Our next exhibition opens next week in Glasgow!

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 EXHIBITION // WORKSHOPS // ARTIST TALKS

Any And Or start the year as they mean to continue with a new exhibition in Glasgow!

Five of the artists from the Any And Or Artists Collective will present new artists from the Glasgow area in this collaborative exhibition.

Five & Five : Bar Ten
10 Mitchell Lane,Glasgow, G1 3NU

Any And Or, presenting:

Suzy Bulloch / Michelle Hynes / Susan Laws / Olive Pearson / Jenny Robertson

The exhibition will run from Friday 17th January – Monday 16th February 2014.

OFFICIAL OPENING: Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 8pm.
An evening of live music, drinks and merryment.
Prints from the exhibiting artists AND additional guest artists will be on sale during the evening.

During the course of the exhibition different artists talks will take place. Details to follow.

29TH JANUARY: ARTIST TALK

5TH FEBRUARY: ARTIST TALK

12TH FEBRUARY: ARTIST TALK

OFFICIAL CLOSING: Details to follow.

Any And Or Website: anyandor.wordpress.com

Bar Ten Website: http://navantaverns.com/bar10/recruitment.html

Art @ Bar Ten is co-ordinated by Grey Wolf Graphics

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ANY AND OR [PHOTOS]

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Here are some officialish photos of the exhibition!

Layla Rose Cowan

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Tatiana Der Parthogh

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Helen Hardman

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Ana Hine

 

Sekai Machache

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Katy Meehan

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ANY AND OR INSTALL AND OPENING

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Here are the photos that I took of the install and opening.  As you can tell, install was quite intense so photos were put on the back burner in favour of getting the work on the walls!

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“Official” exhibition photos will be up later in the week.

We had such a lovely evening, and would like to extend our thanks to all who came and celebrated the opening with us.

The show is open for another week!  From 11-5:30pmish each day, and 11:30-3:30pm Sundays.

DEGREE SHOW FAVOURITES: JEWELLERY

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What I particularly love about the jewellery and metalwork course at DJCAD is the sheer variety of work that springs from it, pushing the boundaries of what jewellery means.  If you’re looking for a particularly dynamic jewellery design course, you’re guaranteed it here.

IMG_7569.1Rachel Alexander

IMG_7562.1I think these were by Kirsten Manzi

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IMG_7564.1Fay McGlashan

IMG_7565.1Lucie Hunter

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IMG_7567.1Jennifer McGurk, I think

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Megan-McGinley-WorkMegan McGinley

Annoyingly my favourite piece from this show is not online, and I didn’t take a photo of it!  I do have postcards though, so I’ll see if I can scan it in.  Her name is Sarah Finnigan.

DEGREE SHOW FAVOURITES: MHAIRI EDWARDS, SAHAR LATIF, JONNY LYONS, FIONA SKINNER

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MHAIRI EDWARDS

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Mhairi-Edwards-Work(C) Mhairi Edwards

Mhairi’s was probably my favourite exhibition of the entire degree show, especially her thread and glue pieces.  Stunningly intricate, simultaneously light and heavy, they defy perception and leave you wondering how endless Mhairi’s patience must be.

For Mhairi’s website click HERE.  For Mhairi’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

SAHAR LATIF

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Sahar-Latif-Work(C) Sahar Latif

Sahar’s suspended thread piece was beautifully tense.  I almost want to give it more space to breathe, to walk around it and see it from every single angle.

For Sahar’s website click HERE.  For Sahar’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

JONNY LYONS

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(C) Jonny Lyons

Jonny’s work is achingly witty, somewhat dangerous, stunningly photographed and quite frankly mad.  His are the kind of set ups that I wish I had thought up or even witnessed.

For Jonny’s (great) website click HERE.  To see Jonny’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

FIONA SKINNER

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Fiona-Skinner-Work(C) Fiona Skinner

I find it quite hard to realise that all of Fiona’s pieces are, in fact, screenprints.  I’ve worked around Fiona whilst I’ve been night teching this year and witnessed her jubilation and frustration in the creation of her circular pieces.  But I never had the chance to see a finished one until the show.  If anyone has the nerve to say that screenprinting is easy or a less skilled printmaking technique, I dare them to say it to Fiona.  I think they are beautiful.

For Fiona’s website click HERE.  To see Fiona’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.

DJCAD DEGREE SHOW: FA; APCP

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Here is a selection of my favourite pieces from the DJCAD show.  There are lots!

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At first glance this piece doesn’t look like much, I guess.  But I really liked it because it is quite in line with my love of the unseen and my pieces on the white walls.  Making something of that which is ordinarily overlooked is right up my street.

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ImageI liked this installation too because it makes an example of accidental and natural, beautiful occurences.  I think this was Liam Dunn’s space…we talked about how this was his work space all year, and how it felt right to incorporate it into his final show.  It really reminded me of SKYSPACE.

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ayla Rose Cowan, whose work you can, of course, see as part of Any. And. Or

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abriele Jogelaite, who won the Bernard Cooper Memorial Prize for printmaking this year (I won it last year 🙂 )

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IMG_7525.1Morag Cullens, whose work reminded me of DJCAD graduate KATIE JOHNSTON’s work

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ImageMatt Wilson, the lithography master.

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ayne Topping

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Tom Colquhoun

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Rosheen Murray

IMG_7574Sarah Rowntree (sorry sorry sorry for putting the name wrong on this!)

DEGREE SHOW OPENING

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In April my computer hard drive failed and between work trips and holidays it took a little while to get it fixed.  And then when it was fixed I was suddenly off again to England with work!  So all in all I am massively behind with everything.

The next couple of posts will be my favourite bits from the DJCAD Degree Show 2013.

(Artist references to follow)

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Sahar Latif

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Ana’s controversial masturbation video had people queuing to see her show.  Image

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Probably the creepiest thing in the show.

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ANY AND OR

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Any.And.Or is here!  You may recall me posting about it HERE and HERE.

I will be showing completely new work for this show, which is incredibly exciting for me.  I have kept it under wraps as I feel like it should be shown at the gallery first, but over the next couple of weeks I will be showing it on here too.

If you are down in Edinburgh at all over the next two weeks, do pop in and have a look!

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Have you ever wondered what really makes an image ‘obscene’, or thought about how one might ‘wear’ their gender? What about a mermaid taken out of the sea and popped in a bathtub? What might it be like to peep behind the burlesque stars glamour or to step inside a dream? Is a perfect imperfection as close as we can ever get?

Any.And.Or. is a new artist collective including works of photography, film, painting, prints, performance and installation. Their first group exhibition brings together the works of six female artists studying and working in Scotland.

For each artist what makes up the ‘self’ takes many different forms. The works put together for this exhibition provide a picture of what it is to be; as an artist; as a woman.

Any.And.Or.
Inaugural group show curated by Any.And.Or Artists Collective.
Coburg House Gallery, Leith
PREVIEW: Thursday 11th July 5:30pm – 9pm
CONTINUES: Friday 12th-Wednesday 24th July 10:30-4:30 (11-3:30 Sundays)

Helen Hardman at The West House

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After Amsterdam came my exhibition at The West House (which is still showing, if anyone hasn’t managed to see it yet!).  Here are the photos from install.

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The frames for the two prints above were made by Dundee based framer Ross Mathieson.  If anyone is looking for frames to be made I would absolutely recommend him – both his prices and the quality of his work are unbeatable.

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More to come on this – I have been so busy I haven’t had chance to take official photos!