Off Cuts in bin
Getting a bit distracted in the studio…
Initial site visit, Bermondsey Project, London
Glasgow Open House Committee meeting 10/11/13
Deadline for applications 15th November!
Initial composition test no.2
Initial composition test no.1
Untitled, Collette Rayner, November 2013
For ten days in April 2014, the emerging and established contemporary artists that inhabit our city will open the doors of Glasgow’s domestic and disused spaces to reveal an exciting program of exhibitions, performances and events. In flats, shop-fronts and gardens across town, pockets of artist-led activity will welcome in the public to the more unusual of visual art encounters.
2014 will see the inauguration of the festival, which will run parallel to ‘The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art’ from the 11th to the 21st of April 2014.
We aim to provide an annual platform for our ever-expanding community of artists; whilst offering Glasgow’s residents and visitors an exciting, diverse and different way to experience art and the city.
At present Glasgow Open House has 38 confirmed exhibiting artists across 15 venues around the city, but we are looking for more!
They used to sleep in the towers didn’t they? In the actual …*hand gestures*
One turret, the inside turret was accommodation and the other turret was the ammunition. They used have all that ammunition in there. They had …hundreds. I think fifteen years ago there was still one of the old guns on there… Rusted solid but then…then they pushed it over the side.
So did you meet Roy quite a few times then?
Did you like him?
Oh yeah…yeah…very…When you were with him…I don’t know the right words to use- He was a powerful man.
Larger than life?
Yeah, larger than life. You knew he was an important person. It was like standing next to Prince Phillip or something.
He had that…thing about him.
I’ve read a lot about him as a person and he sounds… by all accounts-
Well told me a story about how he got his German automatic pistol. He had come face to face with a German officer. The officer fired about seven times at him and missed. He just took one shot and killed him, but he said it was only cos the officer was such a lousy shot that he survived. So he picked his gun up and he kept that gun. And the gun was still on there. It was a 9 mm.