Audience members standing on the stairs watching the closing performance of OINK TRAP under hangings created during the residency

History of Art building hosts artist residency

CRACK SQUAD OF SITU was a week-long takeover of the History of Art building at 8 University Gardens by MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) student Holly Knox Yeoman and artist Fritz Welch. Combining installation, wall drawings and video, the residency culminated in the performance of OINK TRAP – a graphic score of live experimental music, […]

A Writers Residency for the Visual Arts at the ZKM

When asked to think back to an example of engaging with an outside institution in the visual arts, my mind (fairy) immediately went back to what I recall as my first experience of working in such a context. In the second year of my PhD I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Writers Residency […]

Working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on NationLive

Scottish universities have a tradition of being responsive to the needs of industry and civil society: this means that engagement ‘beyond the cloisters’ with commercial, artistic and welfare communities is simply part of our day to day work. Often this means that serendipitous connections built up over time lead to unanticipated consequences. So it was […]

Seeing through the Louvre

I have just returned from a visit to Paris. There, I spent a Sunday morning visiting one of the world’s greatest art museums: the Louvre. As I walked around, with a fellow art historian, marvelling at the collection, we enjoyed spotting familiar works and discovering new ones. We looked at details, noticed unusual techniques and […]

The Art of Stroking Animals

How can historians and  contemporary artists enrich each other’s work?  What can we learn from each other?  We are often concerned with the same questions, but approached from different angles and expressed in different ways.  Our work can intersect, or generate sparks, in ways that are stimulating for both sides and can help push our […]

Visual Arts Crossovers

Two and a half years ago, while at Jeremy Deller’s Joy in People exhibition at the Hayward, during his re-enactment film of the miner’s strike, the Battle of Orgreave, I killed off a character in my second novel. In the manuscript all the signs of ill-fortune were already written – risk, storm, grief – but […]

Partnering with the Visual Arts Industry

Working with Visual Arts is a whole spectrum of activities from analysing Medieval paint work to raising the profile of French comic strips, known as Bande Dessinée. The College of Arts has launched innovative crowdsourcing projects such as Your Paintings Tagger and Art Detective to draw on expertise across the world, as well as using […]

Putting ourselves in the picture: visual arts and the University

Glasgow is a wonderful place to engage in academic work on the visual arts. From its medieval heritage, embodied in the Cathedral and its rich history, to the wealth of historic collections in the city, displayed at venues such as the Burrell or Kelvingrove, and up to the vibrancy of its renowned contemporary art scene, […]

Visually stunning: ten years of collaboration, etchings, and scientific analysis.

by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) The College has been collaborating with industry partners for ten years now, having begun working on the National Inventory Research Project in 2003 with the National Gallery, London and 250 or so other museums around the UK. This has helped museums in the UK to carry out further research on […]