Visual art happens all year round in Glasgow but for two weeks every two years, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art puts it firmly in the spotlight. From artists’ studios through to major museums, by way of a vast range of venues new and old, the Festival is the perfect moment to get to know more about contemporary art and how and where it takes place in Glasgow. Read more …
Packed with events, talks and tours as well as major world-class exhibitions, some by artists living in the city and others by leading international figures, the GI Festival offers a unique moment in the British cultural calendar and presents Glasgow’s art scene at its liveliest and best, including significant commissions of new work such as the the major public art project Lowlands by Susan Philipsz (for which the artist was nominated and went on to win The Turner Prize 2010.
For a full, event-packed 18 days during 2012, the Festival will again present some of the best in contemporary art in an array of spaces and locations, including key venues such as the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and Tramway, through to artist-run collectives and newly discovered spaces in the city.
Conceived and created in collaboration with the visual arts sector in Glasgow, GI 2012 builds on the successes of 2010 in supporting new projects from more than 30 Glasgow-based arts organisations and artist groups, alongside a programme of local and international artists commissions, curated by the Festival’s Director, Katrina Brown (The Common Guild).
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Multiple venues. Check the website for event and venue details., from Friday April 20, 2012, until Monday May 7, 2012.