We have an array of exhibitions across three floors opening this Friday 3rd May at our Gallowgate Artists Studios on East Campbell Street, Glasgow. Join us from 6-9pm to see:
First Floor: Duncan Comrie - 'Engineering Art: The Saracens Were Here'
Second Floor: 'Fetch a sketch', an open show of drawings by Gallowgate based artists
Third Floor: Ally Wallace - 'Island Edifice'
'Engineering Art: The Saracens Were Here' and 'Fetch a sketch' will be open to the public during the following two weekends, 4th-5th May and 11th-12th May, 2-5pm. Two talks on 'Engineering Art' will be held on Sunday 12th & Wednesday the 15th of May at 2pm. 'Island Edifice' will be open by appointment only until 10th May.
Duncan Comrie - 'Engineering Art: The Saracens Were Here'
On the first floor Duncan Comrie has a show of altered readymade tool art constructions called 'Engineering Art: The Saracens Were Here'. 'The Saracens were Here' refers to the engineering history of the Building and the Saracen Lane area. The site is the original home of the internationally famous MacFarlane's Saracen Iron Foundry and then, an equally famous company, Mathiesons Saracen hand tool Works. The current studios were originally Mathieson's edge tool works. The exhibition celebrates that history by including displays of Mathieson tools and MacFarlane related iron products, yet also includes a number of other playful 'Time Capsules' and 'Cabinets of Curiousity' with the aim of encouraging an interest in how to find a new use for cast iron telephone boxes.
pictured: 'Saracen Irony' wall plaque
'Fetch a sketch'
On the second floor there is an exciting exhibition called 'Fetch a sketch' an open show of drawings by Gallowgate based artists.
Ally Wallace - 'Island Edifice'
On the third floor Ally Wallace will be presenting drawings, video and sculpture produced during a residency at Rothesay Pavilion in 2014-2015. Exhibited there as a solo show 'Seaside Modernity', in June, 2015. Comprising on-site studies of the building's Modernist architecture and the activities taking place therein.
photo credit: Alan Dimmick