Mon 1 Aug 2011
The anCnoc Blackbox Graduate Visual Art Award has announced the winner of this year’s prize as Glasgow School of Art graduate Euan Ogilvie. He will be supported with space and funding by The Arches and will exhibit his work as part of the Arches Live festival of new, emergent work in September 2011.
The award, sponsored for the first time by anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is aimed at giving graduates the opportunity to work outside of their normal practice and gain inspiration from the Arches’ multi-artform activity. Euan is a 2011 graduate of the Glasgow School of Art’s BA in Fine Art Sculpture. He has been awarded a residency at the Arches until August 2011, including work space, informal research opportunities and £400 towards the creation or development of work.
Euan will also exhibit his work, The Bystander Effect, in the Arches as part of Arches LIVE from Tue 20th – Sat 24th September from 6.45pm each evening. The work is part art object and part psychology experiment as Euan seeks to blur the lines between the performer and audience. The Bystander Effect will test the individual’s sense of free will against a desire to fit in with those around them. Audience members are invited to join this crowd and may find themselves doing something they wouldn’t want to.
Previous winners of the award include Anna Henson, Greg Grant and Georgina Porteous.
Full information on the Arches Live 2011 programme will be available on the website and via our new Sept – Dec brochure soon. Arches Live returns from Tuesday 20th September – Saturday 1st October 2011.