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30 September 2017
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An event to launch Megan Rooney’s project commissioned by MAP and curated by Lousie Briggs. For further information and to book please visit Cove Park’s Eventbrite page.

Prepare Your Portfolio at Cove Park

17 October 2017 - 19 October 2017 / Cove Park

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Bookings can now be taken for our autumn 2017 Prepare Your Portfolio course!

Creating and compiling a strong portfolio in support of your application for an arts or design based higher education course is essential! Your portfolio needs to showcase your creative skills, ability and range of practice. This is a three day course for young people in years S5 & S6 or above (the minimum age is 16). Led by former Cove Park residents designer Laura Lightbody and visual artist Douglas Morland, participants will be introduced to a broad range of exciting activities aimed at developing their hands-on skills, as well as promoting creative initiative. The lessons planned will cover a selection of approaches including working in sketchbooks, large-scale drawings, and 2D/3D outcomes, with a focus not only upon materials and experimentation but upon encouraging the development of the students’ own personal visual language and interests.

For further information and to book you place, please visit our Eventbrite page or contact Emma Henderson (Hands-On Cove Park Producer): emma.henderson@covepark.org

This event is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Robertson Trust.

Printmaking Residency 2017

13 November 2017 - 25 November 2017

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Cove Park is pleased to announce the launch of a new residency in 2017. Developed in partnership with Glasgow Print Studio, a new funded Printmaking Residency will take place in November this year. In its first year, this two-week pilot residency is open only to current members of Glasgow Print Studio. Further information and application guidelines are available here. The deadline for applications in Monday 2 October.

Cove Park’s August Newsletter

9 August

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Our August Newsletter has information on all our current programme, events and forthcoming opportunities. August’s Featured Artist is the Glasgow-based visual artist Stephen Sutcliffe, a resident in 2005.

Self-funded Residencies, December 2017 – February 2018

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Last winter we ran a pilot, offering subsidised residencies during the months of December, January and February. Following the success of 2016 we are again offering residencies for individuals or groups of up to 12, at a special subsidised rate. We invite artists to apply for residencies for 3, 4 or 7 nights, or multiples thereof. For more information please visit the self-funded residencies section of the website.

We’re Looking for Volunteer Art Workshop Assistants

3 August

Our weekly Saturday art classes for children and young people are an important part of Hands-On Cove Park. Working with ours Hands-On Programme Co-ordinator and freelance professional artists, you will support children and young people to experiment and play with ideas and a wide range of materials and approaches. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals [aged 18+] to gain some practical experience in devising and delivering quality art workshops for children and young people.

The classes will run as follows:

30 September 2017

7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2017

4, 11, 18 and 25 November 2017

2 December 2017

What are we looking for?

Ambition – this opportunity offers access to a well–respected venue and associated artists
Commitment – you must be available for all of the dates detailed
Energy – intellectual and physical [we’re located on a 50 acre site over-looking loch long]
Enthusiasm – for art and the ability to share that with children and young people

What are we offering:

We’ll make a weekly contribution to travel expenses
We’ll put you through a Basic Disclosure Scotland check
We’ll give you the opportunity to work with, and learn from, professional artists who are also experienced community artists
We’ll connect you to other networking opportunities

How to Apply

Please send us your CV and a letter of application [no longer than 1 side of A4] explaining why your skills and experience are suited to this voluntary position. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Interviews will take place at Cove Park during the week beginning 4 September 2017.

Meet the Artist: Sahej Rahal

16 August 2017 / Cove Park

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This special event marks Sahej Rahal’s current residency at Cove Park. Based in Mumbai, Sahej has been invite by Cove Park and CCA Glasgow to spend 10 weeks in Scotland this summer. During this time he is developing a new body of work for presentation in CCA’s gallery spaces. The exhibition, Barricadia, will be his first in Scotland and runs from 16 September – 29 October 2017.

This event is an opportunity to meet the artist and to see his work in development in the studio and on site at Cove Park. The artist will also discuss his work and forthcoming exhibition with CCA Curator Ainslie Roddick.

Supported by The Henry Moore Foundation and British Council Scotland.

Scottish Indian refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

This event begins at 5.00pm. It is a free event but capacity is limited: please reserve your ticket via Eventbrite.

