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Maria Fusco Awarded Art Angel Open Commission

17 July

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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 2014 - 17 January 2014

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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

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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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‘The Patrons’, Alex Frost

21 June 2014 - 26 September 2014 / Cove Park

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‘The Patrons’ is a major new project by the Glasgow-based artist Alex Frost. Commissioned by Cove Park for GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, it will be shown on site from Saturday 21 June. The work builds upon recent public commissions by the artist and reflects his interest in the production of temporary outdoor sculpture.

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.

Travel Directions to Cove Park, for visitors attending the launch event on Saturday 21 June, are now available:

The Patrons, Travel Guide.

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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.