Sabbatical Election 2019: Campaigning begins!19th April, 2019

Campaigning has begun and continues until Election Day on the 2nd May 2019 in the Students’ Association.

Keep an eye out on Canvas and Facebook as candidates are announced!

If you’re interested in running, take a look through the role descriptions, come pick up a nomination pack and start writing your manifesto – nomination forms will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday 25th April.

Come and talk to the Student Engagement Coordinators in the Students’ Association or email studentengagement@theartschool.co.uk with any questions.

Drag Brunch @ The Vic Bar16th April, 2019

The always delightful Sgàire Wood hosts the daytime drag show offering delectable performances and delicious deals on a bi-monthly basis in The Vic Bar. Launched in November 2018, Drag Brunch continues to exercises its right to identify as neither breakfast nor lunch!

BTS @ Drag Brunch, performer PUKE photographed by Matthew Arthur Williams
BTS @ Drag Brunch, performers SHREK 666 and PUKE
BTS @ Drag Brunch, performer Ratty ByeBye

In advance of the third edition , we look back to February’s LGBT History Month special which was a partnership with Queer Times School at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow. All photographs by Matthew Arthur Williams.

Hostess Sgàire Wood, Drag Brunch 23/02/19
Performer PUKE at Drag Brunch 23/02/19
Performer Ratty Byebye, Drag Brunch, 23/02/19
Performer Shrek 666, Drag Brunch, 23/02/19
Performer Puke, Drag Brunch, 23/02/19

The next Drag Brunch is on Saturday April 27th and features performances from Frans Gender and Jamie Crewe! Further info here.

* Brunch and a cocktail/mocktail for only £5! *

* Selected cocktails/mocktails for £2.50! *

Hostess and performer Sgàire Wood at Drag Brunch with a light snack, 23/02/19

All photographs courtesy the inimitable Matthew Arthur Williams!!!

GSA Mountaineering trip to El Chorro15th April, 2019

GSA Mountaineering is a GSASA society for GSA students who wish to be part of a social group that climb, walk, hike, scramble, camp and generally enjoy being in the great outdoors!

Over spring break, the group went on their first international expedition, a climbing trip to El Chorro, Malaga in Spain. Check out the video from their time below!

Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about GSA Mountaineering and how to get involved!

Monthly Community Meal at The Art School w/ Ubuntu Women Shelter8th April, 2019

Please join us for the Monthly Community Meal at The Art School with Ubuntu Women Shelter*

Our next meal is:
Wednesday April 10th 4-7pm
Assembly Hall
The Art School
20 Scott St. G3 6RJ
*Please note that this is a women only (trans & non-binary inclusive) event.

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! Meals are FREE or pay what you can. All donations will go to Ubuntu Women Shelter.

This community meal is a collaboration between the Ubuntu Women Shelter and The Art School. This event is part of Ubuntu outreach into the community. Ubuntu Women Shelter is set up to meet the emergency and short term accommodation needs of destitute women (trans and 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.

Queen Nanny of the Maroons, Image credit: Michael Thompson “Freestylee”

The meals show our commitment to a world with no borders. The theme of this meal is the incredible life of Queen Nanny of the Maroons . We will be cooking Jamaican (Caribbean) recipes, and there will be an open mic for us to share our stories and reach across borders to envision a kinder more humane world.

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Travel expenses and child care can be provided

The Art School is a fully accessible space with a lift and WC for wheelchair users. If you have any questions about accessibility or the event please contact: communitymeal@theartschool.co.uk

Community Meal at The Art School w/ Ubuntu Women Shelter7th March, 2019

Please join us for the first Community Meal at The Art School with Ubuntu Women Shelter, and in celebration of International Women’s Day*!

Saturday March 9th 5-8pm
Assembly HallThe Art School 
20 Scott St. G3 6RJ
*Please note that this is a women only (trans & non-binary inclusive) event.

This community meal is a collaboration between the Ubuntu Women Shelter and The Art School. This event is part of Ubuntu outreach into the community. Ubuntu Women Shelter is set up to meet the emergency and short term accommodation needs of destitute women (trans and 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.

Maya Angelou, Image credit: Unknown

This initiative is launched to coincide with International Women’s day to show our commitment to a world with no borders. The theme of this launch event is the work and obsessions of Maya Angelou. We will cook her recipes, showcase her work and have an open mic for us to share our stories and reach across borders to envision a kinder more humane world.

