Monday, 27 October 2008

Art Academy at Transmission Gallery


Islington Mill Art Academy are taking part in a show called Moot Points taking place at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow throughout November. They will be there from Monday 3rd till Sat 8th November and will be organising a range of events during this time. For anyone who will be in Glasgow during that time you are more than welcome to come along:

The timetable of events is below. To get in touch;

Email: artacademy@islingtonmill.com Tel: 07917714369 | 07876617711

  
 

Date

Time

Details of Event

03/11/08

10.30am onwards

The Gallery is Open: Please join us for a Monday morning at Transmission Gallery as we welcome and begin the first day of Moot Points. Members of Islington Mill Art Academy will be serving tea/coffee and fresh Transmission bread baked mysteriously during the night. We will be discussing events and activity planned for the week ahead and will be wide-awake and willing to answer any questions you may have. All welcome!

03/11/08

6pm

Reading Capital: A fortnightly reading group at The Salford Restoration Office, Salford dedicated to reading, in its entirety, Karl Marx's Capital Vol. 1: A Critique of Political Economy. We have organised a simultaneous reading group to take place at Transmission coinciding with the third session of Reading Capital in Salford. We will be discussing the text in conjunction with David Harvey's online lectures. Harvey, a respected academic and writer, has been teaching open classes on the book for 40 years, and the current set of lectures given at the City University of New York have been filmed and made available on-line - http://davidharvey.org/. Please send us an email if you would like a copy of the text in advance.

04/11/08

12 noon

Drawing Club: Sapna Agarwal presents an afternoon of games, drawing with and from memory, including one made famous by Whistler in the text "Painting as a Pastime", by Winston Churchill, which is to be read in the gallery on the following day (5/11/08). Some refreshments and materials will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

04/11/08

6pm

The Free University at Saltoun Arts Project, 1987 – 1991: The Free University started in early 1987 and emerged out of various events across the areas of education, art, politics and  literature. It proposed an inter-disciplinary approach to learning not based on vocational skills, and to challenge the loss of community and neighbourhood. It intersected with many projects and gave rise to more specific, semi independent interest groups. The FU dispersed around 1991. Some of the original members involved in independent publishing and autonomous art projects at the time including Here & Now, Variant, Edinburgh Review, the Saltoun Art Project, and others - will attempt some observations on the continuities across the two decades. All welcome.

  

05/11/08

2pm

A Joyride in a Paint-box: A reading and discussion group with members of Glasgow Art Club. Texts for this event are: 'Painting as a Pastime', Winston Churchill, 1932 and 'Moot Points', Walter Crane. Please send us an email if you would like a copy of the texts in advance. All welcome.

05/11/08

6pm

Experimental Writing Workshop: led by Michael Wilson. In this writing workshop we will use Polaroids of local public text to create pieces of experimental writing. This piece is borne out of a collaboration between Islington Mill Art Academy, poets and workshop organisers from all over Glasgow. The activity has been developed between the poets, who include workshop organisers from Glasgow University creative writing department and the Mitchell Library. Will we focus on speed, dynamism and group collaboration, everyone welcome.

06/11/08

2pm – 3.30pm

Them and Us: A workshop with John Powles from The Centre for Political Song exploring the origins and tradition of political folk song and its continuing relevance today. The Centre for Political Song is an archive and research centre based at Glasgow Caledonian University. It exists to promote and foster an awareness of all forms of political song; an appreciation of the role of political song in the social, political and cultural life of communities; and to facilitate research in relevant areas of study, whilst remaining free from any political bias.

06/11/08

8pm

An Evening of Political Song
with bands and musicians from Glasgow selecting and playing songs from the archives of the Centre for Political Song. Music courtesy of The Tremenduloes, Foxface, Alaistair Huwlett, Plates and Jocky Venkataram.

07/11/08

12noon

Comic Jam: led by Heather Williams. Comic Jams involve the creation of a comic by multiple artists, often without a script to work from. This event will explore unusual themes, games and experiments in storytelling using image sequences. All abilities and skills are welcomed.

