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Cove Park’s April Newsletter

18 April

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Cove Park’s second monthly Newsletter features news on who’s here this month, details of our Spring Hands-On Cove Park programme and a call for applications to Choreographer & Collaborator Residencies developed in partnership with The Work Room. Our Featured Artist this month is Sarah Forrest. To receive the Newsletter each month, please join our mailing list.

Assistant Director, Maternity Cover

18 January 2017 - 13 February 2017

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The Assistant Director is one of Cove Park’s small, dedicated staff and is involved in all aspects of Cove Park’s work with specific responsibility for the development and management of partnerships, events and activities which complement the residency programme and provide crucial earned income to support that programme.

To provide maternity cover for Catrin Kemp, Cove Park is looking for someone to be involved in all aspects of Cove Park’s work as described above but we would consider a person whose abilities are more suited to the administrative aspects of the role, with a secondary responsibility for event and partnership management which would in that case be shared with the Director.

Please see the full job description (PDF) for details of the role and apply in writing to Julian Forrester, Director, by 13th February 2017.

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.

 

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.

Cove Park Tours/Hinterland

22 March 2017 - 23 March 2017
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Scotland’s Festival of Architecture & Design is launched this month with Hinterland: an opportunity to experience Scotland’s greatest modernist ruin, Kilmahew/St. Peter’s, near Cardross, Helensburgh. To mark this event, Cove Park is offering free guided tours from 3.30 – 4.30pm on 22 and 23 March. These tours will focus upon the site and the unique accommodation and studios Cove Park provides for its artists and visitors: specifically our ‘Cubes’, produced by the London-based company Urban Space Management from recycled shipping containers, and the ‘Pods’, wooden buildings designed by Glasgow-based architect Andrew McAvoy. The tours will give an insight in to how these buildings, and a new Artists Centre currently being constructed on site, respond to the environment in which they are located and support our wider programme. To reserve a free place, please book via Eventbrite

Deirdre Nelson guest artist at Cowal Open Studios 2015

11 September 2017 - 28 September 2017 / Dunoon Burgh Hall

Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust have invited artist and previous resident Deirdre Nelson and her Glasgow School of Art (GSA) tutor, Hannah Frew Patterson MBE DA to exhibit their work as guest artists at Cowal Open Studios (COS).

Hannah worked as a designer for J&P Coats Ltd. before becoming a student at GSA where she subsequently taught for 22 years, being awarded an MBE in 1992 for services to embroidery. Her work has a special style incorporating 3D elements and meticulous stitchery. The panels Hannah made for Cardross Parish Church, local to Cove Park, are an outstanding example of ecclesiastical embroidery.

Deirdre Nelson, resident at Cove Park in 2010, was a student of Hannah’s at GSA. She also has a master’s degree in philosophy. Her work, fuelled by intensive research, crosses boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary art in an inclusive and humorous way. Community projects form an important part of her practice.

Hannah Frew Patterson and Deirdre Nelson runs from 11 – 28 September 2015.

Join Hannah and Deirdre In Conversation at Dunoon Burgh Hall on Saturday 12 September to hear them discuss their methods, inspirations and relationship that has taken them from GSA’s Embroidery and Weave department to the present day.

Cowal Open Studios  runs from the 25 – 28 September 2015.

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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‘Marbled Busts’, Polyurethane and Pigment’, Jasleen Kaur – photography by Sylvain Deleu

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.

 

Cove Park at the Merchant City Festival

30 June 2015

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‘Balti: Unmeasured Measurements’, Jasleen Kaur – image courtesy of Pallant House Gallery

From 25 July – 2 August 2015 Cove Park will have a presence at the Merchant City Festival, Glasgow.

Designers and makers previously resident on the craft programme and coming this summer will share their experiences and expectations of this unique creative opportunity and showcase some of the work created whilst they were here.

Throughout the festival, the work of  Linda FlorenceJasleen KaurLaura Spring, Hannah Waldron and Dawn Youll will be exhibited in the Cove Park Showcase. This will be in the windows of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration building on Bell Street, in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

On Saturday 1 August 2015 join us at City Halls for the Insight into the Cove Park Craft Residency Programme event and hear from previous residents, including ceramic artist Frances Priest, and view films by Beca Lipscombe of Atelier E.B. and James Thompson created whilst they were at Cove Park.

A full copy of the Merchant City Festival brochure can be downloaded here.

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Research Residencies 2015

4 June 2015

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Cove Park is pleased to announce details of a new series of self-funded residencies available from September 2015. Designed to support research connected to the arts and culture in the broadest sense, this series will take place within the context of Cove Park’s internationally acclaimed residency programme.

Located on an outstanding 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on Scotland’s west coast (just one hour from Glasgow), Cove Park provides unique, comfortable and well-equipped spaces in which to live and work.

This series is founded upon our experience of hosting former research residents (such as Maria Fusco, Reader, School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art; Professor Ysanne Holt, Department of Arts, University of Northumbria and Dr. Craig Martin, School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art) and will become an important element of Cove Park’s annual programme.

Cove Park’s Cubes can be hired for £50 per night, based on single occupancy for two nights or more. To launch this series, Cove Park will offer a 10% discount on bookings over 5 nights and a further 20% discount on bookings made for subsequent residencies.

