2014 Lecture

Steven Campbell Annual Lecture 2014

Ross Sinclair
Date: Thursday 16 October 2014
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD


The Steven Campbell Trust are delighted to announce that artist Ross Sinclair will be giving the sixth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture at the CCA, Glasgow.

In the role of emcee, Ross Sinclair will be joined by artists and critics including Ellis Luxemburg, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt and Jim Colquhoun to cast a critical eye over the current state of the visual arts community flourishing in the shadow of the much used (and abused) paradigm of ‘The Glasgow Miracle’.

The Scotland-wide GENERATION project is currently celebrating the development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years. It has brought exhibitions and projects by over 100 artists to over 60 galleries around the country including landmark installations by both Ross Sinclair and Steven Campbell. To coincide, the BBC produced Scotland’s Art Revolution: The Maverick Generation, featuring Sinclair and contemporaries, charting the development of the recent Scottish scene. But can these kind of large scale, media positioned, centrally funded events ever hope to reflect what’s really going on?

Sinclair has worked for the past couple of years on an AHRC funded project with Francis McKee, Director of CCA, in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art – The Glasgow Miracle- Materials for Alternative Histories. The project has explored and rationalised existing archival material from the Third Eye Centre and CCA (material spanning the period 1972- the present) and through which Sinclair has conducted an ongoing series of long form interviews with artists building an archive for future historians.


(Image: Alex Dordoy, Roddy Buchanan, Ross Sinclair, Julie Roberts and Toby Paterson in the Steven Campbell room at the Scottish National Gallery / Photograph: Gordon Terris)