stencelArts Volunteer Opportunity : The Stencil Station Project                   

 The Glasgow School of Art Open Studio are looking for student volunteers to support the ‘Stencil Station’ project. This project will offer children and young people a chance to try stencilling techniques outside Miss Cranston’s original Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall Street.

This volunteer project is part of the activities that are supporting the Willow Tea Rooms restoration. The Stencil Station Project aims to raise awareness about the renovation work that has occurred to date, while providing an opportunity for the public to engage in stencilling techniques used by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the exterior and interior space of the original building.

We are looking for a wide range of volunteers to be involved in this initiative and would be keen to hear from current students whether studying full time at GSA, or who are undertaking a short course on offer through the Open Studio Programme.

Time commitment required: The Stencil Station project will require a few hours’ commitment a week from volunteers. The project is planned to run from now until November 2017 two afternoons a week, although this will be dependent on the success of the project.

Volunteer responsibilities will include: As a volunteer you will be supporting the delivery of the Stencilling Station workshops. The key duties include:

  • Working with the public to deliver community based art activities.
  • Supporting children and young people to develop skills within stencilling and visual making.

Will I be offered training? Yes, an information and training session will be held on Tuesday 12th September, 2pm-4pm, Fleming House, 134 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST. During the training you will be:

  • Fully briefed about the stencilling project.
  • Given further information about the restoration work that is underway at the Tea Rooms.
  • Trained in stencilling techniques.

Interested?   If you are interested in developing your skills, knowledge, facilitation experience and networks by taking part in this project, contact GSA Open Studio now at the email address below before Tuesday 12th September.

Contact: GSA Open Studio administrator Tahmina Ali, with your details.

Download papercopy here:Tea Room Volunteers (003) (002)


Autumn Term Paid Graduate Residency with St Aloysius College

St Aloysius’ College Art Department – Glasgow School of Art linked project

Part-time Artist/Designer/Photographer in Residence – Autumn Term 2017

St Aloysius’ College Art Department is setting up a project with Glasgow School of Art to offer a current or recently graduated artist, designer or photographer the opportunity to work within the school to showcase good practice in an area of the arts.

The successful candidate will work within the Art Department where they will have the opportunity to work on a collaborative project with staff and either 1st or 3rd year pupils. There would be opportunities to demonstrate techniques and give talks to groups of pupils, as well as leading a project with pupils. A work space will be made available within the department and there will be a small allowance for materials.

To conclude the residency, the work created by both the successful candidate and St Aloysius’ College pupils will be displayed at the annual Art Exhibition and Fashion Show.

The residency will be from September until November 2017.  The successful candidate is likely to spend one day per week or two half days, to be agreed. The total fee for the residency would be £1200 plus up to £400 for materials.

To apply, please send a full curriculum vitae with details of two referees, up to 9 examples of your recent work and a brief statement outlining a potential pupil project using your areas of expertise. Include any links to websites or other work.  Applications should be sent to Lorraine Mulligan at  no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

If you would like any further information about the position prior to applying, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Clare Smith Head of Art and Design by email

St Aloysius’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate is required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.  All candidates should complete and return the PVG enquiry form with their application.PVG enquiry form


The SMART project


The SMART project – providing inspiration for innovative final year dissertations and projects:SMART project invite – for students
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE), in collaboration with three Innovation Centres (Digital Health and Care Institute, CENSIS and The Datalab), is running a series of pilot events aimed at students looking for an innovative topic for their final year (undergraduate) project or dissertation that will help them stand out from the crowd. The events will also be suitable for anyone planning to undertake a Masters degree who is looking for a topic for a postgraduate thesis. We want your project to have a life beyond graduation, and we’re going to help make that happen! The theme for the SMART project is ‘Innovation and the Home’ and will give you an opportunity to respond to changes to innovate around areas like smart care in the home, living well, community wellbeing and many more. Innovations could be technical, social or commercial, depending on your own interests and areas of study.
By participating in the SMART Project, you will have the opportunity to tackle real world challenges and make a difference while still working towards your degree.
The Innovation Centres will provide valuable insights into these areas and the potential opportunities for innovation, SIE will work closely with you to develop an outline for a potential final year project or dissertation topic. A big part of the project is ensuring that you are given the opportunity to explore the enterprise potential of your topic, and SIE advisors will be available to provide you with any ongoing support you need.

