Dannenberg, Germany 1988. He graduated from Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art in 2010. Recent exhibitions include, 'The Old World' in the Mitchell Library for Glasgow International 2016 and Ian Hethrington, Owen Piper and Jacob Kerray at the CCA Glasgow. In 2016 Jacob embarked on the CCA's Pilot Residency to Ramallah in Palestine, he is currently working in Chalet Studios.
James Lind currently a second year classical guitar student at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. James participates in a range of performance projects that have involved working alongside composers, dancers and actors.
Jessica Higgins lives and works in Glasgow. Graduating from the Sculpture and Environmental Art dept., GSA in 2015 her practice is centered around the functions, dysfunctions and uncertainties of situations, relationships and communication via the public offerings of sculptural installation, collaborative projects, performance and writing. Recent presentations have included Sic, Glasgow Project Room (with Owen Piper, 2016); Grab a Chair, Flinch, The Glue Factory (group, 2016), Settling Up Some Of Things, Many Studios (group, 2016).
GSA Fine Art graduate 2015. Recent exhibitions: Pendolino, The New Glasgow Society, Jan 17. Blipful, Crownpoint Gallery, Oct 16. Bartholomew's Waltz, the Glue Factory, Glasgow and Gayfield space, Edinburgh (EAF)July16
Jessica Wilson (b. 1986) recently completed a Masters at Glasgow School of Art before which she was part of the Turps Banana Painting Programme, an experimental art school in East London, run by Marcus Harvey and Peter Ashton Jones. She co-founded the artist led initiative The Juncture and curatorial project Stray Tinsel and had a two person show at Standpoint Gallery, London. Jessica Wilson was a finalist for the Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary and has an upcoming solo show at Gerald Moore Gallery, London. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in public and private collections.
With a great grandmother who played piano for silent films, Jo inherits a love of the piano providing melody to her songs alongside voice, drums, guitar and flugelhorn. Hailing from the East Neuk of Fife, Jo has collaborated with King Creosote, Withered Hand and The Aliens. During an artist's residency in Canada, a live session on Vancouver Radio led to a happy encounter with a collective of musicians to tour British Columbia. Jo's debut single is released on vinyl with Triassic Tusk records in March, with an album out later in the year.
Joanne Dawson (b. 1993, Sheffield), graduated from Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include 'Keep the Pavement Dry' with Very Friendly, VoidoidARCHIVE, Glasgow, Green Reflections withfc and Very Friendly, 2/2, 6 Dixon Street, Glasgow, MONO, Urg3l 3, Madrid. Joanne is a collaborator of Babaloose. Babaloose uses open platform events, discussions & workshops to promote the politics of performing, and the power of an audience as a creative community.
Jordan Hunter is an Illustrator based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. His work uses architectural forms and bold colour in the pursuit of conveying atmosphere. He mixes practical and digital media.
Julia Boman works primarily with, but not limited to, two-dimensional formats. Her work explores the idea of the female body and role of women in society. She recently held an exhibition in her home entitled “2/1 29: pointy lines - linear planes” which took Edwin Abbott Abbott’s novel Flatland as its point of departure.
Kate Gallagher graduated from Painting and Printmaking at the GSA in 2014. Through paintings, drawings, youtube videos and comics, she approaches subjects like mental health, solitude, medicine, bodily functions, relationships, boredom, the internet, bathing, sweating, going to the supermarket, morbid documentaries and trying to achieve success - with an uncomfortable honesty and varying levels of seriousness. This will be her first performance piece.
Katerina Sidorova is a visual artist, recently graduated from KABK in The Hague and YSPU in Yaroslavl, Russia. Working with installation and video art, Katerina creates works screaming with fragility of human existence. The never-ending pursuit of reasoning in the short time/space given to us is shown in the objects that were built to last but never will.
Katherine Ka Yi Liu (b. 1989, Los Angeles) distinguishes herself as an Asian woman who stands robustly as a contemporary artist and activist. Liu’s practice deliberates the origin of human existence, notions of cultural, socio-politics, sociolinguistic navigation, along with the conflicts within the politics of power and gender. By confronting the stereotype, aesthetics, the image and value systems, she unfolds her investigations through sculptural installation, sound, performance and video works to question and articulate underlying frustrations towards mortal fallacies.
