Abigale Neate Wilson (born 1990, London) predominantly works in print, applying her own photographs and drawings to produce the imagery. She has a prevailing interest in the construction of place, both in the fictional imaginary and in actuality, and how these opposing worlds interact with one another. This is explored at depth in her undergraduate dissertation, Cultivating Worlds: In Gardens and Science Fiction, that compared the creation of a fictional topography with the miniature worlds designed by gardeners. She completed her BA with first class honours at the GSA in 2013, awarded with a distinction for her dissertation. In 2014 she was selected as an RSA New Contemporary, included in the Glasgow international supported programme and had her first solo exhibition Lacuna at the Bellshill Cultural Centre in March. She was selected for the graduate residency programme at Many Studios term 2013/14, and is now working on an artists book as an outcome of this residency, supported by the Arts Trust of Scotland. She continues to live and work in Glasgow.
Adam Carmichael is a musician, composer and sound artist. He has extensive orchestra and jazz experience and has collaborated on various theatre projects doing original live sound. He is interested in a variety of musical types and experiences and currently studies Music and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
Adam J Scarborough is a social practitioner who creates radical models of participation and engagement in order to uncover and reveal shared points of commonality. His work utilizes text, performance and embodied activity as a medium for personal exchange and social transformation. Performances and actions engage with place-making, personal and national politics, activism, consumerism, and labour practices - offering alternative forms of cultural experience, beyond traditional frameworks of consumption.
Recent performances, workshops and exhibitions include firstsite (Colchester, Eng.), GENERATORprojects (Dundee, Scot.), The Arches (Glasgow, Scot.), Xero, Kline & Coma (London, UK.), chashama (New York City, USA) and MeetingInZdonov (Zdonov, Czech Rep.).
Alan Austin suspends audio in a liminal space, rooted and belonging in the no place and everywhere of the digital ever present. Austin studies at the Glasgow School of Art and lives and works in Glasgow.
Alex Sarkisian is an American artist who lives and works in Glasgow. She completed her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014, with an Erasmus Exchange to the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, NL. She recently took part in a residency at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath, Scotland and in the Ffffast Summer Residency at Space Neoterismoi Toumazou in Nicosia CY. Recent exhibitions include A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr, London UK, Endurance, Govanhill Baths, Glasgow UK, If I Had It I Would Give It To You, Upominki, Rotterdam NL and Mirrors of the Mind, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh UK.
Alex Stursberg is a mixed media artist based in Glasgow, UK and Vancouver, BC. He possesses both a BA in Political Science and a BFA from Simon Fraser University and is currently an MFA candidate at Glasgow School of Art. Stursberg works as an assistant to artist Andrew Dadson and runs a collective with artist Brennan Kelly titled Double Happiness. Stursberg has exhibited his work in a variety of galleries across North America and Europe. Stursberg is also an involved arts community member and organizer. He has developed public events for a variety of arts organizations including Broken Pencil, Project Space, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Alison Blunt is a violinist whose fascination with sound, motion & space has led her into projects exploring boundaries between art forms & genres. She has performed in diverse venues and festivals throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Activities include commissions for radio, film, theatre, dance and visual arts productions and performing, composing, arranging and recording all kinds of music. Alison is a member of several ensembles including British 'music terrorist' string trio Barrel, German/English Hanam Quintet, Austrian/British Barcode Quartet and both London and Berlin Improvisers Orchestras and has worked with a diverse array of artists and ensembles including Apartment House, Apocryphal Theatre Company, Renee Baker, Julia Barclay-Morton, Viv Corringham, Guy Dartnell, John Edwards, Vinny Golia, Elisabeth Harnik, Tristan Honsinger, Cat Hope, Birthe Jorgensen, Ivor Kallin, Tony Marsh, Hannah Marshall, Gianni Mimmo, Gino Robair, John Russell, Mark Sanders and Michael Zerang.
Ana Karkar, originally from San Francisco, alternated studies between Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Sorbonne in Paris and most recently participated in the TURPS Art School Correspondence program in 2013-14. She is currently working in digital media at Louis Vuitton in Paris and curates the House's online art collection. Her work is currently exhibited in the experimental art space DZIALDOV in Berlin.
My plays are short improbable episodes, not really designed to be staged so much as read aloud or recorded. They are absurd, impotent and stupid, and really amount to very little. They frequently contain references to food, nature, sex, crude eroticism, advertising and business-mindedness, middle-class pretensions and prejudices, and humiliation. They are written from the perspective of life as imagined by aspirational TV and billboard advertising, but also pastiche camp Victorian romanticism and gloomy Modernist existentialism. I don't really know what they are or where the belong, or why I write them other than to try to be funny, but they are a convenient way of allowing myself to respond to some of the puzzling aspects of contemporary social relations.
A performance artist based in Glasgow, Andrew works mostly in live art and digital film. As a performer, come filmmaker, come writer, come constant avid pop diva follower, he makes work that fulfils the needs of his many analytical modes.
Anne Kristin Hagesæther was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1968. She has been working actively as an artist since she was awarded an MA by the University of Brighton in 1995. Hagesæther works predominantly in the mediums of painting and printmaking. She currently portrays the immediate, natural surroundings, often covered by fog and snow.
Hagesæther exhibits regularly and is represented by a number of galleries in Norway. She lives and works in Oslo.
Anne Nyyssönen (b. 1983) is a Finnish artist/photographer based in Glasgow. She graduated with specialist BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography from the Glasgow School of Art in 2012, having earlier gained BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art and Design (currently known as the University for the Creative Arts). Her work has previously been exhibited in Finland, Japan and the UK.
Ariane Jackson is an artist living and working in Glasgow. She is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art with both a degree in Fine Art Painting/Printmaking, and a Masters in Sound For the Moving Image.
Jackson works predominantly in painting, sound and video. In 2014 she participated in several residency programs; Saint Laurent Residency Program (Saint Laurent, South of France), Team Effort! (Glasgow), Les Migrateurs Theatre Residency ( Strasbourg, France) and IF ( Glasgow).
Augustus Veinoglou (b.1982, Athens) is a practicing artist and arts organiser born in Athens, and is currently based in Edinburgh.
In both his roles he has grown increasingly interested in the empowerment and active participation of the audience in the ‘artwork’ or creative situation, through the employment of various creative strategies, varying from the sculptural to the participatory. His installation work stems from the appropriation of architectural and spatial elements that describe the transitory state of situation and spaces. He explores how these elements can be re-arranged or re-enacted to newly impact our experience and perception in space.
He recently joined the board of directors at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop where he also holds a studio.
Beth works with the physical aspects of painting and qualities of abstraction and is developing a focus on engagement and community. She co-founded Nottingham's Backlit Gallery and was awarded the ARHC Scholarship for the MLitt programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. She is currently developing projects for Harrington Mill Studios at Art Athina, Athens (June), Glasgow’s Green at Tramway (March) and the Hamiltonhill Claypits, Glasgow (July). Recent exhibitions include What Floats Your Boat? Glasgow Canals (2015), UKYA Leicester Festival (2014), Waypoints on the Isle of Eigg (2014) and Le Swimming at Glasgow International 2014.
Birthe Jorgensen is an installation artist with a background in cross-disciplinary theatre. She is interested in how sacred and secular spaces are created in a globalised age; in the architecture and language surrounding ‘otherness’ and geographical displacement and in the workings of time, loss and memory. She also works collaboratively on a variety of projects including Archaeologists, Human Geographers, Social Scientists, Linguists, Dancers, Actors and Musicians.
