News from The Glasgow School of Art, December 2016
As the end of term and the Christmas holidays approach, we wanted to share with you some of the recent news and successes from the GSA. We hope that you will find this information of interest, and that it will give you some more insight into some of the wide range of activities that happen in and around the GSA campus and community, and into the work of some of our staff, students and alumni. Click on the links and images in the articles below for more on each story.
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Image: Mariam Syed's textile designs
Textiles alumna Mariam Syed wins award to set up business
2016 BA(Hons) Textile Design alumna Mariam Syed was awarded £800 towards setting up a business making prayer mats and head scarves for children in her community. The award was made at New Designers by the Worshipful Company of Weavers.
Silversmithing & Jewellery student Isla Christie wins GSA Shop student design competition
Third year Textile Design student Eve Campbell has won the inaugural £5000 Endura Prize, for her custom cycle clothing design.
Image: Reformational, Mads Holm
Fine Art Photography alumni Mads Holm has won the Jill Todd Photographic Award
Mads Holm graduated in 2016, and is the third GSA alumnus to win the award since it was established in 2010. His work is on display at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh until 17 January 2017. Earlier this year Holm won the 2016 Danish Embassy Art Prize and exhibited work in Opposite Tendancies at 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow.
Image: Data visualisation of income inequality in Los Angeles, Herwig Scherabon
Information is Beautiful
2016 MDes Communication Design alumni Herwig Scherabon recieved the Gold Award in the Student Category, and an Honourable Mention in the Data Visualisation category, of the international Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.
His work has featured in Design Boom and Creative Review. Click here to read an interview with Scherabon and to see more examples of his work.
Image: Sticks and Stones, 2013, Lucy Skaer.
Alumna Lucy Skaer is a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists, the largest individual award made to visual artists and composers in the UK.
Skaer has a upcoming exhibition in collaboration with Rosalind Nashashibi at Tate St Ives in 2018, and solo show at Kunstwerke in Berlin in 2017. She was a Turner Prize nominee in 2009 and has exhibited several times in New York.
Alumni success at 2016 Scottish BAFTAS
Communication Design alumnus Ross Hogg and Duncan Cowles’s film Isabella won the award for Best Short Film, and make up artist Christine Cant won the Outstanding Contribution to Craft award, after over 35 years in the industry.
Image: Swirl by Jo Barker
GSA lecturer Jo Barker has won the Cordis Prize for her Tapestry 'Swirl'
Serious Games and Virtual Reality alumni secure £25,000 investment grant
Calum Sinclair, Alex Horowitz and Nursalim Ahmad recieved the maximum award from the UK Games Fund to develop a commercial prototype of Curvish, a 2D puzzle platform game in which players freely rotate in the game world.
Painting & Printmaking alumnus Gregor Henderson reaches the final of Sky Arts Landscape Artists of the Year
An exhibition of the finalists work will be on display at Turner Contemporary until 8 January.
7 - 21 Dec
The Glasgow School of Art staff and students have celebrated Christmas since the School’s opening, producing Christmas balls, theatre productions, fairs and cards to send to each other. The Archives and Collections present a selection of these materials including photographs, ephemera and Christmas cards made by GSA staff and students. This selection of items spans over 60 years of the School’s history and features the work of many GSA staff and alumni. Reid Ground Floor Corridor.
Until 16 Dec
The third project from our GSA staff and student call out for proposals is curated by Lesley Young, a tutor with MLitt Curatorial Practice a course hosted by GSA and The University of Glasgow. Lesley is working with Istanbul-based artist Can Altay, to stage his project ‘Ahali: a journal for setting a setting’. ‘Ahali’ is a self-initiated publishing project which began in 2007 which expands from Altay’s artistic practice and includes others.
Organised in collaboration with MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art). Reid Gallery.
Until 16 Dec
A group show by GSA Design School staff Paul Maguire, James Houston, Kimberley O’Neill and Jen Sykes, looking at the current perceived role of technology, and what relationship humans have with its future.
The title comes from a term used in the theory of radio transmission to describe when a receiving antenna is just able to see a transmitting antenna. Reid Gallery.
14 Jan - 23 Feb
A survey of a thirty five year career of German born, UK based silversmith Simone ten Hompel. Jerwood award winning ten Hompel has worked with independent curator Amanda Game to bring together domestic objects, sculpture, images, models and photographs to trace her exceptional work as designer, maker, teacher and curator in the field of contemporary metal design. Preview: Fri 13 Jan 5-7pm.
14 - 29 Jan
This exhibition features recent work made by staff at The Glasgow School of Art who use traditional printmaking processes and techniques. Print Print Print brings together a wide variety of screenprints, etchings, lithographs, monoprints and woodcuts.Reid Ground Floor Corridor. Preview: Friday 13 January 2017, 5-7PM.