Monday 31 January 2011

Angus Farquhar Masterclass at ECA

We are pleased to invite you to a Master Class by Angus Farquhar, Creative Director NVA(Europe)Ltd which will take place on Wednesday 16 February at 3.30pm in Room 2.13 (limited spaces available), second floor, Evolution House.

Further details to follow.

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Thursday 27 January 2011

eca research seminar February 2

eca research seminar series
> Puppeteers, Performers or Avatars - A perceptual difference in telematic
> space
> Professor Paul Sermon, University of Salford
> Paul Sermon will discuss his work in the field of telematic arts, exploring
> user-determined narratives that bring remote participants together in shared
> telepresent environments. Through the use of live chroma-keying and
> videoconferencing technology, two public spaces and their audiences are
> joined in a virtual duplicate that turns into a mutual, visual space of
> activity. The artist is proposed as designer of the environment and
> Odirector¹ of the narrative, determined through the social and political milieu that is played out in telepresent encounters.
> Paul Sermon researches and creates immersive and expanded telematic
> environments. He has an MFA from the University of Reading and was awarded the Golden Nica for Interactive Arts at Prix Ars Electronica in 1991 and the
> Interactive Media Festival Sparkey Award Los Angeles in 1994. He was
> artist-in-residence at the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe in 1993,
> lecturer at the HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, 1993 to 1999, and guest Professor at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, 1998 to 2000.

> Since June 2000 he has been based at the University of Salford, where he is Professor of Creative Technology and Associate Head for Research &
> Innovation at the School of Art & Design, University of Salford.
> Wednesday 2 February 2011, 4.30-5.30 pm
> details at:
> Hunter lecture theatre (O17), Hunter Building, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF

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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

Clydeside Initiative for Arts Ltd Registered Scottish Charity

SWG3 is kindly sponsored by

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Friday 21 January 2011


29th JANUARY 2pm-5pm
Trains from Edinburgh to Dunbar 13.05 and 15.05
Trains returning are 15.41 , 17.41 and as timetabled
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Thursday 20 January 2011

'Rumours' - Iain Hetherington and Alex Pollard Saturday 22nd 7pm-9.30pm

Please come along to the opening of 'Rumours' by Iain Hetherington and Alex Pollard on 22nd of January from 7pm - 9.30pm at 32 Buccleuch Street, Flat 1/2 Glasgow.

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Wednesday 19 January 2011

School of Art - Artists' Talk: How to Reconcile the Careerist Mentality with Our Impending Doom

How to Reconcile
the Careerist Mentality
with Our Impending Doom
A lecture by Ellie Harrison
Thursday 27 January 2011
Main Lecture Theatre,
Edinburgh College of Art
This lecture has been programmed to coincide with the launch of 'Trajectories' - a new web-based project by artist Ellie Harrison designed to enable you to compare your life to other people's; to test how you match up against their achievements.
Using 'Trajectories' as a satirical backdrop, the lecture aims to take a critical look at the culture of 'professional practice' within the art school which, having evolved over the course of New Labour's 'creative decade' ('97 – '07), has actively encouraged careerism and the rise of the 'cultural entrepreneur'. Now as we enter a new era of uncertainty, both in financial and environmental terms, this lecture aims to examine whether these working models are indeed still viable and/or ethical, and to explore whether it is possible to reconfigure the new skills we have learned for greater social benefit.
'Trajectories' is supported by an Alt-w award from New Media Scotland. The lecture will be followed by the official project launch at New Media Scotland's headquarters Inspace, which doubles as a preview for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival.
Thursday 27 January 2011
18:00 - 20:00
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
The lecture is free and open to all. To be on the guest list for the launch please RSVP by Thursday 20 January 2011 to

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Tuesday 4 January 2011

Exhibition Preview 14 January 6-8 pm - BLURRED BOUNDARIES

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