Jean Cameron & Katie Reid: Processions is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participatory artwork

On Sunday 10th June, we will witness a unique mass-scale procession in four capitals, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage which you may have caught glimpse to, Processions. Allowing conversation and discussion about being a women in the 21st century as well as playing an understanding to scale of marches and the fight for suffrage in the 1800s, Processions Edinburgh will be a great opportunity to celebrate the first votes for women in 1918.
Jean Cameron, national coordinator for Processions Edinburgh and Katie Reid from the Glasgow Women’s Library told us more about the project and how to get involved.

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Review: Doors That Open, “The Grand Finale” Rating 82%

Review: Doors That Open, “The Grand Finale”

A few years ago I produced a work call 26 Doors Between My House and Yours – pictures and poems on the significance and symbolism of doors. When I saw an event called Doors That Open I felt that I ought to review it. However, I knew it would be difficult to write up an event at St Margaret’s House arts complex on London Road without mentioning recent news. While I didn’t want to make this review about an ‘issue’ it seemed inevitable that it would creep in.

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Review: Lisa Alvarado, Alex Olson and Daniel Sinsel Rating 67%

Review: Lisa Alvarado, Alex Olson and Daniel Sinsel

Within young gallery, Mary Mary Gallery, situated in the heart of Glasgow’s centre, sits an ambitious three-person exhibition, three painters that seek to ambitiously present ideas in a non-conformity fashion. Vibrant, and experimental, all three are not obviously linked but certainly share these approaches, as the three root themselves in a more textural application of paint.

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Review: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Rating 84%

Review: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Having never spent more than an hour in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and those few visits all related to coming or going somewhere else, I’m not sure what to expect from a five-day sojourn. What will a film & media festival be like in this small coastal town? I imagine tramping back and forth from my accommodation to a few different venues, seeing most of the things worth seeing after a couple of days. I certainly don’t imagine that I will leave having missed things I wanted to see, or with the feeling that there were even more places to discover than I had time for.

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Johanna Flanagan: They have very challenging successful shows

Johanna Flanagan has an exhibition of work in the Tighnabruaich Gallery titled The Book of Secrets, which will be there for the duration of October.
Known to many as The Pale Rook, Johanna is a textile artist fascinated with dolls and storytelling, which heavily comes across in her pieces, and she spoke with The Fountain about her processes, her intuitive practice, the inspiration behind the name and other projects brewing alongside this stunning exhibition

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Review: Glasgow Science Centre Lates Rating 90%

Review: Glasgow Science Centre Lates

Have you ever seen a fire tornado? ‘Cause I have. And in controlled circumstances with no risk to life its really pretty awesome. The Glasgow Science Centre Lates are part of the trend for opening normally child friendly sites up to adults only. It can be a token effort and sometimes really crap (*cough* zoo night) but GSC have knocked it out the park.

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Andy Summers: We didn’t ask, we just did it

Initiated by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led series of events and projects across the arts, which explores architecture and how it makes a difference to our lives.
Andy Summers, a co-producer of the Architecture Fringe, which kicked off on 1st July 2017, spoke to The Fountain about its short but ambitious life span, the themes of this year’s programme and explores the wider questions.

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Review: In The Ink Dark Rating 83%

Review: In The Ink Dark

‘Dreamt as a living poem, it is a wander along the water, a seat beside someone on a bench, a conversation, a landscape of words written with bodies, a space for you to reflect, remember, imagine, in honour of things loved and lost’ – Luke Pell (Maker and Creator – In The Ink Dark)

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Review: Semispecific Rating 80%

Review: Semispecific

As with most everything associated with Cryptic, the glasgow-based incubator of outre art events as consistently memorable as they are baffling, Semispecific was an experience that’s hard to put into words. To put it reductively, the event resembled something akin to a highbrow club night condensed into an hour and held in an exhibition space – part performance, part installation and part party. Utilising a twelve speaker surround sound system, searing white strip lights embedded in the walls and ceiling, and five suspended screens onto which abstract images were projected, artists Charlie Knox and Euan McKenzie created an engulfing multisensory experience in which the whole room seemed to come to life in time to the music. While audience members were free to move around the space as the wished, most stayed fixed to the spot, transfixed by the deluge of sensory information pouring in from all sides. 

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