Glasgow international 2018

20 April—
7 May

Bobby Sayers

Bobby Sayers is an artist and curator based in Rotterdam. Sayers spent the last four years in Glasgow, where he exhibited internationally and established residencies and arts projects across Scotland. He is currently studying an MFA at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.

Sayers has a focus on open knowledge, exploring themes of beauty and value through the frame of the city. Artworks often consider how we value ourselves and what authorship we have over our environments. Past sculptures have embodied the form of street furniture as motifs of the undervalued citizen.

Sayers is a co-founder of Common Ground arts organisation and previously co-programmed The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow. 

Solo shows include: Leave the Gallery, The Number Shop, Edinburgh, Scotland (2016); Hier, Maklab, Glasgow, Scotland (2016).

Group exhibitions include: Architecture Fringe, Civic House, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); By End of Play, Skypark, Glasgow Open House Festival (2017), Glasgow, Scotland (2017); LCN Showcase, SPACE, London, England (2017); Chateau de Servieres, Galerie Visualise, Marseille, France (2015); Skafrenningur, Fjuk Arts Centre, Iceland (2015); Utopias of Collective Dreaming, Generator, Dundee, Scotland (2014); The Wild Project, Primary, Nottingham, England (2014) and Zdonov, Czech Republic (2013).

For more information visit bobbysayers.com.

Elizabeth Hudson, Tim Sandys and Bobby Sayers

Tilting at Windmills

Exhibition

Bobby Sayers, Elizabeth Hudson and Tim Sandys are Glasgow-based artists working in the field of sculpture who share an interest in the public realm. Tilting at Windmills — a title taken from a novel by Miguel de Cervantes about a man who believes he is a knight — is an oblique reflection on the stories a city tells, from the official to the subversive. The artists’ works slip between voices of authority, community and anarchy, extending the present situation back to the medieval tussles where it all began.

This project, a playful combination of sculpture, installation and live performance, is aimed at children as well as all adults. It shares the hidden knowledge held by the powers that be, but also by the people who live and work in the city, through a play that deals with Community Purchase Orders and sculptural pieces that explore the transmission of city branding. Viewers can even take part in the closing event, a quasi-officious anarchic trolley joust — or tilt.

Tilting at Windmills is supported by Glasgow City Council Stalled Spaces and is part of the ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions and events that WAVEparticle facilitates as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Open 24 hours

Elizabeth Hudson, Tim Sandys and Bobby Sayers

Tilting at Windmills

Event

This May Day, in the revolutionary tradition of the maypole and May Day riots, you are invited to compete in Glasgow’s official shopping trolley joust. Part folk custom, part placemaking exercise, this is a subversive celebration of the city’s brand identity that makes space for the unruly amongst the stage managed.

Props provided by artist Elizabeth Hudson,

This event is programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018 project Tilting at Windmills, which considers the symbiotic relationship between authorities and grassroots activity in the identity of a place. Other events in this project include the play ‘The Faceless Enemy of Me, Sits in the Squares’ in Laurieston Arena and panel discussion ‘Brand Glasgow’ at CCA Glasgow.

The project is supported by Glasgow City Council Stalled Spaces and is part of the ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions and events that WAVEparticle facilitates as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.

All invited to participate; free, no booking required.

Mon 7 May, 3pm

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