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 5pm, first come first served! Meals are FREE or pay what you can. All donations will go to Ubuntu Women Shelter.

Wonderful poster designed by Karin Tok.

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Travel expenses and child care can be provided.

The Art School is a fully accessible space with a lift and WC for wheelchair users. If you have any questions about accessibility or the event please contact: communitymeal@theartschool.co.uk

Other events taking place at The Art School as part of International Women’s Day include an exhibition organised by GSA Intersectional Feminism Society, previews Friday 8th March, and a Ladies Night special of Sgàiraoke!

Coming Up! March 4th – 9th1st March, 2019

Just some of the things we're looking forwards to. 
Therapets, International Women's Day, club nights + more...

Before we take you into next week, a lil reminder that tonight (Fri 1 March) we have Bersua Zine & Exhibition in Project Space 1 at 6pm; new night SELF DESTRUCT at 11pm and then on Saturday we welcome back the Peach crew for their 9th Edition !!!


Therapets: Paws Against Stress

Wednesday 6th March, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, The Assembly Hall

Real life dogs are coming into the Assembly Hall and you can touch and cuddle them!!! We 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 Eventrbite out soon). Thanks Canine Concern Scotland Trust for opening up your furry arms to us. Need we say more?

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This is the final event running as part of Limbo: Wellbeing at The Art School.

International Women’s Day

Friday 8th March, all day

GSA Intersectional Feminism Society have organised an International Women’s Day Exhibition in collaboration with Uncovered Artistry!!

The exhibition will be held in Project Spaces 1 & 2. Opening preview is 5-7pm on Friday 8th March and the exhibition will remain open until 3pm on Saturday.

More info here.

A wise old sage once said that the best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun, so what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 than at a Sgàiraoke LaDiE’s NiGhT special!!!

Saturday 9th March, 5 – 8pm, The Assembly Hall

Please join us for the first Community Meal at The Art School with Ubuntu Women Shelter, and in celebration of International Women’s Day*!

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

CLUBS

G R E E N S C R E E N

Friday 8th March, 11pm – 3am, The Assembly Hall

Climb out of the primordial slime and join us for a night of posthuman spectacle. In the G R E E N S C R E E N, be anyone or anything, leave the physical form and binary bullshit behind and embrace of the sweet caress of cyberspace.

CYBORGS ARE CREATURES OF THE POST GENDER WORLD a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality and of fiction. A queer body is anything you make it, be whatever you want to be, camp up your life and unravel the real with our in-house green screen and join our INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

G R E E N S C R E E N is the latest mutation of the annual queer painting and printing fundraiser .

HOST——— SHREK 666

PERFORMANCES————– PUKE//PAPA WYK//TREENA MAC//RATTY BYE BYE//RUBY WATERS//SGAIRE WOOD//CHARITY KASE and more

DJS——-BABESTATION // TAAHLIAH // JUNGLEHUSSI

+++ £7/8 Tickets Available Now+++

LOFT {NTS / Astral Plane / boygirl} w/ boosterhooch and Coy Hirn

Saturday 9th March, 11am – 3pm

Recommended Reading:
https://soundcloud.com/loftminduk
https://www.nts.live/shows/loft

DJs Coy Hirn and boosterhooch continue bringing the very best up the road from Manchester – this time with LOFT !!! This is their first time playing Glasgow and we cannot wait for it!

£5 b4 12, £6 aftr

VIC BAR

Mon – Thu: 10:00 – 00:00 Fri – Sat: 10:00 – 03:00

We’re not just parties, workshops and exhibitions, the Vic Bar is open Mon – Sat, serving a range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails! Food is available 12pm – 10pm. Check out our menu with small plates starting from £2.50!

Drag Brunch at The Vic Bar, 23-02-19, photography by Matthew Arthur Williams

In conversation: 皚桐 and AKUMU悪夢26th February, 2019

Headliner 皚桐 interviews AKUMU悪夢 about some of the motivations for starting new night SELFDESTRUCT.


SELFDESTRUCT launches this Friday 1st March, check out the chilling trailer below – viewer discretion is advised. 😈😈😈

Horror Visuals, SELFDESTRUCT 01 – 03 -19

[皚桐] What inspired you to put on this night?

