31st May-14th June, The Art School – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Do you believe in life after art school? So do we!

That’s why we’ve channelled all of our street-party energy into DRESS REHEARSAL! A fortnight long programme of clubs, workshops and events to celebrate all of your achievements and give you a taste of what’s to come after you fly the nest!

DRESS REHEARSAL is funded by GSA Students’ Association


Degree Show Cabaret

8pm-10pm, Vic Bar – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come taste the wine with blushing flowers XOEY 5.0, Ratty ByeBye, PUKE and Sgàire Wood in the Vic Bar at our glorified afterparty pre-drinks. It’s only a cabaret, old chum!

Cost: Free and unticketed!


11pm-4am, The Art School – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Back again with our annual Degree Show Afterparty!

Xoey 5.0
Tamyra Plantainchipps
DJ Scotia
Loraine James (live) 

(*Discounted price for graduating students/GSA Students/General Admissions)

Tickets for the afterparty are now available from The Vic Bar. For the period 10th May – 24th May only graduating students may purchase a ticket. 24th May onwards tickets will be available behind the bar and online to all students and the public!

This is a fundraiser event for GSASA, registered charity no. SCO440061


Screening: Portraits of Artists as Young Men (and Women and Other)

7pm-9pm, The Assembly Hall – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Scottish Queer International Film Festival curates a screening programme that takes a look at the earlier, formative days of queer artists who have gone on to make significant bodies of work. Featuring documentation and experimental meanderings, common themes emerge of hitting back against oppression and searching for identity through the creative process.

The full programme consisted of:

The Homecoming: A Short Film about Ajamu (17m), Dir: Topher Campbell, Country UK, Year: 1995        

Juggling Gender (27m), Dir: Tami Gold, Country: USA, Year: 1992                                                                                                                 

Splash! (8m), Dir: Thomas Allen Harris, Country US, Year: 1991                                                                                                                               

Memory Pictures (26m), Dir: Pratibha Parmar, Country UK, Year: 1989                                                                                                                              

I Was/ I Am (6m) , Dir: Barbara Hammer, Country US, Year: 1973                                                                                                                              

Films all in the English language with enough explanatory dialogue to be relatively accessible to blind and partially sighted audiences. Screening with English language captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access.

SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) was formed with the aim of adding to the exciting and growing amount of queer film stuff happening around Scotland. Since 2015, we have held an annual festival in Glasgow alongside providing year round events across various locations. Our goal is to get people watching, talking about, and making more queer films. We want to screen movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see and to create inspiring and informative events alongside challenging inequality and barriers to accessing the arts. SQFF 2019 takes place 2nd to 6th October. See www.sqiff.org for more info.



11.30am-1.30pm, The Assembly Hall, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Real life dogs are coming into the Assembly Hall and you can touch and cuddle them!!! I don’t need to tell you why this is amazing (unless you don’t like dogs…) Spaces will run out fast for this one so sign up ASAP (tickets via Eventbrite out soon). Thanks to the Canine Concern Scotland Trust for opening up your furry arms to us.
Need I say more?

Cost: Free, but ticketed.


6.30pm-8.00pm, The Assembly Hall, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Francis Dosoo – Above A Sleeping City

Image, silence, sounds, surrounds. One reading, two (almost) silent films and a live audio-visual performance.


  • A reading by Sukhy Parhar
  • ‘A Short Video About Tate Modern’ (2003, 2005) by Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
  • ‘PART 1: THE DINNER’ (2019) by Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie
  • An Above A Sleeping City sound and video performance by Francis Dosoo.

Francis Dosoo
is a Scottish-Ghanaian artist and producer currenty resident in Glasgow. As an artist, Francis primarily works with sound and the moving image; often using multiple sources to interrogate ideas of harmony and contrast in relation to narrative, intent and authorship.

Sukhy Parhar is a mixed race, non binary transfemme, divorced, pansexual, polyamorous, pagan parent. Often angry, occasionally crippled by depression, always fighting systemic oppression. Poet, photographer, stand-up, and performance artist.

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa is an artist and research fellow in Fine Art at the University of Bergen, Norway as well as Convener of the Africa Cluster of the Another Roadmap School. Wolukau-Wanambwa works in a wide range of media, formats and contexts.

Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie is an artist from Glasgow, making work about just being, in the many ways being can be. Production is slow and untidy – Zoë is not really sure where art starts and art ends. Ultimately, a dog lover.

Cost: Free and unticketed.


Foraging Walk with Green Hollows Glasgow

2pm-4pm, The Art School – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Led by Mark from Green Hollows you will set off from The Art School and head down to the Canal to explore what greens, herbs, berries can be found. The route is wheelchair accessible and is suited to anyone who is interested in getting to know the green spaces in their urban area.