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Light’s Out Listening Group Special Taster Event

4 June

PrintJoin us at Cove Park for a special edition of Lights Out Listening Group hosted by resident artist Mark Vernon, 18:00-19:30, Tuesday 6 June 2017.

Normally based in Glasgow, Lights Out Listening Group is an open submission listening event that takes place in almost complete darkness. For this special taster event at Cove Park, Mark has selected pieces from the Lights Out Listening Group’s archives that range from sound art and spoken word to experimental music and radio works. Amongst many other things Tuesday’s programme will feature; underwater singing, a duet with a Hydram pump, the close up snuffling of a Pekingese dog, vocalisations in the amazing acoustics of the Hamilton Mausoleum with its legendary 15-second echo, a sonic tour of the last brewery in Alloa, a recreation of the sounds heard by tinnitus sufferers, cleaning rituals, random iPod shufflings, the destruction of a piano and Michael Bay’s ASMR relaxation tape.

This is the first in a series of monthly Hands-On events this summer that offers you the opportunity to meet some of the 30+ artists resident at Cove Park.

Researcher in Residence

8 December 2016

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In 2017, Cove Park will be working with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) to host a PhD student in March 2017, as part of our multi-disciplinary, year-round programme.

This one-week residency is open to doctoral researchers working in any area of the arts and humanities, including the creative arts and arts policy, and offers the chance to spend a week at Cove Park, giving focused time and space to develop an aspect of research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage with residents from Cove Park’s partnership residency programme, including international artists working in the fields of animation, sound and visual art.

Applications are open to PhD students in arts and humanities at a SGSAH member HEI, in their 2nd or 3rd years. The residency will run 20th – 26th March 2017.

Please see the guidelines on the SHSAH website here. The deadline has been extended to Monday 6th February 2017.

 

Older Artists’ Lab

22 February 2017 - 28 February 2017

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LAB FOR OLDER ARTISTS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF A NEW ARTISTIC CAREER, AT COVE PARK

Open to Scotland-based artists in all artforms who are aged over 50, and led by Nicholas Bone and Alice McGrath from Magnetic North.

This lab is a partnership between Cove Park, Magnetic North, Luminate – Scotland’s creative ageing festival, and a-n The Artists Information Company.  It offers an opportunity for six older artists working in any art form to take part in a facilitated process, exploring how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.  There will also be time for individual reflection and work.

The aims of the lab are to:

  • Create a supportive atmosphere for discussion
  • Stimulate dialogue about creative processes
  • Give space and time for artists to reflect on their own creative practice
  • Make time for individual reflection

 

The lab is open to artists who have recently embarked on a new artistic career including those who have trained at a young age and have returned to their practice later in life, those who have worked in the arts in different capacities and are now changing direction, and those who have come new to their artform in their later years.  We are keen to receive applications from artists who are about to embark on their new career, as well as those who have already begun to work professionally. Please see Luminate’s website for details of how to apply. http://www.luminatescotland.org/ This is a funded opportunity.

Deadline for applications: midday on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

 

Upland at Cove Park

27 April 2016

Cove Park is pleased to be working with Upland this year and to host two residencies (one for a visual artist and one for a craft maker) in August and September 2016. These residencies will be awarded to Upland members based in Dumfries and Galloway. Application guidelines are available here and the deadline for submissions in Friday 20 May 2016.

Summer Launch Announced for Hands-On Cove Park

10 February 2016

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Cove Park will launch a new educational, participatory and public event programme this summer. ‘Hands-On Cove Park’ is made possible by support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Robertson Trust and will benefit from the new Artist Centre, accommodation and studios currently being developed on site. ‘Hands-On’ will launch in July and will see existing educational activity, such as our Artists in Schools programme, delivered alongside new strands such as residential Portfolio Preparation Classes, Masterclasses and Saturday and Holiday Art Clubs. Further details on the programme will be announced this spring and a Media Release is available here: Hands-On Cove Park Media Release

Argyll Youth Arts

26 November 2015

Argyll Youth Arts increases opportunities for young people in Argyll & Bute to experience creative arts activity. It is one of nine regional arts hubs developed as part of Creative Scotland‘s Time to Shine initiative, empowering young people through the arts and arts projects initiated and inspired by young people, supported by and working with arts professionals from their community and beyond.

