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Printshop!

PRINTSHOP! is open to the public from 12-5pm Tuesday – Sunday for people to get creative and make and display prints, and will also play host to a series of exciting free weekend workshops focused on screen printing, letterpress and book binding all devised and led by a host of different artists makers and designers. As part of the exhibition, a collaborative artwork produced by Edwin Pickstone and Ciara Phillips will also be on show. Printshop! Workshops All workshops are free and are on a drop-in basis. No booking is required, if sessions are busy places will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Sat 15 & Sun 16 August – Letterpress print workshop with Edwin Pickstone

Sat 22 & Sun 23 August – Screen Printing workshop with Zephyr Liddell & Ben Ashton

Sat 29 & Sun 30 August – Book Binding workshop with Cristina Garriga of My Bookcase

Source: Printshop!

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.

Singlish

Singapore is a unique blend of Chinese, Malay and Indian culture. This permeates to the local language commonly known as Singlish. Although often viewed negatively as an incorrect use of English, it is one of the most authentic and genuine facts of Singapore. Singlish is built upon the subtle nuances of the Singaporean personality and reflects the daily life in the country.

One of my favourites /

talk cock [Eng.talk cock]
1 To talk rubbish, spout nonsense, make an unfounded statement.
2 To engage in casual banter, chit-chat or small talk.
Example:
“Roger Federer lost in the first round at Wimbledon? Don’t talk cock lah.”
“Sorry I’m late. I met Jack at the coffee shop and was talking cock with him for a while.”

As we wave off 66 ComDes GSA Singaporeans, I would like to thank them for their charming good humour and humility over the past three weeks. They have brought a smile to all of our faces here at GSA after what has been a turbulent time for everyone. I would also like to thank the student ambassadors for their patience and unrelenting support – take a bow Penuel Smith Yr1, Jessica Taylor Yr3, Calum Douglas Yr3, Trudi Hannah Yr2, Dawn McCance Yr3, Roisin McAuley Yr2, Fiona Hunter Yr2, Ross Galloway Yr1, Juliette Duffy Yr1 and Sam Walker Yr3. A final group hug for Kim, Emma, Stuart, Jo, Moira, Cherylann, Stephen, Irene (for being so accommodating in The Haldane), Tiernan, Lynne, Craig, Megan, Michael and Ross.

A final mention for the YELLOW group who asked to donate all the one pence pieces from their installation towards the Glasgow School of Art fire appeal. A touching gesture from KJ, Leonard, Melissa, Wilson, Christine, Jiaxin, Georgina and Joshua.

See the GSA Singapore group blogs HERE.

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It’s sunny in Dundee mostly

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Tentsmuir WW2 Coastal Defences

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

Feral Studio Workshop 21+22 Oct

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Workshop 001:

Mon 21st and Tue 22nd Oct
with Lizzie Malcolm/ http://lust.nl
‘Patterns and Parameters’
taking place in SWG3 studios
15 places, allocated on first come first served basis. Sign up (via the VLE) opens at 10am on monday morning (14th oct).

Description;
Starting from before computers, this workshop will introduce the relationship between code and creativity, specifically the concept of parametric design, and generative patterns.

We will look beyond software that has been made for design and explore ways to use computation as a tool in the creative process.

Beginning with a simple pattern generation program in the Processing language, we will manipulate input, process and output to build a generative visual system.

Sign up: opens, via the VLE design school community, at 10am on Mon 14th Oct.

Note: If you sign up for this event, you need to commit to being available 9am-5pm on both the mon 21st and tue 22nd Oct. 2013.

This event is mainly aimed at 3rd and 4th year undergrad students in order to fit around FOCI days etc, but there will be other events later in the year timed to suit other year groups.

The public event attached to this workshop is open to everybody, and is free but ticketed: aferalstudio-001.eventbrite.co.uk

Dominic Wilcox + MakLab – A Feral Studio

Dominic Wilcox + MakLab is the next Feral Studio event, tickets available from that link there. Sign-up for the workshop, which will run on monday and tuesday (4th and 5th march) will be open at 10am tomorrow (Tues 26th Feb), to my usual email address.

http://www.aferalstudio.com/event/dominic-wilcox-maklab/

Forthcoming: Scott King + Edwin Pickstone

Image: MARXIST DISCO CANCELLED(2011) Letterpress print, 70 x 50 cm / Scott King

The next Feral Studio talk is on Thursday 24.01 at 6.15pm in the Mackintosh Lecture theatre. (Free) tickets here.

It features Scott King + Edwin Pickstone. There will be a one-day workshop with Scott on Friday 25.01 – info on that making its way out to you via that transcendental portal that is the VLE, very shortly.

Image: MARXIST DISCO CANCELLED(2011) Letterpress print, 70 x 50 cm / Scott King

Talkin’ Loud, Saying Something

Ross Hogg

This eye blog article — Something to say — previews the now-past 6×6 letterpress exhibition and conference at St Brides, which several VisComDes people were involved with. Pictured above is the work of VisComDes student and amateur footballer, Ross Hogg.

(See also previous post by VisComDes person and professional footballer, Duncan Tullis)

Workshops at MAKLAB

Roy is running the following workshops at MAKLAB. Well interesting.

Thurs 15th Nov 6pm-8pm
Preparing vector artwork for lasercutting (using Illustrator/Inkscape)
£5/£3 members – bring your own laptop with Illustrator or Inkscape on if you wish

Thurs 22nd Nov 7pm-10pm
Glasgow Open Source Hardware Group presents: Using conductive inks – with Mike Shorter and Tom Metcalfe of Dundee University
price TBC – probably £7/£5 members – includes materials

Thurs 29th Nov 6pm-8pm
An introduction to Arduino
£5/£3 members – bring an Arduino and laptop if you have one.

