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 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: 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.

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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Those of you whom have looked at my PROJECTS page recently may have noticed something exciting…

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Indeed I am very excited to announce that I will be having a solo exhibition!  The West House, Dundee will play host to my prints as of next week.  This is also the first exhibition as part of Any. And. Or.  

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Kicking off Degree Show season in style the PREVIEW will be on Thursday 16th May 2013, at approx 7pm (TBC).

Continues Friday 17th May 2013 Mon-Fri 8am-midnight, Sat-Sun 9am-midnight.

All are welcome to attend!

Event FACEBOOK

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This exhibition culminates a year of planning (on my part): On a degree show high I first suggested a show of my prints at TWH last summer, recently after they opened.  Since they were still too new at the time and the paint was barely dry on the walls we didn’t proceed with anything until I was introduced to Andy Rice whilst working with Paul at the VRC.  After hearing my tale he agreed that exhibitions of new and local artists’ work was the plan all along, and several months later here we are!

Since The West House will be looking for new work to hang after my show closes, this would be an excellent opportunity for any soon to be graduates, local Dundee artists and budding curators.

Hope to see you there!

PRINT PREVIEW

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A few highlights from the Printed Matter:::::/Print Process exhibition preview on Thursday.

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A print focused exhibition was always an incredibly exciting prospect, but to see it for real truly made the point of how varied and free the print medium can be.  No two pieces were the same, and with a range of ancient and modern techniques on show this exhibition was as interesting as it was educational.  Not to mention beautifully executed!  Sean and Ellis worked a miracle and transformed the Bradshaw space from ordinary animation corridor to professional gallery.  All in all a great evening.

Printed Matter:::::/Print Process is open in the Bradshaw Gallery at DJCAD Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10:30am-4:30pm until 16/3/13.  I know I am biased but if you manage to see any student curated exhibition in the next few weeks then this should be it: different, professional, traditional.

PITCH AND STRIKE

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If you are free tomorrow (Sunday 24th) and fancy a wander down Perth Road be sure to pop into Pitch and Strike!  This pop up shop will be selling all manner of artistic delights for one day only at Drouthy’s Basement.  Not to be missed – starts at 1pm!

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Pitch and Strike BLOG
Pitch and Strike FACEBOOK

Roll up, roll up!  Today is the day to come to DJCAD and see a myriad of wonderful prints!

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Printed Mater:::::/Print Process opens for preview tonight: 5pm, Bradshaw Space, DJCAD.

On display for your visual delight will be these bad boys:

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But as I did mention they look far better in real life.

And among others: Russell Frost Letterpress, Alexander Stevenson Linocut, Morgan Cahn Silkscreens…

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If you are unsure of where to go…enter DJCAD through the big new entrance on Perth Road.  Go upstairs to level 4/library.  Come out of the lift and turn left, or come to the top of the stairs and turn right, go through the double doors, across the bridge and turn right.  Go downstairs until you get to the old entrance and the Bradshaw Space will be through the double doors directly opposite the stairs.  Or the Cooper Gallery Project Space doors might be open at the front of the Crawford Building.  Who knows!

See you there!  In the meantime check out the FACEBOOK event and the Print and Process BLOG

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A Print for Maggies: Exhibition + Preview

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Things are coming together nicely with the Maggies Calender it seems, and earlier tonight I received the following message:

Hello everyone,

First of all a very large thank you to you all on behalf of the small team who helped Irving Miskell-Reid of Freedom Hair Experience, with the project to produce a limited edition art wall calendar to celebrate Maggie’s 10th anniversary in Dundee.

We have been delighted with the response to our request for sponsorship and we are pleased to say that the entire cost of publishing the calendar is now covered and so all proceeds from the sale of the calendar throughout 2013 will go directly to Maggie’s Dundee.
The prints  – that is, all the submissions received for the original competition, will be on display in Freedom Hair Experience from Friday 30th November until mid January.
We would be delighted if you could join us at an exhibition preview and wine reception.
Please see attached flyer for details and if you could RSVP to let us know if you are bringing someone with you, which you are welcome to do, it would help us with the catering.
Sorry for the short notice but we wanted to ensure all sponsorship was in place before we held the preview.
Please note that we are inviting the press to a photocall at 7.30pm on that evening.
 Regards and heartfelt thanks again
 Anne
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So as of tomorrow you can pop into Freedom to see my (and many other!) prints adorning their stylish walls.  And of course have a chat with the Freedom team, they’re great chat.
Sadly, however, I won’t be able to attend the opening tomorrow as I have already made plans and the email came out at such short notice!  But thought I would pass the message on.
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