[AKUMU悪夢] I’m in a circle of friends and in a relationship with someone who puts on their own nights– it’s always nice to be surrounded by the music you enjoy and the friends you love and I wanted in on that. Plus Glasgow can also feel very techno heavy and that’s not really my scene, I wanted to bring the stuff that I enjoy into this city ‘cause I don’t think there’s a lot of it.

[皚桐] Yeah, I definitely agree that Glasgow can sometimes feel kinda techno focussed and that can get monotonous. What made you decide to specifically showcase East Asian DJ’s?

[AKUMU悪夢] I didn’t necessarily wanna do an ‘asian’ thing but there are so many good East asian DJ’s and producers out there that I would like to see play and one way to guarantee seeing them is if i’m the one booking [laughs]. Also with me being half Japanese… this is, like, my way of celebrating my background and hopefully bringing together other people of East Asian descent. Also, I don’t know if you get this thing, I used to get it a lot growing up but when i’d see another East Asian person i’d get really excited and i’d want to talk to them. I want this club night to be where I can actually meet those people!

[皚桐] I hear you for sure. I think when you grow up in a place where most people don’t look like you, seeing someone who does look like you always makes me intrigued as to who that person is and how they got here.

[AKUMU悪夢] And I really want to improve my Japanese, my Japanese sucks! If i can meet a friend who can help me practice, that would be so great! This night is entirely self serving.

[皚桐] Same– I really want more friends who can speak cantonese cos i’m also needing to practice and learn and it’s so hard to find the right people. Speaking of when you were young, how did you get into electronic music?

[AKUMU悪夢] I didn’t start listening to electronic music till i was like, 22 or maybe 23?– when Clams Casino got really big. I was then introduced to Ryan Hemsworth and this group called Friendzone who at the time made instrumental rap beats that were very melodic and ‘japanese anime’ inspired. That really started my journey into looking for more electronic music.

[皚桐] I always assumed you were someone who started listening to electronic music really young but I guess I was wrong!

[AKUMU悪夢] [laughs] How come you say that?

[皚桐] I guess i feel like you’re someone who knows what you like? Like, you have a pretty distinct sound?

[AKUMU悪夢] I think the stuff I DJ just reflects my general interests… you can see it in my illustration work as well. I take my inspiration from many different things, Japanese films, animations, manga, video games, the overarching theme is that they are always horror related but that doesn’t mean that it’s always just heavy and dark, sometimes it’s also kinda cute– there’s different sides to it.

[皚桐] It’s always great to see you play because you are just putting yourself out there. It always feels incredibly genuine. How come the night’s called Self Destruct?

[AKUMU悪夢] The night’s named after a Pokemon move [laughs]. I guess it makes sense as well in that, when you’re going to a club, there’s the potential to self destruct, through testing boundaries, drinking, etc. I’m hoping the name stands out and intrigues people into coming.

[皚桐] Any last words to the Japanese and East Asian people reading?

[AKUMU悪夢] Come! Would love to meet you!


SELFDESTRUCT : 11pm – 3am, 01 – 03 – 19, more info here

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Coming Up! Feb 25th – Mar 2nd22nd February, 2019

Just some of the things we're looking forwards to. 
Workshops, club nights and some new treats behind the bar...



Before we take you into next week, a lil reminder that tonight (Fri 22nd), the Occupied lot are back in the Vic Bar, 11pm-3am and this time with their good friend Closke! Come thru and then power thru your hangover at Drag Brunch, 11am – 3pm tomorrow!


G.O.D.S: Movement Workshop

27th February, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Assembly Hall

“Since the power to be affected and to affect, to be moved and move, […] is constitutive of the body, there is an immanent politics residing in it: the capacity to transform itself, others, and the world.”

Sylvia Federici
Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) Courtesy of Emilia Beatriz

This workshop begins with the moving, dancing body. Drawing from a wide constellation of practices, propositions, exercises, scores, perspectives and people, we will work with the act of movement and dance as an exploration of what the body can do, it capacities, it’s languages and its articulations.

Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) was founded in 2011 by artists Romany Dear, Letitia Pleiades and Ashanti Harris.

Further info and tickets available here.

This workshop is taking place as part of the month long festival, LIMBO: Wellbeing @ The Art School

CLUB: FRI 1ST MARCH

SELF DESTRUCT w/ 皚桐, BOOSTERHOOCH & AKUMU 悪夢

In the pipeline for a while, this is SELFDESTRUCT’s first party at The Art School and we just can’t wait for you to see what’s in store! Run by AKUMU 悪夢, SELFDESTRUCT is a night that will headline femme DJs of Eastern Asian origin each and every time!

