Jim Hamlyn & Lesley Punton climbed to the summit of Schiehallion on midsummer night, 2009, where they made two pinhole photographs which documented the duration of the shortest night. One image pointed North, the other South. This film documents the making of the work.
In August 2013 a group of seventeen scholars, artists and organisers made their way to Raasay, a small island off Skye, for a short residency, responding to the legacy of 6th Century Irish monk Colm Cille. This film shows interviews with the participants including Jenny Brownrigg, John Hartley, Prof Clare Lees, Kathryn Maud, Francis McKee, Emma Balkind, Susan Brind, Caroline Dear, Hardeep Pandhal, Edwin Pickstone, Michail Mersinis, Jessica Ramm, Johnny Rodger, and Augustus Veinoglou.
A month later the group will re-gather in Glasgow, to give their creative responses over an afternoon event on 11 Oct 2-5pm at CCA, and in an exhibition at the Mackintosh Museum. Work will then travel onto London Street Gallery, Derry~Londonderry, for an exhibition opening 30 November, showing all the presentations from the UK and Eire that make up Colm Cille's Spiral.
'Convocation' is part of the Derry~ Londonderry City of Culture project 'Colm Cille's Spiral' colmcillespiral.net, and is one of 6 projects across UK and EIRE that creates an artistic engagement with significant sites along once-vital perimeters and sea routes, including Lindisfarne, Derry~Londonderry and Bradwell-on-Sea.
Colm Cille's Spiral is a Difference Exchange project in partnership with The Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, at Kings College London.
Colm Cille’s Spiral is part of Creative Futures, a Creative Scotland talent development programme which aims to promote the professional development, capabilities, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations.
'Convocation' is supported by The Glasgow School of Art, CCA, ATLAS Arts and University of Glasgow.
'A conspiracy of detail', Mackintosh Museum, 13 July - 29 September 2013
Pio Abad, Jonathan Baldock, Josh Blackwell, Jim Lambie, Hew Locke, Alex Pollard, Eva Rothschild, Karin Ruggaber, Renee So
This group exhibition looks at the ideas contemporary practice has around adornment, exploring cultural, social and material aspects. It looks at the status that detail and embellishment has now in contemporary practice. The highly detailed Mackintosh Museum welcomes this examination also, with the building itself influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement that Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his peer group were part of. gsa.ac.uk/life/gsa-events/events/a/a-conspiracy-of-detail