Part of the GSA Summer series. Following a call to arms, McClintock invites participants to select a side in a paint battle, Canvases are the defensive shield wall of the Painting army, which is under attack by the brush-wielding forces of the Avant-Garde. At the Battle of Collegelands the artist will bring this metaphor into an everyday world.
Here, on High Street the battles between its residents, developers, Glasgow City Council and architects flounder and resurface over decades. The Battle of Collegelands references the original, historic site of Glasgow University, exploring the notion of battle from the Enlightenment age and the great intellectuals who lived on High Street to the present day and its planned use as an Ikea hotel.
The GSA Summer Series at Civic Room is presented in partnership and supported by the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art and Civic Room sponsors, Oran Mor and Carson & Partners.