Postgraduate Showcase 2021
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Degree Shows


Online and in venues around Glasgow


16 Aug 2021 - 23 Sep 2021
Mon - Thu, -



Postgraduate Showcase

Postgraduate Showcase 2021

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Postgraduate Showcase 2021

Join us online and in venues across Glasgow for the 2021 Postgraduate Showcase. Throughout August and September, we invite you to discover work by gradauting students, read reviews, and discover our programme of online and in-person events.


Stow Building / 20 – 26 August
School of Fine Art exhibition
MLitt Art Writing, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), MLitt Fine Art Practice

Students from the School of Fine Art’s six specialist programmes exhibit in the GSA’s Stow Building, showcasing challenging and invigorating work across writing, painting, drawing, print, sculpture, performance, photography, moving image and curatorial practice.

David Dale Gallery / 24 August
The Long Note: The Yellow Paper launch
MLitt Art Writing

The latest issue of the Art Writing journal launches with a performative reading event featuring students and graduates in the courtyard of David Dale Gallery, available to stream on the GSA’s Digital Postgraduate Showcase after 9 September.

The Pipe Factory / Until 27 August
GUSH Residency
Ruth Dorber, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

A new residency taking fandom as a starting point for work and research, featuring online and in person events, a library of texts, and a weekly reading session every Thursday in August. 

Online / 9 – 23 September:
Digital Postgraduate Showcase

All one year postgraduate programmes
Students from across the GSA’s schools of fine art, design, architecture, innovation and simulation and visualisation showcase their work online, complemented by a series of online events.

Ongoing online projects

Gallia Young, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

A series of workshops led by dancer and choreographer Monika Blaszczak, which draw on movement and meditation practices to explore healing, capitalist resistance, and experimenting with other ways of being.

A Radical Act of Love: Arborescence, Echoing the Mycorrhizal Network of Oaks
Siobhan Healy, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

A series of events, an online publication and a residency programme inspired by the creation of future forests, taking the planting of oak saplings as the starting point for international ecological artistic commissions.

14 Glasgow
Cait Heaney, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

Glasgow's dormant 19th-century houses are reinvigorated with postcard artwork and intimate correspondance, created by local artists and influenced by the advent of picture postcards.

The New Normal?
Sophie Fulton, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

Contributing to conversations of post-COVID ideologies and the instability of normality, a group of bio and body artist exhibit their diverse practices through the lens of the pandemic.

A(r)t Home
Louise Muriel Burns, MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

A publication bringing art back into the home, focusing on themes of domestic labour, hospitality, food and food practices through the work of Glasgow-based artists.

Lambent Flame
Molly O’Leary, MLitt Art Writing

A debut album with lyrics inspired by Irish folklore and fairy traditions, made in collaboration with traditional Irish musicians Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fionn Ó hAlmhain.

It’s a material world: writing about art
MLitt Art Writing

A risograph printed publication featuring writing about visual art, films and objects by this year’s Art Writing cohort, including a collectively written note to the reader.