Thursday, 26 April 2012

GIAB Progress

Had a good meeting with Harald at lunch and sorted out last preparations - printing of signage, collecting catalogues, collecting the banner, dress code for GIAB team etc

Unfortunately the Mitchell library has to close at 5pm on Friday so we have had to bring Benedict's talk forward so it will now start at 3:30pm and finish at approximately 4:45pm. Further discussion will take place at the pub! Email: to reserve a place.

Demand for the workshops has been overwhelming, and all 3 workshops are now fully booked.

I then spent the afternoon in the wood workshop making GIAB sandwich boards to have outside the venue.

As I was walking to the GIAB volunteer meeting I stopped at a few places to drop off some more GIAB postcards (they are everywhere!)

 Tonight I met with some of the wonderful GIAB volunteers to go through volunteer roles and availability etc. It is really good that we have a team of helpers to aid in the smooth running of this event.

 I also found out that we are featured in a French online artists book journal Hopefully we are also get a mention in the English version so keep your eyes peeled.

Exciting times!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Monday 23rd April

Day 4

Packing and Mourning
commissioned by The Mutual as part of The Mutual Charter
St Judes Hotel, 190 Bath Street

This exhibition features work by 4 individuals who are familiar with departing from their home and relocating. This disturbance inevitably creates unease, separation and alienation.

The project began in the form of a blog whereby the 4 individuals comment on their displacement, separation and absence from Glasgow.

These thoughts are then manifest in the form of an exhibition, each individual responding in their own way, but ultimately being linked by the general theme.

It seems wholly appropriate that the exhibition takes place in a hotel. Packing to go on holiday is entirely different to packing when moving more permanently, but being in a hotel is an unfamiliar place distant from home.

When I first entered the space I did not realise that the square column in the middle of the room was not a permanent feature. On closer inspection I discovered that the column was constructed from sheets of paper that had been drawn on. The paper was covered in articulate line drawings of objects that the artist is unable to transport with her when she moves. Objects with awkward shapes that do not fit any cases, large items, heavy items and living items.

Penny Anderson uses the bag itself as an object on which to work. Penny collects words that other people say, and a selection of these are embroidered onto the handmade bag. What may be said as a throwaway comment by one, becomes ingrained in another, and fixed onto an object that travels with them wherever.

Three word review: Venue well chosen

Friday, 20 April 2012

Glasgow international 2012 arrives!

Two years have flown by and it is that time of year for Glasgow to be inundated (even more so than normal) with art.

Over the next 18 days I will try and see as much of the Glasgow international festival of Visual Art, and will share my thoughts, observations and 3 word reviews with you on my blog.

Let the adventure begin!

Sunday, 8 April 2012


I have finally created my very own Pinterest Profile -

As I have just created it, there is not much yet to see, but I will be adding lots to it, so keep checking to see what's new.