Close of Play: Art of the Possible
GSA Exhibitions / Glasgow Art Club

Event Type:

Close of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action


Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU


29 Oct 2021 - 4 Dec 2021

Mon 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 11:00 - 18:00

On 17 Nov, 22 Nov, and 24 Nov the exhibition will close at 15:00



'No Time To Remember' (2017), from the series World's Lost Enchantment, oil on canvas, 90 x 100cm
Daria Zapala

Close of Play: Art of the Possible

Event info

Art of the Possible

29 October - 4 December 2021

Glasgow Art Club

'Art of the Possible’ is a collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Art Club. This exhibition of three parts co-incides with the COP26 Climate Change Summit 2021.

The Main Gallery at Glasgow Art Club is host to an open call of Glasgow Art Club members, GSA staff, and students, comprising of work relating to climate change, climate emergency, climate justice, or sustainability.  On the first floor of Glasgow Art Club, there is a focus on sustainable making processes through two exhibitions: ‘Silver Narratives Worth Celebrating’ by silversmith and GSA alumna Karen Westland and ‘In-Process’, in the Billiard room, by the new FIX Photography Collective.

Works can also be seen online in Glasgow Art Club’s digital gallery.

GSA staff and students exhibiting in the Glasgow Art Club Main Gallery are: Staff: Justin Carter, Marianne Greated, Jodi Le Bigre, Alastair Macdonald, Michael Mersinis Students: Kathleen Crilly, Leslie Deere, Natasha Dunk, Lisa Gordon, Ellie Harrison, Molly Jack, Demelza Kingston, April Lannigan, Yves Leather, Chiara Mancini, Mengting Wang, Joseph Weisberg, Constance Woods Gundry, Daria Zapala.

Glasgow Art Club members: Alan Braidwood, Gerard Burns, Yvonne Butler, Ian Campbell, Rowena Comrie, Jim Davis, Paddy Dorrian, Dona Fleureau, Garth Ivan, Thomas Jacobi, Catherine King, Samantha McCubbin, Chick McGeehan, Celine Mcilmunn, Joan McKeeman, Frank McNab, Sarmed Mirza, Mark Mulholland, John Rowland, Florence Sinclair-Mahdavi.

In the second exhibition ‘Silver Narratives Worth Celebrating’, Glasgow based silversmith Karen Westland advocates for responsible practices through their innovative craftwork and research. Their work is influenced by photonics, optic designs and applications to explore how we engage with technologies for sustainable development in Western society. Karen aims to offer her clients luxury products with narratives worth celebrating.

In the third concurrent exhibition, ‘In-Process’, four of FIX Photography Collective’s members are exhibiting work – Joy Gregory, Jess Holdengarde, Melanie King and Christina McBride.  FIX Photography Collective is an artist-run collective founded by Christina McBride (GSA staff member) and Jess Holdengarde (GSA MFA alumna) in Glasgow. The collective aims to bring together a community of lens-based practitioners who share a commitment to analogue processes, a concern for the natural environment and a commitment to expand new, exciting and more sustainable processes and materials within photography. 



3 December 2021, 2-3pm

‘Sustaining a photographic practice in an ecological crisis’

FIX Photography Collective are part of GSA’s yearlong series of online public talks, 'Close Of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action’. This series explores the ways in which creative actions and multi-disciplinary practice can address the climate emergency, sustainability, and climate justice.

FIX Photography Collective will be in conversation with The London Alternative Photography Collective and The Sustainable Darkroom – for more info and to book your free tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustaining-a-photographic-practice-in-an-ecological-crisis-tickets-179959101517