In Kind Project for Glasgow International 2018 20th April - 7th May.
Soapbox event at Kings Court, Glasgow Sunday May 6th 2018
‘In Kind’ is a collaborative project by visual artists, Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford, examining the “below the water-line” economy of the Visual Arts using Glasgow International 2018 as an initial case study; charting the unseen, unaccounted for efforts that enable GI to take place; exploring the support in kind, unpaid labour, favours, gifts and volunteer hours that go into making GI a success. This project measures the huge outpouring of creative energy and generosity normally unseen and undocumented, illustrating how artists support the creation of not just their own work but also the work of others.
Throughout GI the artists operated from a mobile unit situated at CCA, Platform and Trongte 103, acting as both a focus point to collate data and a multi-media visual display unit. The mobile unit was a catalyst for conversation, discussion and a series of curated events that aimed to interrogate the themes of artist precarity, and the sustainability of the sector.
2017 ‘Record Store’, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, part of Look Again Festival. Current Projects
Artivism Project for STUC Learning, Better Than Zero Campaign, and SAU, Winter /Spring 2017/18 A project combining art with activism to allow a means of expression for the frustrations of young workers, with an exhibition of the resulting artworks to be created mid March 2018. Greening Woodlandsfor Woodlands Community Garden and WCDT, Glasgow; embedding creativity in my own community; making banners and sign artworks in collaboration with the local community, pupils from Hillhead High School and Elderly Day Care users of the Fred Paton Centre. http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk
Currently Special Interest Representative for Freelancers: Engage Scotlandengage.org Executive member of SAU (Scottish Artists Union) www.sau.org.uk President of SAU (September 2014-September 2017) Paying Artists Regional Advocate 2015 (Glasgow)http://www.payingartists.org.uk/signup/ Recent Exhibitions 2018 “Flim Flam 2, Another Fine Mess” curated by John Ayscough, Queen Street, Edinburgh “40/40 Vision, 40 years of Wasps Studios, Kirkudbright Galleries. “Interregnum”, Soil Gallery, Seattle, USA 2017 ‘Record Store’, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, part of Look Again Festival. 'Balancing Act' at Plymouth School for the Arts, for Plymouth Art Weekender October 2016. 'Still Futures 3' at Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, May/June 2016 'Departure' @ Interview Room11, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, December '15 'The Art of Scotland's Political Awakening' at Glasgow Kelvin College, December 15. Sluice Art Fair, London with IR11 Gallery, October 2015. Marseille Open Studios Weekend, October 2015. Queens Park Railway Club, (QPRC) music publication volume 2 http://www.queensparkrailwayclub.co.uk/presentprojects.html Turin Exchange exhibition with AccaAtelier at the Briggait, Glasgow, September 2015. Acca Atelier, Turin, WASPs Artists Exchange, June '15. ‘Time for Change Art Project’, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh University, June’15. 'East End Transmissions', the Pipe Factory, Glasgow: Publicationeast end transmissions 'Bowled Over'a group show @ Willowbank Bowling Club, Glasgow, May '15 http://www.glasgowopenhouse.co.uk. "Bowling Club" Film commission for Glasgow 2014, watch 'Bowling Club' on Vimeo. Publication - 'Inspired by Independence’ http://www.word-power.co.uk/books/inspired-by-independence-I9780992739218/ "Rough Edit" Solo Exhibition, InteviewRoom 11, Edinburgh Art Festival '14. Catalogue available here