Event:

From the service of Venus to the worship of Mars
GSA Exhibitions

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Exhibition

Location:

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

Open:

16 Jan 2016 - 14 Mar 2016

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 - 16:00

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Wartime postcard sketch, 1914-1918 by William R Hunter
Courtesy GSA Archives and Collections Centre

From the service of Venus to the worship of Mars

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From the service of Venus to the worship of Mars
Curated by Rachel Lowther

Reid Ground Floor Corridor
16 Jan - 14 Mar 2016

So commented The Glasgow School of Art’s Director, Francis H. Newbery, about the ability of the “Artistic temperament” to adapt to the circumstances of the First World War. The 1914-18 period saw huge changes at The Glasgow School of Art as the School came to terms with human losses, wartime shortages and the question of how an art school and its personnel could best support the war effort.

This exhibition shows a selection of letters and ephemera held in GSA’s archives and used by artist Rachel Lowther in the development of new work for her exhibition Nothing compares to the first time getting shot at showing at GSA’s Reid Gallery from 16 January-20 March 2016.  It showcases the variety of activities and experiences of the School’s students and staff at home and abroad and reveals how the war impacted on them individually and on the School as a whole.

GSA’s Archives and Collections are open to visitor by appointment. For further information see www.gsa.ac.uk/archives

This show runs at the same time as Rachel Lowther's solo exhibition Nothing compares to the first time getting shot at in the Reid Gallery 16 Jan-20 Mar 2016.


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