Convocation: A contemporary response to the 'extreme past'
GSA Exhibitions

Event Type:

Off-site event


CCA Theatre, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow


11 Oct 2013
14:00 - 17:00



Emma Balkind on Raasay.
Photo: Francis Mckee

Convocation: A contemporary response to the 'extreme past'

Event info

Convocation: A contemporary response to the 'extreme past'

Friday 11 Oct 2-5pm

CCA Theatre
350 Sauchiehall Street

This event is free

Convocation: A contemporary response to the 'extreme past', will combine historical information with contemporary responses. Gilbert Markus (University of Glasgow) looks at Colm Cille, whilst Dr Katherine Forsyth presents on Celtic Art and text illuminations. Emma Balkind will make a presentation of her work from the residency.

More about the project:

In August 2013 a group of seventeen scholars, artists and organisers made their way to Raasay, a small island off Skye, for a short residency, responding to the legacy of 6th Century Irish monk Colm Cille. A month later the group re-gathers in Glasgow, to give their creative responses over an afternoon event on 11 Oct 2-5pm at CCA, and in an exhibition at the Mackintosh Museum.

Convocation: Colm Cille's Spiral
Mackintosh Museum
12 October - 1 November 2013

Emma Balkind, Susan Brind, Caroline Dear, Hardeep Pandhal, Edwin Pickstone, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Francis McKee, Michail Mersinis, Jessica Ramm, Johnny Rodger, Augustus Veinoglou

Work will then travel onto London Street Gallery, Derry~Londonderry, for an exhibition opening 30 November, showing all the presentations from the UK and Eire that make up Colm Cille's Spiral.

'Convocation' is part of the Derry~ Londonderry City of Culture project 'Colm Cille's Spiral' www.colmcillespiral.net, and is one of 6 projects across UK and EIRE that creates an artistic engagement with significant sites along once-vital perimeters and sea routes, including Lindisfarne, Derry~Londonderry and Bradwell-on-Sea.

Colm Cille's Spiral is a Difference Exchange project in partnership with The Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, at Kings College London.

Colm Cille’s Spiral is part of Creative Futures, a Creative Scotland talent development programme which aims to promote the professional development, capabilities, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations.

'Convocation' is supported by The Glasgow School of Art, CCA, ATLAS Arts and University of Glasgow.