Saturday, May 12, 2007

'Double' Exhibition at Blue Oyster, NZ

i check my e-mails every hour | Rachel Gillies
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I am currently exhibiting this work in a show called 'Double' at the Blue Oyster Art Project Space in Dunedin, New Zealand. The exhibition is curated by Ana Terry, and explores ideas presented by artists who work significantly with self-portraiture. There is a good representation of photographic works in the exhibition, and I think that the self-portrait in photography is particularly interesting. There are also sculptural, ceramic and drawing works, which show the extent to which all artists consider the 'self' at some point in their practice.
You can read a full description of the exhibition and download a pdf version of the catalogue here on the Blue Oyster Website.

Jim Wylie on the BBC

See my previous post about artist Jim Wylie and you can check out his website online too.
Watch the video though -it's not long and it's really good. (tip, once you start the video, press pause and let it download before you play it - especially on slower internet connections.) Enjoy!

Friday, May 04, 2007

glasgow art v's edinburgh castle

Kelvingrove tops the tourist charts
Edinburgh Castle has been knocked off its pedestal as Scotland's number one tourist destination by the refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
The Glasgow gallery, which reopened in July, welcomed 1.9 million visitors last year as compared to the 1.2 million who visited Edinburgh Castle. VisitScotland chief executive Philip Riddle commented: "Scotland's wide range of visitor attractions are a crucial part of our tourism industry, attracting visitors from Scotland and the rest of the UK and around the world. Last year was particularly exciting, with the reopening of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum delighting visitors. It is also encouraging to see overall growth in the number of visitors across the board."

BBC Scotland Online