Glasgow International, the city’s biennial festival of visual art, will return for its eighth edition in 2018, under the direction of Richard Parry, who joins the festival after serving as Curator-Director of the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool. Parry will bring his unique vision to the festival, which showcases Glasgow as an important location for the production and display of contemporary visual art. Taking place in various venues and locations across the city, the Festival will be comprised of an ambitious programme, which includes exhibitions, events, talks, performances and projects, by prominent and emerging international and Glasgow-based artists. The festival will build on the success and energy of the previous editions, fostering new international dialogues as well as representing the wealth of Scottish-based practices. Further details on the programme including artist highlights and details of new commissions will be announced in autumn 2017.
Richard Parry brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Director of Glasgow International. As Curator-Director of the Grundy Art Gallery between 2013 and 2017, he curated and organised over 25 exhibitions, including solo exhibitions by Mark Leckey, Heather Phillipson, Jennet Thomas, Matt Stokes and Rob Crosse. Following the group exhibition Sensory Systems (2015), Parry was awarded an Art Fund New Collecting Award and in 2016 curated NEON: The Charged Line, the largest exhibition of neon-based art yet staged in the UK. Parry is a critic and writer and has regularly written for art magazines and online platforms including Frieze, Art Review and Modern Painters.
Glasgow International dates are April 20–May 7, 2018
If you are interested in pre-registering as a Professional Delegate for Glasgow International 2018 please email programme [at] glasgowinternational.org so that we can share advance notice plans for the 2018 Festival.
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