18th November—4th December 2016

Along Grassy Borders

Shona MacPherson, Simon Weins, Sarah Wilson and Annalise Wimmer

New work by recent graduates from the Glasgow School of Art Masters programme. Using different research methodologies, the artists examine the history of Civic Room and its possibilities for transformation.

Shona MacPherson connects Civic Room´s former function as a Linen Bank to her long-term fascination for landscaping and gardening, using the Greyfriars Community Gardens as a starting point for her research. Sarah Wilson investigates the production of Glasgow Marble – a cheap plaster replica of its valuable sibling in order to question the buildings prior status of wealth, and Annalise Wimmer’s focuses further on the socio-economic status of materials and concepts of Liquidity. Jan Simon Weins uses alchemical processes, exploring the spirit of poet Thomas Campbell -born on the site of Civic Room in 1777.

Along Grassy Borders has been supported by Hope Scott Trust and Civic Room supporters Carson & Partners and Oran Mor.