Monday 19 November 2007

'The Weirding and the Uncanny' - GSA MFA exchange exhibition


The Weirding and the Uncanny

A Host Production

Curator: Levi Hanes


1 December - 14 December 2007

Newbery Gallery

The Glasgow School of Art


Private View: Friday 30 November 6pm – 8pm





The Weirding and the Uncanny is a Host production. Host is a collective based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, established to facilitate exhibitions for independent artists' groups and individuals. Curated by MFA student, Levi Hanes, the exhibition incorporates a range of international artists using digital video, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture to explore notions of utopia and dystopia, mystery and the uncanny.


The Weirding derives from the books of Frank Herbert's Dune series and is given to a mystical/psychological/physiological means of manipulating the subject's surroundings. Herbert's influence for the geography of the book comes from Florence, Oregon a beach town dominated by monstrous invading sand dunes.


Many of the artists selected for the show come from the West Coast of the United States, notably Oregon, which shares a wilderness of Gothic weirdness akin to the landscapes of Scotland. The intention of the show is to reflect the similarities and differences held by artists across the continents. Though many of the artists are from varied locales, they share geographic and thematic similarities along with inevitable foreignness inherent to their cultural differences.


Artists in the show include:

Nat Andreini (USA), Jake Arcularius (USA), Ruth Barker (UK), Mark Briggs (UK), Nicolas Ceccaldi (EU), Luke Collins (UK), Ashby Collinson (UK), Helen de Main (UK), Salomeh Grace (UK), Levi Hanes (UK), Maj Hasager (EU), Midori Hirose  (USA), Ragnar Jonasson (UK), Heike Kabisch (UK), Lucy Keany (UK), Conor Kelly (UK), Kristan Kennedy (USA), Corey Lunn (USA), Veronica Lussier (UK), Niall MacDonald (UK), Tamar Monhait (USA), Douglas Morland (UK), Katie Orton (UK), Rallou Panagiotou (UK), Daniel Peterson (USA), Meg Peterson (USA), Kevin Pollock (UK), Nathanial Price (USA), Adam Sorensen (USA), Zefrey Throwell (USA), Tracy Timmins (USA), Emmett Walsh (UK), Jay Winebrenner (USA).


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For listings:


1.  Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007

27 Nov 2007 – 12 Jan 2008
Mackintosh Gallery


The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the country's leading award in drawing, and is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition dedicated to drawing in the UK. The first prize was awarded to Melanie Jackson for A Global Positioning System (2006). Second prize was awarded to Brighid Lowe for Rain Drawing (1) (2006). Student Prizes were won by Minho Kwon and GSA alumnus Daisy Richardson.




A Host Production

1 Dec – 14 Dec 2007

Newbery Gallery


An international student exchange exhibition. The Weirding and the Uncanny is curated by MFA student Levi Hanes and organised by Host. Host is a collective based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, initiated by MFA students from both Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art.



Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 2pm; Sun closed



For further information or press images, please contact Gráinne Rice or Talitha Kotzé at The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Office on 0141 353 4538 or email /



Talitha Kotzé

Exhibitions Assistant
The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RQ

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