Top 5: Glasgow International 2016
Friday sees the the launch of this years Glasgow International, a city wide festival showcasing an array of visual art forms, events, talks, performances and projects in a multitude of locations by both local and international artists. The festival runs from the 8th – 25th of April, take a look at our top picks to get you started.
1. Sheila Hicks, Tramway
08 Apr 2016 – 25 Apr
Art Veteran Hicks weaves a lifetime’s worth of making into the fibre of full-bodied, playful textiles sure to amuse and delight. With an expansive career, charting the founding of several textile workshops from North America to India, a studio base in Paris and several acclaimed Beniale contributions, Tramway’s gallery is sure to be enlivened with both the spirit and history of independently-driven art.
More info here: glasgowinternational.org
2. Pokey Hat, New Glasgow Society
08 Apr – 25 Apr
VERBureau curate the work of Cooking Sections, Carrie Gooch, Julie Hill, Rosie O Grady and Rachel Sharpe in an exhibition which addresses the socio-political significance of ice cream to the city; then and now.
More info here: verbureau.co.uk
3. MY BOOKCASE, Speaking Volumes, Glasgow Women’s Library
Thurs 14 April, 6pm – 7.30pm
Sun 17 April, 2pm – 3.30pm
Thurs 21 April, 6pm – 7.30pm
Sun 24 April, 2pm – 3.30pm
My Bookcase’s Christina Garriga collaborates with Glasgow Women’s Library to disseminate knowledge of books as tools in artistic practice by hosting conversations with Glasgow artists centred upon the female influences - literary or otherwise - in their creative lives.
More info here: mybookcase.org
3. Helen Johnson, Barron Field, Kelvin Hall
08 Apr – 25 Apr
Johnson presents a series of large scale paintings on unstretched canvas hung from the newly invigorated Kelvin Hall. Each work metaphorically exposes itself in terms of its production, acting as a commentary on how historical events are ‘framed’ and disseminated to the public.
5. Marvin Gaye Chetwynd & Jedrzej Chichosz, Mega Hammer, Art School
Thurs 7 April, 10pm
Turner Prize winning Chetwynd and friends take on GSA’s student union for a night of performance, demonstrating ‘aspects of a lifestyle based on DIY, Death Metal, Low Budget and pure expression’. Expect an alcohol-induced feat of pantomime kitsch!
Buy tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk
All photo credits go to Glasgow International, the participating artists and their representatives respectively
Visit glasgowinternational.org full listings.
Post by Rachel Boyd