The Work of Carol Rhodes
GSA hosts two events on 20 April; a lecture ‘The Work of Carol Rhodes’; and a book launch of her new monograph.

Event Type:

The GSA Public Lecture


Reid Auditorium, and 2nd Floor, Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF


20 Apr 2018
14:00 - 17:00



'Trees and Works' (2001)
Oil on panel, 47 x 58.5cm; Photo credit Antonia Reeve; The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation

The Work of Carol Rhodes

Event info

Focusing on artist Carol Rhodes: 

The GSA hosts two events:

A lecture, ‘The Work of Carol Rhodes’, 
and book launch of her new monograph.

20th April 2018

Reid Auditorium and Second Floor of the Reid Building

The two events are free but please book tickets via Eventbrite links below to confirm attendance:

14:00 - 15:30: Lecture ‘The Work of Carol Rhodes’, Reid Auditorium 
15.30  -17:00: Carol Rhodes -Book launch, 2nd Floor, Reid Building

About the events:

Lecture: The Work of Carol Rhodes
A presentation on the work of Carol Rhodes by Kate Davis, Moira Jeffrey, Andrew Mummery and Richard Walker, introduced and chaired by Karen Roulstone, Head of Painting and Printmaking, the GSA. This presentation is organised by the Painting and Printmaking Department, The Glasgow School of Art.

Get tickets for the lecture here

Book launch: Carol Rhodes
Following the lecture, there will be a book launch for the new monograph on Rhodes’s work published by Skira. This new monograph reproduces over forty of her paintings and, for the first time, a significant number of drawings. Specially commissioned texts by curator Lynda Morris and art critic Moira Jeffrey discuss Rhodes's work in the context of her biography and cultural background, and examine its place and importance in contemporary art.

The monograph also includes an interview with Rhodes by consultant and former gallerist Andrew Mummery. Rhodes’s thoughts about her art have rarely appeared in print before and their inclusion here will be especially valuable. As well as the full-page plates, archival and documentary photographs accompany the texts, chronology, exhibition history and bibliography sections. The book provides the most comprehensive overview of Rhodes’s work yet available, and will be a standard reference work on the artist.

Get tickets for the book launch here

About the artist:
Carol Rhodes makes small-scale paintings which depict the interaction of natural geography and human intervention. Her paintings often place us on or near the edge of urban environments, seen from an aerial viewpoint, eerily distant from the world below. There is a mismatch between the vast landscapes depicted and the tiny scale and detail of the paintings, while symbols of mobility – airports or motorways – are curiously stilled and empty.

Born in Edinburgh, the artist was brought up in Bengal, near Kolkata, and the surroundings of her early life have had an enormous influence on her. Many other factors have fed into her visual language, from Medieval Italian painting and Indian court miniatures to Science Fiction literature – all of which might be said to share a peculiar, controlled divergence from naturalism.

Recent exhibitions include a major solo presentation; Survey at The Mac, Belfast 2017 (curated by Andrew Mummery), Looking at the View, Tate Britain, London (2013) and The Ground Around, Vilma Gold, London (2010). Her works are in major collections including Tate, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut.