Drouth Five-Oh


  • GSA 164 Renfrew St Glasgow, G3 United Kingdom

Drouth Five-Oh
17 January - 15 February 2015
Reid Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF

Preview Friday 16 January 2015

Having been founded in 2001 as a quarterly journal, the fiftieth issue of The Drouth will be published in January 2015. ‘Drouth Five-Oh’ marks this anniversary with an exhibition of cover art in the Reid Building at Glasgow School of Art beginning in January 2015. The magazine has strong connections with Glasgow School of Art: one of the founding editors is Professor of Urban Literature in the school, and the other is currently completing his PhD in the school.

The exhibition includes a single copy of each issue of the fifty Drouths which have been published, and also a selection of the original works of art from which the covers were made up. The works for display include paintings, drawings, photographs, and potentially one or two more 3D works.

Artists include Graham Fagen, Alasdair Gray, Roddy Buchanan, Pat Donald, Ross Sinclair, Stuart Murray, Artemis Manouki, Niels Bugge, Chris Leslie, Andrew Lee, Chris Dooks, Dhivya Kate Chetty, Mariusz Tarkawian, Marc Baines, Toby Paterson, Bill Breckenridge, David Shrigley and Craig Richardson. The fiftieth cover is by Turner Prize nominated artist Ciara Phillips.

The Drouth is a quarterly magazine published in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 2001 by Mitch Miller and Johnny Rodger, we continue to pursue our original remit, to give space to writers and artists to stimulate debate on and through literature, film politics, reportage, visual culture, music and architecture. Every issue has a particular theme, a guest editor (usually someone of distinction in a given field) and guest cover artist. Our contributors are artists, scholars and commentators who engage with prevalent political and social concerns through their respective disciplines. While we provide a theme and some initial ideas, we offer contributors freedom to explore new ideas and unfamiliar territories.