Wednesday 26 January 2011

February at SWG3

swg3 artists exhibitions events facilities project contact
SWG3 have recently agreed a 25-year lease on the property at 100 Eastvale Place. We are very excited of these recent developments, securing long-term arts activities in the area. This will allow the organisation to make immediate investment in the building and seek capital funding to improve our facilities and accessibility. The first phase of this is to develop the venue over the next few months.  
Arron Sands has recently taken over as curator for the gallery. We are delighted he has accepted the appointment and we look forward to working with him on his programme over the next 15 months. 
The gallery has established itself in a short space of time with some 50 exhibitions since June 2007. Jamie Kenyon has been the gallery curator for the last 3 years and his programming, energy and commitment have been invaluable and we are hugely grateful for his enormous contribution. Thank you Jamie and best wishes with everything that lies ahead.
 This Month

Niall Macdonald and Rallou Panagiotou

Friday 28.01.11
19:30 – 21:30
29.01.11 – 19.02.11
Weds – Sat
12:00 – 18:00
+ 44 141 Gallery
100 Eastvale Place
G3 8QG
UNCUT/NORMAL TIME AT THE 75TH MERIDIAN is a two-person exhibition of new work by Niall Macdonald and Rallou Panagiotou. The exhibition is based on the concept of a non-existent imaginary and abstract sci-fi film which is drained of action and has borrowed its title from No. 18 of Robert Smithson's text Secrets of the Ambulatories.
Niall Macdonald graduated from the Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2008. Recent exhibitions include Turn it on Again for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010 and Near No Ritual at Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow, 2009 (solo). He is represented by Kendall Koppe, Glasgow.
Rallou Panagiotou graduated from the Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2008. Recent exhibitions include Exaggerate the Classics at IBID Projects and Heavy Make –Up at AMP, Athens (both solo, 2010), 100. Exhibition, Autocenter, Berlin, 2010 and 4X4: Rallou Panagiotou, Transmission, Glasgow.




New Territories
International Festival of Live Art, Scotland
produced by New Moves International

Black Market International
Renowned international performance collective Black Market International embark on an intensive week-long programme of Winter School courses, talks and an invited guest's performance programme as part of the New Territories Festival, all culminating in a 10-hour BMI encounter (BEGEGNUNG) in SWG3.
Black Market was founded 1985; they perform worldwide and this is their third and biggest project with New Territories. The Principle of the company's work is BEGEGNUNG, a German term they feel has a deeper sense of meaning to them than the English term "encounter". BEGEGNUNG happens between at least two people, it is an open system without necessarily building up to a group interaction, and without working out fixed actions, or fixed themes. The typical presence of a person in the space and her/his performative response, is the reason that often sets up the "meeting." During each performance on the day there are likely to be many meetings between the different individuals, passing moments, as one understands the others' way of action as a ritual initiation. They will create images, psychic pictures of action, that acknowledge an inner understanding between them.

The 10-hour encounter (BEGEGNUNG)
SWG3, Glasgow
Saturday 26 February
Day Pass: £12 (£9 conc) including the Critics Forum
Pass holders will be issued with a non-transferable wristband that will give access to the venue throughout the day and to the Critics Forum taking place in the afternoon.
Black Market International are part of major new Festival strand THIS IS PERFORMANCE ART (TIPA)
The programme for 2011 is the first in a three-year journey of discovery, unearthing a little of the history of performance art in different parts of the world.

Sometimes it is possible for a festival to offer more than an artist arriving in town to perform their latest show before leaving again. TIPA creates the possibility for artists to stay in town for longer and to take part in a greater contextual programme to enrich understanding of what they are about.
The Glasgow residency has been kindly supported by the Goethe Institute, Glasgow.
Much more detail on the Festival and the Black Market International events programme can be found at

Bad Mouthin'
Saturday 26.02.11
Monthly Saturdays in SWG3. Launches February 26th 2011.
Rahaan is one of the world's most in demand DJs right now. Which makes it all the more exciting to have him as a resident in Glasgow. Anyone who heard him at last year's Million Dollar Disco party will know what to expect - twisted disco, heavily influenced by the original Chicago house music pioneers he grew up listening to, played with an infectious enthusiasm.
Al Kent doesn't have so far to travel. A Glasgow native with a proven track record in DJing and production with countless releases on labels like BBE, Stilove4music, Real Thing, Kat and All Out War and guest appearances all over Europe including high profile parties for Dimitri From Paris, Joey Negro and Southport Weekender. 2011 is looking good for Al with four albums scheduled for release, remixes for Katzuma in Italy and Clone in Amsterdam as well as plenty more edits for various labels including Kojak Giant Sounds and of course Million Dollar Disco.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you in Eastvale Place sometime this month


100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow, G3 8QG
+44 141 357 7246

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