Exhibitions / News
New Limited Edition Print: Kate Davis, ‘Charity’ (2017)

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

LUX and LUX Scotland are pleased to launch a new limited edition print by Kate Davis, commissioned to accompany her current solo exhibition Charity at LUX in London, which continues until 28 October.

Print Digital pigment
Paper Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin 310g
Edition 25 (plus 2 artist’s proofs), signed and numbered
Paper dimensions 29.7cm (w) x 42cm (h)
Image dimensions 29.7cm (w) x 42cm (h)
Price £120 (ex VAT,) unframed
P&P £10 (unframed, UK only; contact LUX for overseas quote)

For the duration of the exhibition, Charity is available to purchase at a special exhibition price of £100 (ex VAT, unframed).

For further information or to purchase an edition, click here or call LUX on 020 3141 2960.

Proceeds from the sale of this edition directly support LUX and LUX Scotland’s programme.

Kate Davis works across a range of media, including film/video, drawing, printmaking, installation and bookworks. Questioning how to bear witness to the complexities of the past, Davis’ artwork is an attempt to reconsider what certain histories could look, sound and feel like. This has often involved responding to the aesthetic and political ambiguities of historical art works and their reception.

Davis has presented solo exhibitions at The Drawing Room, London; Temporary Gallery, Cologne; GoMA, Glasgow; Museo de la Ciudad and La Galeria de Comercio, Mexico; CCA, Glasgow (with Faith Wilding); Tate Britain, London and Kunsthalle Basel amongst others. Her current exhibition at Stills in Edinburgh, Nudes Never Wear Glasses, continues until 8 October.

Davis was the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Tait award and in 2014 took part in LUX Scotland and BBC Scotland’s Artists and Archive residency and commission programme. Born in New Zealand, Davis lives and works in Glasgow.

Image: Kate Davis, ‘Charity’, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Exhibitions / News
Exhibition: LUX and LUX Scotland present ‘Charity’ by Kate Davis

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Opening Sunday 17 September, 2–5pm
Continues 20 September – 28 October
Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12–5pm
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, London

LUX and LUX Scotland present a solo exhibition by Kate Davis, featuring her recent Margaret Tait Award film, Charity (2017), alongside related artworks and research materials.

Working across a range of media, including film and video, drawing, printmaking, installation and bookworks, Davis questions how historical narratives are produced and perpetuated. This has often involved probing the aesthetic and political ambiguities of particular artworks and specific historical moments from a contemporary feminist perspective.

Commissioned by LUX and Glasgow Film Festival in 2016, Charity was inspired by the ways in which the work of film-maker, poet and artist Margaret Tait invites us to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked. Taking artistic representations of breastfeeding as its focus, the film explores how the essential – but largely invisible and unpaid – processes we employ to care for others could be re-imagined.

Charity is shown alongside related artworks, bookworks, research materials and a selection of films and videos from the LUX and Cinenova collections. A newly commissioned text by art historian and writer Amy Tobin will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

Kate Davis has also produced a new limited edition print to accompany the exhibition, available to purchase at a special exhibition price of £100 (ex VAT, unframed). For further information or to purchase an edition, visit LUX’s online shop here or call LUX on 020 3141 2960.

The exhibition is presented with LUX Scotland and curated by Nicole Yip, Director of LUX Scotland.

Kate Davis’ film, Charity, was commissioned as part of the 2016–17 Margaret Tait Award and received additional support from Outset Scotland.

Image: Sketch for Charity, Kate Davis, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.


Events / Exhibitions / News
Exhibition: The Big Picture Show at Tramway

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Big Picture Show

Thursday 10 November – Sunday 11 December,
Tramway, Glasgow
Opening Times:
Tues – Fri 12 – 5pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
closed Mon
Free, no booking required

Presented in Tramway’s main exhibition space, The Big Picture Show is a month-long season of artists’ moving image programmed especially for tots, teens and parents.

Developed in collaboration with artists and their children, this diverse programme of experimental, narrative and performance-based works from the 1930s to the present day will travel a magical and mysterious path through the world of moving image.

The season includes works by pioneers of experimental animation, Len Lye and Norman McLaren, seminal works by artist duo Fischli/Weiss and John Smith, alongside work by contemporary artists, including Margaret Salmon, Beatrice Gibson and Katy Dove.

Over the course of the month-long exhibition, The Big Picture Show will comprise of three programmes of artists’ moving image, including Psy-kid-elia, (Psychedelia for children, aged 0 – 8 years), Once Upon a Time, (Narrative for children, aged 4 – 12 years) and Performing for the camera, (Performance for children, aged 8 – 15 years).

Accompanying the main exhibition will be a special Parents Screening featuring a performance by Glasgow-based artist and mother, Corin Sworn, followed by a screening of Claire Hooper‘s arresting work, Eris (2012).

THE BIG PICTURE SHOW is programmed by LUX Scotland in association with Tramway, with support from LUX.


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