Jorgensen has recently been away on residencies with The Danish Institute in Athens; Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath, billytown in The Hague and Sweeney’s Bothy on The Isle of Eigg. She is currently working on a commission for Platform in Easterhouse with violinist Alison Blunt and artist Jasper Coppes; a solo show at 1 Royal Terrace; an 8 month residency at Katy Dove’s Caravan with HOUSE VISIT and a year long dialogue with artist Sogol Mabadi.
Birthe is a visiting tutor at Glasgow School of Art. In the past she has also taught and lectured at Iceland Academy of the Arts and spoken about her work and research at Universidade Nova in Lisbon; Transmission Gallery and CCA, Glasgow and at Tallinn Art Hall in Estonia.
My background is in fabrication engineering in which the process of design and drawing are intrinsic to the practice. I designed and manufactured spiral staircases, one-off handmade objects for float tanks, construction pieces for oil rigs and manufactured and constructed the steel work in buildings. I took up art as a hobby initially but soon realised that I wanted to make a career change and take up art on a fulltime basis. I can now see connections from architectural drawing and design in my practice. My influences are Matisse, Van Gough and Samuel Peploe for their use of colour, their subject matter and individual painting style. My current work looks to leave the technical constraints of architectural drawings and move towards a looser, more impressionist approach ,which considers light, colour and composition of personal interior spaces.
Brodie is based at her studio at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops. Her work tests whether it is possible to take something intangible (a state of mind, an emotion) and translate it into a tangible, physical form. Her practice attempts to embrace the tension that exists in this form of translation, to not just evoke certain feelings, but to invoke them, to summon them down. Brodie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013, with a first class degree in sculpture, in 2014 she received a Visual Artist Opportunities Grant, funded by Creative Scotland and Fife Contemporary Arts and Crafts in support of new work.
Caitlin Merrett King (born 1992, Sheffield) graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking, completing a semester abroad at Maryland Insititute College of Art, Baltimore in 2012. She currently lives and works in Glasgow and is a member of the Glasgow-based collective Fanfare. Primarily using sculpture and installation, Caitlin’s work responds to the importance of the modernist canon whilst attempting to find autonomy. Recent exhibitions include Voidoid 002 at VoidoidARCHIVE, Glasgow (2014) and Fanfare 2 at Veneer Gallery, Glasgow (2014).
Caroline Grape (b. 1991), Fine Art 2015 graduate, Glasgow School of Art
By creating an atlas of images/constructs, we can reimagine and reconsider the reality around us. These scenes that we create for ourselves, effectively set the stage for a life. Our visual language and societal tastes define a reality/fantasy of our own making. Bringing in outside realities/landscapes and breaking them apart, we begin to see the scaffolding of the mise-en-scene of our everyday. Allowing for materials and objects to touch and interact in a multifarious rabbit hole between our decided reality and our idealised fantasies, I ask where we can situate ourselves between these two. By doing so, an alternative mythopoeic universe begins to exist, beckoning us deeper into this imagined place.
Born in Mexico City, Catalina received her BA in Fine Art from Central St. Martin’s in London and has shown work in London, New York, Chicago, and New Haven, (amongst other cities). Her work addresses issues regarding perception, as well as the materiality of artistic structures and/or institutions.
Catalina is currently pursuing an MFA at the Glasgow School of Art.
I am a creative practitioner based in Glasgow. Working as a cook, bar worker, event programmer and archivist, my practise digests the moments that arise in these sites. Finding it necessary to produce art-work which is in some way socially engaged, I am intrigued by cognitive processes of perception. Attentive to sensuality and consumption, I'm looking for collaboration and understanding. How do we live? How does living happen? I have a limited view on the world, and I'm trying to make sense of it.
I make increasingly absurd installations which have a participatory aspect to them. They often include food or drink, moving image and sounds. But in private I like to paint, and this is led mostly by the process of collecting and cataloguing plant dyes and being alone.
My work looks into the exploitation of the female reproductive system within the meat industry. I also study the similarities our society has with it, mainly the parallels of our views on animal vs human reproduction and the connotations we have towards a mother figure.
Collette Rayner (b. 1990) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Rayner graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and has since exhibited in numerous group and solo shows including ‘Access as Idiot Distraction’, Collective, Edinburgh (2014), ‘Slippage’, Bermerton Project Space, London (2014), ‘Penumbra’, APT Gallery, London (2014). Rayner was part of Collective’s 2013-14 Satellite Programme and residency at Studio Voltaire, London. In 2014 she participated as a collaboratively in a 12 hour critical writing residency as part of studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaboration in Scotland, Cooper Gallery, Dundee and in ‘ Here, Right Now: Art Writing Readings’, Curated by Maria Fusco in Collaboration with Cooper Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art (2014). Rayner was selected for the Standpoint Futures 2014 – 15 Residency programme, which will take place later this year.
Trained both as an architect and as an artist, Cristina Garriga’s practice aims to expand the conventions of art, architecture, and technology. Her interest is in their capacities to envision alternate ways of being and inhabiting the world.
Her work often takes shape in installations, printed matter and online projects that question the dynamics of social encounters in today’s society.
Glaswegian Artist, Film-maker, Radio Host and Part-Time Private Detective. 2013 Graduate of Glasgow School of Art Painting and Printmaking. Founder and former manager of FOLD/GASM student magazine. Volunteer and Contributor at Subcity Radio (Expert Club, OVA MATA). Fascinated with guerilla ontology, super-fictions and participatory narratives (kayfabe). Been involved in multiple exhibitions including recent MINIATURES (2014). Is currently working with Robert J Hunter on film production.
My Practice addresses the impact of technology on our society, investigating the increasingly blurring boundaries between the real and the virtual. I create videos, Interactive Installations, kinetic paintings and sculptures, utilizing projection In both presentation and production. Emulating digital experiences through physical, analogue methods reversing the effect of the black box.
Daniele Sambo is a Venetian artist based in Glasgow who works with photography and installation. With a background in urban and landscape planning and design, he has in recent years developed an interest in public art and photography’s role as a vehicle for change. Daniele is constantly challenging the boundaries of his practice, looking for a direct exchange of knowledge and dialogue, where the processes are very often concerned with how the work interjects and discusses community.
David Farrar (b. Oxford) graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2013 with BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking. He completed a residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium in January 2014 and has exhibited in Oxford, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belgium. He is currently living and working in Glasgow and will be undertaking residencies at St. Mary’s College, Maryland (USA) and Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts, Virginia (USA) in Spring 2015.
Dorine Aguerre was born in the Basque Country and graduated from the University of Art and Design in Geneva with a BA (hons) and an MFA. She is currently undertaking the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Her practice centers around the notion of mystery as a cultural construction – its framework, function, influence and the reactions it provokes. She has exhibited in Swirzerland, France, Austria, Dublin, Morocco and Scotland.
Eileen Daily is a video and performance artist from Glasgow. Her work deals with identity and communication, using popular culture as the raw material for her work. Since graduating from GSA in 2012 she has shown work in alternative spaces throughout the city. As the co-founder of Picture Window, a key element of her practice is to appropriate unused spaces for visual art. She has shown work in CCA (Document Film Festival), Glue Factory and for Edinburgh Art Festival (Rose Street Film Club 2012).
Elke Finkenauer is currently studying an MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Her work explores spaces of inversion and slippage using processes of material improvisation and manipulation. Elke was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2014, and has recently exhibited at Govanhill Baths.
Ellen Doggett's practice is playful and explorative; she works with a variety of materials and techniques include chasing and repoussée in metalwork and views her practice as an exploration of the human condition.
Ellie Harrison (b. London 1979) is an artist and activist based in Glasgow. Her work aims to investigate, expose and challenge the absurd consequences of our capitalist system, and to explore the impact free-market forces are having on our society and our individual day-to-day lives.