Katie Schwab is based in Glasgow. She studied at Goldsmiths College, London and graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Jerwood Solo Presentations, Jerwood Space, London and Making the Bed, Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Together in a Room, Collective, Edinburgh (all solo, 2016). She was the recipient of the 2016 Nigel Greenwood Art Prize and is currently undertaking the 2017 Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Residency in Porthmeor Studios, St Ives. She will make works for Future Plan Collection, Hospitalfield, Arbroath in 2017.
Katy Hundertmark is a Scottish-German artist with a special interest in the threshold of the visual and performing arts and holds an MLitt Degree in Photography and Moving Image from the Glasgow School of Art. Her work investigates and explores the concept of identity and it´s entanglements, while paying close attention to the female position throughout history. Recently her practice has made a considerable shift towards multi disciplinary art forms, using the gallery space as the stage and translating her narrative images into materials and notions within it.
Kevin Andrew Morris (b. Aberdeen UK) Graduating with BA Hons in Ceramic Design from The Glasgow School of Art he has gone on to exhibit his work nationally and internationally as well as work with a range of artists, institutions and on various public projects. Solo exhibitions include A Northern Soul at the Lighthouse, Glasgow (2015) and Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire (2016) as well as Monarch of the Glen Ulitimate Biscuit Tin, House for An Art Lover, Glasgow (2016/2017).He has undertaken residencies at The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2012) and The Banff Centre during 2016.
Kieran Milne graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2016 having studied Fine Art. Based in Glasgow, Milne has recently shown work for the RSA New Contemporaries in spring 2017 and was the featured artist in the Skinny Showcase September 2016. Milne is one half of The Agony Angsts alongside Sarah Messenger.
Kirsty Leonard graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture & Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016. She works with text and narration in relation to spatial and material concerns. She is interested in the construction and presentation of character, especially the position of the artistic or authorial voice.
I am simply continuing to develop a project that I abandoned - revisiting old ideas and inspiration with new eyes, beginning its adjustment to my new reality. I use my own art as a relief from all my reflections and copious inner-monologues, to create some closure on negative or serious thoughts; through satirising social customs, human behaviour - through misplaced romanticism and with a healthy dose of self-mockery.
Kristina Zalyte was born in Vilnius where she grew up singing with friends in meadows and on her own – in the shower. She moved to Glasgow to study art. Still singing in the shower, and will occasionally sing sentimental love songs in public. Kristina is currently studying at Glasgow School of Art.
Leonie Sinden's work focuses on our experiences of spaces and how the subconscious politics of value and ownership are evoked in the materiality of our surroundings. Using existing structures and objects, she primarily makes lens-based work, using the process of collecting and assembling to explore and visualise notions of emotional and physical space. The documentation of these processes forms part of an investigation into contemporary ideas of space and our individual sense of belonging.
Lotte Gertz is based in Glasgow and graduated from the painting department at Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Recent exhibitions include Rugs & letters, Glasgow Project Room (solo, 2015), The Possibility of Passwords, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (solo, 2013), A Picture Show, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2013) and Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII, Mackintosh Museum at Glasgow School of Art (2012). In 2016 she published a monograph with Good Press Gallery and undertook a residency at Danish Art Workshops/ Staten’s Værksteder for Kunst.
Through intuitive, repetitive processes of mark making I create rhythmic depictions of landscape as a spurious, rhizomatic site of activity. By printing onto fabric I imbue my drawings with tactile physicality.
Luke Pilkington is a sound and installation artist with the intent of momentary escape. Using both recorded and electronic sound to construct an awakening of the space and the moment- to synthesise reflection. Luke graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with a BA Fine Art (Sculpture and Environmental).
Since acquiring a shared studio space in the past year, the collaborative work of McCombe/Hope-Fraser seeks to explore the negative space that exists between both of their individual practices, identifying ways in which variable processes of understanding and perception can result in a singular end state. The artists seek to negotiate this impossibility in their working together by giving particular focus the art object and the processes of construction, then fusing these considerations with specific materials and experiences they are both drawn to for equally similar and dissimilar reasons.
