Glasgow International 2005: 21 April – 2 May 2005

Glasgow International 2005: 21 April – 2 May 2005

Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

April 15, 2005

Glasgow International 2005
21 April - 2 May

Glasgow International, Glasgow’s first curated and commissioning festival of contemporary visual art takes place across the city over twelve days from Thursday 21 April until Monday 2 May 2005.

With 150 artists and contributors presenting 29 exhibitions and installations; 14 previews, over 20 artists talks and events and 11 bus tours, Glasgow International 2005 highlights include:

Tramway’s hosting of a specially curated show from one of the world’s premier collections of contemporary art, Mexico’s Jumex Collection, first ever European exhibition

New commissioned work by Glasgow based and internationally renowned Smith/Stewart at 64 Osbourne Street

Neil Mulholland’s specially curated Campbell’s Soup exhibition at The Glasgow School of Art

Iconic American artist, Barbara Kruger presents a new installation at the Gallery of Modern Art along with her specially commissioned billboard work at Glasgow’s Central Station.


The Jumex Collection: This Peaceful War, Tramway / Chronicle of an Announced Artwork, Tramway / Tobias Buche & Nick Evans, Mary Mary / Spencer Sweeney: Million Dollar Paintings, The Modern Institute / Smith/Stewart, 64 Osbourne Street / Barbara Kruger, Gallery of Modern Art / Robb Mitchell & Steven Dickie, Intermedia / Revisions in Relative Time: Will Duke & Elin Jakobsdottir, market Gallery/ Michael Stumpf, Sorcha Dallas / Craig Mulholland & Alex Frost, Sorcha Dallas off site projects / Rachel Harrison, Transmission / Campbell’s Soup, The Glasgow School of Art / M10: Monika Sosnowska, 141 Bridgegate / Jake & Dinos Chapman and Douglas Gordon: When the Sun Goes Down, Glasgow Print Studios / Risk – Creative Action in Political Culture, CCA / Stephen Hurrel: City Dreaming, The Mitchell Library / Colour Memory 2005, Glasgow Sculpture Studios Gallery /TJ Wilcox, Gerard Byrne, Audhild Dahlstrom, Erica Eyres and Rob Kennedy: Gifts of Sound & Vision, 20 St Andrews Street / Babak Ghazi, Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth: Creative Revue, Glasgow Project Room / SEAM presents Will Foster, 111 Saltmarket / Laurence Elliot, Jack Dunlop & Julie Verhoeven, Mark Tolson, Mark McGowan and Darren Cullen: The Last Chicken of Sainsbury, WASPS Studios / EmergeD: [link] SPT Subway (various locations) / Video>>Art >>Scotland, Tron Theatre.

The Chateau presents the Opening Party, The Arches / Black Rabbit Whorehouse presents A Kompakt Night, The Arches/ Cuauhtemoc Medina, Hunterian Art Gallery / Will Foster, 111 Saltmarket / Gustav Metzger, Transmission / Barbara Kruger, Tramway / Campbell’s Soup, The Glasgow School of Art / Melanie Smith, Tramway / Bringing the War Back Home: Ross Birrell on Santiago Sierra, Tramway / Will Duke and Elin Jakobsdottir, market Gallery
Spin around the City

Free guided bus tours to all Glasgow International venues will take place throughout the Festival. Hosted by Spin’s Programme Co-ordinator, all tours introduce visitors to curators and artists along the way. With three different programmes – Glasgow North, Glasgow East Central, and Glasgow South & East – visitors can decide how much to enjoy: whether you want a sample of the action or a comprehensive survey of all that Glasgow International has to offer. For timetable information please see

Throughout Glasgow International the Spin around the City bus will leave from George Square (on Queen Street, opposite the entrance to Glasgow Art Fair). All tours are FREE.

To Book:
Email with requirements. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.
Professional Preview & Members of the Press

Arts professionals can book themselves onto a special preview bus tour on Wednesday 20th April, 5.15pm by emailing

Members of the press can book for the Press Preview Tour taking place on Wednesday 20th April, 4.45pm by emailing

The Preview Tours will be followed by The Opening Party at The Arches, presented by The Chateau. All welcome.
For more information please see

Glasgow International 2006 will take place from Wednesday 19 April 2006 until Monday 1 May 2006.

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