07/11/08

7pm

Cinema in Sections: Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde:
Cinema in sections will present Stevenson's familiar narrative as a installational cinematic experience composed of existing adaptations. Echoing the mid 20th century cinema goings of Bresson and Vache who often spent their days wandering from cinema to cinema watching only incomplete sections of a film before moving to the next; Cinema in sections will break up the usual passivity of the cinematic experience and present a multi-state narrative, navigated according to the subjective whim of the viewer.

08/11/08

2pm

Strawberry Switchblade: The Fans Convention:
Andrew Beswick from Islington Mill Art Academy will be using his week in Glasgow to assess the legacy of the 1980's Glasweigan pop duo, Strawberry Switchblade. Andrew will be making a film of his exploits during the week in addition to holding a convention for fans of the band. If you are an admirer of Strawberry Switchblade or know someone who is, please get in touch with Andrew at artacademy@islingtonmill.com

08/11/08

8pm

Band by Night: Maria Dada of Islington Mill Art Academy will present a showcase of new bands and music collectives that are only a few hours old. Prior to this, Maria will be inviting and selecting 10 persons to an afternoon session at Transmission where they will form a number of musical groupings. With Maria's guidance and direction, each of these groups will present the outcome of their collaborations at the showcase gig in Transmission later in the evening. If you are interested in taking part in this ambitious feat of social engineering, get in touch with Maria at artacademy@islingtonmill.com Previous musical expertise is not required.

 
 

Events taking place throughout the week:

 
 

Date

Time

Details of Event

03/11/08 – 09/11/08

10.30am

Breakfast at Transmission: Islington Mill Art Academy will be hosting a daily breakfast at Transmission during the inaugural week of Moot Points. Breakfast discussion topics will be focused on a critique of the previous days activity in the gallery space. The aim of these sessions is in building an element of evaluation into the gallery program as it is unfolding. The breakfasts are open to all and to aid the process of evaluation, the group will invite a specific person to anchor the debate each day. Tea/coffee and fresh bread from the Transmission overnight bakery will be served. Please bring anything else that you would like to eat.

03/11/08

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09/11/08

Continuous

The Realest:is an occasional zine/publication produced by the people behind 'Comfortable on a Tightrope', the Manchester based live music and art night. Inspired by the scientific/humanist periodical, 'The Realist', the aim of the publication is to produce something real, earnest or sincere. The current issue takes for its theme, Black Mountain College. During the week at Transmission, Comfortable on a Tightrope aim to produce a new issue of 'The Realest' which will document and respond to events unfolding at Transmission. Richard Perry and Laetitia Glenton who make up COAT will be working in the gallery space throughout the week to make this happen. They welcome your ideas, input and contributions.

03/11/08

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09/11/08

Continuous

Amy Pennington from Islington Mill Art Academy will spend her week in Glasgow keeping an eye on the threshold of Transmission, those that are outside, those that are in. Amy will be engaging with the public using text-based works which will be presented in the gallery over the course of the week. 

03/11/08

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06/11/08

Continuous

Picture Booth
: For one week only, your chance to have your picture taken in the only machine of its kind.  Running from Monday till Thursday alongside all of the other events at Transmission this week.

03/11/08 –

09/11/08

Continuous

Aye-Aye Bibliotechnic: Aye-Aye Books is an independent publisher and bookseller based in Glasgow and Salford, steered by Sapna Agarwal and Martin Vincent.

The Aye-Aye Bibliotechnic is a small library of books dedicated to the themes and activities of the Islington Mill Art Academy, Moot Points and the expanded field in which they graze.

The books come largely from the personal collections of Agarwal and Vincent with additional sequestrations from the stock of the Aye-Aye Books retail operation.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

PUBLIC DEBATE

What is the Future of Art Education?A debate about the future of art education is raging on the pages of Art Monthly. In September and October readers will have the opportunity to come along and put their questions to one of two panels of educational professionals and policy makers. The debates will take place in London and Birmingham. The panels will debate the future of art education: is further privatisation, corporatisation and instrumentalism inevitable or are there alternatives? They will respond directly to the question What is the Future of Art Education? Monday October 6 2008, 6.30-8.30pm Ikon Gallery1 Oozells Square, BrindleyplaceBirmingham, B1 2HSThis event is free but booking is recommended.To book call 0121 248 0708.

Morry's letter published in Art Monthly