Argyll Youth Arts positions young people directly in control of originating the programme in their region, supporting them to develop the skills and creative vision to realise events within their community and connect to an Argyll-wide network of youth arts activities. At the core of the programme and network are the Young Promoters and Youth Arts TV Channel Managers who will curate their own youth arts activities, as well as create a dynamic online presence for the region’s young creatives to connect, share and grow together.

Cove Park with other professional arts organisations including Dunnon Burgh Hall, Comar, Artmap Argyll, Artsqwest and The Tower form a Steering Group supporting the Young Promoters and Youth Arts TV Channel Managers as well as delivering a range of other activities.

The Argyll Youth Arts logo is the winning design of Grace Carroll, a student at Locgilphead High School, who was mentored by designer Maeve Redmond, a resident at Cove Park in 2014.

Cove Park Development Blog charts construction of our New Artist Centre

21 September 2015

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The construction of Cove Park’s new Artist Centre has begun and will complete in early summer 2016.

We will post images, stories and insights on the Cove Park Development blog over the coming months so you can keep up to date with progress.

The £1.4 million capital project is funded by Creative Scotland and a number of trusts and individuals, including major awards from the Robertson and the Monument Trusts. The new Centre has been designed by Cameron Webster Architects and is being built by Clark Contracts for Cove Park’s expanding programme of artist residencies and free public events, with spaces for workshops and performances and comfortable communal space for visitors.

The build includes two accommodation units and two studios, which will increase Cove Park’s capacity to twelve and allow a greater diversity of residencies for individuals and groups.

For further information please contact Julian Forrester directly:
julian.forrester@covepark.org
01436 455063

Abraham Cruzvillegas in conversation with Francis McKee

23 September 2017
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An opportunity to hear acclaimed visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas (born Mexico City, 1968) discuss his recent projects in conversation with Francis McKee, Director of Glasgow’s CCA. This event takes place as the artist prepares to launch the inaugural Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in October this year.

Abraham Cruzvillegas has received international recognition for his work, which in recent years has often been created in relation to the concept of ‘autoconstrucción’ (self-construction), which he derives from the ad-hoc house-building undertaken by his family and other migrants to Mexico City in the 1960s. Since undertaking a six-month residency at Cove Park in 2008, and as a result presenting the exhibition ‘Autoconstrucción’ at CCA in the same year, Cruzvillegas has exhibited widely. Recent solo shows include: Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2014); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014); Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (2013); CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2009). He has also been included in many group exhibitions, including: Sharjah Biennial (2015); The Shanghai Biennial (2012); dOCUMENTA 13 (2012) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011).

Tickets cost £3.00, the event begins at 6pm. To book, please click here.

For further information, please contact Cove Park directly:

information@covepark.org
www.covepark.org
07340 091952

This event is organised by Cove Park in collaboration with the CCA and the University of Glasgow’s School of Culture and Creative Arts.

Lauren Printy Currie, ‘bleus’

29 August 2017
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New work by Lauren Printy Currie
Saturday 29 August 3-5pm, Cove Park

A special event to mark the final week of Lauren Printy Currie’s one-month visual arts residency.

Lauren creates assemblages of image, text, sound and objects that hybridise the material and spatial possibilities of objects. Her working processes are part of an on-going enquiry into the authority of the word sculptural as a signifier revealing the multiple artefacts through which sculpture exists and how the intertwinement of matter and language can become meaningful.

This event will take place in the artist’s studio. Refreshments will be served in Oak Pod. When arriving at Cove Park, please park by the former Centre (this is now closed as work is due to begin on a new building). Signs will show the way to the studios and members of staff will be on site to help.

Please RSVP by Friday 28 August to alexia.holt@covepark.org

New work by Jasleen Kaur premiered at Jerwood Makers Open 2015

6 July 2015

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Forthcoming resident Jasleen Kaur is one of five new talents in contemporary applied arts selected for the Jerwood Makers Open 2015.

The prestigious award of £7,500 supports the selected artists to realise significant new projects, offering a rare opportunity for them to freely develop creative ideas central to their practices.

Jasleen, a Scottish Indian designer, has drawn parallels between Indian devotional sculpture and traditional western portrait busts to create a trio of busts cast in hand marbled plastic which subvert both the material and subject from the revered to the everyday.

