Convocation: Colm Cille’s Spiral
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Mackintosh Museum The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ


12 Oct 2013 - 1 Nov 2013

Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Sun 11:00 - 16:00



Film still, 'Walking on Peats' by Jessica Ramm.
Camera: Talitha Kotze, Ropemaker: Caroline Dear (2013)

Convocation: Colm Cille’s Spiral

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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

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 will re-gather 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. 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.

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Raasay residency film

Watch a short film on Vimeo of interviews with the participants who took part in the residency on Raasay.