We are pleased to announce details of a special event on Friday 20 September, from 3-6pm, to mark the final stage of Raydale Dower’s 2019 Visual Arts Residency. Raydale and Francis McKee (curator, writer and Director of CCA Glasgow) will discuss the influence of atomic weapons on the popular imagination and art movements of the mid-to-late 20th century.

This event is a response to the 16mm experimental films created by Raydale as part of a series of preliminary studies for a new body of work – No War for Heavy Metal – that includes sculptural objects, interventions and text. The work reflects upon the presence of nuclear weapons at the nearby naval bases of Coulport and Faslane and focuses upon counter cultural responses to nuclear arms through the lenses of peaceful anarchism, anti-war and psychedelic movements. Work developed by Raydale during his residency, and a number of original 1960’s screen-printed posters and handbills from Francis’s personal collection, will also be shown within Cove Park’s Artists Centre.

Please join us for this free event (no booking required) and the opportunity to meet the artists taking part in our current programme. We look forward to welcoming you to Cove Park.

Image: Untitled (16mm Film Still), Raydale Dower, 2019