Contemporary Art’s Relationship with Industrial Space



Tuesday 4 June 2019
6 – 7pm

We’re excited to announce a series of talks that have been programmed alongside Callum Rice’s solo exhibition The Failing Light but Polmadie Shines on display in the Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. This series delivered by a variety of academics, writers, artists and historians aims to expand upon some of Callum’s research interests as well as provide an insight into a variety of subjects touched upon by the exhibition.

Taking Callum Rice’s exhibition as its starting point, artist and lecturer Neil Clements will consider contemporary art and its relationship with industrial space. This wide-ranging presentation will look at the repurposing of disused buildings as cultural venues, and the role this has played in the development of cities including Glasgow. It will also trace a number of aesthetic parallels with the exhibition making practices of amongst others Donald Judd, Alan Uglow and Raoul de Keyser, artists for whom the built environment, and in some cases the architecture of sport, served as important touchstones.

Neil Clements is an artist based in Glasgow. He is a lecturer in the Fine Art Critical Studies department at the Glasgow School of Art.

Image credit: Neil Clements Institutional Support 2016

Refreshments will be served at the event.

This event is FREE, however booking is essential.
To book a place visit Eventbrite

This talk has been generously supported by The WM Mann Foundation & Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

More events have been programmed as part of this series, to find out more visit:

Dr Fiona Skillen, Wednesday 1 May 2019, 6-7pm Women and Sport in Interwar Scotland

Simon Inglis, Tuesday 28 May 2019, 6-7pm Archie Leitch – Man of Steel and Concrete

Fergus Sutherland, Tuesday 11 June 2019, 6-7pm Football is the Ballet of the Masses

Or if you prefer you can give us a call on 0141 483 1619 or email

Find out more about Callum’s exhibition here: The Failing Light but Polmadie Shines

Both the Studio Pavilion gallery & House for an Art Lover are fully accessible venues. All entrances to the gallery and house have ramped access and there is a lift to allow access to the other levels of the House. All paths around the house and gallery are tarmac which are flat and accessible. There is an audio induction loop in place for use by people with hearing aids. Assistance dogs are welcome. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding access. We have four blue badge parking spaces available on site.

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