11pm – 3am, £5/6 otd

CLUB: SAT 2nd MARCH

PEACH – 9TH EDITION w/ DAMNSHAQ, CHLOBOCOP, K4CIE & NADIA SUMMER

We’re excited to be welcoming PEACH back for their second party at The Art School with a line up that is not to be missed!

DAMNSHAQ

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY CHLOBOCOP 

K4CIE

Read Peach Boss K4CIE’s interview w/ Crack Magazine

Still not sure what to expect? Check out pics from the 8th edition here!

VIC BAR

Mon – Thu: 10:00 – 00:00 Fri – Sat: 10:00 – 03:00

We’re not just parties, workshops and exhibitions, the Vic Bar is open Mon – Sat, serving a range of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails! Food is available 12pm – 10pm. Check out our menu with small plates starting from £2.50!

We’ve got some new treats (and old favourites) from our pals over at Drygate, including a couple of their recent barrel-aged releases. We also have the following latest releases on tap from their small batch Spectrum range:

  • Up Helle Aa – 5.1% Peach Milk Lager
  • Summer Bay – 4.8% Summer & Galaxy Pale Ale
  • San Junipero – 6.9% Juniper Saison

Not to mention all draught and ‘yellow sticker’ beers from our beer fridge are on the ‘any meal + drink for £9.50’ deal!

LGBT HISTORY MONTH @ THE ART SCHOOL19th February, 2019

February is LGBT History Month and we’re getting closer to the end but it’s not over yet!

At the beginning of the month we hosted the first of GSA Queer Society’s ‘Queer Soc Presents’ series which started with lecture by Mel Reeve on Bi History in the Assembly Hall. Mel is the marvellous human behind the @bihistory Instagram; a page that explores the history of bisexuality and highlights the role of bi activists in LGBTQ+ history.

Check out this article on Autostraddle where Mel discusses how her search for Bisexual History led to online connection and community, and keep an eye on Queer Soc’s page for their upcoming events!

Mel Reeve’s Bi History Lecture at The Art School, image courtesy Alice Andrews

Continuing our LGBT History Month celebrations this week we have two events supported by Queer Times School and the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

“Developed over 18 months through a series of assemblies where participants chronicled their marginalised histories, Queer Times School is an art project that resulted in 10 prints depicting the obscured and overlooked experiences of LGBTQ+ people, to enter the permanent Glasgow Museums’ collection.”

As part of the public programme for the exhibition queer times school prints, currently on view at GoMA we’re proud to be present A Big Queer Powerpoint Night on Thursday 21st February @ 7pm with hostess with the mostest and headmistress of the night Claire Biddles in The Vic Bar. Expect an evening of queer learning in all its fabulous forms and manifestations!!

See here for further info and a full list of speakers on the night!

Saturday’s event is the 2nd instalment in a new daytime favourite exercising its right to identify as neither breakfast nor lunch! Drag Brunch @The Vic Bar runs from 11am until 3pm, is hosted by the inimitable Sgàire Wood, drag artist, model and lucky for us Events Convenor at The Art School.


Drag Brunch features piping-hot performances and some of the best brunch and cocktail/mocktail deals in town!

Get all the info you need to either soothe Friday night’s hangover or congratulate yourself on a good night’s rest here.

You can check out other events happening as part of LGBT History Month Scotland @ https://www.lgbthistory.org.uk

THIS FRIDAY// FUSE by VAJ.Power //AGENCY LAUNCH //13th February, 2019

💥 FUSE returns to The Art School for their first party of 2019 💥

Celebrating the launch of their newly created agency, dedicated to pushing bass heavy and experimental sound in Scotland 💦

Full roster 👉fuse-by-vajpower.com

The talent from Glasgow and beyond :


💥Keyzuz

💥Nova Scotia the Truth

💥Plantainchipps

💥Evil Medvěd (Live)

💥皚桐

💥TAAHLIAH

…and VAJ.Power

Live visuals ⚪️ Live electronics ⚪️ dubstep ⚪️ club ⚪️ grime ⚪️ uk funky ⚪️ bass  + more

15th of February

10pm-3am

£5 b4 12 // £7 GSA/8 after

⚫️ TIX ONLY OTD so come early to grab a space  ⚫️

Read more about VAJ.Power in their interview with The Skinny