Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GI at the Southside Studios



Familiar (Parts One & Two)
Commissioned by Southside Studios, in association with Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts 2012



Part One  
Preview: Saturday the 21stApril 7pm – 9pm  
Exhibition Open: 20thApril – 7th May 11am – 6pm  
Southside Studios, 17 Westmoreland Street, G42 8LL  
Artists Eric Eyres , Michelle Hannah, Rose Ruane and Anna Tanner have been selected to mount the inaugural exhibition ‘Familiar’, in a new and bespoke pentagonal gallery at Southside Studios.  
An interdisciplinary show taking in video, photography, drawing, painting,  and performance, it will attempt to examine the role of shared memory and collective consciousness in defining the unstable relationship between the magical and the mortal. 
Concerned with the yearning of the human spirit to search for experiences beyond the mundane, this exhibition endeavours to tease out the relationship between the esoteric and everyday.   



Part Two  
Performances: Friday the 27thApril 7pm – 12am  
McNeill’s Bar Function Room, 106 Torrisdale  Street, G42 8PH  
This night of offsite performance and video will expand on the themes of the exhibition, with screenings of new work by Erica  Eyres and performances by Michelle Hannah, Rose Ruane and Anna Tanner.  
Weaving together glossy fragments of half remembered TV variety spectaculars, educational video and sparkling disco stars the artists will produce an evening of music, film and spoken word.  
About the organisation: 
Southside Studios new gallery space imaginatively repurposes Ganghut’s  sculptural pavilion, which had remained onsite since their 2010 Glasgow International project. Conceived by Jenny Baynes , funded by Glasgow International and  realised  by owner Ben Walker in collaboration with several designer/maker tenants of the studio, this innovative architectural project creates fresh opportunities for exhibitions and performances. First opened in December 2005, Southside Studios are an artist-run studio space providing exhibition and workspace to 28 artists and designers.  



At a closing event towards the end of the festival, the gallery will be ceremoniously named. The studio artists/designers are involved in deciding on a name for the gallery, as well as the structure under which it will operate. The outline of a yearlong programme of shows, events, plays and parties will be presented.
Real Time Glimpses Ahead will attempt to give a flavour of future shows planned in the new gallery. Studio artists/designers display glimpses of things to come in and around the studio complex. The exhibition is understood as a work in progress, still evolving and changing during the festival period.
A central point will provide information about the 6 yearlong history of Southside Studios, as well as other local events, groups and venues.
First opened in December 2005, Southside Studios are an artist-run studio space providing exhibition and work space to 28 artists and designers.
Real Time Glimpses Ahead is presented as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012.
Opening Details:
Preview night:                      Saturday 21st April 2012, 7-9pm, free
Opening days:                      every day from 20 April – 7 May 2012, free
Opening hours:                    11am - 6pm
Closing Party:                       ‘The Wake’ on Saturday 5 May 2012, 8-12pm, free

Southside Studios, 17 Westmoreland Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, G42 8LL

16.04 - 03.05.2010 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art