As well as making playful, politically-engaged works for gallery contexts and the public realm, Harrison is also the coordinator of the national Bring Back British Rail campaign – which strives to popularise the idea of re-nationalising of our public transport system – and the agent for The Artists’ Bond – a long-term speculative funding scheme for artists.
Elísabet Brynhildardóttir graduated with a B.A. honours degree in illustration from the University College for the Creative Arts, Uk. Since returning to Iceland she has worked on various projects and exhibitions. Elisabet is one of the founders of Endemi visual arts magazine and is an active member of Kling and Bang gallery. She currently lives and works in Reykjavík.
Emily Ilett is a writer and artist living in Glasgow. Originally from North Yorkshire she came to Glasgow to study Environmental Art and Sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating in 2011 she went on to volunteer with Project Ability, The Travelling Gallery and The Pipe Factory, a studio and exhibition space in the East End. Currently she is completing an MLitt in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. Her work has been published in Litro Magazine, Popshot Magazine and 2HB, and she has exhibited locally and internationally. She is currently working on a collection of illustrated children’s stories.
Emily Mcfarland b.1987, Northern Ireland. Lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include, Future of Nostalgia, Lawrence Street Gallery; Belfast, MFA Degree Show, Glue Factory; Glasgow, Word/Play, Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery; Glasgow, From Context to Exhibition, The LAB Gallery; Dublin, Extravagant Histories, Birr Civic Office Gallery; R.O.I
Emily is from Norwich in Norfolk and studied a BA in Arts Management at London Southbank University. She has worked in a broad range of creative environments as well as music, arts and film festivals across the UK. She is also passionate about cooking, with a growing interest in sustainable foods and pop-up catering.
Emily is a Glasgow based artist and filmmaker. She works through the use of intervention and seeks to highlight the extraordinary within the everyday. Her work is often presented through the use of video and photography and plays with the viewer’s perception and experience of the materials used to create the work. Emily graduated from the Intermedia course at Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. She was awarded the Andrew Grant Scholarship and has exhibited in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Budapest.
Emily Shepherd (b.Milton Keynes 1985) is an artist based in Glasgow. Place and environment offer the impetus for her work; a cinema, an "un-discovered" island, a disused nuclear testing ground. Her enquiries stem from research into the recent history, social context or role of a place, drawing from a continual interest in the replica, the miniature model and most recently, the souvenir.
Recent exhibitions include The Point Souvenir Shop for MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Museum of the Web as part of Storegga Slide at Five Years Gallery, London.
Emma Ewan studied Painting & Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and continues to live and work in Glasgow. Her work often looks at the regeneration of design styles, with origins in the historic. There is an ongoing interest in performing sculpture - the sculptural object as set, prop, relic or narrative indicator, as well as their relationship to the stage. She recently participated in Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's Micro-Residency programme, from which she is developing new work. Emma has previously been a part of The Telfer Gallery and Glasgow Open House Art Festivalcommittees.
Eoin Carey is an Irish born Arts photographer that lives and works in Glasgow. Through his personal and commissioned work his photography notably crosses genres but maintains a distinct subtlety and sense of humour. His work is drawn predominantly to marginalised issues, caricature and colour. He loves a Hawaiian shirt
Esme Armour is currently specialising in Illustration in her final year of Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art; also experimenting in textile design and space-based practice. A current inhabitant of Kahn Towers on West Princes St in Glasgow, long term interests include wood chip, pebbledash, and buddleja groves in wastelands - short term, the bizarre recurring features of Gumtree cat ads; long term ambitions include installing an infinity pool in the roof -short term, colonising the attic and exploring other peripheries. There are currently no bats.
Fanny Wickström (born 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden) is interested in gender roles (as well as other social constructs), male bonding and stock imagery. She spends a great deal of her time fetishizing smooth clay surfaces.
From Fife, Fiona graduated from Edinburgh College of Art’s sculpture department last year. Fiona is currently based in Edinburgh and is a Studio Resident at The Number Shop. Fiona was chosen to be part of The Skinny Showcase at Creative Exchange and the RSA New Contemporaries 2015.
Fionn is currently based in Glasgow after spending some time living and working in England, Japan and the USA. With a background in classical music, Fionn is interested in the processes by which people give shape to and are shaped by both their sonic and spatial environments.
Fionnuala McGowan (b. Belfast) graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with a BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking. She undertook an exchange in 2012 at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and completed a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium in March 2014. She was a recipient of the Glasgow Print Studio Prize 2014 and in 2015 will be featured in the Summer issue of Printmaking Today.
Frances Davis works with time(s) and voice(s) across performance, video, and writing. Through processes of re-enactment or restaging she resituates particular histories, exploring the possibility of the past to place pressure on the present as a catalyst for future action. Describing her practice as research-led, she is also interested in how the process and documents of research can be made visible.
For Open House, she is hosting Homeschool, a public iteration of an ongoing research-led project, making public and accessible collected material and information relating to experimental and non-institutional peer-led education models which situate the domestic space as a place for learning.
Each month, the Glasgow Artist Guild invites two artists from Glasgow or abroad to talk about their work. This is an informal event, where artists and creative minds alike can network, engage in discussion, and share contemporary ideas, perhaps leading to opportunities in the future.
Gordon McKerrow (Kenyersel) is an artist currently living and working in Inverness, Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s Sculpture and Environmental Art programme, Gordon has a desire to represent and capture an essence of who or what we are. This pushes the artist to explore his own existence in relation to the people and environment around him. The making of Gordon’s work can happen anywhere at any time. Observation and conversation are ultimately the ignition to the creative process. In order to bring some poignancy and physicality to these experiences he makes use of documentation equipment to frame life as art.
Hannah Brackston is a Glasgow based visual artist with a socially engaged practice, where she graduated from Environmental Art in 2011, receiving the David Harding Public Art prize. Her artworks invite participation and interaction as a mechanism for promoting conversation. Every project is developed in response to context and the complicated relationships between people and their environment. Hannah has recently undertaken a range of residencies and shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries, Germany, Austria and Sri-Lanka. Hannah is one of the founding members of the Open Jar Collective and works regularly with icecream architecture delivering public art and regeneration projects.
As an artist I find it important to create work that impacts me personally. I am interested in what the effect and process of an action will have on me, whether it is through a painting, a set out task or a long durational performance. It is at the point when the audience interacts with the piece that I can then begin to develop ideas based on their perception and reaction to the ‘behaviour’ or moment that I present. I am particularly interested in the concepts of control and madness. These words represent two different states and I am interested in seeing how they can coexist within others’ everyday lives and also within the way that I work. I am intrigued in my own reflections of an experience, whether it is an everyday mundane action or something forced and controlled within more of an artistic context. The use and form of the body also features highly throughout my work, increasingly the use of my own body.
Hannah Reynolds (born 1992. Edinburgh) is an artist based in Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2014. Currently residing in Germany for a period of four months, she studies ‘media and performance’ at the Universität der Kunst. Working mainly in drawing, sculpture and video, Hannah’s practice centres upon the psychoanalytic nature of the motion picture, exploring the analogies existing between both the psychical and mechanical apparatus.
Heejoon Lee received his BFA in painting and sculpture at Hong-Ik University in 2012 and his MFA degree at Glasgow School of Art in 2014. His recent group exhibitions include; 'Dear Green' at ZK/U, Berlin, Germany, 2014 and 'Tipping the Line' at My Occupy Time Gallery, London, UK, 2014. He was nominated in 'Jury Picks' in the forthcoming publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson 2014) and the New Sensation 2014 by Sattchi Gallery.
