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Forthcoming exhibition, ‘Fairydean’ 15-16 June, 2019

Since June 2018, frequent trips from Glasgow to Galashiels to make work at Netherdale Stadium, home of Gala Fairydean Rovers FC.  Designed by Peter Womersley and completed in 1964.  Proper name is Netherdale but often referred to as the Fairydean stand.  I first encountered it during a Doors Open Day a few years ago and was amazed by its dynamic appearance – the floating canopy and concrete surfaces – and decided to go back at some point, to make work about the building.  I approached the club in 2018, with a request to spend time sketching and filming at the ground – they have been very welcoming throughout.  My day trips there are usually midweek, by train and bike, although I’ve been to two Saturday matches when everything is buzzing.  Usually though, very quiet.   Ink sketches of the stadium.  Some watercolours too.  Lots of filming and interviewing of people associated with the club.  And now an exhibition lined up for June, in the club’s Board Room.  Interesting challenge – how to slot my work in amongst the room’s many trophies and framed photographs.  I don’t want to move anything though – I’d rather respectfully position my things in relation to what’s already there.  Initial plan to position artworks amongst the stand’s seating scuppered by current restorative work.  But good that the work is being done to save the building.  The Board Room show has given me lots to think about. I’m happy having to work out how to make my drawings, sculptures and video fit with the surroundings.

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Briggait preview Wed 10/10/18

My solo show ‘Cold Wind Coming Off the River’ opens 6-8pm on Wednesday 10th October, 2018, at The Briggait, Glasgow.

Work from a two-week residency at The Steeple, Newburgh, Fife last winter.

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Düsseldorf preview 4/10/18

http://www.sipgateshows.de

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Forthcoming Pecha Kucha & film

Wed 5th Sept, 7-10pm, I’m part of a Pecha Kucha evening – giving a presentation about my Giacomo project.  Then, on Friday 7th, Dunfermline Filmhouse 8pm, an evening of short films where I’ll be showing the Giacomo film.  Both events at the Canmore Room, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Gallery. Part of Outwith Festival @OutwithFestival

Forthcoming event at Giacomo’s

On Friday 27th July, 2018, 1-3pm I’m having an opening reception at Café Giacomo, Dunfermline, to show the work that I produced during my recent residency there.  I spent time drawing and filming in the café last year and the resulting drawings, linocuts and a short film will be shown as an installation at Giacomo’s – the place to which it all relates.

 

‘Cafe Seating 1’ (2018), linocut, 33 x 23 cm.

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2-person show at Lighthouse

8th – 24th June, 2018, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, G1 3NU.

TIME CONSTRUCTS – a collaboration between myself and Lincolnshire-based artist David Carruthers https://www.davidcarruthers.art/.  We are each showing our independently made, architecture-related animated films, alternating on a continual loop as part of Architecture Fringe http://architecturefringe.com/#/time-constructs/

Solo show at City of Glasgow College

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A drawing project based on the educational architecture and related public art in the Townhead and Rottenrow areas of Glasgow – encompassing the period between the mid 1960s and the present day.  Ink drawings, produced on site, developed as a series of animated films, shown on the giant video screen in the City Campus atrium, with the source drawings displayed in nearby vitrines, allowing visitors to see the link between the drawings and the films.  Also on display – a book of risographic prints of the drawings, in an edition 100, produced especially to accompany the exhibition.

http://www.allywallace.co.uk/City-2018