Jasleen’s new work will be on show at Jerwood Space, London from 10 July – 30 August 2015 alongside Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Raumussen, Ian McIntyre and Silo Studio.

 

Christine Borland & Brody Condon

21 March 2017 / Cove Park

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On Saturday 21 March 2015 Cove Park will host a special event led by visual artists Christine Borland and Brody Condon. Visitors are invited to witness an ambitious open-air firing of hundres of clay pieces being made for the artists’ forthcoming exhibition ‘Circles of Focus’ at CCA Glasgow. This free event will begin at 5pm and continues until 9.00pm. Places are limited and please contact CCA directly to reserve your place.

Abraham Cruzvillegas Awarded Tate Turbine Hall Commission

22 January 2015

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Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has accepted the Tate Turbine Hall Commission for 2015. The artist was on residency at Cove Park during 2008 on a Henry Moore Fellowship developed in partnership with CCA, Glasgow. During his time on site, Cruzvillegas produced a new body of work which was shown at CCA in a solo exhibition in the same year. We would like to congratulate Abraham on this wonderful news.

Maria Fusco Awarded Art Angel Open Commission

17 July 2014

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Cove Park artist Maria Fusco has been awarded a 2014 Art Angel Open Commission. Maria will realise a site specific performance and work for radio shaped by a cavernous space excavated inside a mountain near the appropriately named Loch Awe in Scotland.

Maria’s proposal was chosen from over 700 submissions by a panel comprising film director Clio Barnard, artist Roger Hiorns, BBC Radio 4′s Arts Commissioning Editor Tony Phillips, and Artangel Co-Directors James Lingwood and Michael Morris.

GENERATION, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

01 March 2017 - 17 January 2017

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Cove Park is taking part in GENERATION: a nationwide celebration of contemporary art in Scotland, with a new commission by Glasgow based artist Alex Frost.

The GENERATION programme traces the developments in art in Scotland since 1989. It shows the generation of ideas, of experiences, and of world-class art on an unparalleled scale by over 100 artists in more than 60 venues. The artists within GENERATION came to attention whilst working in Scotland, helping to create the vibrant and internationally recognised contemporary art scene that exists here today.

Many former and current Cove Park artists are taking part, including: Luke Fowler, Ciara Phillips, Simon Starling, Nick Evans, Sara Barker, Graham Fagen, Roderick Buchanan, Michael Fullerton, Fiona Jardine, Charlotte Prodger, Cara Tolmie, Rob Churm, Lorna Macintyre, Sophie MacPherson, Sarah Forrest and Hanna Tuulikki. Exhibitions and events are taking place all over Scotland, for more information please visit the Generation website. http://generationartscotland.org

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‘The Patrons’, Alex Frost

7 May 2014

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Cove Park is pleased to announce details of ‘The Patrons’, a major new work by Glasgow-based artist Alex Frost, commissioned by Cove Park for GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. This work will be shown on site from Saturday 21 June and builds upon recent public commissions by the artist.

Visitors will be welcome on site to see the work every Friday afternoon from 27 June – 26 September 2014, 12noon – 5.00pm. Alternatively, please contact Cove Park directly to make a special appointment to visit. During this time, Cove Park will also host a series of special talks and events on Friday afternoons, linked both to the commission and to the work of our artists in residence.

Cove Park is located on Argyll and Bute’s Rosneath peninsula, amid Loch Long, the Firth of Clyde and the Gareloch, just one hour west of Glasgow. The peninsula’s development is closely intertwined with that of the city. It is an area that is historically rich, both in terms of its naval and maritime importance and as a location that has attracted and hosted artists: from painters associated with the ‘Glasgow Boys’, and architects such as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson and Edwin Lutyens in the nineteenth century, to Cove Park itself, one of the UK’s leading artist residency centres.

Reflecting upon this history, and on historical and contemporary notions of patronage, ‘The Patrons’ will focus upon the Kibble Palace, an impressive glasshouse built by Glasgow merchant John Kibble for his grounds at nearby Coulport House and donated to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens as a ‘Palace of Art’ in 1873.

This commission has been generously supported by The Elephant Trust and Outset Scotland, a new philanthropic network dedicated to the support of contemporary art..

