Glasgow international

Toby Paterson and Jude Barber

Screening, Artist's Talk and Conversation


A screening of Jon Schorstein’s film KH-4 (1969, 13 mins, B&W) will be followed by an artist’s talk by Toby Paterson and a conversation with architect Jude Barber.

KH-4 features a young Bill Forsyth as an artist exploring a version of Glasgow that seems suffused with a sense of the uncanny. The protagonist’s alienation from the city is further compounded as the built environment is radically transformed before him in this evocative short film.

Toby Paterson’s talk will set Penumbralism within the wider context of his work and interests in the built environment while elaborating on the nature of ‘negative space’ within cities and how such seemingly unpromising subject matter has influenced artists over the last century.

Refreshment interval.

Jude Barber is a director of Collective Architecture and will join Toby Paterson for an open discussion of the issues Penumbralism raises. Collective Architecture was established to pursue themes of participation and sustainability in architecture and the practice’s output is highly varied, ranging from intimate community installations to large scale urban regeneration. Toby Paterson has collaborated with Collective Architecture on several fruitful public projects over the last decade.

Tue 24 April, 6.30-8.30pm

Toby Paterson



Penumbralism finds its impetus in the many ‘grey areas’ of townscape that continue to define the visual and spatial experience of the city of Glasgow. Whilst apparently neatly resolved districts and keynote buildings are held to convey the image of the city, this project looks at the obverse; locations that represent the unresolved, the overlooked or the simply discarded.

Toby Paterson is an artist with a long held interest in teasing out subjective perspectives of cities, not least with regard to his native Glasgow with this project being developed in collaboration with Agile City specifically for newly established venue Civic House.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri – Sun, 12 noon-5pm
Thu, 12 noon-8pm

Preview: Thu 19 April, 5-8pm

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