Marcin Knyziak is a sound designer and filmmaker, experimenting with storytelling through non-sync and off-screen sound. Films with his soundscapes have won at numerous festivals, including Sundance, Los Angeles and Chicago. In the last few years Marcin attended Berlinale Talents, co-directed a documentary film and took part in art residencies in Montreal, Belgrade, Athens and Madeira. His recent work includes live performances, installations and films.
Mark Vernon is a sound and radio artist whose practice is focused on live performance, installations and transmission works. Operating on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting, his works main concerns are with field recording, the manipulation of environmental sounds and the power of the disembodied voice. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Radiophrenia, an art radio station based in Glasgow.
Martina Alberi has found inspiration in Glasgow to start her singing career. She mixes her voice with acoustic guitar, for soulful melodies, influenced by her Italian background and the local multicultural music scene. She likes to play with blues, folk, soul and improvisation, drawing the audience into her emotional space. She performs regularly in Glasgow and is currently studying at Riverside music complex. She is involved in many collaborative projects and is part of a experimental folk-rock band called Traffic Jam.
Just as dance, architecture can be experienced through motion and time as we move through spaces but one can never experience the wholeness of the act. As dancers use their body to generate expressions, architects use divisions, openings, etc to do the same.
For the open house festival, I would like to present you a study which will show an experimentation with dance, space and movement, where we tested the idea of creating space through movement and not creating movement through space ; and drawings of the building which was informed by this research with the addition of parametric design.
Matthew Walkerdine is a Graphic Designer and Lecturer based in Glasgow, Scotland. With Jessica Susan Higgins in 2011, Matthew founded Good Press, a project space to support the promotion, production and sale of independent publishing and affiliated projects. Work and words by Matthew have been featured in exhibitons, events and publications across the world including Creative Review, Limner Journal, the LA Art Book Fair (MOCA, Los Angeles), the Ney York Art Book Fair (MOMA, New York), ASP Fair (ICA, London), Booklet Library (Tokyo), Krets (Malmo), and Grafixx Festival (Antwerp).
b. 1994 London, Max Syed-Tollan is an artist-composer studying for a Masters at GSA. He has produced sound work for theatre, gallery and film, as well as releasing music as 'Horse Whisperer' most recently on the GLARC label.
I'm an artist/collaborator, my practice is primarily focused on the collaborative process between me as maker and the children I work with. I was lead to this by the work I am drawn to, I love 'naive' art and am fascinated by the amount of artists throughout history that have openly strived for a childlike aesthetic and attitude to making. Through my fascination, I chose to work with the most authentic creators of naive/child like art; children themselves. My aim as an artist is to share the qualities I find so exciting about children's approaches to creativity within exhibition environments.
Megan Rudden is an Edinburgh born, Glasgow based artist working between sculpture, installation, film and performance. Megan’s work is often concerned with ideas surrounding the body, particularly those of gender, sexuality and reproduction. By considering the relationship between physical reproduction and social reproduction, she explores ideas of power, oppression, control, gender and work. Much of her interests revolve around how the systems of our bodies relate to the wider systems of family, government and that of the places we inhabit.
The Afterschool Club at Milk offers local school children a safe and fun place to come after school. They have put on a range of activities to let the kids try something new and explore their creativity.
MollyMae Whawell graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Sculpture & Environmental Art department at the Glasgow School of Art 2016. With roots in sculpture, her work is realised in large scale installation, choreography, performance, text and film.
Myra Ostacchini investigates identity and themes of psychological and physical topography. Working in Glasgow as a multi discipline artist, with work resolving as moving image, performance, sculpture and socially engaged projects.
I set off seeking for light and photography is the best tool to find it. Relationship to my home country – Poland – is something that fascinates me, as only when I live far away I want to go back and capture the life that is not changed.
Trying to find a beauty in Eastern Europe’s ugliness is one of my photography goals.
Through my work I aim to express emotions I feel in a certain moment.
My photographs are not planned, like we cannot plan feelings.
I work with light and colour. I work with their absence.
