This exhibition of selected work from Glasgow School of Art’s 2014 Degree Show, curated by GSA alumni Theresa Moerman Ib and Colm Docherty, brings together Art and Design in a context somewhat different to that of the Glasgow art world – the Burgh Hall in Dunoon.
From the 4th – 26th July 2014, GSA in Dunoon will showcase a strong selection of drawing, painting, printmaking, jewellery, illustration and sculpture for the people of Argyll and further afield to experience and enjoy.
“The title of this year’s GSA in Dunoon show is borrowed from one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s watercolour drawings made in 1896. It reflects the unique process involved in selecting this year’s graduates for the exhibition due to the fire that damaged and destroyed a significant part of the Mackintosh Building and the Fine Art degree show on the 23rd of May 2014.
Some works we were able to view physically, some survived only as photographic representations, some were lost entirely, while others had to be described to us verbally by department tutors or the artists themselves.
By partly seeing existing work and partly imagining what the selected artists would be able to present, we worked diligently to curate a show that provides a visual and mental space for reflection on the events that have affected the entire GSA community over the past weeks. At the same time, it is a show that celebrates the resilient spirit of the graduates as they continue to make their mark beyond the physical boundaries of the art school itself.”
– Theresa Moerman Ib and Colm Docherty (curators)