Isobel Lutz-Smith was born in Scotland and graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture with a B.Arch (hons) and Dip.Arch. She is currently undertaking the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Her practice is informed by narrative structures. She has exhibited in Scotland, England, China, India and Denmark.
Jack Cheetham, born London England 1986. Lives and works Glasgow Scotland. Previous exhibitions include Dear Green, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) Berlin Germany 2014; Arava Residency Exhibition, Israel 2014; How Many Shades Would an Artist Pack for Holidays? Space Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia Cyprus 2013; Trophy (solo), Horatio Junior, London 2013. More recently he had a solo exhibition entitled Chris at Horatio Junior, London 2014; also made collaborative work with Alex Sarkisian for A Union of Voices, Horatio Junior, London 2014-2015.
Jack Farrell is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Glasgow and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London. He graduated From the Glasgow School of Art in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Fine art photography and is current Glasgow Open House committee member. His Fine art practice is concerned with the permutation and the modular, utilising various media to create immersive sensory installations. As a musician he aims to encourage a strong sense of place using the specific qualities of his venues to create sight specific one off performances.
Jack Stancliffe is a young maker shaped by a sustained interest in ideas around the performance of histories, cultural repetition and re-appropriation, theatrical deconstruction and sincerity. He attempts to take this into work into social and youth arts settings, believing in vibrant and challenging learning experiences. He is currently in his fourth year on the Contemporary Performance BA at the Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow.
James Stephen Wright is a thing based in Glasgow. It graduated in from Glasgow school of art in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture & Environmental art and is currently doing things of great importance, perhaps in the capacity of a group/swarm. Its art practice uses the methods and ways in which we in, the modern day, access, collect, utilize and capitalize on ‘data’. It uses the performative act of collection, of objects and information, to piece together a mythological narrative that reflects upon the ideas of how digital technologies, media and privacy has affected the nature of identity in the urban environment. (or something.)
Jasper Coppes’ sculptures, films and architectural installations uncover forgotten histories. In the process of revealing what is yet unknown a space for speculation opens up. Coppes craftily works within this zone of non-knowledge to create a parallel reality. Coppes (b. Netherlands), graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2008. In 2010 and 2011 he was resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy and in 2014 completed his studies at the Glasgow School of Art, MLitt Fine Art Practice. Besides exhibiting his work internationally he is a freelance writer and tutor at the Master of Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of The Hague.
Javier Montoro is in his Fourth year of Glasgow School of Art studying Painting and Printmaking. Working with sculpture, often casting animal features and using a range of materials in his work he explores themes of pleasure and discomfort.
Education • National School of Fine Arts, Villa Arson, Nice, 2009-2014. • Tartu Art College, Textile Department, Estonia, 2013 • University Joseph Fourier, Water Treatment, Grenoble, France,2009 • Gdansk University of Technology, department of chemistry, Environmental Protection and Management, Gdansk 2004 – 2008 Solo shows 2013 - Gdansk University of Technology – Ginnungagap 2012 - Nice, Dojo, Performance supporting Ghedalia Tazartez. 2010 - Gdansk, Długa 63/62 – Wystawa Cyca Group shows 2014 – Nice, Villa Arson/ Galerie de la Marine - Trois pas de côté. 2013 – Glasgow, Transmission Gallery - Annual Member Show Prismism 2012 – Paris, Lycée Francois Villon - l'Ete Indien
Since graduating from GSA with a BA in Textile Design, Jemima Dansey-Wright‘s work has spanned various media including: Site-specific installations, Illustration, Jewellery, Sculpture, Garment design and Photography. She uses drawing, painting, photography and collage to develop embellished and surface patterns - exploring shape, colour, repeat and pattern combinations with a focus on combining digital techniques with expressive mark making. Influenced by art and design history and research led she is interested in exhibition and display in domestic and non-domestic settings.
My work is interested in the body as an indicator of psychological condition, and by extension, often considers objects as representative of the human form and state. It studies space in relation to the body and mind, and explores ‘real’ and ‘imagined’ space through exploration of two and three dimensions. My work employs video and sound as sculptural media.
Jennifer is a graduate of Sculpture and Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art and currently lives and works in Glasgow.
Jenny Lewis graduated from the Masters of Fine Art Practice (Sculpture) Glasgow School of Art in 2012 having previously studied Photography BA(hons) at Edinburgh College of Art 2009. Recent exhibitions include: MOOD IS MADE / TEMPERATURE IS TAKEN, Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2014), Le Swimming, Glasgow International, Underground Car Park (2014), Lucy Donna, Underground Car Park, Glasgow (2014), Art Pistol, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh (2013) Actions of Longevity, Briggait, Glasgow (2013), Behind the wall, Espace = Project, Montreal, Canada (2013), EROTTAA + – US, Glue Factory, Glasgow (2013), and Mediakeskus Lumis – Aalto Yliopisto, Helsinki Finland (2012). Jenny Has also been involved in the community based visual art projects in the local area including; What Floats Your Boat? (2015), Art in the Clay Pits (2014) and Onsite (2014).
Jenny Steele's work reflects on the past, current and future use of architecture that she encounters, processing elements of these spaces through drawing, sculpture, animation and printmaking. Jenny's recent work particularly references 1930's seafront modernist architecture from the North West of England and Scotland; including the Blackpool Casino and Pleasure Beach, The Midland Hotel and The Carron Restaurant in Stonehaven.
Steele has exhibited widely and undertaken residencies at Manchester School of Art (2012), InCertainPlaces (2012) and 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China (2011). Solo projects include 'Why buildings stand up/ Why Buildings Fall Down' at Malgras|Naudet (2013) and ‘#followingthemarketsquare’ at the Harris Museum, Preston (2011). Group exhibitions include ‘The Drawing Project’ at Castlefield Gallery (2014) and ‘Industry’ at Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield (2014). In 2012, Steele was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and she is a graduate of Goldsmiths MFA (2007) and Duncan of Jordantsone (2002).
Jo Tomlinson’s practice is multidiscipline; concerned with exploring the physical and cultural relationship we have with natural and man made structures from each end of the scale. By dissecting their substance, circumstance and human involvement she aims to explore perception thresholds. Recently she has been working on the production of larger scale forms.
Joanna Monks is a visual artist based in Glasgow whose work encompasses video, sound, printmaking and writing. She looks at the memory of place: the past visible through the present. Her works examine the tension between materials and their environment, and our relationship to these spaces. The use of language and stories is a preoccupation of much of her recent work. In video and sound works she explores the suggestions and connotations evoked through spoken stories, as well as the relationship between words and images.
Joanna Peace is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Recent projects include ‘Lover of Rock’ published by MAP; HOUSE VISIT, a residency in The Hague funded by the a-n New Collaborations Bursary; a paper on the medieval hermit Suster Bertken delivered at the interdisciplinary symposium ‘Buildings & the Body’ at Southampton University; and an installation included in ‘?!*’, a festival celebrating the written and spoken word held at The Pipe Factory, Glasgow.
She is currently running The Writing Group in Glasgow, and developing an ambitious text-based installation throughout 2015 with the support of MAP and residencies in the CCA Creative Lab and at Hospitalfield Arts.
Joanna regularly teaches at the Glasgow School of Art and delivers workshops for the Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Project Ability.
Since graduating in 2013, Josie has concentrated on multiple commissions for theatre makers and video designers, her work across drawing, sculpture, and collage being used in productions including American Psycho and Titus Andronicus. Her personal practice explores the tension between entropy and intent; the use of enlargement, multiplication and chance processes rendering anti-rational images, ushering them into the uncanny. She has an ongoing interest in different iterations and theories concerning the Sublime, intending her visual language to allow the viewer to dramatise their own individualistic anxieties, latent properties of pictorial objects serving as harbingers of psychological narratives. Influenced by a Dadaist approach to indeterminacy, Josie acts as an interlocutor, overseeing microcosms and working outwards from the evocations which the materials autonomously determine.
