Events

Current & Upcoming

Who is?
Iman Tajik and Jonas Jessen Hansen, Who is? Project

Preview: 22nd of June 2017 6-9pm
Exhibition: 23rd of June – 2nd of July 12-6pm

Working with water as an object, artist Iman Tajik has created multiple videos showing everyday life, obscured by water talking about the European migrant crisis, which over the last couple of years has seen a surge of people entering the continent. Many people are refugees fleeing conflict and dream of a safer and better life.

We see them landing on beaches and massing at the borders, trying to seek asylum in different countries. Some people never make it that far though, but end up dying in their attempt of getting a better life, stopped by human made borders. Of those who arrive, some will sometime be kept waiting, for anywhere between a month and multiple years.

Through audio recordings from Glasgow Night Shelter, artist Jonas Jessen Hansen has been interviewing people from two different groups. One being the volunteers trying to help where they can, and the other being asylum seekers, who have fled wars, foreign or domestic, for the best chance of survival; they are left in a state of limbo awaiting a future.

Exhibtion part of Scottish Refugee Festival 2017
Monday 19th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017

Battle of Collegelands
GSA Summer Series at Civic Room: Show Three
Sarah McClintock
Performance: 6pm, Thursday 1 September 2016
Exhibition: 12pm – 5pm Tues – Sun, Friday 2 to Sunday 11 September 2016
Free

The final exhibition in the GSA Summer Series at Civic Room, recent BA Fine Art graduate Sarah McClintock presents a new performance work Battle of Collegelands. The performance sees a Call to Arms for artists to declare for Painting or the Avant-Garde in the Battle of Collegelands. This work follows from McClintocks recent graduate show, in which she questions “What is Art? It’s a question with no answers, yet many answers. Some of us tend towards a preference for tradition and the art of the past, and others towards the radical new experimentation we see as the future.”

If you are interested in participating in the Battle, on behalf of Painting or the Avant-Garde, please contact mcclintockart@gmail.com. 

Boundings
GSA Summer Series at Civic Room: Show Two
Kirsty Leonard and MollyMae Whawell
Preview: 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 11 August 2016, with performance by MollyMae Whawell and Jay Delves at 7pm
Exhibition: 12pm – 5pm Tues – Sun, Friday 12 to Sunday 21 August 2016
Performances: 3pm, Sunday 14 August, Thursday 18 August, Thursday 25 August and Sunday 30 August 2016
Free

The second in the GSA Summer Series at Civic Room, recent BA Fine Art graduates Kirsty Leonard and MollyMae Whawell present new work for their exhibition Boundings. Their work reflects on the Civic Room’s occupation of a space that was a channel for production, development and profitable progress. The artists propose a stilling of the space by engaging the notion of the laboring body in terms of reluctance, aimlessness and weariness.

With thanks to Jay Delves, performing with MollyMae Whawell.

 

Past

What was here before
GSA Summer Series at Civic Room: Show One
Sam Cook and Callum Monteith
Preview: 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 21 July 2016
Exhibition: 12pm – 5pm Tues – Sun, Friday 22 to Sunday 31 July 2016
Free

In the first of the GSA Summer Series at Civic Room, recent MFA graduates Sam Cook and Callum Monteith present new work for their exhibition What was here before. Their collaborative show seeks to investigate locality and place, by investigating both historical and current social characteristics of the area in which Civic Room is located.

Molendinar Burn at Glasgow Cathedral
Performance by Claire M Singer
7pm – 9pm, Tuesday 14 June 2016
Free

Commissioned specifically for Glasgow Cathedral by Civic Room in partnership with Union Chapel, the Molendinar Burn Project launch weekend will culminate with a premiere performance of The Molendinar, composed and performed by Claire M Singer, featuring organ and electronics.

To book: Eventbrite

Molendinar Burn at Barrowland Ballroom
Installation by Martin Gray
6pm – 9pm, Tuesday 14 June 2016

To celebrate the launch of the Molendinar Burn Project, Martin Gray will be creating a new installation hidden in the heart of the Barrowland Ballroom. Featuring photographs from Barras People, 2005, the installation also unveils work from ongoing documentation of the Barrowland and surrounding areas, as well as recorded voices, ambient sound and recorded music.

Free
To book: Eventbrite

Andre Komatsu in conversation with Jonathan Charley
Glasgow International
6pm – 8pm, Monday 11 April 2016

Artist talk with Andre Komatsu and Jonathan Charley, Director of Cultural Studies, Architecture Department, University of Strathclyde, exploring the exhibition Concrete that makes us.
Curated by Civic Room, supported by Collectors Stuart and JD Evans BALON, Carson & Partners, Oran MorMcCune Smith, Galleria Vermelho, Galleria Continua. Presented as part of Glasgow International 2016.

Concrete that makes us
Andre Komatsu
Presented as part of Glasgow International
Preview: 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 7 April 2016
Exhibition: 12pm – 5pm Tues – Sun, Friday 8 April to Sunday 24 April 2016
Free

Curated by Civic Room, supported by Collectors Stuart and JD Evans BALON, Carson & Partners, Oran MorMcCune Smith, Galleria Vermelho, Galleria Continua. Presented as part of Glasgow International 2016.

PLAZAMANIA: Who is public space for and why?
Satellite event for the Battle of Ideas
6pm – 8pm, Thursday 17 September 2015
Free

Speakers at the event include:
Penny Lewis – Lecturer at Robert Gordon University, and founder of AE Foundation
Katrina Brown – Director and founder of The Common Guild, Glasgow.
Chair, Dolan Cummings – Associate Fellow at The Institute of Ideas
Co-produced by Civic Room and the Institute of Ideas, with Enlightenment cocktails by McCune Smith.

Doors Open Day 2015
with Enlightenment Reception by McCune Smith
Preview: 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 5 August 2015
Exhibition: 3pm – 6pm Thurs – Sat, Friday 7 August to Sunday 20 September 2016
Free

Supported by Carson & Partners, Patrick Parsons, BALON and Oran Mor.