Archive for the 'Events' Category

Weaving Type

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Com Des 2015 graduate Ruth Kirkby will be showing new work produced as part of her residency at The Caseroom SWG3 on the theme of weaving and typography. The show is at the new Glasgow Society opening 7pm Thurs 24 March.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/929756190471689/

Make Work Data Work

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On Wed 21st October, Studio 223 at SWG3 will host a very informal Feral Studio / Make Works event, with Open Work presenting some ideas they’ve been developing using Make Works databases of makers and manufacturers. It’s a 5-way collab. The best kind of collab.

The second part of the evening might involve a making and manufacturing Pecha Kucha Roulette, featuring some of Glasgow’s hottest designers and makers (if we can get it together).

6 for 6.30pm start.

Source: Make Work Data Work – A Feral Studio

Lunch Bytes

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Earlier this year I attended a Lunch Bytes conference at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. (HKW generally puts on fantastic conferences at reasonable costs, and as such, is worth checking out). Also at the conference were vis-com-des people Sophie Dyer and Solveig Suess. The conference was a summary of other various symposia that have taken place under the Lunch Bytes banner (an initiative of the Goethe Institute) on the topic of Post-Internet Art. This is a highly contested term, and rather than try to write up what everyone said, (you can see the videos of the presentations here), I asked if Sophie and Solveig would be interested in exchanging questions and answers from the conference. They generously agreed, and that exchange can be read below.

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Assembly

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Assembly comes to London this weekend. With an exhibition of all graduating students, talks that bear a passing resemblance to Pecha Kucha, and as yet unspecified amounts of beer, it promises to be reasonably good. Please spread to the word, and hope to see you there.

Fusion

The MDes Communication Design Interim Show, presents a multicultural and multidisciplinary group hailing from Canada, China, France, Scotland, Italy, Taiwan, Norway and the Basque Country. Displaying work from across different mediums, print to digital, and a multitude of thematic directions, they are all brought together by finding themselves in Glasgow.

New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street
Facebook Event
May 29th – May 31st (Opening Party May 29th 6pm)
Opening Hours: Fri: 6pm-11pm, Sat&Sun: 12-5pm

Liquidation

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The Year 2 Communication Design students at the Glasgow School of Art invite you to their end of year exhibition – Liquidation. A mêlée of artistic interest and merriment for one night only on Thursday 14th of May starting at 7.

Sponsored by CASS ART / Music from Bake (All Caps) 9pm-1am. More info here.

3rd yr Illustration Sale

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The 3rd yr Illustration Sale, is happening this week, on Friday 24th April. A great chance to buy some great work for a great cause.

Takes place in the Reid Building foyer and Aye-Aye books at the CCA, between 10am and 5pm.

Busy Week

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Next week is busy in Com Des. If you’re at all interested in DIY culture and independent practise, I can thoroughly recommend the Feral Studio event happening on Monday 9th Feb. Illustrators in particular may be interested in joining Malcy Duff’s afternoon workshop (sign up here). On Tuesday afternoon there is a special Com Des tour around the Drouth Exhibition with its creators, editors and designers, meet in the foyer at 4pm. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings it is the Masters and 4th Year Work in Progress shows and parties.

Like Service Design? Like Jam?

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HT Charlotte Fountaine … Tickets / Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr

Forthcoming Talks

Come along to one, or the other, or both, of our forthcoming COM DES TALKS (CDT)

They take place in the Vic (Student Union) 6pm, for 6.30ish start. All welcome. Can get your dinner there too.

Tue 27 Jan: Alaric Garnier + Mike Montgomery (info and tix here)

Tue 3 Feb: Catherine Dixon + Nick Sloan (info and tix here)

 

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Image top: Alaric Garnier

Christmas End-of-Term Quiz

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Fri 12th Dec. Upstairs in the Vic. Bring your own bottle/booze/beer/brain. No cheating. Teams of former students encouraged.

Rebecca Davies talk and workshop

Workshop: Rebecca will be leading a one day workshop on Wednesday 26th November. The workshop is open to all year groups across Comm Des. Numbers are limited to 20 places, Booking is essential, reserve a place here.

Talk: Rebecca will be talking about her practice and recent projects, *Update* Now to be held Thursday 27th, 4.30pm, Reid Lecture Theatre, Peter Reid Building, GSA. All welcome!

