Glasgow School of Art Proceeds With Degree Shows Despite Fire
The Glasgow School of Art will proceed with Degree Show for students of Design and Architecture as planned, with special arrangements put in place for students in the School of Fine Art it was confirmed today, 3 June 2014. The MFA show will also take place in the Glue Factory as planned.
“Last week’s events had a significant impact on the GSA,” says Professor Tom Inns, Director of The Glasgow School of Art, “but I am pleased to confirm that the GSA Degree Show for our Architecture and Design students will go ahead as planned. This will offer the public not only the opportunity to see work by a new generation of creative talent, but also the first chance to visit our award-winning Reid Building.”
“I am also delighted to announce that images provided by our final year Fine Art students will be the focus of a specially curated exhibition in McLellan Galleries which will coincide with Architecture and Design Degree Shows. A collection of over 100 large-scale digital prints will be featured in the show and will also be included in a limited edition book.”
“It has been a particularly challenging time for the Fine Art students and this exhibition ensures that although they are unable to stage a Degree Show at this time they are able to join with their fellow students across the campus in our annual showcase of creativity and innovation.”
Special exhibition in McLellan Galleries for Fine Art students: The School of Fine Art, whose students were significantly impacted by the fire in the Mackintosh Building and will not be able to have a Degree Show at this time, will be represented in a special exhibition in McLellan Galleries which will run concurrently with Design and Architecture Degree Shows. Each student has provided one image to be included in the exhibition which will take the form of a group show of digital prints. The prints and the associated limited edition book will be available for the public to purchase along with work by other graduating students across The Glasgow School of Art.
The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2014 is sponsored by Burness Paull. “Burness Paull is delighted to be headline sponsor of the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2014. It is wonderful news that despite the terrible fire in the Mackintosh building last week, Degree Show is going ahead. “
“It is an important event not only in the calendar of the School, but of the whole Glasgow community. The organisation of the show in these circumstances is a real testament to the resilience, energy and optimism of staff and students.”
“The Glasgow School of Art is a world-class institution. Its graduates consistently achieve the highest accolades in a diverse range of creative fields. We are proud to be associated with it.”
MFA at The Glue Factory: The 2014 MFA Degree Show will proceed as planned at the Glue Factory. The show, which runs Thursdays - Sundays 12 – 21 June, will feature work by the latest cohort of students to graduate from the course that has produced three Turner Prize winners since 2005. A showcase of video works by past and present MFA students will also be on show in the Glasgow Citizen M hotel.