The natural world, animals in particular, have always fascinated me, they continue to be a source of inspiration. I am captivated by the uniqueness of animals and strive to capture their energy, spirit and essence through my artwork.
Karen Scopa explores the material properties and processes of viewer engagement and interaction, her work challenges and extends the physical conditions of painting. Contradictory forms and visceral surfaces suggest metaphors of human emotion. Treading a fine line between attraction and repulsion, the works seek to seduce the viewer, inviting physical engagement and response.
An Illustrator interested in responding to ideas and notions of the physical world, place and implied narrative in an a process heavy, intuitive manner with a focus on mark making combined with representational drawing
Kathrine Sowerby lives in Glasgow where she runs tell it slant, a poetry bookshop, and makes fourfold, a curated publication. Her poems and translations have most recently been published in Gutter, Under the Radar, Poetry Salzburg Review, A Bird is not a Stone, The Island Review and Aesthetica. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art's MFA programme, Kathrine won a 2013 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust and last year took part in a Highlight Arts poetry translation project in Lahore, Pakistan.
My work focuses on the stereotypes and idealism of Beauty. Is beauty simply in the eye of the beholder or is it something that is nurtured and manipulated by mass media and society? The perfect image of beauty has evolved over the ages, changed dramatically as society has changed. I currently focus on the female form and how 'the perfect woman' does not exist.
I’m drawn to both abstracted and narrative based artworks, and always investigate a variety of resources; mixing scenarios, placing matter out of context, and recording remembered and invented images. I’m inspired by art that has been clearly created through the filter of the artist’s imaginings, and am interested by artists such as Martin Kippenberger, Peter Doig, Franz Kline and Gary Hume.I’m currently working with an experimental approach to media, investigating colour, shapes and subject matter and how they are manipulated. My aim with this is to create works that demonstrate the containment and release of forms and visual characteristics. I use mixed media –normally starting with paint, collages or prints – in an automatic fashion and want to translate imagery that has a real sense of identity.
Creating enigmatic paintings, prints, and collage, with a harmony of intuition and play to charge a platform for reflection.
As an artist, I believe in using my creative voice to communicate feelings and experiences as a narrative, in which to affect others, and this is the primary intention that drives my practice. My piece arrive through layering an assortment of techniques, intense bursts of colour and a vibrant energy to conclude to a harmonious state of texture, colour and shape.
I record personal experiences in handmade books as visual diaries to then manifest into compositional elements and gestural forms to support and forge a diverse vocabulary. Thus allowing the content of my pieces to continually flirt with recognition and suggestion, applying documented observational references, however eluding direct and literal translations to layer a sense of ambiguity.
Katrina Valle, born Inverness Scotland 1985, now lives in Glasgow. She completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art in 2007, during that time she spent one year on exchange at the Munich Art Academy. She received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014.
Katrine Turner is a Glasgow University graduate in theatre and film. She creates performance through writing, devising and collaboration, and is interested in using new media, film and audio in her work. Katrine creates work both collaboratively and independently. Her previous audio work, with Nomad, was selected to be part of the Commonwealth Film and Theatre Festival. She was recently co-awarded the Imaginate Ideasfund to develop The Experiment, an interactive performance for teenagers. Katrine’s performance workshop The Woman From the Future, is currently being performed in nurseries and was also selected by Creative Carbon Scotland to be performed at Tramway.
Kim Moore is a composer who used to play with indie band 'Zoey Van Goey'. She now works as a solo artist recording and performing under the name 'Wolf'. Recent work includes; artist in residence The Banff Centre, Canada. Premiere of new work for childrens choir and Bristol Reggae Orchestra recorded for BBC Radio 3. Commission for Glasgow International Festival and Glasgow Womens Library, Blueblock studio with artist Katy Wilson, Tiger/Tigertale with Barrowland Ballet, Creative futures 'Team Effort' residency, she has also worked in the past with The Tramway, Starcatchers, National Theatre of Scotland, Magnetic North, Imaginate, A Moments Peace.
Kirsty Palmer (b. 1988, Glasgow) lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and with BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking in 2010. Recent exhibitions include J A N U S, Glasgow (2015); RESIDENT 14, RSA, Edinburgh (2014); To the Nth Degree, Pop-Up Edinburgh (2014); Points Between, Glasgow (2014); An/Other Ending, Glasgow (2014); Prismism, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2013). Forthcoming exhibitions include Peacetime Resistance, Bærum Kunsthall, Oslo; part of The Glasgow Masters Series 14/15.
I am interested in the way our senses direct our experience of the world around us. I am particularly interested in the effects of sound and the power it has over the body and mind. My interest has come from everyday situations such as listening to the rhythmic hum of a bus engine and almost finding myself in a trance, to being overwhelmed by the beat of a kick drum rattling my ribcage in a loud, hot nightclub. Taking inspiration from such scenarios, I investigate this intangible medium by channeling sound through material and through space; creating - often interactive - installation and sculpture that require us to not only hear the sound, but feel it too. In working in this way I attempt to offer a platform in which to reinforce our relationship with sound, and the physical and psychological effects this can bring.
Krysia graduated from GSA's Sculpture & Environmental Art course in 2013 and has since worked as an Arts Specialist at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath and held a six week residency at Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden where she turned to traditional sculptural methods in her investigation into sound and silence. She continues her work on these themes at her studio in Glasgow's Trongate.
Kyle is a Glaswegian composer, sound designer and film-maker. He has been involved in various projects around Glasgow and his work has been showcased at exhibitions and at festivals like GLEAM (2014). He is also a contributor to Subcity Radio producing and co-hosting Experts Club with Dan Aitken. He is a postgraduate student of Sonic Arts at The University of Glasgow, and is a committee member and contributor to the Sound Thought 2015 festival.
Laura Edbrook is an artist, writer and editor. Her work uses writing, video and installation to construct narratives and stories of the subject in proximity with the object. She is the co-editor of MAP, a Glasgow-based publisher and producer of visual art, performance and writing.
Laura González is an artist and writer. When she is not following the footsteps of Freud, Lacan and Marx with her camera, she teaches psychoanalysis and creates performances. Her work explores knowledge and the body of the hysteric through film, dance, photography, text and voice. She is the co-editor of a book entitled 'Madness, Women and the Power of Art' (InterDisciplinary Press, Oxford, 2013) to which she contributed a work in collaboration with Eleanor Bowen. She is currently writing a monograph on seduction and art, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars in 2016.
Lauren Hall (b. 1983, Canada) lives and works in Glasgow and received an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Recently she has presented work at Transmission, VoidoidARCHIVE, and Glasgow International; Glasgow, Erin Stump Projects; Toronto, and New Wight Gallery; Los Angeles. Her practice consists of making exhibitions and writing. She collaborates with Toronto based artist Susy Oliveira as SCULTURE CLUB, and co-organizes the exhibition project Friends in Glasgow.
Lin Chau's inspiration is often semi-autobiographical and is informed by her own cultural and social influences. She explores the possibility of existing in-between spaces, through the medium of drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation.
Lorraine Hamilton graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art course at Glasgow School of Art in 2011. She has since been part of establishing The Pipe Factory, an independent studio and exhibition spaces in Glasgow. She has shown work in a variety of galleries in Glasgow, as well as conducting various residencies and collaborating with many different theatrical companies. Lorraine's work is based in tactility and creating environments where processes are set in motion and given space to perform for themselves and the viewer.
