The Glasgow School of Art degree show launches this weekend – the event that almost never was. In light of the tragic fire, it’s a much more scaled down version. Each Fine Art student will exhibit a single image that they only had one weekend to prepare.
Some students lost all their art work; others have work that may be salvaged. But when they submitted their showcase image, they didn’t know what state their work was in. The potency of each image submitted is still to be revealed.
Images might range from elements of planned degree show work to hurriedly created emergency art. And while this showcase can never replace the commitment and artistic vision every student poured into their projects over the past four years, it certainly stands as a marker combining art and history that must be seen.
So just don’t feel sad about the loss. Go, appreciate and show your support.
See the showcase from 14-21 June at The McLellan Galleries (Renfrew Street entrance). 10am – 5pm.