Find out more about the visual arts exhibitions at Tramway through a series of interview with programmers, the artists themselves and the visitors to the exhibitions. Background information about the artists, the themes, context and subject of the exhibition and an overview of their previous work. Download the exhibition guides for each major exhibition in Tramway.
Episode 13: Keith Farquhar, T5 Feb - Mar 2011
In this episode artist Keith Farquhar talks about his exhibition More Nudes in Colour, Glasgow. This new work – flat-pack, cardboard cut-out statues, are lightweight, easily transportable, disposable and can be (re)fabricated on demand from a digital file. They explore what it is to make permanent sculptural objects in the digital age.
In partnership with Studio Voltaire and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea.
Supported by The Hope Scott Trust and Hugo Brown. Exhibition open: Fri 18 Feb 2011 - Sun 27 Mar 2011, Tue - Fri 12noon - 5pm, Sat and Sun 12 noon - 6pm, Free
Episode 11: Artur Zmijewski, T5, Oct - Dec 2010
Curators Lesley Young and James Hutchison discuss Artur Zmijewski's work Democracies, their relationship to the artist, his developing practise and ponder audiences' reactions to the work. Democracies features 19 videos of mass public gatherings, riots and protests shown simultaneously in Tramway's street-facing gallery T5.
Episode 10: Subodh Gupta, T2, Oct - Dec 2010
Subodh Gupta is one of India's foremost contemporary artists. He is in conversation with writer and journalist Moira Jeffrey about his exhibition Take Off Your Shoes and Wash Your Hands in Tramway's large gallery space, his first solo exhibition in the UK.
Episode 8: Pietro Fortuna 'Glory', T2 Aug-Sep 2010
In August and September, Tramway plays host to Italian artist Pietro Fortuna, as he takes up a 1-month residency in the main exhibition space, Tramway 2.
Positioning the gallery space as an outdoor forum or piazza – referencing the historical idea of an open, public space where people would come together to discuss and debate – Glory will explore the idea of ‘community’ and how a sense of identity can be expressed individually and communally.
Working with groups who already have links with Tramway – who already form part of the building’s own ‘creative community’ – the artist will undertake a two week exploration period in the gallery space, thereafter opening the space up to the public from Saturday 28th of August to Sunday 12th September.
Tramway - Episode 4: Paulina Olowska, T5, Jan-Mar 10
This Podcast explores Polish artist, Paulina Olowska's 'Accidental Collages' exhibition currently showing in Tramway 5.
The exhibition features 17 collages drawing together images from neon art in communist era Warsaw, and the theoretical charts of art pioneer Kasmir Malevich.
This podcast features interviews with Tramway's Visual Arts Programmer about Paulina's artistic practise, her influences, and the importance of the art-work's evolution as it journeys between galleries in Poland, Germany and now Scotland. Visitors to the venue also give their impressions of the exhibition.
The Performance programmer, Claire Jackson, also discusses what we can expect from the venue in the next few months, and the move Tramway is making towards exploring more cross-art-form work.
Episode 7: Giant's Folding Clouds & Hoovering Hills, T5, July-August 2010
Giant are an art organisation specialising in creating artworks for and by children under 12. This episode features the artists working on the Folding Clouds & Hoovering Hills exhibition on display in Tramway's street-facing gallery space, Tramway 5. Giant's artistic director Maria McCavana, visual artist Rachel Mimiec and sound artist Sarah Kenchington talk about their work and we hear from some of the children who were involved in the workshop process that lead up to the finished exhibition. More information about the exhibition and Giant can be found on Tramway's website www.tramway.org