Glasgow International 2020

Jonny Lyons

Jonny Lyons (b. 1988, Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow.

Lyons explores the fragility of friendship and adventure through performances, which he documents with photography and film. He often creates devices, or functioning sculptures, to execute ‘hand-craft-ed mischief.’ The sculptures are presented – having fulfilled their one purpose – as relics of the event, together with the photographic evidence. As well as being documentation of a sequence of anarchic events, the photographs show the moment between ‘cause’ and ‘effect’, and are imbued with wit, melancholy and the physical humour of early silent cinema.

Solo shows include: ‘(Here Come) the Goloshins’, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, Ohio (2017); ‘Dream Easy’, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2016).

Group shows include: ‘Sharing not Hoarding’, Sight specific paste up, Dundee, UK; ‘Edition Three’, Dundee Print Collective, WASPS, Dundee, UK (2016); ‘Silk Road’, Impact 9 Print Festival, China Academy of Arts, China, (2015).

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Jonny Lyons and Matt Barnes

We Disappear


We Disappear is an immersive photographic odyssey, allowing the viewer to question the still image and its relationship to our physical presence in the landscape of Glasgow. The show confronts the idea that people are disappearing from the landscape in favour of cars, public transport and home entertainment. We still, however, have a place – in public space, in both rural and built environments. An atmospheric, visual and physical feast inspired by the vistas of the city.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 2pm-6pm
Thu, 2pm-8pm
Sat & Sun, 12 noon-6pm

Ayelet Ben Dor, Jedrzej Cichosz, Uist Corrigan, Roi Carmeli, Judith Leupi, Jonny Lyons, Tom Krasny, Tim Sandys and Alex Stursberg

Holy Wave


Holy Wave touches on the connection between art and ritual; a connection less obvious today, as art becomes increasingly self-reflective, and religious rituals abide by rules stemming from years of unchanged worship. It remains essential, however, in understanding art’s role in contemporary society and spiritual life.

The artists view the art object as charged with power; a combination of intention and action; of emotions and thoughts that cannot be separated from material and labour.

Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.

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

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