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Skypark Donates Pop Up Space to Glasgow International 2021

News Release: 03 June 2021

Skypark one of Scotland’s premier business locations is donating pop up gallery space to Glasgow International, one of the UK’s largest and most influential visual arts festivals. The space will feature Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down exhibition as part of the Across the City Programme that takes art into the wider community and beyond traditional galleries.

Glasgow International festival of contemporary visual art takes place from 11-27 June 2021 and within this runs the Across the City Programme, that will show work selected from proposals by artists, arts organisations, curators and producers who live and work in Glasgow. The festival’s theme is Attention, which amongst other things invites us to think about how we pay attention to things and people around us, and the place of art in this.

As part of the Across the City Programme, Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down exhibition at Skypark, will feature drawing, painting and sculpture by Liv Fontaine, Paul Kindersley and Huhtamaki Wab, artists who are known for creating larger than life personae within their film and performance practice. Their work will explore the surreal, the political, and the outrageous in their own lives and wider society.

Jenny Tipton, artist and event maker of Cabbage said: “We’re so excited to be opening this exhibition in Glasgow, especially after such a long and difficult year. I am pleased Cabbage was able to support each artist to develop new work through its Resilience Programme, which means almost all of the work in the show has not been exhibited before. We look forward to welcoming you, safely, from the 11th June and thank Glasgow International, Creative Scotland and Skypark for their support.”

In addition, the Across the City Programme at Skypark will feature work by Andrew Sim that explores Queer love, relationships and community building through figurative and landscape pastel drawings on canvas. Sim uses culturally familiar “monsters” such as Bigfoot and werewolves as the subject matter, elevating them and using them as archetypal representations of aspects of Queer love and divinity.

Strategic lettings advisor Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital said: “At last, as we begin to open up again following current guidelines, we are proud to share our business location with Glasgow International for the third time and as major supporters of the arts. The artists will get the opportunity to see and show their art to the public as one of the UK’s biggest art festivals puts Glasgow at the forefront.”

In addition, Glasgow International’s Commissioned Programme of exhibitions are taking place in many of the city’s most well-known venues. The festival comprises over 70 exhibitions and events, performances and talks over 30 spaces across the city and online, showcasing work by over 100 artists.

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