Beagles & Ramsay worked with the Sculpture Placement Group.
The images show the installation at the ‘Sculpture Showroom’ at Glasgow Sculpture Studios 20th April – 7th May 2018, which was part of the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art 2018. The second group of images show ‘Handbag (yellow)’ in its new home at the Wing Hong Chinese Elderly Centre in Garnethill, Glasgow.
For this project Sculpture Placement Group worked with artists to identify sculptural works in long-term storage with no current future. A selection of works were displayed in mock environments designed by the artists and a larger number of works are available within the project’s accompanying catalogue. All works are available for adoption and visitors can discuss their specific sculptural needs with staff who can set the adoption process in motion. Sculpture Showroom will bring sculptural joy into people’s daily lives, meanwhile testing a new model for circulating artworks, increasing access to art ownership and alleviating artists of the economic and practical pressures of storage and space.
Sculpture Showroom acted as a pilot for SPG’s ongoing Sculpture Adoption Scheme.
The other artists who took part were: Laura Aldridge with Anna Mayer, Mary Redmond, Andrew Lacon, Rachel Lowther, Nick Evans, Felix Welch and Littlewhitehead.