Niamh Forbes is a Glasgow based artist. Her work encompasses relational sculptures, texts, and publications. Her concerns involve relationship triangles between words, objects, and them consumers of them. Her research interests are in sentience and its relation to objecthood, classification of form, deconstruction, and close readings of poetry. Since 2014 she has had presentations in Project Arts Centre, Pallas Projects, Steambox Studios, and Basic Space, and House for an Art Lover and The Whisky Bond. Her writing has been published on Gurls Talk, Colony Magazine and Temps Des Vacances.
Niels Bugge b. 1988 Tønsberg, lives and works in California.
I have for the past year collected childhood memories. Some of them I have made into sound collages. I found that people had memories that they had never told anyone else about. In the beginning I was asking people I knew in conversation if they had anything to tell. Then I set up a blog where anonymous submissions could be made.
There is something uncanny about childhood stories. They often prompt the question; is the story being told an account of an event that has taken place? Is it a memory or fabrication?
Nikki Kane’s artistic and curatorial practice examines experiences of space, place, societal structures, and the everyday. Her work often makes use of performance or action in public settings, as well as writing, sculptural or print-based mediums. Much of her work centres on a 'choreographic' perspective, using this as a way to highlight, disrupt or amplify the rhythms, patterns and shapes of our environments. She is currently working between Glasgow and Stockholm as part of CuratorLab at Konstfack, developing new projects dealing with notions of contemporary labour, choreography and the body.
My practice looks to concepts of familiarity and domesticity and how everyday occurrences and environments, can be manipulated and oscillate between realms of the surreal and magical. My practice seeks to draw out the uncanny. Teasing out contradictions, connections and discrepancies within situations and objects, opening up into a vast and fanciful exploration.
Paint & Mortar was founded in response to Glasgow's local independent art store closing down without warning, leaving Glasgow-city based artists and GSA students without easy access to the equipment and materials they need for their practices.
They are located on the GSA campus, at the side of the Bourdon Building on Scott Street. They sell all art essentials and if they don't have something, they will try their best to get whatever you need.
Paint & Mortar's co-founders have a wealth of experience in art, design and retail, with Andrew having worked for the Artstore for over 10 years and Jake joining the company’s Queen Street branch after studying at GSA for 5 years.
Creating a space for interaction is a central concept to my artistic practice. I aim for my audience to feel a part of what they are looking at, to feel integral to the work they are viewing. A sense of sharing and passing on of something, and a desire to question who and what makes the work, and how it can be altered by the viewer. I tend to work with familiar subjects of food and domesticity in order to create environments in which people can relate, and this usually presents itself through interactive installation and event based artworks.
Using sculpture, sound recordings and live performance Phill Wilson-Perkin explores the aesthetics used to bolster cultural systems, examining their adoption or vilification through popular and counter cultural tropes and institutional frameworks. He often works collaboratively with other artists, most recently with musician Samantha Taylor. Wilson-Perkin lives and works in London.
Rachael Simpson’s work is primarily performative or event based where she explores themes of class, language, knowledge and teaching. A great deal of her current working practice is in co-creation with her dad or other collaborators, constructing live performance based works, often with an accidental audience. This has provided the opportunity to probe, re-enact and explore from different perspectives, but most importantly ask questions! She is constantly questioning the way in which knowledge has traditionally been used as a device for social control and the hierarchies, status and roles.
As José plunges towards the black hole, accelerating towards the event horizon, he is seen to stretch and contort. The closer he gets the more he appears to move in slow motion, until reaching the horizon, he freezes. José remains plastered there motionless, stretched across the surface of the horizon as a growing heat begins to engulf him.
Richard Martin is a Glaswegian artist, graduate of GSA (2010, Environmental Art). He has exhibited work both as a solo artist and as part of group events since. You can view his stuff at www.richardgeographic.com
Roos Dijkhuizen has a background in printmaking and works within the realms of image and sculpture to create works about ecosystems and psychological states. Her work considers human relationships with their environment, in pulls between nature and subject, the real and the symbolic.
Recent projects include Mapping the Arteries Commission in Lewis, Stornoway with An Lanntair and the John Strachan Residency in Newburgh with Wasps. Roos has been supported by the Bet Low Trust to create new work about her recent time spent in the Highlands, Iceland and Sahara desert.
