Wasps were delighted to be showcasing Historic Environment Scotland‘s ‘Past Forward – Stories of Urban Scotland‘, a touring exhibition, shown in two of our Wasps buildings: Inverness Creative Academy over June and South Block, Glasgow in August.
Exhibition open: 2- 26 August, weekdays 9am-4.30pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm, Free Entry
Explore Scotland’s urban past and the places that matter to community groups around the country in this free digital exhibition. Climb Ayr’s tallest tower, test your skills in the first skate park to be added to the National Record of the Historic Environment, and see Arbroath Abbey as it was in medieval times all in the one place.
Since 2014, Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) has been helping people all over the country to explore the stories behind the urban places they love best.
SUP has worked with thousands of people sharing skills, from photography and oral history recording to using maps and undertaking surveys.
Past Forward – Stories of Urban Scotland celebrates this work with an interactive journey through the history of Scotland’s towns and cities, allowing you to experience some of the nation’s secret urban spaces without leaving the exhibition.
Find out more on Historic Environment Scotland’s website
Wasps and UZ Arts were proud to present Artists at Sura Medura 2019 – their international artist residency in Sri Lanka.
Exhibition Preview: Monday 1st July, 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition Continues: 2nd – 30th July, Mon-Fri, 9-5
Sura Medura is an International Artist Residency centre in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka. It was established in 2011 and offers funded and self funded opportunities for artists in all disciplines from Europe and beyond.
It continues the artistic programme of the Chandrasevana Centre that was established by the Hikkaduwa Area Relief Fund in 2005, providing support for the local community after the Tsunami of 2004.
Artists Maria McCavana, Pippa Taylor and Sue Hill originated in different artistic practices, but all worked with drawing and painting in their response to the environment and community of Sri Lanka during their six week residency in February 2019.
Wasps and South Block are delighted to present IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER a solo exhibition of recent work from Jonathan Wade.
Open: 6th – 28th June
Closing event: Friday 28th June, 6-8pm
The work in the exhibition reflects on the influence of personal memories and important developmental moments. Recollections might be specific, vague or incorrect, but powerful and formative on expression and personality.
Jonathan Wade is attracted to situations and things that express ambiguity, transience and coincidence. Perception and interpretation are equally important.
Wade is fascinated by many materials but ceramic objects have been the centre of his practice for a long time.
A show displaying the collaborative works of GSA students and Project Ability artists.
Open Tuesday the 14th of May from 1pm.
Exhibition continued until Thursday the 23rd of May.
Exhibiting artists: Michael Earll, Michael Starke, Amy Di Rollo, Harris Burnett, Jonathan Mckinstry, Issy Arnold, Susan Breckenridge, Judith Abubakar, Alison Campbell Glass, Paul Connelly, Almudena Rocca, Dylan Esposito, Richard Anderson and Simon Mcauley.
What is CLASH?
A show exploring alternatives and aiming to put emphasis on world’s diversity. Depending on social variety and personal interpretations of the topic Vava Art Collective has put together an exhibition through an open call.
The first ever CLASH we dedicated to the concept of Femininity!
What is femininity? Where does it come from? Why is it there? What does femininity actually stand for and who has the right to define it? Is it a personal interpretation or rather a social construct that we agree to obey. Is it actually contrary to masculinity and do they exist without each other? Does the concept of feminine identity have a place in a conversation from a non-binary perspective? How does the idea of womanhood change regarding different cultures, generations and social backgrounds?
Debora Maité Bottino
Marjian Tsatsaros Tyagi
Erin Paton Smit
Maria Grazia Granati
Cat Mc Clay
Éiméar Mc Clay
FB: Vava Art Collective
Exhibition Preview: Friday 15th March, 6-9pm with video screenings and live storytelling at 7:00PM
Exhibition continues: 18th – 23rd March, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Exhibition Preview: Tuesday 12th February, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues: 13th – 15th of February 9am- 5pm
The Scottish Feminist Judgments Project is part of a global series that aims to imagine how important legal cases might have been decided differently if the judge had adopted a feminist perspective.
Bringing together legal academics, practising lawyers, judges, artistic contributors and representatives from the third sector, the project is a truly interdisciplinary effort to think about how laws can be made and applied in a more gender equitable way.
A multi-disciplinary selection of creative responses to individual cases, and the project as a whole, are on display to encourage interaction, confrontation and an empathetic exploration of the perceived dispassionate, inaccessible nature of the law.
Exhibiting are Rachel Donaldson, Jill Kennedy-McNeill, Sofia Nakou – with a collaborative contribution from Becky O’Brien, Jo Spiller and Jay Whittaker
9th November – 30th November 2018
From Her, To Her was a project created to mark the centenary of women in Britain first being given the vote. Terra Incognita worked with five groups from across Glasgow to explore the role women past and present have played in bringing about positive change on a local and national level. Workshops were co-facilitated by a group of visual artists and professional writers. Participants were supported to learn about women from Glasgow’s history who had campaigned against injustice, as well as sharing stories of women from their own families and communities who have brought about positive change. The work created by all the women involved in From Her, To Her was exhibited at South Block Gallery, Glasgow in November 2018
Created by : Castlemilk Seniors, Govan Community Project, Terra Incognita’s Young Carers Group, Saheliya, Women’s Creative Company,
with artists: Alexandra McEwan, Ruby Pester, Rachel Walker and Jen Smith,
and writers: Mariem Omari, Maryam Hamidi, Cathy Forde, Julie Brown, JC Marshall.
Preview Friday 12th October, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues 15th October – 2nd November Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Beautiful Materials design studio is founded by Nicola Atkinson, artist and entrepreneur.The design studio is committed to the delivery of well-conceived and sustainable objects for a lifetime of use. Beautiful Materials is where production, design and entrepreneurship meet. Its philosophy is to consider that customers are participants and not just consumers, which enables the stunning designs to be created.With this in mind, the studio never has to compromise its vision or values. Each object created is rooted in personal history that enables it to be beautiful, sustainable, and long-lasting. The pleasures of objects that last a lifetime.
Established in Glasgow October 2018.
photo credit: beautifulmaterials
Preview Friday 14th September, 6-8pm
Exhibition continued 17th September – 5th October Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Wasps Studios and South Block were delighted to present ‘An Orkney Odyssey’, a group exhibition from the CAIM Collective.
These artists attempted to capture the Orkney land and seascapes relationship with the elements. Structure and absence are reoccurring elements in their work, as are juxtaposition and the unexpected. This exhibition brought together the disciplines of photography, poetry, printmaking and sound recording as an immersive whole which the viewer will be able to interact with.
The CAIM Collective are John Cavanagh, Ingrid Budge, Moira Buchanan & Alastair Jackson