Glasgow International 2020

Ruth Switalski

Ruth Switalski (b. 1991 in Leeds, UK) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Interested in physicality, materiality and anthropology, Switalski’s work is an ontological dissection of Painting as a discipline specific body. Using the material vices of fetishism, with reference to sculptural processes such as casting, Switalski creates wall works, sculptural pieces, film and installations exploring her ongoing relationship with Painting.    

Switalski is particularly interested in the artist’s capacity to self sustain, and as such has founded the spaces Dornoch Street School (2017) and 1 Royal Terrace (2013 – 2016). Switalski studied at the Glasgow School of Art, gaining a Master of Letters (MLitt) in Painting, with Distinction (2014).    

Solo shows include: Muse, Snehta, Athens, Greece (2017).

Group exhibitions include: -scape, 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow International Festival,  Glasgow, UK (2016); Suck and See, The Bedroom, Annuale Festival, Edinburgh, UK (2015); Information, Paisley Museum, Generation Festival, Paisley, UK (2014).       

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Ruth Switalski and Anthony Brotheridge

Material Objects


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 thanks to Clockwise at Savoy Tower.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 12 noon-4pm
Thu, 12 noon-8pm
Sat – Sun, 11am-5pm

Partially accessible

Marion Ferguson, Jennifer Wicks, Belinda Gilbert Scott and Ruth Switalski

Between preservation and immanent decay


Responding to common research interests including landscape, liminality and materiality, these four artists seek to push the boundaries of medium specificity and interdisciplinarity through an ambitious use of four of the Laurieston Arches.

In a site-specific response to the location as a post-industrial, ‘post-purpose’ space, ‘Between preservation and immanent decay’ navigates the arches’ history as a railway site, through its transition from disuse to a place for cultural experimentation. The artists will transform the site into a highly considered, cohesive exhibition space.

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

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Daily 12pm-5pm
Thur and Sat, late opening until 7pm
or by appointment at other times


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