Glasgow International 2020

Alan Currall

Alan Currall was born in 1964 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

He grew up in Staffordshire and Ayrshire, Scotland. Between 1981 and 1983 he studied art at Newcastle-Under-Lyme School of Art and North Staffordshire Polytechnic and from 1989 to 1992 he studied painting at Staffordshire University. In 1993 he entered the MFA programme at Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Upon completing this in 1995 he remained in Glasgow, taking up teaching work at GSA. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Richard Hough Bursary. In 2002 he was selected for the inaugural Jerwood Platform award. In 2003 he was shortlisted for the Beck’s Futures Prize.

His work is represented in several public collections. He continues to teach part- time at GSA, in the Department of Sculpture and Environmental Art, and between 2002 and 2010 he was a School of Fine Art Researcher. He currently also teaches part-time at Edinburgh College of Art on the Intermedia programme. He lives and works in rural Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Ruth Barker, Jasper Coppes, Alan Currall, Sarah Forrest, Susan Brind, Jim Harold, Shona Macnaughton, Duncan Marquiss, Shauna McMullan, and Joanna Peace

Cabinet Interventions


A collaboration between ten artists and the National Trust for Scotland, Cabinet Interventions interrogates the role of material culture in defining place. In post-Brexit Scotland, how might often-contested identities and histories be articulated through institutions such as the Trust?

In 2017 the artists spent time in residence at Pollok House, exploring the cultural, political, historical, ecological and sensorial context of the site. This exhibition draws upon that research and dialogue to present sound, film, sculpture, text and performance.

Supported by The Royal Society of Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

Partially accessible

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