Rosie O'Grady graduated from Glasgow School of Art and University of Glasgow with an MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) in 2015, and from Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) Painting & Printmaking in 2013. Recent group exhibitions include Re-Casting at Museum of Classical Archaeology (Cambridge); Pokey Hat at New Glasgow Society for Glasgow International 2016; and Over Over Over at Simone de Sousa Gallery (Detroit). Rosie was awarded a Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield in 2015. She was a committee member at Market Gallery between 2014 - 2016 and participated in Curatorial Studio.
Rosie Roberts is a visual artist working and living in Glasgow, born in Edinburgh 1990. She graduated from Painting & Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art in 2012. Recent exhibitions include "Relic : Articles from the past and future" A solo show in Shawlands, Glasgow and F.R.E.E curated by Helen Stokes in Sheffield. In 2016 and January 2017 Rosie embarked on Residencies on the Isle of Eigg and The Owl Barn Residency Cirencester. She was a commended writer in the AiA Awards 2016 judged by Andrew Greig.
Sam Mwiraguzu is a Uganda born, Independent multi-medium artist. Currently practicing in Glasgow, he has been exploring themes of social realism, physics and abstract form with particular attention to Photography and Filmmaking.
Seán Elder is a curator and writer whose practice interrogates notions of the Queer in relation to labour, art-making and collaboration. His interest in alternative curatorial and group-working models stems from a frustration with academic representations of Queer and Other'd praxis and a difficulty in determining his own position.
Shona Macnaughton is based in Glasgow and gained an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Recent projects and exhibitions include: 'The Universal Schoolgirl’ (2016) performed as part of the Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Space, London and ‘The Scottish Endarkenment. Art and Unreason. 1945 to Present’, Dovecot, Edinburgh (2016), ‘When Slaves Love One Another, It’s Not Love’ (2014) commission for Edinburgh Art Festival, with Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2014) and 'ilovemyjob' (2016-17) performance project as part of the collective Eastern Surf for netdotcube gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
Sofie Fischer-Rasmussen is a curator/facilitator with a specific interest in desire and lack in post-internet art practices. She also questions the ideas of 'home' and 'nationality' as she has yet to place herself firmly in a definition of either, which is an issue currently playing heavily on her mind post-Brexit as an EU immigrant.
Sorcha Fitzgerald is a visual artist, with a degree in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art (2014). Storytelling is at the heart of her work and she gets inspiration from a wide array of sources including literature, poetry, theatre, music, folk art and her daily observations and encounters with the people she meets and the places she visits. Experimentation with different techniques is a strong element of her practice and she likes to dabble in various handmade processes including drawing, printmaking, ceramics and painting.
Stella Phipps is a Glasgow-based visual artist, inspired by real and imagined worlds and the people that shape it, to create personal and symbolic works. She has a poetic, mixed-media approach, mainly through drawing, painting and printmaking. In 2014 she graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a (BA) hons in Illustration. Currently, she is based at On the Corner studios and is working with the community organisation, Impact Arts.
Theatre Nemo was founded in 1998. Our aim is to provide a space where people in recovery from poor mental health can explore their creativity in a friendly and nurturing environment, to rediscover their identity through positive reinforcement and social interaction.
Tilly is 22 and currently living in Glasgow, studying an MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) at the Glasgow School of Art. She has been curating pop up exhibitions that explore temporality and the physical engagement of viewers for the past two years. At the moment she is exploring this by hosting art-events at her flat; creating opportunities for people to meet and engage with art in an easy, exciting atmosphere. Her events are often loud, brash and fast-paced, hoping to offer a remedy to the often intimidating atmosphere of many contemporary galleries.
Tom is a Scottish multi-media artist and designer based in Glasgow working with film, images, installation and performance, interested in the technological and political codes of our image-saturated and networked environment(s).
Transitional states can often lead to contemplation for the place we are occupying. This position of observation is called upon, as my work plays with possibilities of missed or forgotten connections by isolating insignificant incidents from overwhelming phenomena. Questioning if linear fixed timelines are always advantageous when the world is comprised of cycles and whether reminding ourselves of unpredictability offers a freer mind.
Zenga the Titan, MC and Poet, brings you a synesthetic experience through music and poetry. Currently residing in Glasgow, the Titan’s raw passion is fuelled by many tales – his own journey and the journey of others on this long road called life – providing food for the soul to those hungry.