Empire Cafe at Cove Park

27 July 2019 - 09 August 2019 / The Briggait

This July Cove Park will be partnering with Louise Welsh and Jude Barber’s Empire Café project, hosting the poets Fred D’Aguiar, Millicent Graham, Dorothea Smart, Sasenarine Persaud and Malika Booker.

Current resident Fred D’Aguiar and the Empire Cafe will be presenting work as part of our Friday Events in August.

The Empire Café is a week-long event exploring Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade in the context of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Empire Café will be based in the Briggait (home of the Merchant’s Steeple) in Glasgow’s Merchant City from 24th July – 1st August. It will host a series of debates, musical performances, art installations, academic papers, literary readings, films, workshops, exhibitions and discussions exploring Scotland’s involvement in the North Atlantic slave trade.

Sample Sale at Grey Wolf Studios, Glasgow, 25th July

25 July 2019 - 26 July 2019 / Grey Wolf Studios, 131 Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9TN


Grey Wolf Studios is hosting an exciting sample sale featuring an amazing line up of designers, makers and artists including Cove Park artists Katy West and Laura Spring.

On offer will be many beautiful products such as out of production stock, samples, ex-display pieces and prototypes of mugs, lights, bags, pots, homewares and stationary. Discounts on offer will range from 20-70% off.
Designer Katy West is also planning to run an ‘enamel a plate’ collage workshop during this free event.

FRIDAY 25th JULY – 5pm – 8pm (launch event) SATURDAY 26th JULY – 12pm – 6pm

Scotland Can Make It!

19 July 2019 - 03 August 2019 / Southblock


Previous Cove Park residents Lucy McEachan and Catriona Duffy of Panel are launching ‘Scotland Can Make It’ this July to coincide with the Commonwealth Games. Designers commissioned to make souvenirs for the project include Cove Park artists Beca Lipscombe, Emlyn Firth and Katy West. The Scotland Can Make It! Shop will be open 19 July- 3 August at Southblock 50-68 Osborne Street, Glasgow. G1 5QH open 10 am – 6pm daily.

Scotland Can Make It! is a collection of six limited edition souvenirs, designed and manufactured entirely in Scotland. Commissioned by Panel for 2014 the souvenirs have been created by leading Scottish designers and artists in close collaboration with producers, fabricators and developers across Scotland. Presented for sale, they are the focus of a programme of events that celebrates our cultural heritage, creative practice, skill and production.The prototypes have now being developed into souvenirs for sale and acontinued public programme leading up to and coinciding with the Commonwealth Games in summer 2014.

Scotland Can Make It! is commissioned as part of Scotland’s Cultural Programme for London 2012 and Glasgow 2014.




Maria Fusco Awarded Art Angel Open Commission

17 July 2014


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 2019 - 17 January 2019

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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.

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Hanna Tuulikki’s ‘Away with Birds’ Performance

17 July 2014

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Away with the Birds arrives in the small isles! Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August 2014

Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds will be performed in the beautiful harbour of the Isle of Canna. Tickets will be released in the next couple of weeks, including information about travel to and accommodation on Canna. Please visit the project’s facebook page for further information.

“Absolutely stunning… a chance to hear the sky brought down to the earth” Tim Dee, BBC Radio 4

Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.
Produced by Suzy Glass in association with Tramway, the Canna Community Development Trust, National Trust for Scotland and Cape Farewell.

Kate Tough’s new novel ‘Head for the edge, keep walking’ out now

16 July 2014


Recent Scottish Literature resident Kate Tough released her first novel in May, attracting rave reviews. Kate worked on the novel whilst on Cove Park’s Fielding Programme and we are proud to have been part of her success.

Released through Cargo publishing, Kate presents the character Jill Beech, whose nine year relationship has ended, covering her sadness with madness, she goes dancing with her off-beat friends and attempts a series of hilariously bad internet dates. Then life is flipped on its head once more by some shocking news.

Kate’s novel is available to purchase through Cargo’s website.

Friday Events

27 June 2019 - 26 September 2019 / Cove Park

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A new programme for summer of 2014 of talks, readings and studio presentations by Cove Park’s resident artists and invited guests. These events are free and everyone is welcome!

During August, these events continue to represent the full range of our national and international residencies in crafts, literature and visual art. All the events begin at 4pm.

This Week:

Friday 19 September, 4.00pm – visual artist CARA TOLMIE.