News about Janie Nicoll
'Greening Woodlands' project for Woodlands Community Garden, Glasgow
Woodlands Community Development Trust asked me to get involved with their "Greening West Princes Street" now called 'Greening Woodlands' project in Woodlands, the area where I live in Glasgow. This has involved making banners and signs for the planters in the street using drawings and text created by the Pupils of Hillhead High School and other members of the community. It will also include a photography project that documents gardeners in the area.
You can see a video of myself and WCDT manager Tim Cowen, talking about plans for the development of a new community hub and artists studios at the Woodlands Workspace. https://vimeo.com/175737872
Mapping the Arteries Commission, Lewis.
Presentation at the Scottish Parliament
In my role as President of Scottish Artists Union, I recently gave a presentation at the Cross Party Group on Culture at the Scottish Parliament on the current state of affairs for artists. You can video footage online here. http://www.cpgonculture.com/previous-meetings/1st-march-2016/
I was one of four artists invited to exhibit artworks at AccaAtelier Open Studios event in Turin as part of an Artists Exchange for WASPS Studios, Glasgow. The other Glasgow artists are Anna Lomas, Bobby Sawyers and Jack Cheetham. The piece featured above, 'Moth Eaten Anarchy', and 'Fiasco' are from the exhibition in the studio of Carlo Gloria and Jins, who kindly shared their space and showed us some great Italian hospitality. Four artists from Turin will be coming to Glasgow in October as the second leg of the exchange. We will also being invited to Marseille, in France in October for more Open Studios and to plan further exchanges. More info to follow.
I curated an exhibition with some of my favourite artists for Open House Art Festival
'Bowled Over' an exhibition of new works made in response to the theme of Lawn Bowls, at Willowbank Bowling Club, Glasgow.
As Paying Artists Campaign Regional Advocate for AN/ AIR, I co-organised a Cultural Hustings event with SAU (Scottish Artists Union) www.sau.org.uk,
in advance of the GE2015. http://www.payingartists.org.uk/2015/07/paying-artists-regional-advocates-raise-awareness-with-debate-discussion-and-a-giant-cake/
A trip to the Venice Biennale 2015
I was lucky enough to receive a bursary to visit Venice for the opening of the Venice Biennale, and I have written about this on a blog for a-n
East End Transmissions
There is now a publication available to accompany the exhibition, which is available from Aye, Aye Books at CCA, Glasgow.
In December 2014, I did a spoken word performance for the closing event of the exhibition East End Transmissions, at the Pipe Factory, the Gallowgate, Glasgow on 6th December at 7pm. The documentation can be seen at https://vimeo.com/114445192
Check out the web page for the programme of events, including a rare screening of the film "The Bowler and the Bunnet" by Sean Connery, 1967.
'Bowling Club' a short film work on the theme of Lawn Bowls, commissioned by Glasgow Life for Festival 2014 for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and screened at the Bandstand, Kelvingrove Park and as part of Luminate Festival can now be seen online at
You can see images from my most recent exhibition 'Rough Edit' at Edinburgh's new artist run space InterviewRoom11, in the old Jobcentre at Lady Lawson St, just behind the Castle, part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2014.
I was part of the exhibition DISCORDIA, for Patricia Fleming Projects, at South Block, Osborne Street, Glasgow, part of GENERATION, a landmark series of exhibitions celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. More info on the PFP blog. T-shirts can be purchased from Culture Label here (while stocks last) for £25.00 - Bargain!!
I have been interviewed twice recently for SummerhallTV firstly in the studio https://vimeo.com/90310853 and then secondly during HALLelujah! 3 exhibition.... https://vimeo.com/92228801, (with quite a bad cold!)
After the terrible fire at Glasgow School of Art last Friday I was asked to write an article about it for the Bella Caledonia Website, you can read the article "Gutted" here.
In April I was interviewed for an article printed in the Scotsman, where I gave my response to the Creative Scotland 10 Year Plan, you can see the article here.
April 2014 During GI 2014 I was included in a downloadable online publication produced by
QPRC Music Club, you can see it here and download a copy http://www.queensparkrailwayclub.co.uk/qpmc2.htm
During April 2014 I hosted an exhibition in my flat entitled "HALLelujah! 3", a group show for Open House Art Festival, featuring the work of Douglas Morland, Krisdy Schindler, Mandy Macintosh, Elizabeth Rowe, Jim Colquhoun, Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir (Rafla) and Janie Nicoll. You can see documentation of the exhibition here.
My work has been included in "the National Review of live art", for Modern Edinburgh Film School, as part of Atelier Public #2 on 12.04.14 at GOMA, (Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow) part of GI 2014.
Some of my recent artworks have been included in a new Publication - 'Inspired by Independence: 30 Artists Imagine A Better Scotland' for National Collective & Word Power Books. Avalable to buy online here.