Maps, Models and Manifestos: Contemporary Art In Scotland
Exhibitions, School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


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


16 Jan 2018

Tue 13:00 - 14:00



Seonaid Daly
Director of SCAN

Maps, Models and Manifestos: Contemporary Art In Scotland

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Maps, Models and Manifestos: Contemporary Art in Scotland 
Lecture by Seonaid Daly

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Reid Auditorium

Free, but ticketed.
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What is the scale of the contemporary art sector in Scotland, how does it work and what does it need to thrive? Join Seonaid Daly to hear about the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and its work in mapping the visual arts in Scotland, its vision for the sector and the Visual Arts Manifesto, a project between SCAN, The Scottish Artists' Union and ENGAGE Scotland which campaigns for change in the visual arts sector.

In January 2018, the Reid Gallery becomes a studio for two residency groups focusing on curating. This event is part of Curatorial Studio in Residence, 15 - 26 January 2018. For more information, click here.

Seonaid Daly is the Director of the Scottish Contemporary Art Network, a member-led network committed to championing and supporting the contemporary art sector in Scotland. SCAN's vision is that the role, impoact and benefits of contemporary visual arts are widely recognised as central to society and that sector professionals based in Scotland are informed, innovative and supported to achieve their ambitions.

This lecture is part of Curatorial Studio in Residence, a two-week project at the Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art. Curatorial Studio is a unique peer-learning and development programme that supports curators based in Scotland in the early stages of their career. With a national scope and international outlook, the programme encourages participants to reflect critically on their own work and develop new approaches. They work together to test ideas and gain new skills to develop their individual practices and interactions with audiences.

Curatorial Studio is devised by curator Kirsteen Macdonald and delivered by Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN). This residency is supported by Creative Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art.