Studio 58 symposium

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Bourdon lecture theatre, Bourdon building, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ


25 Sep 2012
14:00 - 17:00



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Studio 58 symposium

Event info

Studio 58 Symposium

Speakers: Peter Trowles, Susannah Waters, Dr Sarah Lowndes, Dr Stacey Boldrick, and Andrea Kusel. Chaired by Dr Sarah Smith

Tuesday 25th September, 2-5pm
Bourdon Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Bourdon Building, The Glasgow School of Art, Scott Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

Tickets £10/£5, please contact Peter Trowles p.trowles@gsa.ac.uk / 0141 353 4524. Refreshments included

The Studio 58 symposium offers an opportunity to draw out some of themes arising from the Mackintosh Museum exhibition Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since World War II. There will be a presentation by Studio 58 curator Sarah Lowndes and by Susannah Waters and Peter Trowles from the Archives and Collections Centre at The Glasgow School of Art, who have loaned numerous works to the exhibition. The symposium will also build upon the momentum of other exhibitions and events that explore the work of women artists in Scotland, such as Andrea Kusel's Equals exhibition at Paisley Museum (2012) and Stacy Boldrick's Feminism and Contemporary Art seminar (Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2011). This symposium has been co-organised by Dr Sarah Lowndes, GSA Archives and Collections Centre and GSA Exhibitions.

Further information:

Peter Trowles, GSA's Mackintosh Curator with Susannah Waters, GSA Archivist will give a historical background on learning and teaching at The Glasgow School of Art from late 1930's to present day, focusing in particular on the women artists' work from Archives and Collections that has been loaned to the exhibition. Dr. Stacy Boldrick, Research and Interpretation Manager at The Fruitmarket Gallery and writer on contemporary and medieval art, will discuss feminism and its relationship to contemporary art.  Dr. Sarah Lowndes, a lecturer in GSA's Forum for Critical enquiry, curator and writer based in Glasgow, will discuss the process of curating Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII. Andrea Kusel, Curator of Art, Paisley Museum will discuss the process of curating the exhibition Equals (2012), which celebrates a century of female artistic creativity, including new acquisitions for the permanent collection at Paisley Museum. Equals has an emphasis on artists associated with Glasgow School of Art, from trail-blazing Glasgow Girls, Olive Carleton Smyth and Stansmore Dean, through to their successors such as Joan Eardley and contemporary artist Mary Redmond, whose newly commissioned work is shown here for the first time.

The symposium will be chaired by Dr Sarah Smith, Acting (Joint) Head of Department for the Forum for Critical Inquiry at The Glasgow School of Art. 

The Studio 58 catalogue, designed by GSA graduates Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond and featuring contributions from the 54 artists in the exhibition and writer's texts by Aleana Egan, Liz Lochhead, Sarah Lowndes, Louise Shelley, and Joanne Tatham, will be launched at the symposium.

The catalogue is supported by The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Society of Women Artists.