VISUAL ART PROFILE
RACHEL BARRON Rachel graduated from ECA in 2011. She recently exhibited at Meadow Mill Studios, Dundee, and has been selected for 20 for 14, part of the Common- wealth Games Culture 2014 project. Tell us about your recent collaboration in Dundee. That was a collaboration with Nathan Clydesdale, who I’ve been working with since 2011. Normally we work together to make printing devices, but this time the whole exhibition was a collaboration. I guess I also collaborate with the public on projects, which is really good – it’s almost a sharing of skills. You’re engaging with differ- ent people and seeing how they respond. What’s it like being part of Culture 2014? It’s amazing – I’m really excited about it. It’s the biggest thing I’ve been part of, so having the funding and being able to do such a big project as part of the Commonwealth Games is a real honour. What are you making for it? It’s across two venues, including the ladies’ pool at Govanhill Baths, which is a really beautiful space. I’m opening a kind of public print workshop at Hanson Street, where everyone is invited to come and make a print, which will then form part of a really huge installa- tion at Govanhill. The work will be printed on fabric, so it’s inspired by the idea of flags and everyone coming together – hopefully inter- national visitors and locals coming together to make a flag that marks this big, significant moment for Glasgow. What’s next? I’m moving to Gothenburg in Sweden but I’ll be back and forth to Glasgow. Poten- tially I’ll be taking time to develop my work without huge deadlines and public showcases – it’ll be quite nice to have a bit of time to research again and experiment. (Interview by Rhona Taylor) ■ Assemble: An International Print Workshop, The Wasps Factory, Glasgow, Sat 12 Jul–Sat 2 Aug; Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, Sun 20 Jul–Sat 9 Aug.
108 THE LIST 15 May–12 Jun 2014
Quinn Latimer, considering craft and appropriation. Featured artists are Rachel Adams, Jennifer Bailey, Sarah Forrest, Jenny Lewis, Tessa Lynch, Lorna Macintyre, Niall MacDonald, Natalie McGowan, James McLardy, Lauren Printy Currie, Clara Ursitti and Zoe Williams.
■ GOETHE INSTITUT 3 Park Circus, 332 2555. Mon–Thu 9am– 9pm; Fri 8am–4pm; Sat 9am–1.30pm, but individual exhibitions may vary. NEW Berlinbilder Fri 16 May–Fri 13 Jun. Mon–Thu 10am–6pm; Fri 10am–4pm. Photographs of Berlin taken by HND photography students of Reid Kerr College in Glasgow on a recent trip to Germany, as well as some images of Glasgow taken by students who couldn’t make it to Berlin. ■ GOVANHILL SCULPTURE PARK Victoria Road, Govanhill. Opening times vary, see individual events for details. LAST CHANCEStreetland Sculpture Park Sat 7 Jun, 1–4pm. A temporary urban sculpture park featuring commissioned works by Glasgow based artists Dave Sherry, Altronix and Chris Coleman-Smith. Part of Streetland.
■ THE HIDDEN GARDENS Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Tue–Sat 10am–8pm (or dusk if earlier), Sun noon–6pm (or dusk if earlier). Mick Peter: Almost Cut My Hair Until Sun 5 Oct. Sculptures for the Hidden Gardens, based on manipulated drawings.
■ THE HIDDEN LANE GALLERY 1081 Argyle Street, 07760 669011. Tue– Sat 11am–5pm. LAST CHANCE Alasdair Gray and Frankétienne Until Sat 17 May. Paintings by Alasdair Gray and Frankétienne, who also performs some of his poems and songs accompanied by Mark Mulholland on guitar. ■ HUNTERIAN MUSEUM & ART GALLERY University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 4221. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. Picturing Venus Until Sun 29 Jun. Engravings of Venus from the Hunterian’s collection, a dazzling selection of Renaissance representations of the goddess of love. NEW Lucy Skaer Fri 6 Jun–Sun 4 Jan. A drawing, a film and two wooden sculptures, influenced by the maverick English surrealist Leonora Carrington.
