Communication Design Department Blog / Glasgow School of Art
Alan Knox recent graduate from Photography was recently interviewed by
Creative Review. It can be read here.
Darwin Magazine’s selection of the eight best photography graduates in the UK includes three recent graduates from GSA Communication Design (Photography). Calum Douglas, Alan Knox, and Peter Holliday. You can read more here.
Editor Harry Rose, Darwin Magazine, has selected 8 of his favourite projects, searching high and low, from University websites and attending graduate exhibitions throughout the UK.
William Klein Documentary worth watching. Early footage of his film on Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali) and The Beatles.
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Picnicking on the River North Esk
silver gelatin print, hand toned & printed by the artist
two part work
edition of 4
Thomas Joshua Cooper in conversation with Anne Lyden, Curator of International Photography, National Galleries of Scotland
Saturday 1 November, 11am – midday
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Free, booking essential
Celebrated landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper will discuss his work and his new Ingleby Gallery solo exhibition Scattered Waterswith Anne Lyden (Curator of International Photography, National Galleries of Scotland).
To book your place online please click here
Now on Netflix (UK)
Watch the world exclusive McCullin trailer for David and Jacqui Morris’s documentary on British photographer Don McCullin, whose acclaimed work for the Observer and the Sunday Times in Vietnam, Biafra, Cyprus and Lebanon produced some of the defining images of war. McCullin describes the ‘moral sense of purpose and duty’ behind his work
McCullin is released in the UK on 1 January 2013
School of Fine Art Lecture: Paul Seawright
Glasgow Film Theatre, Friday, 24th October 2014
11.00 am – 12.30 pm. Free
Glasgow School of Art in association with Street Level Photoworks and JTPA.
Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster.
He is best known for his early work from the 80’s researching sectarian murder in Northern Ireland and his photographs of mine fields and battle sites in Afghanistan. These were commissioned by the Imperial War Museum in 2002 as part of the War Artist commissions and have been exhibited in over twenty countries.
His work is held in many museum collections including The Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, International Centre of Photography New York,Portland Art Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Arts Councils of Ireland, England and N.Ireland, UK Government Collection and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2003 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art and in 1997 won the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Prize for a major contribution to Irish art.
Great to see the work of viscomdes person Kirstin Kerr featured on Grafik, with some great images, and interesting back-stories to some of the projects.
The Prix Pictet at the V&A : : Consumption
If you can not make it down to see the Prix Pictet: : Consumption exhibition at the V&A you might enjoy this review form Monocle at the link below;
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
(After) Henri Cartier-Bresson – ‘ Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare’, 1932
Got some spare time over the holidays.
Review the lego versions of famous photographs here along with the originals.
Levellan Oil Field, Hockley County, Texas
The Prix Pictet shortlist has been announced. This year’s theme is ‘Consumption’.
You can view the shortlist here. You can view more of Mishka Henner’s work here.
The winner will be announced on 21 May 2014 at the opening of an exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists at the V&A. The exhibition will run from 22 May – 14 June 2014.
Forthcoming: Viscomdes people Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Claire Maxwell feature in this upcoming exhibition at Street Level Photoworks. Opening night is on the 14th of November, Thursday, from 7pm. Refreshments and that.
Christmas list – BIGSHOT (Tick)
Mix makelab and lomo to build your own digital camera with a BIG SHOT here.
Vis Com Des person James Bettney has set up Takuro as a vehicle to work with widows in Nepal, (who can be ostracised from society following the death of their husbands), assisting them in establishing sustainable employment.
2 products are ready to launch on Kickstarter at the end of this month; a waxed canvas roll-top rucksack in 3 colours, (Gold, Green or Black) and a 100% cashmere scarf in 4 different colours.
James undertook an extended visit to Nepal during his degree, reflected in work he did while at GSA.
If you’re interested in Scotland’s modernist legacy, this exhibition might be worth a visit.
In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.
A documentary worth watching not just for the science but for the stunning shots of ice and remote locations.