Cost: Free – email info@theartschool.co.uk to book a place as numbers for this workshop are limited!This event is funded by GSA Sustainability.

Bourdon Architecture Anniversary

9pm-1am, The Assembly Hall – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

A night celebrating 50 years of the Mackintosh School or Architecture, organised by the students of MASS.

Cost: £4 for GSA Students

More details coming soon!


Artist Talk: Rachel Jones

1pm, The Vic Bar – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Rachel Jones will discuss both old and new bodies of works that continue her exploration of personal identity in relation to representations of blackness within painting, and the history of art. Jones’ work aims to foreground the complexities at the centre of society’s reading of the black body – how it is understood, how it is culturally reproduced, and the role of these representations in reinforcing existing power structures. Interested in using colour and form to develop a visual language as a substitute for words, Jones will be talking about her personal journey in attempting to grasp what an identity might be made of.

Rachel Jones (b.1991 in London). Currently studying MA Fine Art at Royal Academy. Previously studied BA Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in the UK at various institutions including the Royal Scottish Academy and The Fleming Collection. She was artist in residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in 2016. Rachel will be an artist in residence at The Chinati Foundation July 2019.

Cost: free and unticketed


6pm, The Assembly Hall, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Hardeep Pandhal presents recent and ongoing work. Pandhal typically works with digitally animation, rap, wall drawings and textiles. His work primarily reflects and expands upon experiences of racism, through flights of fantasy and associative thinking.

Credit: Mark Blower -Hardeep Pandhal, Cubitt Gallery

Hardeep Pandhal was born in Birmingham in 1985. He lives and works in Glasgow. He received a Leverhulme Scholarship to complete the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include: Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME, New Art Exchange and Primary, Nottingham (2018); Self-Loathing Flashmob, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow International 2018, Glasgow; Liar Hydrant, Cubitt, London (2018). Recent group exhibitions include: Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage,  New Museum, New York (2018). He was shortlisted for the 2018 Film London Jarman Award.

Cost: Free and unticketed


Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk with Glasgow Women’s Library

2pm-4pm, Walk starts outside CCA Glasgow (Sauchiehall Street entrance)

Join Glasgow Women’s Library for a guided walk around Garnethill exploring the history of women in this area of the city. From the bustle of Sauchiehall Street to quiet and leafy back streets, this bohemian enclave is full of surprises and has been home to many remarkable women.

GWL tour guides will spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed the banners for suffragette processions, created the first Women’s Library in Scotland and made Garnethill into one of the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspots in Glasgow. This is a chance to learn about some of the wonderful work accomplished by women in this area of the city, including some amazing graduates of GSA, and to explore some of the hidden histories of a part of the city that has been central to your time at the school. All welcome.

Cost: Free and ticketed.

Monthly Community Meal with Ubuntu Women Shelter*

4pm-7pm, The Assembly Hall -20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

The Community Meals are a collaboration between the Ubuntu Women Shelter and The Art School and is part of Ubuntu’s outreach into the community. Come along to share a meal and learn about ways you can support Ubuntu Women Shelter or be supported by them. The food will be served at 4pm, first come first served! There will be a themed menu and an open mic for Ubuntu to share stories and reach across borders to envision a kinder more humane world. The meals show our commitment to a world with no borders.

*Please note that this is a women only (trans & non-binary inclusive) event.

Ubuntu Women Shelter is set up to meet the emergency and short term accommodation needs of destitute women (trans & non-binary inclusive) with no recourse to public funds. We currently ensure women can be safely hosted across the city and are working to acquiring our own dedicated building to meet this need. Ubuntu work is reparations work. The needs of the women we support have been overlooked by systemic erasure. Their destitution is normalised. We believe this is one legacy of the unacknowledged historical violence of colonisation. Ubuntu work is witnessing their humanity.

Cost: Free/pay what you can (all donations go to Ubuntu)

LSDXOXO // JHM // TAAHLIAH (live) // 皚桐

11pm-3am, The Vic Bar, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

We’re excited to be welcoming Berlin-based LSDXOXO to the Vic Bar, joined by TAAHLIAH  who’ll be presenting a new live performance, alongside DJ sets by JHM and 皚桐.

Centring sex positive and socially radical narratives, producer and DJ LSDXOXO is an artist that refuses to align with a single genre, creating high energy sets that fuse techno w/ Baltimore club and pop influences.

