Ways of Making and Thinking

Fraser Taylor

Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019

10-4pm each day

The intention of this 5 day course will be to strike the right tone between structured demonstration and free experimentation, guiding the participants towards something that feels equal parts committed play and enlivened inquiry. Above all there will be a commitment to the deep practice of looking and responding visually. The class with allow each participant to develop strategies in advancing their own studio practice. Work will be developed individually through discussion. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharing and challenging ideas.

Course objectives; making, group critiques, visual research, developing conceptual enquiry, understanding material interests and appropriateness to practice, presentation and installation ideas, influences, addressing goals and ambitions, professional practice, current thinking in art and design, and what makes a practice relevant and contemporary.

Course fee: £225 for 5 days.

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Fraser Taylor

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow. After receiving his BA in printed textiles from Glasgow School of Art, Taylor continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London where he earned a MA. In 1983, upon completion of his studies, Taylor co- founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on exploring fine art and design practices with particular application to contemporary textile design and production. Works from The Cloth are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Art Institute of Chicago. The Cloth disbanded in 1988.

 

 

Taylor’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, New York, Chicago, San Franciso, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Sydney.

Since 1983, Taylor has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions of higher learning, including Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, and the Royal College of Art. In 2001 he was appointed the Visiting Artist in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he continues to serve as Adjunct Professor.

He has been an integral part of our summer school programme since 2016.

 


Getting lost- an exhibition

Friday 30th August  Opening night 6-8pm

Saturday 31st August    11am-5pm

Sunday 1st September  11am-5pm

 

‘Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.’

Rebecca Solnit – from A Field Guide to Getting Lost

In the summer of 2018 a group of 10 people from different individual landscapes, came together to make work with Fraser Taylor to test ideas in the beautiful, neutral space of the Arthouse and Ladybank’s community garden.
The atmosphere is supportive, non-judgemental and always constructive. Here, we challenge the comfortable preconceptions and grooves that we have slipped in to. In discussion, we try to reject opaque language while at the same time expressing diverse ideas and untangling some complex world-views.

Something new and personal comes from making connections between abstract ideas and a practical process; making and mark-making with very simple direct methods. Sometimes the image, in a sense, makes itself – no mark is too unimportant to speak. We encourage each other to pare back work and, often, leave it be.

This show is a snapshot of where we all stand in relation to this space and experience.

The artists are:-

Clara Anderson, Steve Bretel, Mel Bowles, Clare Cameron, Theresa Gourlay, Claire Heminsley, Grant Newell, Liz Munro, Fraser Taylor, Esther Wragg, Steve Wragg


Developing a Studio Practice- Fraser Taylor

Developing a Studio Practice

Fraser Taylor

Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August, 2018

10am-4pm each day

Course fee- £225

The workshop will allow each participating artist or designer to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. Work will be developed individually. There will be emphasis in building a community invested in sharing and discussing ideas. Course objectives; making, group critiques, visual research, developing conceptual enquiry, understanding material interests and appropriateness to practice, presentation and installation ideas, influences, identifying goals and ambitions, professional practice, and conversations addressing the relevance of your work and how it is positioned within the field of art and design.

This Summer school will allow participants to develop strategies in advancing their studio practice. The course is suitable for artists & designers with considerable previous experience.

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Fraser Taylor

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in printed textiles from Glasgow School of Art, Taylor continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London where he earned a Master of Arts. In 1983, upon completion of his studies, Taylor co- founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on exploring fine art and design practices with particular application to contemporary textile design and production. Works from The Cloth are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Art Institute of Chicago. The Cloth disbanded in 1988.

Taylor’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including Jill George Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Mackintosh Museum at Glasgow School of Art, Studio Pavilion House for an Art Lover, and The Briggait Project Space, Glasgow; Gallery Boards, Paris; Galeria Jorge Alcolea, Madrid; Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney; Sigacho Bis, and SPICA Art, Tokyo; Baryshnikov Art Center, Converso, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Threewalls, Queer Thoughts, and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Aurobora Press, San Francisco.

Since 1983, Taylor has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions of higher learning, including Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, and the Royal College of Art. In 2001 he was appointed the Visiting Artist in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he continues to serve as Adjunct Professor.