Rebecca Davies is an illustrator, performer and event organizer who has a deeply participatory practice. Her work centres around themes of ‘people and place’, exploring changes in heritage and how people’s surroundings, in constant flux, affect our communities.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, she has developed and directed a number of large scale participatory projects including Studio at the Elephant, transforming a unit in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre into a programmed arts studio and event space. This project has since developed into The Peoples Bureau funded by Tate Modern. From 2012-2014 Rebecca travelled the UK in The Beau Belles Ice Cream Van, a project funded by Arts Council England and produced by Artsadmin. This project explored ‘how we come together’ and celebrated the social rituals and traditions across the UK . Her most recent project has been selected to open the Mons Capital of Culture 2015.

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if,then. 20-23 Oct. A week of interactive interaction design workshops. By Art School i/0 and A Feral Studio.

Plinth

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The Plinth is a living room gallery set up by GSA students and graduates Hamish Chapman, Freya Fullarton and Charlotte Fountaine. Anyone is free to have an exhibition on The Plinth, see the website for submission information. Exhibitions run for one week, and are published online and in the quarterly publication. So far there have been 19 exhibitions, and all past exhibitions can be viewed at thisistheplinth.co.uk. Have a nosey at thisistheplinth.tumblr.com for more visual delights.

Image: Antra Svarcs

GSA Pecha Kucha XXI

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GSA Pecha Kucha turns 21 on Wednesday (14th May). Come along for the usual eclectic and uncoordinated collection of talks, and also, I hear, some birthday cake. The speaker line-up, comprising of students, staff, alumni and guests, includes; Rachel Mimiec, Art School I/O, Arne Wern, Fraser Birtwistle, Adam Benmakhlouf, Shona Paul, Robyne Calvert and more…

With Us

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Come join 2nd Year Com Des for an end of year exhibition at the Old Hairdressers, opposite Stereo, in Glasgow, in Scotland, at 6pm on Monday 12th May.

It’s sunny in Dundee mostly

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In the spirit of inter-institutional caring and sharing:

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES

Preview: Thursday 27th March 7pm
Exhibition Open: Friday 28th March 12 – 4pm, Saturday 29th March 12 – 4pm

The White Room project space, Tin Roof Studios. 38-40 Bellfield Street
Dundee DD1 5JD

Presenting an exhibition of work created by 3rd year Illustration Students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

Come along to our show! It consists of hand printed posters and set designs for a series of imagined theatrical adaptations of plays exploring climate change, sustainability, urban planning and related social and political issues.

Exploring subjects such as:
Hydro Fracking, Gentrification, Micro-topias, Climate Activism, Nuclear waste disposal, Nuclear War, Social Housing, The melting ice caps, Surveillance, Community Gardening.

For more information please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/manufacturedlandscapes

Rachel Thomas + Ross Sinclair

Rachel Thomas + Ross Sinclair – A Feral Studio

Rachel Thomas + Ross Sinclair – A Feral Studio:

Feral Studio returns, with Rachel Thomas and Ross Sinclair, featuring talks from two artists and designers, both working with space, scenes and ‘set’. Rachel uses bold, simple visual archetypes and signs but is interested in “the mental craft of thinking something out and creating a puzzle” through her visuals. Ross is a prominent artist who loves Real Life.

Feral Studio events are open to all GSA students, plus fully open to members of the public and the design community in Glasgow and beyond. The workshop attached to this event (20 + 21st Jan) will open for sign-up at 10am on Mon 13th Jan, via the VLE.

Doors open at 6pm, for a 6.30pm-ish start.

Venue: Due to the campus developments at GSA the venue for this talk is currently ‘in flux’ – we will confirm the venue within a couple of days, and post it to this eventbrite page. It will be Glasgow city centre, one way or the other.

Image: Rachel Thomas / Behind the Scenes

Partying

Please note that the time of this 4th year degree show fundraising event has changed to 11:30 pm. Bands are great. DJ’s till late.

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Feral Past, Present, Future

Feral Past, Present, Future – A Feral Studio

Feral Studio Updates: An excellent resource from Lizzie Malcolm (who ran the patterns and parameters workshop, AFS001) is available online here, with a timeline of the work produced, alongside research reference points and template scripts. (You can also see some images of the public event, courtesy of Kirstin Kerr). Meanwhile, workshop 002 with Nik Roy is underway, and later this evening there’ll be a public event at the Lighthouse. Next week we look forward to welcoming Europa for a workshop, followed by a talk with Robert and Mia from Europa and David Bellingham at South Block. Then it’s a long winter break until we’re back on Garnethill.

Image: Alice Rooney