18th July to 14th November 2014
Touring throughout Scotland in the Travelling Gallery, GENERATION:TG was a group exhibition which included five artists working in a range of media. The exhibition focused on what it is like to be a contemporary visual artist in Scotland and included a film of artists talking about their work to pupils from Edinburgh schools in collaboration with SEE (Screen Education Edinburgh). You can see the film on You Tube here.
Combining new commissions as well as developments of existing works, GENERATION:TG exhibition included ceramics, textile wall hangings, digital animations, drawings, sculptures, film, performance and song.
GENERATION:TG - the artists
Laura Aldridge: Born in Frimley, lives and works in Glasgow, studied at Wimbledon School of Art in London and then Master of Fine Arts at Glasgow School of Art including the Academic Exchange (MFA Programme), California Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles in 2005. Laura works with a variety of materials including photography, screenprint, ceramics, fabric and cement depending on the space she is working in. For GENERATION:TG Laura made new work specifically for the Travelling Gallery.
Craig Coulthard: Born Rinteln, West Germany, lives and works in Scotland and London, studied to MFA at Edinburgh College of Art. From 2009 - 2012 he produced Forest Pitch, the Scottish commission for Artists Taking the Lead, part of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad. Craig exhibited a number of new works including felt wall-hangings based in encaustic floor tiles in Edinburgh doorways and a sculptural work based on model aeroplanes.
Mandy McIntosh:Born in Glasgow where she continues to live and work, Mandy studied fashion knitwear at Trent Polytechnic and worked as a studio designer at KENZO in Paris in the early 90s. She went on to complete a Masters in Design at Glasgow School of Art. Mandy works in digital film making, socially engaged art, fine art textiles and other forms. Recent works include a 3D animation for Random Acts on Channel Four and a publci art response at Galloway Forest Dark Sky park.
Hanna Tuulikki: Born in Sussex, she lives and worksin Scotland, where she stayed after studying at Glasgow School of Art. Crossing over a range of sound and visual media, she works primarily with the voice to create place-specific scores and performances. spinning-in-stereo is a composition for two voices presented as a visual score, and a vinyl LP. The piece adopts a traditional Gaelic spinning song, Oran Sniomhaidh, as the basis of a circular score.
David Sherry: Born in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Glasgow. Since graduating with an MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2000, David has had solo exhibitions in Mother's Tankstation, Dublin, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Villa Concordia, Germany, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and Tramway's project space, Glasgow. In 2003 he was selected to represent Scotland at the 50th Venice Biennale and his work is held in many collections including the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art.
GENERATION:TG was part of GENERATION - the nationwide celebration of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. GENERATION was a landmark exhibition celebrating some of the very best art to have emerged from Scotland in the last 25 years. GENERATION:TG saw new and existing work shown at more than 70 venues across the country from March to November 2014. This nationwide programme was one of the most ambitious celbrations of contemporary art ever held by a single country.
It included major exhibitions of work at all of the National Galleries of Scotland sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow Life run venues Tramway and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow. An Associates programme saw a diverse and exciting range of work shown in a wide array of venues, from Orkney to the Western Isles to the Borders. Coinciding with Glasgow's hosting of the Commonwealth Games in the summer of 2014, Generation aimed to reinforce Scotland's position as an international centre for the visual arts, and to make contemporary art more accessible and relevant to as wide a range of people as possible.
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