Louis Skehal is an artist living and working in Glasgow. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art his sculptural works range from the private to the public spheres of life. Often large-scale, his work often uses architectural motifs that allow his ideas to explore our relationship with place, space and self.
My Bookcase is a new social enterprise based in Glasgow dedicated to the understanding, dissemination and appreciation of books. It was formed in September 2014 by artist and architect Cristina Garriga.
The core project of the organisation is the My Bookcase platform. An innovative online platform through which individuals can catalogue and share the contents of their own bookshelves, and arrange to meet and borrow books from others in their locality. An experimental service generated by a community, for a community.
To complement the online platform, My Bookcase engages with a wide variety of projects such as exhibitions, talks and workshops constantly questioning and reflecting on the book as an object.
I am currently studying Sculpture and Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art. My work reflects an exploration of humour, skilled craft and a desire to merge both in sculptural form.
In my recent work I have examined a personal motivation to create work that is tongue-and-cheek and funny as well as work that is purposeful and 'beautiful', and examine both individually. This has been reflected specifically in short performative video works as well as the process and result of building furniture using metal and wood.
However, in my upcoming work I intend to combine the humour and playfulness of the videos with the practicality and aesthetic beauty of the furniture and hope to focus solely on the results of this junction.
Malie Robb completed her BFA from The National Academy of Fine Art Oslo in 2011, and has recently graduated her MFA at Glasgow School of Art spring of 2014. Robb´s work consists of sculptural objects of varying mediums, such as film, sculpture and photography. These are combined and displayed as installations. She has previously been exhibited in galleries and museums such as: Galleri Van Bau (Vestfossen), 21:24/21:25, MFAPS, Cinema Neuf, Kunstnernes Hus, The National Museum for Contemporary Art, One Night Only, UKS (Oslo), The Mackintosh Gallery and The Glue Factory (Glasgow).
Maria Toumazou (b. 1989, Cy) completed a BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, where she was awarded the Nicholas and Andrei Tooth Travelling Scholarship in 2011. In 2014 she received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Alongside to her practice she runs Neoterismoi Toumazou, an exhibition space in Cyprus.
Mariella Verkerk graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2013 with a BA in Fine Art, with a multi-disciplinary practice which includes ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and interactive installations/performance workshops. There is usually an interactive element to the work and would have a life outside of the gallery in someone’s daily life. Looking into cultural traditions/life styles that involve our wellbeing (mentally, physically, ecologically etc.) she questions the internal and external relationships we have with ourselves, each other and the planet. Since graduating Mariella's practice is heavily ceramic connecting ideas around food culture, everyday performance, family and interconnectivity of our health and the Earths as a whole.
Marija Nemcenko was born in Lithuania and graduated from the Camberwell School of Arts in Sculpture BA(Hons). She recently did a residency in Morocco which was funded by the European Cultural Foundation. Currently she is undertaking the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Marija has exhibited works in England, Lithuania, Scotland and Morocco. Her work is inspired by cultural appropriations that appear in fashion, media and traditions and construct new cultural identities in the West.
Solo Exhibitions 2014 Bat Opera 2, Massimo De Carlo, Milan Hermitos Children 2, Studio Voltaire, London Sadie Coles HQ, London Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK Group Exhibitions 2015 Lustwarande ’14 – Rapture & Pain, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands 2014 Nic 2 razy / Nothing Twice, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor CRICOTEKA, Kraków, Poland Hestercombe House, Taunton, UK Reclaimed – The Second Life of Sculpture, The Briggait, 2014 Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland L’Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon, France Hans im Glück, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century, curated by Roselee
Marysia Gacek (b.1986, Nowy Targ, Poland) received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, and BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Recent shows include Dear Green, ZK/U, the Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2014), On the Golden Wire for Thirty Four, NURTUREArt Gallery, New York (2013), and a solo presentation My Name is Wendy at Unosolo Project Room, Milan (2011). Marysia Gacek is a recipient of the Glasgow Sculpture Studios 2014 MFA Graduate Fellowship with a solo exhibition at the GSS Gallery planned for Summer 2015.
Matthew Donnelly uses natural materials to make objects, or sets for performance, that are loaded with spiritual and cultural significance. He explores the space between fantasy and reality, towards the aim of re-establishing a fragmented cultural identity in the Scottish collective imagination.
Michael Sacco is an image-maker and designer based in London. Recently graduated from the Glasgow School of Art's Communication Design course, Sacco now spends his time freelancing as well as developing his practice through self-initiated projects and collaborative works. At the time of writing, his most used emoji is the flamenco dancer.
Cook's current practice concerns the research and exploration of a user-defined mythology alongside the accumulation and presentation of a collection of imagined artefacts or relics resultant from the fabrication of a simultaneously fictitious and factual multiverse. These semi-fictional microcosms are concocted via the exploration, exploitation and documentation of the weird and unheimlich within the consensus reality, often via a synchromystic filter (A Synchronicity is the occurrence of two events which are apparently mutually acausal or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet do so in a revelatory manner. Synchromysticism is the world-view that everything in the universe is connected). While the verity retained often gravitates toward suspiciously penumbral, fact of some sort never ceases to remain a common denominator, whether historical, social or scientific. It is these perpetually sinusoidal 'truths' which become the basis for fictional narratives, spurious anachronism and alternative histories created through a process of uncovering a plethora of far fetched and often irrational links.
The underlying concern of MollyMae Whawell’s work is in the space between the material language of sculpture and the language of feeling and emotion. Her interest is in using instinctive reactions to materials and spaces to try to express the abstract and fleeting essence of a feeling: To tap into something not easily articulated in the worlds that make up our verbal or written language, but which can somehow be understood in first hand sensory experience. Whilst her work sits within the discipline of Sculpture, it often takes different forms within the expanded field. From more traditional constructed and cast forms to video or live and recorded performance, to amalgamations of all of these. In whichever form the work is realised, the energy is performative; a physical interaction with an object, material or space can be detected. Recent works have focused on the construction of large-scale objects in order to magnify the effects of the sculptural; the falling of light on a surface, the presence of volume in space, stillness or movement. By working in a scale that references the proportions of the body Whawell prompts the viewer to consider their relationship to the work, themselves becoming part of it.
MollyMae Whawell is currently studying Sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art.
Naomi grew up on the beaches of Southwold where a fascination for the natural landscape took hold as well as her dedication to the arts. Place and landscape continues to run deeply throughout her current practice. She has been living and working in London for 7 years during which time she completed a BA in Painting at Camberwell Arts School and also attended classes at the Princes Drawing School for two years where she studied with artists such as Mark Cazalet and Glen Sujo. Naomi is currently studying on the Mlitt painting course at the Glasgow School of Art.
Natalie Doyle is currently studying her 4th year of Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art. She is interested in how changes in the city impact social structures creating roosm for cultural shifts, and creating temporary malfunctions within given social situations thus challenging the validity and legitimacy of norms. Natalie has recently exhibited at the Bothy Project on the grounds of Modern One and the MTV European Music Awards Light Show in George Square.
Artist, musician and radio practitioner. 2014 MA(Hons) in Music from Glasgow University. Interested in art’s relation to time experience; live sound performance; the technologically mediated nature of Sonic Arts practice; and radio, in terms of Radio-art, experimental broadcasting, and Free Radio (as a signifier and means of appropriation of media and communication for both the masses and marginalised groups). Recordist, synthesist, broadcaster, listener. Former manager and current contributor of Subcity Radio.