LSDXOXO courtesy Hendrik Schneider

TAAHLIAH is an artist and DJ based in Glasgow. Through the use of visual and sonic manipulation as well as performance, photography and videography; TAAHLIAH creates work which catalyses conversations surrounding issues and narratives attached to racial identity transness gender sadness happiness heart/mend loneliness togetherness sorrow anxiety stress gender non-conformity feminism transfeminism racism homophobia queerphobia and history.

皚桐 is a submerging DJ and (con) artist who uses the club as one of their primary spaces for exploring themes of collapse, survival and disruption.

Jens Masimov AKA JHM’s music & DJ sets strides forward through a portal made out of blaring electronics held together by melting resin. The sound is formed around raw bass-lines and evolving percussion and drums. It’s rooted in an interconnected mess of techno, acid and breakbeats and combines the experimental with forward motion.

Expect uncompromising, electrifying electronic music.

Tickets: £5 (advance GSA) /£6 (advance non-GSA) / £7 otd


Scottish Artists Union – Professional Skills Workshop

3pm-5pm, The Assembly Hall, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Going out into the world as an artist or maker is a daunting task. Come along to this workshop with the lovely folks at the Scottish Artists Union which starts unpacking some of the professional skills you will need as an artist and maker beyond life at GSA. You can expect to find out more about rates of pay and how you should charge your time in professional contexts, as well as guidance around navigating the world of self employment. This workshop is delivered as part of the Scottish Artist Union Learning Programme. Following the workshop the Union will be launching the Scottish Artist Union Graduate Membership Scheme aimed at supporting early career artists as they come out of art school.  

Cost: Free, but ticketed.

Fair Work Contract Panel and SAU Graduate Membership Launch

6pm-8pm, The Vic, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Challenging Unfair Work: The Scottish Artists Union are launching a Fair Work Contract for its members to combat unfair work practices. This is part of a wider campaign against unfair, precarious work, which affects young workers in particular. Learn more about this from STUC’s Better Than Zero activists and how vital this is in navigating a career in the creative industries in Scotland.

The Scottish Artists Union will also have a stall where artists can find out more about the union and join at the new Graduate Membership rate of just £3 per month for your first 12 months of membership.

Cost: Free and unticketed


APOSTILLE // LYLO  w/ Jake Gatehouse (DJ) & Raissa 52 Girls (DJ)

7pm-1am, The Vic Bar – 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

We are excited to welcome APOSTILLE and LYLO to The Art School as part of our Dress Rehearsal programme. Join us in the Vic Bar for an evening of celebration and dance soundtracked by two of Glasgow’s finest musical outfits!

APOSTILLE is the moniker of Glasgow based Michael Kasparis’ solo project. Formerly of hardcore punk group Anxiety and also The Lowest Form, and founder of label Night School Records, Kasparis has released two albums as Apostille to much critical acclaim and is about to embark on a European tour with Washington D.C. post-punk band Priests.

“Kasparis certainly knows how to cut a rug with unfettered style, coming across like Future Islands’ flailing frontman Samuel T Herring with a far more agreeable soundtrack of playful analogue electronica and an impressive malleable vocal” – Scotsman

LYLO made their mark on the Glasgow DIY scene with the release of their debut album Handsome Devil, followed last year by the follow-up Post Era. They continue to garner a cult like following through their exhilarating live performances – both at home and on tour with the likes of The Orielles and Juniore.

bold in their framework and fresh in their musicality, playfully manipulating genre and structure” – The List

Tickets: £3 GSA / £5 OTD


Alternative Grad Speech w/ Juliet Jacques

6pm-7pm, The Assembly Hall, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Inspired by the form of commencement speeches that traditionally take place at graduation ceremonies, GSASA offer an alternative in the relaxed environment of the Assembly Hall. Invited speaker Juliet Jaques will  share experiences, work, advice and imaginings of our collective futures with graduating students and our wider communities, followed by a Q&A.

Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. Her most recent book was Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015). Her short fiction, journalism, essays and criticism have appeared in Frieze, Granta, Sight & Sound, London Review of Books and many other publications. Her short films have screened in galleries and festivals worldwide. She also co-hosts Suite (212) on Resonance 104.4fm, looking at the arts in their social, cultural and political contexts.

Cost: Free, but ticketed.


Mel Reeves Bi History talk, Image courtesy Alice Andrews



7pm-11pm, The Vic Bar, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

You made it, Class of 2019! Toast your victory over the institution with a free glass of prosecco and draw naughty things in each other’s yearbooks to a soundtrack of sets from local divas Jamie Crewe, Ruby Waters and Sgàire Wood. Parental chaperones optional.

Cost: Free

Sgàire Wood,image courtesy Matthew Arthur Williams

Please keep an eye out on our website for further info and ticketing details on all events.