Art School Film Club
Curated by Marc Baines

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Reid Ground Floor Corridor Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF


15 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Sun 10:00 - 16:30



‘O Sangue’
Eilidh Price, 2014

Art School Film Club

Event info

Art School Film Club

A poster exhibition curated by Marc Baines
Reid Ground Floor Corridor

15 September – 30th September 2018
Preview: 14 September 5 - 7pm

Since 2006 Illustration students in the Communication Design department have been meeting up to watch and discuss a diverse and esoteric range of films. They’ve been stretching their narrative muscles by dissecting the work of film makers with all kinds of stories to tell and all manner of ways to tell them.

For that same period the 4th Year Illustrators have been trumpeting the screenings with graphic aplomb through a series of screen-printed, etched and lithographed posters.

This exhibition curated by Marc Baines in association with GSA Archives and Collections features around fifty of these posters from the last twelve years displaying them alongside posters from earlier GSA film clubs stretching back to the 1970s.

Films represented span the years 1924 to 2011 and include work by directors hailing from Greece (Athina Tsangari); Japan (Yasujiro Ozu); the Czech Republic (Jan Svankmajer); Turkey (Nuri Bilge Ceylan); Armenia (Sergei Parajanov) and all points inbetween. US and UK directors as varied and wide ranging as Chris Petit, Shirley Clarke, Buster Keaton and Charles Burnett feature too.

A heavily illustrated book ‘Art School Film Club’, edited and annotated by lecturer Marc Baines in collaboration with Susannah Waters and the GSA Archives and Collections, will be launched at the opening of the show.

About the curator:
Marc Baines is a printmaker and cartoonist, formerly involved with co-running the Vesuvius Records label and his own Kingly Books imprint. Currently he pursues his interest in film, music and comics through involvement with the Umpteen Press collective and the Fantôm Cinema events he curates with artist Rob Churm. He also leads the Illustration specialism on the Communication Design BA at GSA.