Many Thanks!

Deep thanks to everyone, volunteers, sponsors and artists who helped to make this event an absolute smash! We were frankly overwhelmed with the outpouring of support with over 500 people attending. In addition we received surprising finical windfall from raffle sales. These proceeds will be split between the current MFA classes to support future traveling exhibitions. 

We hope to see you all again very soon.

Yours truly, the MFA Gi Committee
Ani Baronian 
Christian Newbie 
Kate V. Robertson
Benjamin Rush

Below are some images from the event: 
images courtesy Paul Knight

For more videos visit Heaven Beak's page on YouTube

come one come all - this SATURDAY!

This Saturday 19th April
MFA Open Studios 3:30-8:30PM
NotYourAverageEveningEvent 8:30-11-00PM

The Glasgow School of Art, Masters of Fine Art Programme, in participation with the Glasgow International Festival [Gi], presents a day of open studios and an evening event.

Come join us on Saturday 19th April from 3:30-8:30 PM for a unique glimpse inside the MFA studios and meet with the artists in their natural habitat. The event will feature screening of videos and performance works throughout the day.

Following these events from 8:30 - 11:00 PM the public is invited to NotYourAverageEveningEvent, an evening of interventions, interruptions and interferences presented by the greater community of the Glasgow School of Art.

NotYourAverageEveningEvent is free but ticketed - Download yours!

Open Studios:
Barnes Building - 9-11 West Graham St.
McLellan Galleries - Renfrew St. REAR ENTRANCE!! (between Dalhousie St and Rose St)

McLellan Galleries - Renfrew St. REAR ENTRANCE!! (between Dalhousie St and Rose St)


Free tickets to Saturday's evening event. Just right click on the following link to download. Print it out and come on down!


YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SHOW UP (though we'd love it if you did)

NotYourAverageEveningEvent asks what would you do with an audience?
No props, no complicated installations, no getting your hands dirty - just a suggestion, submitted by you to be performed by an anonymous, randomly selected member of the audience.
YOU don't even have to show up. Curious? Follow this link to learn more and participate.
Follow this link to learn more and participate.

NotYourAverageEveningEvent lineup announcement!

The Jurors and the mfa[Gi] committee would sincerely like to thank everyone who sent in proposals for NotYourAverageEveningEvent. After a long deliberation we are very pleased to announce that the evening event will be comprised of works from the following artists:

t.s. Beall
Aileen Campbell
T. Christy Cole
Anna Henson
Alice Howard
Lily Johnson
Natalie Lambert
Sari Lievonen
Shelly Nadashi
Christian Newby
Digger Nutter
Nicolas Party
Julie Lillelien Porter
Kate V. Robertson
Anthony Schrag
Helen Shaddock
Hiro Suda
Anna Tanner

The mfa[Gi] committee would like to send out a big "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" to the Jurors for their help in creating what we all hope will be a really swell evening.

Thanks & Event Jurors

We would like to thank everyone who submitted to this year’s event!

We are in the process of sorting all the submissions to present to the Jury and we will have the results of their decisions shortly. Each approved submission also needs also to be approved by GSA Facilities and worked into the evening timetable, so please be patient while we put the evening together.

This year's Jury is:

Giles Bailey: Is a performance and installation artists based in Glasgow, and a graduate of GSA's Environmental Art Department, 2005. He is also actively involved with Glasgow's Transmission Gallery.

Joanne Tatham: Graduated from the MFA Programme 1995 and  works collaboratively with Tom O'Sullivan. They were selected to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2005, and have had solo exhibitions at Tramway, Tate Britain, Studio Voltaire, London and Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, to name a few. The duo has been involved in numerous group shows internationally. Joanne is a visiting lecturer at GSA. 'We consider our work as being in a tradition of conceptual art; its about questioning the parameters of art, what contemporary art is, what’s allowed and what’s not allowed. We're interested in making art that is very public; art that has a physical and intellectual effect on the viewer - whether you like it or not, you have to engage with it.'
(Tatham & O'Sullivan interviewed by Will Bradley, Berlin 2001).

Graham Fagen: Studied Sculpture at GSA before completing a masters in Kent, he has had numerous shows throughout the world including Tramway, DCA, GoMA, Tart Contemporary - San Francisco, Nuove Icona - Venice, and many more. "Fagen works mainly with photographic or interactive installations, often including printed scripts and videos. His work, at first, may seem to be fictional but on closer examination, actually deals with social, historical and cultural accuracies." British Art Show 5 catalogue, p54

Benjamin O. Rush: Is currently undertaking the MFA Programme, and is a member of the committee initiating the Evening Event. Originally from the United States, he received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design. In his previous life, in addition to exhibiting his personal work, he worked for many years, as a curator, and as a Photographic and New Media educator.



Call for Submissions!
The deadline for DELIVERIES BY POST is 25, February, 2007.
Current Students and Staff may hand deliver by 27 February, 2007.


The Glasgow School of Art, School of Fine Art, presents an evening of performance, intervention, sculpture and music hosted by the Master of Fine Art Programme. All members of the GSA community, students and alumni from all departments as well as staff are encouraged to submit to this Juried event. Following mfaOpenStudios on 19, April from 8-11PM the public is invited for refreshments and temporal interventions in the McLellan Galleries. The event will feature time, space and audience intervention works submitted from the greater community of Glasgow School of Art. . From the Jury's selections an event score will be composed, with an effort to conduct an evening experience that reflects the diversity and exuberance of GSA’s artistic community and showcase its contribution to the grist of Glasgow’s thriving artistic community.

FROM-AFAR submissions by email:
In addition the committee will also consider small-scale email proposals for actions to be performed by volunteers members of the audience. This is intended to extend the opportunity for participation to individuals who will not be able to attend the evening – for example alumni living overseas. See blog for details.

The event will be held in the McLellan Galleries, using the rear entrance located on Renfrew Street between Dalhousie and Rose Streets.

* The event is free and open to the public but ticketed.
* Tickets can be obtained on the day of the event during the mfaOpenStudios.

For important dates and Application Guidelines please visit:

For information, announcements, directions & ticketing please visit:

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