Recent works include commissions for Glasgow City Halls as part of their New Music Biennial and sound lab series; contributions to experimental sound piece Mechanical Wave, part of Tramway’s Rip It Up programme; and a collaborative audiovisual work with visual artist Rachel Sharpe, featured at Niteflights as part of Glasgow Short Film Festival.
Nicola Carberry explores site specific installation through the practice of drawing and vice versa. The articulation between traditional and contemporary making processes is fundamental to her practice. She explores the construct of identity and the authenticity of personal narrative, reflecting on memory in relation to place and space.
Nikki Kane creates provoking and engaging experiences through curation, facilitation, performance and installation. She is interested in collaborative modes of working and living, and in notions of place and space, visual symbols, and social structures.
Nina Cagle is a mixed media artist currently studying 3rd year Visual Art at Glasgow Kelvin College. She has exhibited her work in London and Scotland.
Nives studied Fine Arts in Rome followed by a Masters in curating Contemporary Arts. Her practice is mainly text based and focuses on the cross-over of the roles artist/curator. She has collaborated with Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, assisting with the organisation of the annual residency programme and Lauba Art Association in Zagreb, where she was involved in leading workshops for children. Her research consists in gathering thoughts from various sources then connecting and sharing them, considering ways of showing processes that arise from this transition.
Paula MacArthur trained at The Royal Academy Schools. In 2014 she had a solo exhibition 'Infinitely Precious Things' at 60 Threadneedle Street, London. She was a prize winner at John Moores 18, NPG Portrait Award & the WW Solo Award in 2014. Group exhibitions include The Zeitgeist Open, 20 Painters - Phoenix Brighton, Crash Salon - Charlie Dutton London, Open West - Newark Park & Wilson Art Gallery Cheltenham, The Perfect Nude - Wimbledon Space, Exeter Phoenix & Charlie Smith London, What The Folk Say - Compton Verney (2011) Residencies include The Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool, Atelier Austmarka - Norway & 'Navigato' - Italy funded by the De La Warr Pavilion.
I am an artist, writer and broadcaster having worked for The NME, The List, BBC Radio 1,4,5 and currently The Guardian. I am a published writer of fiction. I have been exhibited at Glasgow's GOMA library, with work exhibited at in the permanent collection of Bury Art Museum.
Peter Lorenz is a performance artist, musician and theatre-maker working with a variety of art forms ranging from improvisation, sonic arts, stage directing and opera to clowning. He worked and performed in various events and festivals in the Balkans and the German-speaking area as well as South America and is now based in Glasgow studying Theatre and Music at the University of Glasgow.
Petter Yxell, (b. 1982,Sweden) graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and is currently doing an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University. He is also the co-founder and committee member of Glasgowbased exhibition space 1 Royal Terrace.
Having long been been interested in how different layers of history play out, and collide, in the architecture of the cityscape, his current practice is turning increasingly towards the present and the imminent future, with ideas of crisis, suspended collapse and resistance influencing a shift from research based installations towards a more sculptural exploration of destructive/reductive material relations.
Philip Gurrey was Born in York, England and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a BA(hons) in 2007. He was awarded the Pulse Prize in 2008 in New York and has been represented by Madder139 Gallery and the Houldsworth Gallery in London to date. In 2012 he graduated from the Masters of Letters in Fine Art Practice and he currently works in Grey Wolf Studios primarily with paint. Philip is living in Glasgow.
Rachael Rebus originally from Edinburgh now lives and works in Glasgow. After being awarded the Sandra McNellance Memorial Prize for Drawing and Painting in 2010 she graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee. Rachael has continued to exhibit regularly in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Bristol and Stockholm.
Rachel Frances Sharpe is a visual artist and curator based in Glasgow. Her research centres on the fetishisation of advertising and the grotesque spectacle as depicted in contemporary visual culture. Within her artistic practice, Sharpe aims to blur the boundaries between what is considered film and sculpture, recycling and re-appropriating found material into large-scale installations.
Rachel Hendry graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting & Printmaking. In 2012 she completed a residency at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. Earlier this year she co-founded the arts collective ‘Fanfare’, involving seven other Painting and Printmaking graduates. Recent exhibitions include the collective’s launch at TWB Glasgow in March 2014, as well as the collective’s second show at Veneer Gallery opening in September. Rachel’s practice incorporates animation and sculptural installations with the aim of exploring painting’s expanded field.
I am a visual artist working predominantly with video and site-specific installation, with a focus on collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Recent work has been concerned with visual anomalies, as well as the relationship between the eye and the lens as means of looking.
Rebecca Bracey's painting and drawing practice focuses of geometric details from cityscapes and visited places. She repeats these details in vibrant landscapes introducing a confusing sense of depth and scale. Her paintings derive from a line based drawing practice resulting in a strangley two dimensional world using bold and surreal colour. Her paintings and drawings are often exhibited together as a formal inquiry and as an exploration of how she traces and responds to a city or space.
Film-maker, Poetic terrorist, Radio Pirate. Attended Glasgow School of Art, graduated 2013 after obtaining a BA in Painting and the Occult Sciences. Contributor and team member of FOLD (now GASM). Contributed to multiple exhibitions including Re-birth (2011) and Miniatures (2014).
Robyn Benson (b. 1990) lives and works in Edinburgh, UK. Benson graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 and has since exhibited in numerous national and international shows including ‘Draw In’, St Margarets House, Edinburgh (2014), ’27062014’, Architectural Uncomfortable Workshop, Budapest (2014); ‘Design Assumptions and Actual Outcomes’ Glasgow Open House Festival (2014), ‘Night Lights’ Leith Late, Edinburgh, (2014). In June 2014, Benson contributed towards MAI+t in collaboration with the Marina Abramovic Institute, New York. The artists recently completed a Graduate Studio Bursary at St Margaret's House (2013–14) and has also participated in the Graduate Residency Programme at Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath.
Rory Coughlan Allen graduated in 2014 at Newport University studying Creative Music and Sound. Since then he has been creating and producing his own music, which manipulates sounds creating sombre, dream like music.
Rosanne K Davidson is an artist/filmmaker who documents various art based events whilst producing and creating her own original material. She is currently producing and directing a documentary on Scotland's only professional basketball team, Glasgow Rocks, which will explore modern masculinity, human journeys and Americanisation.
Rosie Roberts is a visual artist and curator based in Glasgow. Her work starts with a critical view of structures that promote exclusion, consumption and control; the obsessive pursuit of some sort of higher order. Taking this critique and attempting to present it in a humorous way, Roberts creates work that is visually and conceptually boisterous.
Rosie Shepley’s work is inspired by themes surrounding life, death, growth and decay and the presence of nature in human culture. She recently undertook a a number of residencies in Scandinavia where she expanded on her exploration of these recurring themes through the media of animation, printed textiles and drawing.
Presenting narratives in unconventional ways Sally Hackett employs unexpected media to explore and challenge concepts through sculpture, drawing and installation. Often referencing hierarchies, iconography and the human condition, themes around public laws, public perception, public rituals and mass attitude to what is perceived as appropriate and respectful are explored.
Sam was born in Devon, and received a BA from Chelsea College of Art, London in 2011. He has exhibited widely across the UK and has a strong interest in sustainability/climate change and the relationships between science and art. More broadly he has also worked as a musician, a chef and as a project co-ordinator at Cape Farewell. He is currently studying on the MFA program at the Glasgow School of Art.
Samantha Madonik was Born in Toronto, Canada. She Graduated from York University (in Toronto) with a Bachelor of Fine Art, and went on to study here at the Glasgow School of Art on the Masters of Letters in Fine Art Practice Programme. Samantha currently holds a studio in Grey Wolf Studios and works primarily with video. Samantha lives and works in Glasgow.
