Roderick Buchanan – 'From USA '94 to London 2012'
School of Fine Art in collaboration with VeloCity

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


11 Mar 2011
11:00 - 13:00



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Lecture Presentation

Roderick Buchanan – 'From USA '94 to London 2012'

Event info

Roderick Buchanan
'From USA '94 to London 2012' watch video

In the years between 1994 and 2011 the artist Roderick Buchanan has been invited to make work in over 40 exhibitions associated with sport around the world. With the UK government and Glasgow's own city council tying Culture and Sport together, Roddy has long been fascinated by the potential between these two areas of human endeavor. In this presentation he will discuss his own relationship with the subject and the pleasures and pitfalls associated with exhibiting art in exhibitions associated with large scale sporting events.

Roderick Buchanan graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 1989 and The University of Ulster in 1990 and is based in Glasgow. He uses film, video, photography and sculpture to question collective and individual identity. He was awarded the Becks Futures Prize (2000) and the Paul Hamlyn Award (2004). He is currently concluding a commission in response to the Troubles and the legacy of the Good Friday Agreement which will open at the Imperial War Museum on May 5th 2011.

This Friday Event Lecture is in collaboration with VeloCity. VeloCity is a cultural response to Glasgow's tenure as host city for the Commonwealth Games, framing a programme of art in the public domain within the physical changes taking place in the city as it prepares for 2014. VeloCity is supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company.

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.