Glasgow International 2020

Owen Piper

Archiving ideas and producing on average three paintings a day, Owen Piper (b. 1975) is inspired by everything from international politics to footballers’ boots, and from animals habits to fancy cars.

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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


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

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

Owen Piper

Early Learning Printmaking 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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