Sasha Panyuta was born in 1984 on the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia and grew up in New YorkCity. She received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design in 2006, and her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Scott Caruth graduated from the GSA Fine Art Photography department in 2012. Since then he has undertaken several self initiated residencies in Palestine, Kavos and Mexico City. He has exhibited his work internationally as well as publishing several books of his work.
Selma Hreggviðsdóttir (b. 1983) lives and works in Glasgow. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and BA from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2010. Selma has exhibited her work actively both nationally and internationally. Selma Hreggiðsdóttir uses sound, light and moving image in her installation, her work points towards the limitation of our perceptiblesurroundings. She often enacts small visual intervention within the physical space she works with each time
Sharif is an artist and designer based in London. Interested in exploring ideas of migration and belonging, he negotiates notions of identity in an attempt to understand how one should exist today as a British Arab. His work often materialises through responding intuitively to popular culture, allowing a visceral approach to image making. Having recently spent some time in Cairo researching his Egyptian heritage, Sharif is currently undertaking an investigation into the Egyptian textile industry, and the effects of industrialisation and colonisation on modern practices.
Sonia Gavrilovic Hufton graduated from Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014, where she was awarded the W O Hutcheson prize for drawing. Currently based in Glasgow, her practice focuses predominantly on expanded drawing and collage. Found objects, which reference every day accidents and occurrences, are combined with abstract drawings to portray uncanny presentations of domesticity.
Sophie Nicoll graduated with a degree in Painting and Printmaking from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014. She now lives in London and works between London and Glasgow. In her practice, she uses painting and installation to explore themes of domesticity, self-identity and objecthood.
Stella Stewart is currently studying at the Glasgow School of Art in the Painting and Printmaking department. Her work is primarily based on ephemeral moments that are easily overlooked. The fleeting moments of emotion in a conversation or the strength and power in the interaction of people as well as the experience of placing oneself within an environment whether that is physical or emotional.
Stephanie Burt’s (b.1988) work invites the viewer to explore dialogues between her sculptural installations and their settings through a fictional narrative at times referencing film and literature.
Materials used in her works are usually abandoned and yet hold traces of their interior and exterior environment. Writings of the Nouveau Roman are strong influences on her practice. She completed her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2014.
Suki Berwick was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the UK. She studied Law before turning her hand to painting training at Bucks New University, High Wycimbe, Bucks. Suki exhibits regularly in London.
Sulaiman Majali was born 1991, London, living and working between London, Glasgow and Amman, Jordan. Majali's practice occupies a thirdspace that emerges between inherited Jordanian and British identities. Working within the territories of sculpture, film and performance, he adopts a language of poetics to marry the fictional and the real in confrontation with narratives of belonging and rejection; the familiar and the alien.
Susan Brind and Jim Harold are artists and academics based in Glasgow. Their independent and collaborative works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and they individually have works in public and private collections in the UK and USA. Their joint projects include Mysteries of the heart, shown at Camden Arts Centre, London and Passieren, for Drückwerk, Bremen – both shown in the 1990’s. They have recently resumed working collaboratively, exhibiting a sound installation at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2008); a site-specific installation for the Library at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath (2010); and a sound installation for the exhibition, ‘What we make with words”, at CCA, Glasgow (2011).
My work focuses on emotional journeys, both past and present. I use abandoned and derelict buildings to portray this and investigate the emotional impact they have on us. My ideas are about preserving memories, whether they are positive or negative. There is a great fascination regarding the lives of people who once lived or worked in these buildings and the emotional aura that surrounds them.
Tell It Slant is a bookshop specialising in poetry in all forms and in all languages: printed, audio and visual, including pamphlets, rare, out-of-print, and second-hand, we aim to stock poetry and prose in all the languages of Scotland and beyond. Tell it Slant was founded by Ellen McAteer, and is now managed by Kathrine Sowerby. It is based in The Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST, 9am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday, and some evenings for events.
The Dotted Q (Thom Scullion and Lorraine Hamilton) make live interactive performance. Working on the boundary between performance and gaming, we design immersive physical worlds and invite the audience to become the protagonists of our stories.
One half of The Dotted Q, Thom is a director and performance artist based in Bristol. After training in devised performance in Glasgow, Thom became interested in interactivity, creating contexts that allowed audiences to be more active within the work. He recently performed a one-on-one piece where he professed his desperate love to each audience member through the re-enactment of a Richard Curtis film
Timothea Armour graduated from the MA Fine Art course at Edinburgh college of Art in 2014 after several years of dressing up in a suit made out of hay and hanging around the city farm, and continues to practise as an artist in Edinburgh. Current interests include Animal Studies, alternative art education and ways of combining these two fields. Upcoming projects include a collaborative work for TH4Y at Generator Projects, Dundee in 2015.
Tine Bek is originally from Denmark and graduated from the GSA Fine Art Photography department in 2013. She is currently studying in their MFA programme and works for the Common Guild. She has exhibited work internationally and has published several books of her work .
Toni Bruce is an emerging mixed media artist with a focus on experimental documentary and sound art. She recently graduated with a degree in Visual Anthropology, in which she worked with Scots-American roots tourists and their re-imagined Scottish identity to produce a sensory media exhibition which was held in the Victoria Baths in Manchester.
My work is based on abandonment and the index of memories – hands. Hands are memory holders. Somewhere that is abandoned and isolated once held memories. How do we explore these areas? At the moment, I am working on an Art Therapy placement with patients who are suffering from dementia. I enjoy helping them to realise that their story is of value and meaning to others, creating a point of happiness in their lives.Currently practising as part of an Art Duo, ‘SV.Creative’.
Victoria was born and raised in London and is based in Glasgow. She has a background in painting and narrative film/TV. She is currently expanding her practice through a Masters Degree in the Sculpture and Environmental Art Department at Glasgow School of Art where her research interests include philosophical ideas about embodied perception and being-in-the-world, as well the relationship between psychological absorption and physical immersion in audience experience.
Vigdis Storsveen (born 1967) lives and works in Oslo, she works primarily with installations, sculptures, objects, staged photography and video. Storsveen studied at Glasgow School of Art MFA and National Collage of Art and Design Oslo, Norway. She has had numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. On several occasions she has been invited to undertake commissioned work at Henie Onstad Art Centre. She has also exhibited at the Nobel Peace centre, the Norwegian Opera house during the CODA international dance festival, NOoSPHERE Arts New York, Glasgow Sculpture Studio and Third Belgrade, Serbia.
Yasmine Akamune-Miles is a sailor's daughter who anchored in Edinburgh five years ago to take on an undergraduate degree in Economic History at the University of Edinburgh. This discipline was balanced with that of experimental theatre, predominantly through Theatre Paradok. After completing the degree there was a burning desire to turn a dissertation on banknote forgery in the late nineteenth-century into a burlesque/wrestling peformance. Current interests are floristry, tarot and technology. Bats have been a recurring fascination.
Born in 1989, Ying Cui is a recent graduate from MFA program of Glasgow School of Art. He works on lens-based medias and his works concerns on the identities of individuals in the era of digital image and big data.
My work has changed significantly over the past two years, my particular medium is painting and I am fascinated by the movement and texture of paint against the canvas. I believe you can tell how the artist is feeling by the brushstrokes used; for me, I use my hands as I feel I have more of a connection with my painting. I feel that to create successful artwork, you must put a part of yourself into it.
An Illustrator with a core interest in the human experience of structure and motion, which she explores through a wide range of mediums (for example: printing, drawing, 3D modelling, film and sound). A firm believer that making things has implicit and explicit effects on a person’s knowledge, pragmatism, and psychological state.