Glasgow International 2020

Nick Evans

“In their conception, the modular forms Nick produces in his studio from the materials of ambulatory immobilisation involve buckets of water and sacks of hydroscopic dust. Lumps of claggy earth, paddled into shape, are repeatedly set in bandages, the resulting casts prised off and reassembled along limber lines. Oblong characteristics, acquired from Hepworth and Moore, Nicholson and Nash, are suggestively familiar of that period – InterWar – when the exploded human form consolidated archaically, neolithically, seeking solace in ideas of genial agriculture, childhood and pure colour. Disappearance and permanence (the clay has slipped away) affect consciousness in the same way, shadowing each other. When history exhausts the archive, what’s left? Riddles, recombitants and that vast ludic space between your ears.” (Excerpt from Fiona Jardine,Disorderly Orderly, 2013)

Nick Evans was born in 1976 in Mufulira, Zambia.

Past exhibitions have included: ‘New Sculpture’, The Whitworth (2017); ‘Ur Phenomenon’, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland (with Lorna McIntyre), (2016); ‘Plaster: Casts & Copies’, The Hepworth Wakefield (2015 – 2016); ‘The White Whale’, McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee, (2014); /prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion – Kunstzentrum Glasgow, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg (2013); Solar Eyes, Tramway, Glasgow (2013); Primary School, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2008); and Abstract Machines, Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2006).

Jedrzej Cichosz, Nick Evans, Charlie Hammond, Giuseppe Mistretta, Neil McGuire, Scott Myles, Toby Paterson, Edwin Pickstone, and Owen Piper

Early Learning - Curated by Mhari McMullan and Katy West

Exhibition

Early Learning explores the legacies of the Kindergarten educational method through unique commissions from a group of artists, designers and their young children.

Each of the commissioned artists’ practices reflect processes relating to Friedrich Fröbel’s 20 ‘gifts and occupations’ – play materials for young children ranging from building blocks to modelling clay, designed for the original Kindergarten. In exploring these processes with their own children, the artists present new possibilities and variations of the original system. More information available at early-learning.org

Supported by Glasgow International, the Hope Scott Trust, Glasgow Life and the Goethe Institute.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Tue – Thu & Sat, 10am-5pm
Fri & Sun, 11am-5pm

Nick Evans

Early Learning Plaster and Clay Workshop

Event
Workshop

Working with number 20 of Froebel’s Gifts and Occupations (clay), you will create a textured plaster relief using a clay mold.
All workshops are free, this is one of a series of 3 every Saturday throughout Glasgow International Festival 2018.
Please wear appropriate messy clothing, this is suitable for children aged 3-8 years old, all children must be accompanied by a father/parent/carer.
Spaces are very limited so please cancel if you can no longer attend so that we can offer your place to someone else.
Free; booking required. Book via Eventrbite.

Sat 21 April, 10am-12pm

Jedrzej Cichosz

Early Learning Collaborative Painting Workshop

Event
Workshop

Working with number 10 of Froebel’s Gifts and Occupations (drawing & painting), you will work together to create a large collaborative painting using projected individual drawings.

All workshops are free, this is one of a series of 3 every Saturday throughout Glasgow International Festival 2018.

Please wear appropriate messy clothing, this is suitable for children aged 3-8 years old, all children must be accompanied by a father/parent/carer.

Spaces are very limited so please cancel if you can no longer attend so that we can offer your place to someone else.

Free; booking required. Book via Eventbite.

Sat 28th April, 10am-12pm

Owen Piper

Early Learning Printmaking Workshop

Event
Workshop

Working with numbers 7 and 10 of Froebel’s Gifts and Occupations (parquetry, drawing & painting), you will create drawings and stories via the potato.

All workshops are free, this is one of a series of 3 every Saturday throughout Glasgow International Festival 2018.

Please wear appropriate messy clothing, this is suitable for children aged 3-8 years old, all children must be accompanied by a father/parent/carer.

Spaces are very limited so please cancel if you can no longer attend so that we can offer your place to someone else.

Free; booking required. Book via Eventbrite.

Sat 5 May, 10am-12pm

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