UWS curates and hosts the exhibition Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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Description

The University of the West of Scotland and Fablevision project, ‘Riverside Solidarity’ is set to be showcased at an exhibition, which runs from 9 December 2017 to 10 June 2018 (9am - 5pm) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow.

This exhibition explores ‘Solidarity’ in everyday and is the culmination of the UWS and Fablevision collaborative initiative, funded by Creative Scotland, documenting artist residences between Govan and Gdansk.

The artist residences in Gdansk were undertaken by t s Beall, Andy McAvoy, John Mullen, and Ben Parry/Lee Ivett and ran from 26 August to 2 September 2017. They took place on the anniversary of the Solidarity movement, coinciding with days of signing the iconic Gdansk agreement in the 1980, which created Solidarność, an independent labour union that changed the politics in Poland, and beyond, forever.

Period29 Nov 2017 → 4 Dec 2017

Media coverage

5

Media coverage

  • TitleRiverside Solidarity Exhibition at the QEUH – Glasgow
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletFablevision
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/12/17
    DescriptionRiverside Solidarity is a year-long exploration of the shared experience of two riverside communities: Govan, Scotland and Gdansk, Poland. Rightly proud of their shipbuilding histories and looking to the future, these communities now face the complex challenges posed by the type and nature of post-industrial regeneration. Over the course of 2017 artists in both communities have formulated a series of questions to address these challenges. What could/should be the future for our industrial heritage? How should these places be preserved or marked? How do people want to use them now?
    Hosted by Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS in the QEUH, this final exhibition is funded by Creative Scotland. Working in Govan – and collaborating with colleagues in Gdansk – artists T S Beall, Andy McAvoy, John Mullen, Ben Parry and Lee Ivett, have attempted to address these questions. The work of the artistic team, including, T S Beall with “Strong Women of the Clydeside “and Anna Miler/Metropolitanka, Kamila Chomicz, Magdalena Drozdek, Neil Mackinnon, Andrew McAvoy with Kris Kesiak, John Mullen, Ben Parry and Lee Ivett, Roman Sebastyanski and Fablevision Studios, has been curated by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala (University of the West of Scotland) and Krisztina Lackoi (Exhibitions and Performing Arts Coordinator, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde).
    Producer/AuthorFablevision Studios
    URLwww.fablevisionstudios.co.uk/riverside-solidarity-exhibition-qeuh-glasgow/
    PersonsElizabeth Gardiner
  • TitlePaisley project is on show
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletPaisley Daily Express
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/12/17
    DescriptionThe information about the exhibition, quoting Prof Kosmala one of curators of the exhibition
    Producer/AuthorPaisley Express
    PersonsElizabeth Gardiner
  • TitleExhibition flyer
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletuws news
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/12/17
    DescriptionARTISTS
    t s Beall and Strong Women of the Clydeside with Anna Miler/
    Metropolitanka, Kamila Chomicz, Magdalena Drozdek, Neil
    Mackinnon, Andrew McAvoy with Kris Kesiak, John Mullen, Ben
    Parry and Lee Ivett, Roman Sebastyanski, and Fablevision Studios
    CURATORIAL COLLABORATION
    Katarzyna Kosmala of UWS and Krisztina Lackoi of QEUH
    EXHIBITION
    9 December 2017 to 10 June 2018, 9am-5pm
    VENUE
    Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road,
    Glasgow, G51 4TF
    The exhibition includes three locations in the QEUH Main Building:
    Atrium, ground floor Link Corridor, and first floor Cafeteria
    Producer/AuthorUWS marketing and communication
    URLhttps://www.uws.ac.uk/media/3688/riverside-solidarity-invitation.pdf
    PersonsKrisztina Lakoi , Elizabeth Gardiner
  • TitleUWS curated exhibition at the QEUH set to explore solidarity
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUWS news
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/12/17
    DescriptionThis exhibition explores ‘Solidarity’ in everyday and is the culmination of the UWS and Fablevision collaborative initiative, funded by Creative Scotland, documenting artist residences between Govan and Gdansk.

    The artist residences in Gdansk were undertaken by t s Beall, Andy McAvoy, John Mullen, and Ben Parry/Lee Ivett and ran from 26 August to 2 September 2017. They took place on the anniversary of the Solidarity movement, coinciding with days of signing the iconic Gdansk agreement in the 1980, which created Solidarność, an independent labour union that changed the politics in Poland, and beyond, forever.

    Proud of their shipbuilding histories and looking to the future, these communities now face complex challenges of post-industrial regeneration. Over the course of 2017, artists worked in Govan and Gdansk and posed a series of questions, including:
    What could be the future for our industrial heritage?
    How should these places be preserved?
    How do people want to use them?
    Producer/AuthorUWS
    URLhttps://www.uws.ac.uk/news/uws-curated-exhibition-at-the-qeuh-set-to-explore-solidarity/
    PersonsKatarzyna Kosmala
  • TitleUniversity project goes on show
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletPaisley Daily Express
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/11/17
    DescriptionLinks to the Creative Scotland funded project Riverside Solidarity is emphasised linking to forthcoming exhibition at the QEUH
    Producer/AuthorPaisley Daily Express
    PersonsElizabeth Gardiner

Keywords

  • solidarity
  • visual arts
  • regeneration
  • heritage
  • community
  • waterfronts