■ THE LIGHTHOUSE 11 Mitchell Lane, 276 5360. Mon–Sat 10.30am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. LAST CHANCE Starter for Six: Maker or Manufacturer? Until Sun 8 Jun. A consideration of developments in Scottish design. NEW AIR Scotland – 16 Fri 16 May– Sun 1 Jun. Work by 16 contemporary jewellers and silversmiths, produced during residencies in three of Scotland’s major art schools: Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
■ THE MACKINTOSH CHURCH Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, 946 6600. Opening times vary, see individual events for details. NEW Galloway in Glasgow – The Galloway Artisans Selling Exhibition Sun 8–Sun 22 Jun. Sat & Sun 1–5pm; Mon–Fri 10am–5pm. A hand-picked selection of Galloway artists’ works, including ceramics, oils, watercolours, prints and textiles. ■ MARY MARY Suite 2/1, 6 Dixon Street, 226 2257. Tue– Sat noon–6pm. LAST CHANCE Jesse Wine:
PRINTMAKING LOUISE HOPKINS & CAROL RHODES: DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS AND PRINTS Edinburgh Printmakers, Sat 7 Jun–Sat 19 Jul
When Robert Louis Stevenson declared in his poem Travel exactly how much he would ‘like to rise and go / Where the golden apples grow,’ his artistic antenna was most definitely heightened. The work was first published in 1865 and he had access to neither cheap flights nor Google Earth. It is the fourth line of the poem, however, that has lent itself to an international residency programme initiated by the five bases of the Scottish Print Network.
By enabling ten artists from Scotland and ten from other Commonwealth countries to undertake research residencies, ‘Below Another Sky’ gave them a taste of Stevenson’s imagined idylls. This is expressed most eloquently in two shows by Louise Hopkins and Carol Rhodes, which run in tandem at Edinburgh Printmakers over the next month, and which capture very different sets of experiences. Where Rhodes revisited India, a place that has heavily influenced her work, Hopkins, unable to travel in 2013, chose to imagine a set of landscapes, and invited other ‘Below Another Sky’ artists to send her souvenirs from their own expeditions.
‘Ideas about geography and topography are important to both Carol and Louise’s work,’ says curator Alexia Holt, ‘so it seemed appropriate to show them together. It also seems to fit with Stevenson’s interest in their being two ways to travel, physically and through the imagination.’ This is the first public presentation of ‘Below Another Sky’ before a showing of all 20 artists during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. ‘There have been lots of surprises,’ says Holt. ‘People really liked the idea of having a blank canvas, and for it not to be a directed residency, but to see what comes out of it more in the long-term.’ (Neil Cooper)
Chester man Until Sat 31 May. New ceramics from London-based artist. NEW Inside Arrangement Sat 7 Jun–Sat 2 Aug. New work by John Finneran, Jonathan Gardner, John McAllister, Gerda Scheepers and Sam Windett. ■ THE MODERN INSTITUTE @ AIRD’S LANE 3–5 Aird’s Lane, 248 3711. Thu–Sat noon–5pm. LAST CHANCE Anne Collier Until Sat 7 Jun. Debut Scottish solo show of NYC-based artist who works with found photographic images.
■ THE MODERN INSTITUTE 14–20 Osborne Street, 248 3711. Mon– Fri 10am–6pm; Sat noon–5pm. LAST CHANCE Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri& Until Sat 17 May. New work by Jeanne Graff, Tobias Madison, Flavio Merlo, Emanuel Rossetti, Gregory Ruppe, William Z Saunders and Stefan Tcherepnin. NEW In No Time Sat 24 May–Sat 21 Jun. Group show with work from Matt
Connors, Urs Fischer, Luke Fowler, Isa Genzken, Andrew Kerr, Adam McEwen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sue Tompkins, Jonnie Wilkes, and Heimo Zobernig. ■ THE PIPE FACTORY Back Door/Third Floor 42 Bain Street, thepipefactory.co.uk Opening times may vary, see individual exhibitions for details. NEW Duncan Marquiss: Spandrels Fri 23 May–Fri 6 Jun. Thu– Sun noon–5pm. Exhibition by an artist who works in paint, drawing and video. Admission by appointment.
■ RGI KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street, 248 6386. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. LAST CHANCE Norman Kirkham RGI Until Sat 31 May. New still lives, landscapes and portraits from the veteran painter, a former president of the Glasgow Art Club. See review, page 106. NEW Brogan Ramm and Catherine Carlisle: New Graduate Prize Winners Sat 7–Sat 28 Jun. Work from award-winning GSA alumni.