 

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Cove Park artists to explore the BBC archives

20 February 2014

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Cove Park artists Luke Fowler, Stephen Sutcliffe, Torsten Laushmann and Kate Davis have been selected to be given access to explore the BBC archives in order to create their own artworks inspired by classic and lesser-known BBC programmes from throughout its history.

Tania Perez Cordova in residence at Gasworks

20 February 2014

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Cove Park artist, Tania Perez Cordova is currently in residence at Gasworks, London from the 17th January- 10th April 2014.

For her residency at Gasworks, Córdova will be developing her practice further by exploring production processes as a new way of seeing and thinking about objects, and as a narrative tool for exploring time, relations and places.

Tania Pérez Córdova works with objects and their specific materiality. She claims that her work happens between questioning how to make something and how to make sense of something, and her work emerges out of her curiosity and focus upon the relationship between vision and conviction: how do we think about objects, the spaces between them and how can we think with or through objects. Working with various mediums, the production process plays an essential role in Córdova’s practice. It is from observing and interacting with the mechanics of the materials that her reflections upon objects and their configuration to another initiate. Developing out of this interest, an important part of her research has been focused on the idea of the tool, and thinking about how to invent a device, and how to use an object to create new objects.

 

Melissa Gordon ‘Modern Surfaces’

20 February 2014

Melissa Gordon’s new solo show ‘Modern Surfaces’ at the Deweer Gallery, Otegem February 5- March 16 2014

Gordon’s work as a painter and printmaker follows the relationship between representation and abstraction, seeing and reading. The artist often enlarges details to reveal hidden structures, zooming in until textual or pictorial information is reduced to dots and lines. She draws on source material that might be considered by-products of history, of medium and of making: the grid structure of Modernist painting, the dot matrix of the silk screen and details from her own painting studio.

 

The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With

20 February 2014

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The Crime Was Almost Perfect
 24 January – 27 April 2014

Cove Park artists Mike Cooter and Bik van der Pol are showing as part of the group exhibition ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’ at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam.

‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’ is an exhibition that brings together over forty artists who cross the bridges linking art and the aesthetics of crime.

 

Michael Fullerton – Meaning Inc

14 January 2014

Michael Fullerton currently has a solo exhibition ‘Meaning Inc’ at Greene Naftalie Gallery, New York.

Meaning, Inc. expands the artist’s ongoing investigation of media, technology, and justice with an exhibition that questions the social or civic relevance of art—and especially painting—in the age of information and mass media.

The exhibition runs from January 9th – February 8th 2014

House Style – Panel

12 November 2013

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House Style, a new exhibition curated by Panel, is currently on at Glasgow’s Tramway. The show presents a series of new commissions made in response to the film series Roundabout, selected form the British Film Institute National Archive. The programme was produced in the 60s and 70s by the British Government through its Central Office of Information to promote the progressive nature of British design and manufacture to an Asian audience.

The exhibition includes work by Travis Jeppesen, Rob Kennedy, Daniel Padden and Cove Park’s 2013 International Craft resident Hilda Hellstrom. Two screening events will accompany the exhibition: A Brief Introduction to the Cinemagazine on 30 November 2013 at Tramway and The Stuart Hall Project on 1 December 2013 at the GFT.

Room for Laarni, Image Moderator – Adam Chodzko

12 November 2013

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A new solo exhibition by Adam ChodzkoRoom for Laarni, Image Moderator, opened on 5 November 2013 at Marlborough Contemporary. It is the artist’s first solo project at the gallery and continues his interest in ideas of remoteness and intimacy and what is public and private through the interweaving of documentary and fiction. Using Laarni, a fictional image moderator from the Philipines as its central character, Chodzko explores ideas around the dissemination of imagery via social media across the globe and the visual narratives projected by social media users in the west. The exhibition runs until 21 December 2013.

Alison Turnbull – De La Warr Pavilion

12 November 2013

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An exhibition of new and recent work by former Visual Arts resident Alison Turnbull opened at the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea, on 9 November 2013. In a series of intricate abstract paintings and drawings, Turnbull explores ideas around observation, orientation and perspective.  As well as wall pieces, across the gallery space are six of the artist’s Drawing Tables: an ongoing series of drawings made on printed stationery from around the world, presented in specially designed tables. This exhibition continues until 23 February 2014.