Art Exhibition: ‘The World Animal Map’ by Hoko Design
‘The World Animal Map’ exhibition showcasing the wonderful diversity of animals by their country of origin, from the African Okapi to the Aye Aye of Madagascar, is coming soon to Skypark!
The brainchild of part two architect and artist Danny Campbell, the ‘World Animal Map’ collection was inspired by his placement in Twycross Zoo. Danny says: “The Zoo is famous for housing the PG Tips chimpanzees along with an extensive collection of primates and other species and I spent time there as an architectural technician involved in the enclosure design of a variety of exhibits.”
He continues: “I’ve always had an interest in nature, architecture and art but my time at Twycross gave me the opportunity to explore these interests in a professional capacity. Whilst my job was in the construction and design of new enclosures I was drawn to the art gallery at the Zoo and planned to create my own pieces of work.”
Daniel explains the inspiration behind the stunning and unusual art collection. He says: “It’s a conceptual artwork of a world map with obscure and little-known animals located in their geographical location such as Mongolia’s Saiga and Brazil’s Spectacled bear. This required a huge amount of research to accurately place the different species and create the silhouettes to make the outlines. ‘The World Animal Map’ was successfully funded as a project on Kickstarter in 2016 and a range of other locations are now underway.
“My latest project highlights our native species within a merged landscape typical of their habitat. The overall aim of the pieces is to explore how intertwined a natural landscape may be to the species that live there and the fragility of this relationship.
“I’ve been blown away by its success and I hope that people of all ages at Skypark will enjoy seeing ‘The World Animal Map’ collection as they work.”
‘The World Animal Map’ exhibition opens in May 2017 in Skypark 1. Prints are available to buy on website/social media and at the May site social. Watch this space.
Art Exhibition: By end of play
Image by Leonie Sinden
As part of this year’s Glasgow Open House Festival, a biannual contemporary art festival that takes place across the City, Skypark will host By end of play, an exhibition exploring the aesthetics and experiences of everyday office environments.
The exhibition brings together ten Glasgow and London-based artists who will present new works that draw on the details of typical office spaces, playing with material, form and proportion to reimagine these familiar settings. By end of play will include sculptural and moving-image works to create a playful environment, drawing attention to the office as an often overlooked space.
Nikki Kane, curator of By end of play comments on how Skypark as a venue goes beyond a traditional gallery space reaching office workers to experience the exhibition as they work and for arts audiences to visit a new setting.
Nikki says, “We will present the work of approximately ten artists from Glasgow and London who will be making new pieces for this project. The exhibition will deal with the office as an everyday space and will explore the aesthetics of these environments, drawing out details of the furnishings and styles of typical office spaces, and reimagining these in artistic ways by playing with proportion, colour and material.
“The invited artists will be making artworks based on typical office objects and furnishings, in order to create a whole new office environment installation that is both typical and unusual. The artists will make everything from table structures to screen-savers to pencils, and these sculptural objects will draw attention to the office as an often overlooked space”, Nikki finishes.
Included artists are: Alistair Grant, Roos Dijkhuizen, Charlotte Fountaine, Nikki Kane, Aaron McCarthy, Bobby Sayers, Leonie Sinden, Claire Weale, Alex Williamson, Phill Wilson-Perkin.
By end of play will run from 28 April – 1 May (bank holiday weekend) in Skypark 5, Suite 3B – from 12-6 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Friday opening is to be confirmed.
Glasgow Open House Art Festival will include exhibitions and events in different venues across the City, focusing on non-gallery spaces.
Visit www.glasgowopenhousearts.co.uk for more information.
Art Exhibition – Extrication
Glasgow based artist and illustrator Jennifer Robertson has opened her latest exhibition “Extrication” in our Skypark 1 gallery space. The collection of work is inspired by the way in which people take comfort from everyday situations by channelling the positive influences around them.
“Each piece of work within the exhibition represents various sources of comfort in life,” says Jennifer, “the means by which people can extricate themselves from negative situations, emotions and thought patterns. These include travel, nature and positive relationships with others. I find that inner strength is cultivated from, and galvanised by, the people, activities and environment you engage with.”
“I hope that people will be able to take some time out to visit the exhibition and be inspired by their own everyday situations as they go about their work” she finished.
Jennifer prefers to use dry media in her work, including Pro Markers, biro and pencil. She has exhibited widely across Glasgow, at such venues as The Six Foot Gallery, the Glasgow Art Club and the Argyll Chambers and has been commissioned to complete pieces of art by various organisations, including Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Phoenix Futures and the Paisley Local Historical Society.
The show runs from March 9th to April 28th and will comprise a mix of originals and large, high quality prints, all of new work. Prices will range from £150 to £350.
April Site Social
Pick up some great gifts in time for Easter at our April Site Social. Come and sample some delicious canapés and listen to live music by The Record Factory.
Skypark 1 Reception from 12-2pm. Pop-up shops include: Chocolat Blanc, Molton Brown, Sweetie Express, Simply Tresor, Cabbie Kids, Charlie is my darling Boutique, Bagpuss, Mucklecoo, Reza Wood and Charlie Melts Burns!