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Creative Learning ideas for use in the Classroom

The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has created a series of free downloadable resources for teachers, in response to four of the commissions at the 2010 Festival including that of Susan Philipsz the 2010 Turner Prize winner.

Investigating the work of Claire Barclay, Alice Channer, Jim Lambie and Susan Philipsz, each resource includes suggested activities, discussion questions, images and art term glossary as well as background info on the artist’s practice.  These resources have been aimed at S2 students, though much of the content could be adapted to apply to P7, S1, S3, S4 and S5.  These resources will be available on the “LEARN” section of  The GI Festival website

Glasgow-born artist wins The Turner Prize 2010

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) extends warmest congratulations to Susan Philipsz on winning The Turner Prize 2010. Glasgow-born and Berlin-based, Susan was nominated for the prize for the presentation of her work Lowlands at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010.

Katrina Brown, Director of the Festival said:
“We are completely thrilled to see Susan awarded the Turner Prize and delighted to hear so many people talking about the amazing work – made here in and for Glasgow – for which she was nominated. She is a truly significant artist who has had a tremendous year: we are very proud and pleased to have worked with her at this moment in her career. The recognition this work has achieved is testament to its reach far beyond the city.”

View Lowlands presentation in Glasgow by clicking here.

No boundaries – Hazelwood School art exhibition

Youngsters and staff at Hazelwood School, for children with sensory impairments, will be guests of honour at a special preview reception to celebrate the opening of their art exhibition at Tramway.

The exhibition, with over 35 framed pieces in a variety of mediums, is the culmination of a six week project initiated by the artist Sarah Duke and funded by the R.S MacDonald Trust.

The exhibition opens to the public on Friday 26 November and will run until Sunday 12 December.

The artwork is for sale with all donations going to the school.

Monica McGeever, Hazelwood’s head teacher, is delighted her children’s artwork will be on display in Tramway’s gallery and said: “The youngsters have loved working with the artist in residence and it’s such an honour that their efforts and hard work is being rewarded with a professional art show.

“The children were encouraged to express their feelings and the results are something very special.  I am so proud of them all and delighted that their families and the general public will be able to view the school’s artistic talents.”

Admission is free and Tramway is open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 6pm

Glow Meet – Surreal encounters at the National Galleries of Scotland

Join us for a peek into the weird and wonderful world of Surrealism…. .what it is and who did it.
We’ll be challenging you to take part in some quick fire tasks, in the hope of learning just what made the Surrealists tick.
To take part in this fun glow meet at 2pm on Thursday 18 November; you will need to organize a few things beforehand:
, A4 paper
, Pencils
, Coloured pencils/felt tips
, Pritt sticks
Look forward to seeing you then!

National Galleries of Scotland