Mark has been working as a designer in Glasgow for over 4 years and is the founder of the online magazine Glasgow City Arts. They also say he could have been a professional dancer if he had the training.

Top 5: Glasgow International 2016

Apr 14th, 2016

We are nearly half way through this year’s Glasgow International. Here are a few of our favourite picks from this unique, city-wide visual arts festival running from the 8th – 25th April 2016, don’t miss out!

5. SOL CALERO – DESDE EL JARDÍN

First up is an excellent immersive exhibition by Sol Calero at the David Dale Studios. Like a lot of Calero’s work, she combines everyday objects in domestic surroundings with an organic tropical style, which is aimed to raise questions about post-colonial Latin America. If that’s not your favorite topic in the world then just head along for the wild colours, textures and patterns, they are awesome!

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4. FÁTIMA RODRIGO & SANTIAGO ROOSE – THE HEART OF THE CITY?

Like shapes, colour and glitter? Well Peruvian artists Fatima Rodrigo and Santiago Roose’s exhibition at Many Studios provides all of these things in abundance! The exhibition explores identity and immigration in our modern cities through a range of mediums.

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3. CATRINE VAL – POLITICAL LETTERS

German artist Catrine Val puts on an excellent display of striking surreal photography, which aims to promote women’s contribution to philosophy and enlightened thought.

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2. COSIMA VON BONIN – WHO’S EXPLOITING WHO IN THE DEEP SEA?

Ever wanted to see a lobster draped over a table stand? Well, now is your chance. Cosima Von Bonin has created a wonderfully diverse exhibition at GoMA which features textiles, music, sculpture, performance, video and painting. Bonin fills the space with wonderfully bizarre, contradictive sculptures that will either alter your perceived constructions of feminism… or just make you smile!

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1. SHEILA HICKS – MIGHTY MATHILDE AND HER CONSORT 

Finally, our top exhibition of this year’s GI has to be the outstanding work of Sheila Hicks at Tramway. Hicks’ sculptures combine classic techniques such as weaving, crocheting, dyeing and spinning to create a truly breathtaking installation. You really have to see it in person to appreciate the scale, colours and textures!

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 For more information on the festival itself or any of the artists we have featured visit – http://glasgowinternational.org

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