A fantastic art venue for Part 2 situated in the heart of Glasgow, St Enoch

About the Festival 

The Alternative Degree show is a student-led initiative that will take the form of an art festival spread across a number of venues in Glasgow. 

Part 1 kicked off on the 27th of May with the Sculpture and Environmental Art show.

In Part 1, work was shown in the Briggait, the Wash House, Woodlands Community Garden and Mid Wharf Art and Design. There was a large variety of work such as video, performance, large-scale sculpture and installation to name a few. Click here to see more.

Part 2 will take place later on the 7th of July with the Painting and Photography show. Venues for Part 2 shown here. To get a sneak peek at artist's work check out on Instagram.

Booking

To secure a place at the Alternative Degree Show book tickets for each venue. This booking system is in place to ensure that we keep visitors safe by staggering entry. You will find relevant information about each venue through booking. 

If you have any questions about the booking process feel free to email altdegreeshow2021bookings@gmail.com

INFORMATION

LOCATION : ST ENOCH, GLASGOW

DATES : 7th - 13th JULY 

INSTAGRAM : @altdegreeshowfest

ADDRESS : 55 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4BW

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Olga Pypno

My current practice revolves around the ideas of the uncanny, the sublime and nostalgia. Working primarily in painting and film photography I look to identify landscapes which evoke a sense of strange familiarity to me and my memories.
Pictures are taken on old hand me down cameras and paintings feature familiar forests and roads.

I am interested in how landscapes which
surround us can archive our memories. The idea of elements from the past coming back as ghosts is a constant within my work.

In my work I look to create a sense of intimacy and reflection within the spectators own personal history and memory.

Part of a series of works in which I digitally
combine my oil paintings with my own 35mm film photographs taken on an old family camera.

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Untitled (2021)

oil on canvas x 35 film photograph layered

digitally

Carlos Anguera Jover

Carlos Anguera Jover (b. 1995) explores through photography the power mechanisms of picture-making. His works make use of deconstruction and reconstruction of media, technological sophistication and underlying notions driving western culture. Anguera also emphasises the formal attributes of his photographs, challenging the limitations of film-based cameras and the optical apparatuses from lenses.

The physicality presented in the work is driven by the intuitive use of mixed media, combining photography with sculptural works, sound and moving image. Gathering objects from mundane domestic environments, Anguera is interested in the symbolic motifs and tension created when dichotomies are placed within the same picture.

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One Less in the Middle Row - Photography 

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Kasia Tym

"Art is the closest I will ever get to religion. It helps me sleep at night, while providing hope for the world I need to wake up too."

“quarantine sights” is a series of photographs
and an artist book that document the artist’s
experiences during the covid-19 pandemic. The
project took 365 days of mobile photography and creative writing, which were posted live on
Instagram throughout the year. The series guides the audience through the personal journey of the artist’s mental health and recovery in a world that has stopped.


Book and prints available for sale.

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Quarantine Sights
(Photographic lightbox & artist book)

Megan Dingwall

“My work currently focuses on storytelling through the use of sculpture, photography, and illustration, and explores themes
such as narrative, performativity, and femininity. I use dolls in my work to reflect on my own experiences and stories from within the queer community, predominantly referencing club culture and high femme aesthetics. I feel that especially during a time like this they present some sort of retrospective or pre-covid nostalgia”

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Is This Too Much for Brunch? (2021)

Polymer clay, acrylic paint, aluminium wire, aluminium foil.

Painted sculpture
52 x 20 x 15cm

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Michael Skeen

Formally I am concerned with line, form and composition, often also working with colour and light. My practice is multi-layered and involves working in a variety of locations and mediums, I work intuitively with different tempos, energies and time scales depending on the media I am working with. 

 

I engage in a dialogue with the materials I am using and try to strike a balance between intentionally making decisions and being open to chance happenings and reacting accordingly, deciding to keep or to discard discoveries as they occur. I place an emphasis on exploration and discovery, the destination is not predetermined.

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Selected Works 21’

Paulina Pawlik

 My current creative activity is mainly devoted to studying various ways of representing the spiritual dimension of the human figure, internal states, and sacred spaces, referring to the concept of sublime and mysticism.

 

I drew inspiration from experiences of alienation, isolation, migration, and crossing borders to find my roots, home, belonging, to understand my heritage and the sources of my beliefs. 

 

I experiment with composition using found images, photos, and new digital tools to picture people. By combining silhouettes, mirror images, fortuitous print marks and liquid lines, I join figuration and abstraction in my artworks. I am working primarily in oil painting and screenprinting.

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Roots

 

Oil on canvas

120 x 90 cm

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JENNA
FRASER

The Devil, The Magician, The Fool and
Death live exclusively inside The World.
A villainous cat, a mysterious cowboy, a
boiled lobster and The Grim Reaper are
the only characters inside the desert;
to put into simpler words.

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THE MAGICIAN, THE DEVIL, DEATH AND

THE FOOL
Oil on 20x20cm pape
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Eirini Kalogera

Eirini Kalogera’s work is about looking, observing; drawing inspiration from the domestic objects around her and their formal qualities that usually go unnoticed since we are so accustomed to them.

She draws inspiration from their everydayness and function to create her own interpretations, at times stripping them bare of their purpose of existence or shifting the attention of the viewer to its form, making them objects of aesthetic admiration.

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A plaster tile, custom-made to fit specific objects in a household. Usually used along other tiles as such, curating the placement of furniture in a house, leaving no space for rearrangement.

MEDIUM: 40x40x10cm plaster tile, various pieces of furniture

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