Glasgow international 2018

20 April—
7 May

Interactive Digital Drawing

Event
Workshop

A workshop that can be tailored to suit a variety of age groups; Tagtool is a free app on basic use. It is used as an instrument for collaborative visual expression, that allows the participant to paint, animate and project in real time. It’s a digital tool that lets you draw with your fingers in a process that allows the imagination to run freely. iPad 2 or better works. For the best experience, use a recent iPad model. For collaborative sessions, all iPads need to join the same wireless network. Connect a projector or TV with an AV adapter, or stream over AirPlay. Participants will be inventive and use the animation tool to create live looped motion graphics. Building confidence in their creativity and imagination to create a light drawing in real time mapped onto a prepped installed surface within the exhibition space. The aim is to promote awareness of what we see around us through a digital platform as a starting source. Explore line drawing and promote self esteem in their creative ability.

Free, booking required, please call 07392464478

Sat 21 April 10-12pm (13-16yrs)

Sat 28th 12-15pm (9-12yrs)

Louise Gibson, Diane Edwards, Sheena Leach, Ursula Kam Ling Cheng and Erika Stevenson

Transmuted Worlds

Exhibition

Vibrant and visceral, curious and re-imagined, this large-scale exhibition is composed with materials collected from previous constructs from the city of Glasgow.

The artists have created a programme of workshops, live digital drawing, talks and discussion for all ages to get involved with. Their aim is to work individually and as a unit, utilising each other’s skillsets to create an energetic place for the public to engage with over the course of the festival.

The project has been made possible, and is supported by Glasgow the Caring City and Clockwise.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 12 noon-6pm

My Rubbish Art

Louise Gibson

Event
Workshop

A creative practical workshop for young people A interdisciplinary practical workshop for primary school children from the ages of 9-12.

The group will look at some of our commonly discarded household materials, studying their shape, colour, texture and original functions e.g. plastic bags, packaging, crisp packets,plastic bottles etc. We will then explore some examples of artists work that has been created using similar materials. They will then make their own piece of art using similar materials provided. The type of art they choose to make that is inspired by the workshop will be varied from building sculpture,drawing,creative writing or dance and movement. The themes of recycling, respecting our environment and minimising waste will run throughout whilst also exploring what Art can be and how to spot it in our everyday lives.

Aims / outcomes – To explore making and craft using a variety of materials whilst also educating children on the processes of recycling in a fun and comfortable environment. To explore making and craft using a variety of materials whilst also educating children on the processes of recycling in a fun and comfortable environment. To encourage working on creative ideas in a group and to be imaginative with simple objects and shapes. To introduce young children to Artists and what they make out with traditional methods of fine art.

The lead artist and teaching team will work energetically and sensitively with the group so all participants enjoy the experience and take away not only a finished artwork but hopefully leave enthused to do similar activities at home and with friends. The workshop will be very well structured and have a good selection of materials to works with so that children are stimulated sufficiently to keep and interest in the activities.

The workshop is designed for children ages 9-12. All materials and workshop equipment is provided.

The workshops are on a sign up basis and open to all children interested in taking part. Maximum capacity per workshop is 10 participants; to sign up email Louise Gibson: louisegibsonartist@gmail.com

Sat 21st April, 1pm-3pm

Sun 29th April, 10am-12pm

Ruth Switalski and Anthony Brotheridge

Material Objects

Exhibition

Brotheridge and Switalski present a new body of work exploring their enduring fascination with the classical, responding to the plaster cast collection at Glasgow School of Art and connecting it with the casts in the Hunterian Collection’s Anatomy Museum at Glasgow University.

The artists bring these historic collections into a contemporary framework, assessing our continual obsession with classical antiquity while questioning its binary gender stereotypes and stylised body aesthetics.

With special thanks to the Glasgow School of Art Archives, Clockwise and Ssssstudio.

Wed 18 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 12 noon-4pm
Thu, 12 noon-8pm
Sat – Sun, 11am-5pm

Sound Murals

Interacting with the Future

Event
Workshop

During the two hour workshop participants will create an interactive sound mural which visually and sonically explores imagined futures of life on earth.

Using the artists own research area as a starting point, this workshop will open up discussions with the participants as we imagine distant futures of life on earth. This will be explored through paintings and sound. The paintings will act as touch sensors, triggering sound clips, which will be used in a live sound art performance at the end of the workshop. Each participant will paint their own touch sensor using conductive paint, and will choose what sound will be triggered from their own recordings (made during the workshop), or from a sound archive provided.

The painted sensors will then be attached to a wall and connected to a Touch Board. What it is – Bare Conductive Touchpad, a small micro controller which allows you to connect up to 12 touch sensors, which can trigger sound.

The workshops are on a sign up basis and open to all children interested in taking part. Maximum capacity per workshop is 10 participants; to sign up email Louise Gibson: louisegibsonartist@gmail.com

Sat 28th April, 10am-12pm (13-16yrs)

Sun 29th April, 1pm-3pm (13-16yrs)

Speculative Drawing

Event
Workshop

Taking inspiration from collage, experimental drawing techniques and surrealism we will look at various techniques for creating new ways of looking and using a playful approach to generate new ideas. We will take a look at how artists throughout history have attempted to reconstruct the world around us, imagining new possibilities.

Participants will learn how to engage imaginatively with their everyday surroundings and think creatively about new solutions. Drawing isn’t always about how to draw a good picture. It’s sometimes about how we look at things. In order to draw something we have to make ourselves look at it far more closely than we would have if we weren’t drawing it. We have to observe it in far greater detail in order to represent it in pencil and paper. So drawing is actually about seeing. No single viewpoint carries authority, our perception is fallible, it is capable of making mistakes or being wrong.

The workshops are on a sign up basis and open to all children interested in taking part. Maximum capacity per workshop is 10 participants; to sign up email Louise Gibson: louisegibsonartist@gmail.com

Sat May 5th, 1-3pm (9-12yrs)

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