Alasdair Gray talk - Wednesday Night Open Forum
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Wednesday Night Open Forum


Mackintosh Lecture Theatre The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ


13 Jun 2012
18:00 - 19:00



Alasdair Gray: The Scots Hippo (1) 2007 screenprint 76 x 56 cm Edition of 90
Photo: Ruth Clark Image courtesy of Sorcha Dallas

Alasdair Gray talk - Wednesday Night Open Forum

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Alasdair Gray talk - GSA Wednesday Night Open ForumWednesday 13 June 2012, 6pm
Making Prints 1952-2011

A talk by Alasdair Gray with projected images of selected prints made since he was a Glasgow School of Art student.

Gray was born in Glasgow in 1934 and studied Design and Mural Painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1952-57. Since then he has exhibited widely across Scotland, particularly in his home city of Glasgow, since 1957 he has painted mural commissions for two churches, one synagogue, Palacerigg Nature Reserve centre, Dunfermline Local History Museum, the Ubiquitous Chip restaurant, and the Oran Mor Arts Centre and pub. He is also a writer, with 18 published books, and a winner of the Whitbread and Guardian book prizes. Most recently, he completed his biography 'A Life in Pictures' which was published in 2010 by Canongate to coincide with solo shows at The Talbot Rice Gallery and The Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art. Other solo exhibitions include 'Now and Then' (Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow) and 'Printed Works' (Glasgow Print Studio). Group shows include: 'Alasdair Gray / Alasdair Taylor' (Glasgow School of Art); 'To Bring Forth and Give' (Glasgow Print Studio), 'Rank: Picturing the Social Order' (Leeds Art Gallery / Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland / Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool) and Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. (ICA, London). Gray was invited to talk on his visual art practice for Frieze Projects in 2008. His work has been included in 'The British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet' touring from the Hayward, London to CCA, Glasgow and Plymouth Art Centre in 2011.

A new mural for Hillhead Subway station in Glasgow (commissioned by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport) will be unveiled in June.

This talk is organised by studio 41 inconjunction with the exhibition, Prints by Alasdair Gray 2005-2011, 4 - 16 June 2012 (12 - 5pm).

Alasdair Gray slideshow