GLASGOW, Mar 27, 2010 / — After two years, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art returns from 16 April – 3 May 2010, the event will have Glasgow’s museums, galleries, streets, bridges and hidden spaces showcase the work of national and international artists.
Building on the success of the 2008 festival which attracted almost 90,000 visitors, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art offers many Glasgow-based artists across the spectrum of the city’s art scene a platform to show new work to both national and international audiences while also introducing the work of important international artists.
Since its inception in 2005 the GI Festival now brings together many key organizations, presenting unique events rooted in the achievements of the local artistic community, while drawing on important international developments in contemporary art.
For 2010, plans include an epic and immersive installation in the enormous interior of Tramway, a soundwork resonating from the banks of the River Clyde, an assortment of surreal objects inserted within the collection of one of Europe’s most important museums, drawings and sculptures from one of contemporary culture’s most influential artists, and bicycles take to the city’s streets for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art’s fourth edition.
Under the artistic direction of Katrina Brown and inspired by the relationships between past, present and future, over 50 artists are presenting sculpture, drawings, film, video, soundworks, performance and music in venues and locations, ranging from the renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and Tramway to diverse artist-run collectives, small galleries, temporary sites and the hidden and outdoor spaces of the city.
As Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts for the Scottish Arts Council said, “The Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has quickly become a high profile fixture in the cultural calendar at home and abroad, helping to build Scotland’s reputation as a centre for excellence for the visual arts.”
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art is funded by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow: Scotland with style, EventScotland, the national events agency, Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Enterprise Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art is produced and managed by Culture and Sport Glasgow.