Thursday 19 July 2012

This Month @SWG3

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Lift Access

The old goods lift at 100 Eastvale Place has been lovingly restored over the last few months giving easy access to all three upper levels. Resident artists and clients of the photography studio and venue can now drive into the building and load all equipment directly into the lift avoiding the painful ascend of the front stairwell. This also means that the entire buiding is now accesible to disabled artists and audience members.


Island - Bobby Niven

Exhibition Preview July 20, 19.00 - 21.00

Exhibition Open July 21 - Aug 11

Preview After Party 21.00 - 02.00

In the shadow of the magnificent steel structured Forth Rail Bridge lies an uninhabited rocky islet named Inchgarvie. Once providing isolated refuge for syphilis victims, later a prison and quarantine for plague victims and during the First and Second World Wars fending off air and submarine attacks, the island is today the ruinous concrete home to colonies of seabirds. Fulmars, herons and cormorants migrate to nest here over the summer, their wheeling, diving, squawking and excreting of guano prohibit human access through a fierce occupation of the land.

Bobby Niven's ISLAND project takes this landmark and expands its cultural location by utilising prop, moving image, artefact and sculpture in order to build a narrative that stretches the time and landscape of the film. It peels away a history of psychic layers and employs the island's entropic materiality as a means to transport the viewer through a bodily experience.
The exhibition consists of three parts: the film, the grey room filled with quiet monumental sculptures and the orange room screeching with inert birdlike depictions.

Similar renderings were sculpted in Niven's studio and transported to the island where he installed them, like offerings, in exchange for making his film. He returned with flotsam, jetsam, bird bones and objects washed ashore from the busy shipping lane and the Sisyphean task of repainting the bridge.
Talitha Kotzé

Gallery Curator 2012-14

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Camille Le Houezec & Joey Villemont as SWG3 Gallery Curator for this period and we are very excited to work with them on delivering their programme, which they have been developing over the last few months.
Commencing in September with 'The Quid', a solo show by Glasgow-based artist Owen Piper, which previews on September 14th the post has been extended from 15 months to 2 years.

Le Houezec & Villemont, who have completed an MA in France and the MFA course at Glasgow School of Art respectively; will continue their curatorial project IOP [It's Our Playground] alongside their exhibition programme at SWG3.


New Graduate Artists
SWG3 welcomes to our studios in September Alex Miller, Alex Misick & Jack Saunders from Glasgow School of Art and
Marianne Wilson from Grey's School of Art.

MFA studio opportunity
With thanks to the Stanley Morrison Trust for their finacial support in making this opportunity possible, we are very pleased to announce this new sponsored studio at SWG3 available to MFA graduates from Glasgow School of Art from September this year. The deadline for applications is 17.00 Friday August 10th.
click here<> for downloadable application...
Music is Language
Cry Parrot and Tracer Trails present:


An independent festival celebrating the exciting creativity and diversity of Scotland's underground music scene.

1st & 2nd of September 2012

At various venues: SWG3, The 78, Kinning Park Complex, Grand Ole Opry; Nice N Sleazy

Acts confirmed for the festival:

Aggi Doom, Conquering Animal Sound, Cru Servers, Dam Mantle, Happy Particles, Hector Bizerk, Mother Ganga, Mussel Memory, Okishima Island Tourist Association, Organs of Love, Palms, Richard Youngs & Luke Fowler, Robbie Thomson, Sacred Paws, Seppuku, Silk Cut, Soosh, The Modern Institute, The Rosy Crucifixion, Tut Vu Vu, Undulating Gland and more to be announced

Following the success of Music is the Music Language last September - which saw over 30 acts perform across numerous stages and venues centered around SWG3 - independent promoters Cry Parrot and Tracer Trails are teaming up again to bring you a sequel - Music Language.

Music Language will take place across numerous venues in Glasgow on Saturday the 1st of September and Sunday the 2nd. On Saturday we'll be moving between The 78's vegan cafe/bar and SWG3's awesome renovated warehouse space, while on Sunday we go Southside, with live music in community centre Kinning Park Complex and country western-themed social club The Grand Ole Opry. For each day we'll be organizing some outdoor generator-powered guerilla gigs, as well as an afterparty each night - keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

Early-bird weekend tickets are available now for just £8. At the end of June this will jump up to £10 for a weekend pass or £6 for a day pass.


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


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