Mandy McIntosh, Hap Up Easterhouse, 8 – 25 April, 2016. Platform, The Bridge
08 Apr 2016 – 25 Apr 2016
For this year’s Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art, Platform has commissioned Mandy McIntosh as artist-in-residence.
In the lead up to her exhibition, Mandy has been collaborating with students of Glasgow Kelvin College. They have worked with McIntosh, experimenting with fashion textiles and creating designs for prints. Mandy has instigated the conversation and the students have responded creatively. The designs are then incorporated into contemporary artworks that will not just be displayed in an exhibition setting but can be worn by the students themselves.
The process has led the artist to evolve her theme for the exhibition. Hap Up Easterhouse will be a celebration of self-furnishing but not in a nostalgic sense. The pieces will be current – of the here and now. Additional verbal inspiration has come from the Easterhouse area with its diverse totems and vivid visual identities and branding.
Also in use during the residency and on display during the exhibition is Mandy’s personal library of craft related books spanning 35 years.
The exhibition features adjunct events including a fashion show at Platform’s Outskirts Festival taking place on 23rd April.
Mandy McIntosh was born in Glasgow where she continues to live and work. She studied fashion knitwear at Trent Polytechnic and worked as a studio designer at KENZO in Paris in the early 1990s. She went on to complete a Master’s in Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Mandy works across disciplines in digital film-making, socially engaged art, fine art textiles and other forms. Recent works include a 3-D animation for Random Acts on Channel Four and a public art response to Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park (both 2013).She was also artist in residence at Glasgow Women’s Library 2014 – 2015.
Supported by Glasgow International, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life.
At The Platform
Mon – Fri, 9am – 8pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Platform, The Bridge
1000 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow, G34 9JW
0141 276 9696 (option 1)
- Iain’s Brushwork Brings Art to Life at Thistle Gallery
- Art for Sale at Project-Abilty
- Artists Exploring Outer Shapes…. Inner Spaces, Thistle Gallery
- Mind and Draw, The Space, Saturdays
- Old Kilpatrick Art Club Exhibition, Caulders Garden Centre 22 – 25 February, 2018
- Alberto Vazquez Dark Fables: From comics to films, CCA, Glasgow
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style
- Henry Raeburn’s ‘Boy and Rabbit’ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery
- can’t take my eyes off you – ProjectAbility
- Japanese Prints and their influence at the end of the 19th century, Glasgow Art Club
- ‘Turning Over A New Leaf’ Exhibition at Thistle Gallery
- ‘Unwrapped’ Christmas Exhibition & Gifts at Thistle Gallery Glasgow until 24 Dec, 2017
- Thistle Gallery at Christmas
- Context, Exibition of Photography and other interesting images at Offshore Gallery
- Scotland: The Land Beneath Our Feet, ProjectAbility
- The Art of Four, book by Roger Bilcliffe, The Lighthouse
- Chozumaki, The Lighthouse Glasgow
- Temporary Closure of Mackintosh House
- ProjectAbility at Mono
- RGI Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell Library, 11 November – 26 November, 2017