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Janie Nicoll

Janie Nicoll (b. 1965 in Dundee, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Nicoll graduated with a First-class honours degree in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, and a Masters Degree (MFA) from Glasgow School of Art.

She works across a range of media, including installation, photography, film, digital imaging, collage, printmaking, assemblage, while adopting an intrinsically painterly approach. She is interested in making artworks out-with regular gallery spaces and exploring possibilities created through collaboration or interaction with other people, often through socially engaged projects. She often uses a process of editing, transformation or translation to re-appropriate cultural signifiers and rework often-familiar images.

Over the past few years she has undertaken a variety of residencies and commissions, including a Creative Lab for CCA; a Rough Mix residency for Magnetic North Theatre Company at Tramway; for Counterflows Music Festival; for Metal, Liverpool; for An Lanntair, Stornaway; for Glasgow 2014 Cultural programme; and for Aberdeenshire Council, amongst many others.

Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford

In Kind


In Kind is a research project by visual artists Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford, which maps the hidden economies of Glasgow International and the “below the water-line” economy of the arts.

Using visual mapping techniques developed by Rutherford through her work on The People’s Bank of Govanhill, as well as Nicoll’s experience of participatory and large-scale curatorial projects, their information booth will gather and display data that exposes this outpouring of creative energy that normally goes unseen.

Find out more at

Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
Wed 18 April – Fri 27 April
Mon – Sun, 1-5pm

1000 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow G34 9JW
Fri 27 April – Wed 2 May
Mon – Sun, 1-5pm

Trongate 103
103 Trongate
Glasgow G1 5HD
Wed 2 May – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 1-5pm

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