This Week in Scottish Art: Dundee Degree Show

It's the first degree show of the year with Dundee stepping up to open the season officially. There are also closing parties from David Dale and Transmission, student presentations in The Art School, and a new publication from Collective Gallery.

Article by Adam Benmakhlouf | 17 May 2016

Tuesday 17 May - CCA

From 6.30pm, Glasgow-based artist Rob Churm talks about his ongoing comic project Exhaustion Hook in CCA with Director Francis McKee. He plans a performance of the acknowledgements page as a means of untangling influences that have contributed to the work. As part of the Eavesdropper series of events, the emphasis is on giving an insight into how artists make work, as well as tonight’s special themes of “weird things and comic books.” Find tickets here.

Thursday 19 May - Glasgow GoMA, The Art School, The Poetry Club

In the Gallery of Modern Art, on Thursday evening Glasgow-based sculptor environmental artist Jacqueline Donachie presents her new body of work, Deep in the Heart of Your Brain looking to themes of disability, case and loss. Presenting new sculptures and drawings made in the last five years, Donachie has collaborated with a group of women affected by myotonic dystrophy, generating sculptural, film and drawing work. The exhibition previews this Thursday from 5.30-7.30pm.

From 6.30pm, GSA Sound for the Moving Image students present their work as part of an interim show in The Art School. As an experimental course, expect more than soundtracking and audio work.

Then at 9pm, head to The Poetry Club for the launch of Canapes, two publications from the Collective Satellites Programme, which supports recently graduated students to make a new body of work. There will also be works from previous Satellites alumni, including a dancefloor installation by artist France-Lise McGurn. Arrive by 9.10pm for a performance by Work-Love-Learning.

Friday 20 May - Embassy, Duncan of Jordanstone

It’s a bit of news, rather than an event this week from Embassy. They’re extending the deadline for proposals for their annual art festival, The Annuale, for June. Friday’s the deadline to send along ideas for exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks or anything else. Their contact is

It’s the first degree show of the year! Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone presents the multimedia art and design extravaganza of presentations by this year’s graduating students. There’s a preview this Friday from 6-9pm, and the show continues from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 May.

Saturday 21 May - The Modern Institute, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, David Dale Gallery, Transmission

Today’s the last day to see Monika Sosnowska’s Glasgow International presentation of sculptural work inspired by a 1960s Polish housing development. Her steel structures mediate these architectural structures and principles that sought to embody modernist sociological and aesthetic ideas, both inside the Aird’s Lane space and with pieces on the green space outside.

From 2-4pm, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop launch a remix album of their Random Spectacular project – a vinyl inspired by a previous sound installation there. The artists involved are joined by musicians King Creosote, WOLF and Mark Lyken, and seven writers, all contributing work inspired by the original concrete tower and installation. The new book and CD Score Ta the Toor will be on sale at the event, and there will be a discussion with the artists and screenings of short films.

Later on, from 5pm, David Dale gallery presents the closing party of recent exhibition Desde el Jardin by artist Sol Calero. Having made the space into a gaudily sophisticated set for a soap-opera style artist’s film, Saturday sees the screening of episode one and other video works by the collaborative artist television network CONGLOMERATE. 

Another closing party a little across town to Transmission, for the end of Sidsel Meineche Hansen’s No Right Way 2 Cum. From 11pm until late, there’s music from DJ Marcelle, Letitia Beatriz and the TLC Soundsystem – and more TBC. 

Monday 23 May - The Art School

There’s a Monday night exhibition of moving images from a graduating design student Tom Joyes from GSA, “that explores how machines, algorithms and digital image construct contemporary experience.” From 6-9pm, drop in anytime to see a film without end of 10,000 images, and also free drinks.