To register for your local event, please follow the eventbrite link below:
Glasgow (Glasgow School of Art) – 28 March

Edinburgh (CivTech at Codebase) – 29 March

Dundee (Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee) – 30 March
Each event runs from 10am – 1pm.

The events are FREE but please note that places are strictly limited and we would encourage you to register ASAP. Once you are registered, a team member from SIE will be in touch with additional details.

Further Information
About the Innovation Centres
Backed by the Scottish Government with funding from the Scottish Funding Council and with support from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Innovation Centre programme was first launched back in 2012. Since then, £120m (2013-18) has been invested in eight Innovation Centres across a range of key sectors.
The three Innovation Centres involved in this pilot are:
Digital Heath and Care Institute (DHI) helps address modern health and care challenges through the development of new ideas for cutting-edge digital health technology and information services. They find smarter, more effective ways of managing and delivering health and care services and the advances in technology present huge opportunities to build more effective, fit-for-purpose, patient-centred health and care services.
CENSIS (Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems) is a centre of excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) technologies. CENSIS enables leading industry innovators and world-class university researchers to collaborate at the forefront of market-focused SIS innovation, developing products and services for global markets.
The Data Lab enables industry, the public sector and world-class academics to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. The Data Labs core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data for Scotland. Big data represents a huge growth opportunity with 90% of all the data in the world created in the past two years. Companies that use ‘big data’ are five times as likely to make decisions faster than market peers; and organisations using advanced data are twice as likely to be sector leaders.
About The Scottish Institute for Enterprise
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) creates opportunities for students to be innovative. SIE works nationally to promote and support enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland’s students.
We work with local institutions to champion enterprise education and help their students start new innovative businesses and social enterprises. SIE provides free one-to-one advice, enterprise workshops and national competitions.

It’s All Allowed

It’s All Allowed


How the archives of artist Adrian Howells reveal the practical management of his professional practice

Scottish Theatre Archive, University of Glasgow Library Special Collections, Adrienne’s dirty laundry experience, reference STA AHC 1/4/6/1

It’s All Allowed is the acknowledged ‘catchphrase’ of artist, the late Adrian Howells. His extraordinary portfolio details his work as a pioneering live artist, a theatrical performer and leader in the field of intimate one-to-one performances – such as Foot-Washing for the Sole (2008) and Salon Adrienne (2006) – as his alter ego, Adrienne. This is catalogued in the Archives and Special Collections of Glasgow University. The archive offers a unique insight into how the artist managed his creative career in practical terms and is a tangible and fascinating narrative of his professional practice, from its start after graduation in 1984, until 2014.

Peter Morphew, Cataloguing Archivist of the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Glasgow, presents aspects of the collection to illustrate how Howells managed his practice and earned his living from his creativity.

You are invited to learn how he did this and how he made his art his life and work.

WhenWeds 22nd March 2017 

Time: 5.30pm

Where: Barnes Lecture Theatre, Barnes Building, 9 – 11 West Graham Street G4 9LE

Tickets: to attend this free event register on Eventbrite:

(If you are attending from outside of GSA, please contact Libby Anson ( for details of how to gain access to the event).


Creative Graduate wanted for a Temporary Job Vacancy with LANFINE Limited. (Darvel Ayrshire)

Lanfine Limited is a Home Furnishings supplier working in the retail and contract markets. It is one of the fastest growing companies in its field, supplying high street retailers and brands with a quality product and supply chain services.

Temporary Six Months Position

The successful candidate will work in the product team and be expected to be able to apply themselves to varying tasks within the busy department, supporting other team members in their roles. Creative and with an excellent understanding of design and production, you will be motivated with confident communication skills (both written and verbal) and happy talking to both customers and overseas suppliers.

Experience in following areas would be advantageous –

  • Fabric colour management
  • Print screen development (Abode Photoshop experience).
  • Strong IT skills particularly excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Assist in the creation of product specifications.
  • Be able to assist our Technologists with sample inspection.
  • Understanding of critical path management.

This is an excellent opportunity for creative graduate to gain experience in a busy home furnishing company and would suit a creative graduate who is interested in developing knowledge and experience within a commercial environment.  Start date will potentially be in early April 2017 for a period of six months.

Salary: Competitive


Send your CV and covering letter to Moira Herbert email;

Deadline: 28th February 2017