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Review: Whistler: Art and Legacy @ Hunterian Art Gallery

28th December 2021

James McNeill Whistler’s life and legacy are beautifully exhibited at the Hunterian. James McNeill Whistler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, but spent his working life in Europe. He studied topography at the United States Military, and had family who constructed railways, bridges, and ships which shaped Whistler’s interest in art and landscape. Though he never ...


Reflections on COP26 protest art: Darren Cullen’s Hell Bus

24th December 2021

Jeevan Farthing reflects back on Cullen’s satirical protest piece, which criticized the greenwashing of Shell in the form of a “Hell Bus” during COP26. *This artwork was installed during COP26 and ran until 13 November*  Parked incongruously at the back end of The Glasgow School of Art is the Hell Bus. It is the creation ...


Creating space in a post-lockdown world

17th November 2021

Rebecca Richard explores how to make time for creative hobbies as high-speed life ramps up. As the initial three-week lockdown slowly turned into three months, I found myself at a loss for how to fill my time. The normally hectic months at the end of the academic year were suddenly freed up as exams were ...


SWG3 and UofG reveal new public art mural from graffiti artist Peeta

17th November 2021

Italian artist Peeta won an international competition supported by SWG3 and had his piece revealed and displayed at the James McCone Smith Learning Hub. The University of Glasgow this week unveiled their new stunning mural in the James McCune Smith Learning Hub.  The futuristic artwork, designed by Italian artist Peeta, was the result of an ...


Glasgow School of Art students file lawsuit against the institution

19th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one of the students pushing for legal action. A group of postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the institution following their “unfair and callous” approach to the Master’s students studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Harriet, one ...


Connecting with Creative Carbon Scotland

8th May 2021

Limiting culture’s contribution to the climate crisis. When it comes to the issue of sustainability, from the use of environmentally toxic chemicals to excessive material waste, the arts industry is not innocent. The art and culture sector is so widely consumed through media such as television, museums, theatres and advertising; the list is endless. The ...


The crypto-art craze

3rd May 2021

Unpacking the art world’s latest debate – who knew Nyan Cat was worth £430k? “But you know, if this becomes a bigger thing, I’m moving to the countryside to grow sunflowers,” my artist friend told me as we were discussing the recent $69m (£50m) Christie’s sale of a JPG file. “Holy fuck,” wrote Beeple (aka ...


Recommendations for exploring Glasgow’s post-lockdown art scene

28th April 2021

Glasgow galleries and museums reopening from 26 April. Art galleries and museums have been given the go-ahead to reopen in Scotland from the 26 April. While we might all be more interested in the (admittedly more exciting) prospect of being able to enjoy a draught pint again, I would encourage everyone to put a visit ...


NFTs: what are they good for?

27th April 2021

NFTs could be a saviour for future art but contribute to climate change and the worst of capitalism. The virtual world is difficult to navigate at the best of times, and with the rapid pace of evolution that modern technology undergoes nowadays, it is near impossible to keep up to date with the latest trends. ...


Are we losing the artistic significance of photography?

7th April 2021

 Exploring photography from its inception to the present day. Throughout history, people have used and distributed artistic images of themselves in order to control how others viewed them. From the first Roman Emperors, who had their faces hammered onto coins to the portrait painting of royalty and nobility at the Tudor court, images of individuals ...