Lunchtime Talk: Michael Barr
GSA Exhibitions

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Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF


19 Sep 2014
13:00 - 13:30



Michael Barr

Lunchtime Talk: Michael Barr

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Lunchtime Talk: Michael Barr

Friday 19 September, Reid Gallery, 1pm

Who was the man dressed as a bird of prey walking back from the Sgurr on Tuesday? 

Michael Barr was selected for the GSA Residency Opportunity at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg earlier this year. This residency was funded by GSA Sustainability in Action Group and GSA Exhibitions. In March, he spent a research-based week in Sweeney’s Bothy/Bothan Shuibhne – an innovative, zero-carbon space designed to host creative residencies as part of the Bothy Project. During the summer, he returned to the island to realise an artwork in the form of a week-long durational performance. Here he will discuss his work on Eigg, in relation to public art practices.

Michael was born in England in 1983. He is entering the final year of a degree in Sculpture and Environmental Art at GSA, after gaining his first degree in Human Geography.

Part of the Programme ‘In a place like that’, Reid Gallery, 16-21 September 2014