Curious Arts No. 6
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

Event Type:

Off-site event


350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD


29 Jan 2014
18:00 - 20:00



Susan Brind & Jim Harold
book launch and talk

Curious Arts No. 6

Event info

Susan Brind & Jim Harold
Curious Arts No. 6 – Book Launch: discussion and commissioned reading
Wednesday 29 January 2014, 6.00 pm, CCA Cinema

Curious Arts No. 6 is a new publication by Glasgow-based artists, Susan Brind & Jim Harold, that brings into contemporary relevance ideas about the relationship between culture and nature. The book contains textual and visual essays by the artists, along with commissioned writing by Dr Nina Morris (School of GeoSciences, the University of Edinburgh) and Dr Francis McKee (writer and curator based in Glasgow), with a preface by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield Arts.

The production of Curious Arts No. 6 marks the completion of a number of gallery and site-specific installations by Brind & Harold that reflected on the history of the place and its significance to contemporary debates about art, place and the environment. The artists’ concept for this book-work is to disseminate knowledge of the uniqueness of the house, its holdings and its cultural significance more widely. As a result, Curious Arts No. 6 will be distributed freely to all Public Libraries in Scotland, Higher Education Institutional Libraries in the UK, and art libraries internationally.  One hundred copies will be available for sale to the public.

Published by CCA, Curious Arts No. 6 will be launched in Glasgow on Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 6.00 pm at CCA, where the artists will introduce the project and be in conversation with the two commissioned authors, Dr Nina Morris and Dr Francis McKee. A reading by Aberdeenshire-based, academic and writer Judith Findlay will follow the discussion. Her text has been commissioned by Brind & Harold especially for the book launch. This event is free and open to all. 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the launch for the special price of £15. Remaining copies will be sold through Aye Aye Books, CCA, Glasgow and at selected other art book shops, priced at £20. 

This project has received funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art’s Research & Development Fund.

Susan Brind is Reader in Contemporary Art: Practice and Events; Lecturer, Sculpture and Environmental Art; and Co-ordinator, MLitt Fine Art - Sculpture Pathway at The Glasgow School of Art