Glasgow international 2018

20 April—
7 May

Elizabeth Hudson

Elizabeth Hudson (b. 1990 in High Wycombe, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Hudson’s sculptural installations and interventions combine absurdity with the suggestive potential of materials, in order to interrogate details within systems that have wider implications for society and its power structures.

From banana-shaped iron railing finials that posit populist political upheavals such as Brexit as responses to a coercive habitual environment to the mapping of personal and political power hierarchies through stolen hair, Hudson creates playful mythologies of the mundane.

Solo shows include: Glint, Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Logic may indeed be unshakeable, Intermedia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); Power Cut, Bocs Celf, Caernarfon, Wales (2015).

Group exhibitions include: BE Festival, REP Theatre, Birmingham, England (2017); Keir Street Kitchen, Glasgow Open House, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Costume & Song Joust, Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire, England (2016); Penumbra, A.P.T Gallery, London, England (2014); My Head is an Animal, South Square Gallery, Bradford, England (2013/14); Miniworks II, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany (2011).

For more information visit elizabethudson.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, Susan Deighan, David Whyte, Dr Massimo Giovanardi

Brand Glasgow

Event
Talk

A panel discussion on who decides the identity of a city and how. Key players and experts in city branding will discuss how Glasgow is presented to the world and the implications of its approach. The audience is encouraged to have their say, with all perspectives and levels of experience welcome.

Chaired by artist Elizabeth Hudson, speakers will include: Susan Deighan, Head of City Marketing, Glasgow Life; David Whyte, Designer/Co-founder of Tangent Graphic and creator of the ‘People Make Glasgow’ city brand; Dr Massimo Giovanardi, Lecturer at University of Leicester and editor of the book ‘Inclusive Place Branding: Critical Perspectives on Theory and Practice’.

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’ and participatory performance ‘May Day Trolley Joust’, both held at Laurieston Arena.

Free, booking required. Book via Eventbrite.

Wed 25 April 6.30-8.15pm

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

Elizabeth Hudson

May Day Trolley Joust

Event

In the revolutionary tradition of the maypole and May Day riots, the public are invited to gather this bank holiday Monday for a subversive celebration. The May Day Trolley Joust slips between sanitised family-friendly entertainment and the low-level anarchy of late-night teenage hijinks, via city branding initiatives and folk customs.

Props provided by artist Elizabeth Hudson.

All invited to participate; free, no booking required.

Monday 7th May, 3-4pm

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