Email roy at roy@zero-waste.co.uk to book a place.

A Feral Studio

I’ll talk more about this when term starts, but we’ve been working on this Feral Studio project, to run alongside/in tandem with design activities at GSA… It’s an opportunity to bring in a range of interesting and diverse speakers and people to lead short workshops etc. As I say, more information when term starts, but advance warning about the first event with Eike König / Hort: Tickets are here. The website is designed by VisComDes people Sebastian Gorton Kalvik and Sophie Dyer.

Also, news of a clandestine tuesday morning meet-up next week, with Stuart Bailey, to follow shortly.

So pretty vague then, this whole post.

Vis Com 12 Degree Show

Vis Com 12 is the website of this years graduating 4th year students. And representing as it does, a fantastically diverse body of works, has the most tags of any post on the vis-com blog ever.

Screen Printing Workshops, Repositioned

Short notice, sorry for not posting this sooner, but Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond are running a Screen Printing Workshop at Repositioned Gallery, this saturday. Details of costs and booking available by following that link just back there.

Studio Surfing

Open Studio Club is a nice idea, a bit like couch-surfing for designers.

On ‘Thinkering’

From States of Design 03: Domus.

O! and other letters

O! and other letters, plus associated talk, many of the details of which still to be finalised.

Foulis Press on the Move

There was an almost overwhelming desire to call this post ‘Edwin’s big hole‘, but thankfully I resisted it. I like to imagine that these aren’t wooden hoardings, but instead is a giant solid piece of wood, perfectly carved to fill the entire void of the caseroom. Not sure why.

Gorbals Skirmishes

Skirmishes have organised for a mobile FABLAB to visit Glasgow on Friday 6th May 2010 — you can get more details at www.skirmishes.org/?p=292 The duo who run the van will have traveled from the Netherlands…

Bring an idea of something to make, or a project to share that shows how useful digital fabrication can be! They would like to make this event into a handy meet up for the wide community of makers in Glasgow, to share, learn and make, in the same way that we could in the Glasgow Fablab (AKA Maklab). It will also be a great opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with these tools and methods to experience the fablab and get a sense of what it could be used for.

The event is an informal drop in and forms part of Skirmishes Edge City design charette being held on the same day [http://www.skirmishes.org/?p=263].

The details:
St Francis Community Center, 405 Cumberland Street. Gorbals. Glasgow. G5 0YT.

New Media Scotland

Lots of interesting things to do during April, from New Media Scotland.

Blindness and Visual Communication

Last year I participated in an artist residency programme called And’art in Marrakech. As part of the residency artists were given the opportunity to help facilitate workshops at a Blind School.

Here’s a quick summary of what happened in the workshops written by the organisers of the residency.

The workshops were part of And’Art Marrakech held by Terre Sans Frontière and were based at the University of Law in Marrakech. The idea of doing this project stemmed from trying to break the boundaries between the visually impaired and the sighted. This was realised by bringing the sighted and the visually impaired together in the same space to share their experience of the surrounding environment.

Photography Workshop

Four visually impaired students were given disposable cameras to document twenty four hours of their everyday life. They were to take a picture by their senses, for example when they heard or smelt something that triggered a memory or idea.


The students made a description of the reasoning behind each photograph by Dictaphone or Braille.


After processing the pictures, a textual annotation was added in Arabic, English and Braille near each picture.



Atika –
“I felt the warmth coming from a lamp and I am stood under the light while taking a picture of it.”

“I was lost on an empty pave then I took the picture so you can tell me where I was.”

“Picture of five fountains that I used to take pictures of when I was not blind, and now I’m taking a picture of them and I’m blind.”

Mostapha –
“I take a picture of the sky because when I’m thinking I look up.”

“I heard a sound that only comes from something that seems to be over the wall but I don’t know what it is.”

“What you can see in my pictures is that I am an introverted person because all the places I took in my pictures are closed.”

Fatima Ezzahra –
“This picture was taken at 11am because I was hearing a lot of noise that showed me that the place was full of tourists and Moroccan people, I heard voices and chants and storytellers and then I felt like if I was drawing a picture in my head of everything I was hearing.”

“This picture was taken at 11.15 am near the jewels shop, I touched some jewels with my hands to see them.”

Badr –
“I remember, we watched a soccer match and I am sad because my team its losing (Real Madrid).”


Their work was exhibited in Remp’Art Gallery, Gueliz, Marrakech 24 September – 5 October 2010. The Photography workshops for the visually impaired were led and facilitated by Amy Smyth, Saad-Eddine Said and Thea Panter, with much appreciated help from Fouad Said and Salah Bekri in collaboration with the visually impaired students who are members of IDMAJ at Qadi Ayad University (Marrakesh).

Atika –

“I felt the warmth coming from a lamp and I am stood under the light while taking a picture of it. ”

” I was lost on an empty plave then I took the picture so you can tell me where I was. ”

“Picture of five fountains that I used to take pictures of when I was not blind, and now I’m taking a picture of it and I’m blind.”

Mostapha –

“I take a picture of the sky because when I’m thinking I look up. ”

” I heard a sound that only comes from something that seems to be over the wall but I don’t know what it is. ”

” What you can see in my pictures is that I am an introverted person because all the places I took in my pictures are closed.”

Fatima Ezzahra –

“The picture have been taken at 11am, that was because I was hearing a lot of noise that shows me that the place was full of tourists and Moroccan people, and I hear voices of chant and storytellers and then I felt like if I was drawing a picture in my head of all was hearing. ”

” The picture have been taken at 11.15 am near the jewels shop, and I touch some jewels with my hands to see them. ”

T-Y-P-O-G-R-A-P-H-Y

What looks like a wonderful T-Y-P-O-G-R-A-P-H-Y class.