Here at Globe we are working over time to ensure we are prepared for the Late Shows on Saturday. We are creating a participatory sculpture entitled Embedded Union co-curated by Northern Architecture's archiGRAD programme and Globe.
It will entail 500 silver foil cylinders suspended from the ceiling of the first floor gallery that participants will mark with their thoughts, wishes or memories.
Here are some of our team getting things ready for the silver dream that will be created on the 18th of May.
On Friday the 8th of March, Globe Gallery will host the 52nd performance of Anniversary –An Act of Memory, a series of solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artist Monica Ross performed the first recitation in 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration. Since then her project has expanded phenomenally; over the years, hundreds of people from around the world have lent their voices to this celebration ...
This work of Gerald Laing from 2005 (inspired by a photo of an American
soldier) describes with a touch of pop art and a subtle irony "The
new American tourist." In the foreground a silhouette of a soldier
holding a camera, in the background the flames of a burning building,
scenes that were part of everyday life for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The artist complains of the cruelty expressed by the U.S. soldiers,
this meaning is also fully enclosed in the title of another work in... Continue reading...
European Glass Context 2012 forms part of a biennial symposium for European contemporary glass and ceramics on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Through comprehensive exhibitions, workshops, master classes and
lectures, an opportunity will arise to discuss and present the best of
contemporary European glass today. This event is motivated by a desire
to promote the disciplines and trades of glass and ceramic art at
European and global levels.
Heart and Soul is a new special edition guitar designed by Franko B, made by the
students of professor Gildo Pannochia at the Institute of Arts, Macerata
and sponsored by Eko, Italia.
It was kindly played by Lorenzo Jovanotti during his recent tour of
Italy and feature in the video ( lo spetascolo piu' bello dopo il big
Thanks to The Institute of Arts, Macerata, Gildo Pannochia, Giovanni
Matarazzo and Eko.
Despite the poor weather conditions, there was a good turn out to You Are Here & That Is Something: An Evening Of Discussion. I found Lucy's lecture extremely fascinating, and the group discussion which followed brought to light some interesting elements. To sum it up, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Darren...your mums cake was incredible :P
Following a successful Grants for the Arts for refurbishment earlier this year, we are now nervously waiting for news on our current Grants for Arts application for project funding. Decision due in the next few days, fingers crossed. We will keep you posted......
Globe staff and volunteers would like to thank everyone who made it the gallery for our opening on Friday. Don't forget that the exhibition runs until the 22nd of December so come and check out our two great new shows Iglooby Roxy Walsh and Sally Underwood & You are here and that is somethinga special commission by former supported artist Ben Jeans Houghton and a group of Globe volunteers. We have also just finished some rennovations and the space looks great!