We have a limited number of spaces available this autumn – please get in touch quickly to reserve yours!

For further information, please contact Julian Forrester:

01436 850123
julian.forrester@covepark.org

Will Shannon and Linda Brothwell exhibit new commissions at Build Your Own, FACT, Liverpool

1 June 2015

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Craft Programme residents Will Shannon (2015) and Linda Brothwell (2012) are exhibiting new commissions at Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing at FACT, Liverpool.

The exhibition explores the connections between craft, technology and community. Commissions by Will, Linda, Rachel Rayns and DoES Liverpool showcase the potential of skill-sharing and collaborative making in the real world.

Will and Turner Prize 2015 nominees Assemble‘s Homework will set up a concrete casting factory in the backyard of a newly refurbished house in Toxteh, Liverpool, turning construction waste into mantelpieces to be installed in refurbished houses.

Linda will restore missing letters in iconic building signs in Liverpool with a new handcrafted alphabet that combines traditional English and Polish Wycinanki designs for her commission Acts of Care: The Lost Letters of Liverpool (see image).

Will and Linda will speak about the concepts and inspiration behind their commissions at the Build Your Own: Artist Talks, 12:30, Friday 5 June 2015, FACT.

Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing runs from 4 June -31 August 2015.

Rachel Cusk on Baileys Prize shortlist

14 April 2015

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The new novel from from acclaimed novelist and memorist Rachel Cusk is on the prestigious Baileys Prize shortlist. It was also shortlisted for the Folio Prize. Rachel is one of our Literature Residents this year at Cove Park, and the manuscript of OUTLINE was completed on a previous residency in 2012.

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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.

Empire Cafe at Cove Park

27 July 2017 - 09 August 2017 / 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 2017 - 26 July 2017 / Grey Wolf Studios, 131 Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9TN

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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 2017 - 03 August 2017 / Southblock

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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

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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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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

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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.

http://www.cargopublishing.com/books/head-for-the-edge-keep-walking/

New Show ‘Lub I Loop’ by Deirdre Nelson

18 February 2014

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An exhibition of new work by Deirdre Nelson “Lub I Loop” opens on 4th March in Skye! Deirdre has been working as lead artist on a Spincycle-Skye project for Atlas Arts.

Throughout Summer and Autumn 2013 Deirdre Nelson visited crofters from a range of stock clubs across Skye and Raasay. Each crofter donated a fleece that has been spun by a spinner from Skye. Deirdre has knitted individual socks to highlight wool, crofting, craft skills and the feet that walk the land. This creates a loop, from fleece to spun wool to knitting.

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

Christos Tsiolkas

14 January 2014

Currently on a UK book tour promoting his new novel ‘Barracuda’, former Literature resident Christos Tsiolkas will be in conversation with Lee Randall at Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh, on Sunday 19 January at 6pm. Tsiolkas began work on the book whilst on a 3 month International Literature residency at Cove Park back in 2010. Barracuda’s protagonist is swimmer Daniel Kelly and the novel deals with themes of dreams, disillusionment, friendships and family.

Information about reserving a place can be found at http://www.lookingglassbooks.com/

 

Chika Unigwe nominated for IMPAC Dublin Award

12 November 2013

Congratulations to Chika Unigwe, our International Writer in 2013 whose novel NIGHT DANCER has been nominated for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Award! The longlist for this prestigious award also includes Richard Ford for CANADA and Hilary Mantel for BRINGING UP THE BODIES. The Award is one of the richest in the world with a first prize of €100,000. Fingers crossed Chika, we are so proud!

The Secret Garden of Mitcham – Linda Florence

12 November 2013

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Our 2013 UK Craft resident Linda Florence recently unveiled a new mural which was commissioned for Studio Weave’s One Mitcham project. The mural has been hand painted and printed on a long length of fence which edges the town centre’s car park and market place. Linda designed the hybrid botanicals which adorn the fence by looking at plants found locally, such as lavender, ferns and grasses, and combining them with other typically English blooms and with the pineapple, a traditional symbol of welcome. The screening printing technique used references the area’s printed tradition. For more information visit www.lindaflorence.me.uk

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.

Sea Change – Cape Farewell

12 November 2013

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Cape Farewell present Sea Change, an exhibition of work produced in response to a series of expeditions on and around the Scottish Islands. Cape Farewell’s founder David Buckland along with artists, scientists and environmentalists met at Cove Park in 2011 for a weekend of discussion around the subject of a cultural response to climate change and we have followed the progress of the resulting expeditions since. Prominently featured in the exhibition is 2010 Craft resident Deirdre Nelson who has been involved in two projects Bird Yarns and Sexy Peat.

The exhibition is now on at the John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and runs until to 26 January 2014.

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.

Chiew-Siah Tei’s new novel published

12 November 2013

The Mouse Deer Kingdom is the book Chiew-Siah Tei worked on during her 2012 residency at Cove Park. It is a tale of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of a troubled time when hundreds of thousands of Chinese fled poverty and the Qing Empire for Southeast Asia. This is Chiew’s second novel; her first, the acclaimed Little Hut of Leaping Fishes, was listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize and Best Scottish Fiction Prize, and won the Readers’ Choice Award (Malaysia).