Spheres of Influence I: TALKS, EVENTS and WORKSHOPS

Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat, about 1894 Aubrey Beardsley, 1872–1898 Zincograph Given by RA Walker, 1922 PR.1922.33.c  (c) CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.

Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat, about 1894
Aubrey Beardsley, 1872–1898
Zincograph
Given by RA Walker, 1922
PR.1922.33.c
(c) CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.

Not long now before the Alasdair Gray Season: Spheres of Influence I opens. GoMA are also pleased to be able to present a series of talks, events and workshops with partners, curators and artists involved in the Alasdair Gray Season. These are some of those confirmed so far:

TALKS
Saturday 6 December, 3pm-5pm at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Alasdair Gray roundtable:

Join Jenny Brownrigg, Exhibitions Director, The Glasgow School of Art; Katie Bruce, Producer Curator, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; and Sorcha Dallas, Curator of Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal. Chair: Professor Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature, Dept of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow for a roundtable discussion as part of the Alsadair Gray Season.

Tuesday 3 February 2015, 7pm
The Killing Joke and Other Diagrams
Rob Churm in conversation with Gregor Wright
The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH – eventbrite details to follow

Thursday 12 March 2015, 2pm
Dr Michael Phillips, internationally acknowledged Blake scholar and curator of William Blake: Apprentice & Master (The Ashmolean, University of Oxford, 4 December 2014 – 1 March 2015) will offer a virtual tour of the exhibition, reflect upon it, and then welcome questions on any aspect of Blake, at the Lecture Theatre, The Burrell Collection, Pollok Park – eventbrite details to follow

SATURDAY ART CLUB: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Saturday 14 February: Layer, Overlap, Outline
Layer, overlap, outline, combine cut collage! – inspired by David Hockney

Saturday 28 February ‘In limbo’
Imagine a world wedged between reality, dream, good, and bad. Make a spectacular imaginative drawing inspired by Dürer.

ADULT ART CLUB: Sundays 1 – 3 pm Book in advance. Call 0141 287 3050 11am-4pm or ask at GoMA Reception.
Create compositions, charters and mood using a limited palette inspired by Rob Churm’s ‘Dank Anvil’

Sunday 11 January: Artist – led Workshop with Rob Churm
To celebrate Alasdair Gray Season, Rob Churm will talk about his work and influences before leading a practical art workshop

Sunday 18 January: Spheres of Influence Walking Tour
An opportunity to enjoy two related exhibitions in one afternoon! Join our ‘Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence’ tour, starting at GoMA and walking to Glasgow School of Art. Bring your sketchbooks to record ideas

Sunday 25 January: Compose like Stanley Spencer
Rounded figures, huddles of activity, composed cityscapes. Muddle together your own Stanley Spencer inspired picture from a multitude of sketches.

Sunday 1 February: A Is For Armadillo, Armour & Aubergine!
Design your own Alisdair Gray inspired children’s book, packed full of poetry, pictures and prose.

Sunday 8 February: Masters of Print
Take inspiration from the masters of print: Japanese artists such as Kunisada mastered the art of print in the 18th Century. View this amazing work of art and have a go at creating your own

Sunday 15 February: Lick The Page With Marks!
Create compositions, charters and mood using a limited palette inspired by Rob Churm’s ‘Dank Anvil’

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