Steven Campbell Trust Lecture: There is no bathroom rug in Psycho

This event was hosted on Zoom, 6-7pm, Wednesday 29 September.

The Steven Campbell Trust were delighted that art historian Dr Gráinne Rice gave the 2021 Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the tenth in the series. 

This talk explores Campbell’s discernible Surrealist affinities and representations of crime and violence in his work. From early work such as the 1981 collaborative performance Poised Murder, to the later 2000-02 Psycho Rugs series, Campbell’s work incorporated Surrealism’s interest in crime and the subconscious. His work synthesised ideas and imagery borrowed from artistic precursors with elements borrowed from popular culture, cinema, and literature. 

Rice has recently completed a PhD on Campbell at Edinburgh College of Art. The event was chaired by Leverhulme Fellow, Professor Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh).

For a subtitled version of this presentation please click on the Watch on YouTube option, then turn on subtitles/closed captions option.

Steven Campbell Trust Lecture: There is no bathroom rug in Psycho

6-7pm, Wednesday 29 September. Free, but ticketed. Online via Zoom.

Steven Campbell, Physco [Psycho] Rugs Hosta! (c. 2002)

The Steven Campbell Trust are pleased to announce that art historian Dr Gráinne Rice will give the 2021 Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the tenth in the series. 

This talk will explore Campbell’s discernible Surrealist affinities and representations of crime and violence in his work. From early work such as the 1981 collaborative performance Poised Murder, to the later 2000-02 Psycho Rugs series, Campbell’s work incorporated Surrealism’s interest in crime and the subconscious. His work synthesised ideas and imagery borrowed from artistic precursors with elements borrowed from popular culture, cinema, and literature. 

Rice has recently completed a PhD on Campbell at Edinburgh College of Art. The event will be chaired by Leverhulme Fellow, Professor Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh). 

Book your free place: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8716322372774/WN_r2-AP-kQQZaohJcE_980sA

Steven Campbell Annual Lecture 2019

Dressing Above Your Station

Wed 12 June 2019

CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

We are delighted to share this wonderful recording of our recent Steven Campbell Annual Lecture at CCA, Glasgow.

In what proved to be a very well attended and compelling event, Beca Lipscombe and Mairi MacKenzie looked at the life and work of Steven, considering what it means to dress for the life you want rather than dress for the life you have. They reflected upon Campbell’s depiction of textiles and clothing as well as his personal wardrobe, in order to recount their own aspirations growing up in Scotland and the routes they took in an attempt to develop a vernacular panache.

Beca Lipscombe is a fashion and textile designer and one half of Atelier E.B. Mairi MacKenzie is a fashion historian and Research Fellow in Fashion and Textiles at Glasgow School of Art.

Our sincere thanks go to Beca and Mairi for their research towards this excellent presentation in CCA, and for coordinating filming of this fantastic event and sharing this with us.

Click on link below for credits for video lecture and video production:

Credits for Steven Campbell Lecture, CCA, Glasgow, 2019

Our thanks also to Beca for sharing images of Steven’s work from her recent research of Paisley Museums’ Collections.

To see in hi-res click on images below.

This life size portrait is a counterpart to Steven Campbell’s allegorical, amalgamated portrait of John Byrne, ‘Paisleycus Byrnicus Virus Invading Mr Gray, also Art Funded in 2006.

The painting is a physical and psychological likeness of a fellow artist and professional admirer.

This work was painted as Campbell was nervously awaiting a visit to the studio of John Byrne in Nairn.

John Byrne was born in Paisley and Campbell uses the Paisley pattern with references to Velasquez. First there is the device of a painting within a painting which echoes the work ‘Las Meninas’ and there is an allusion to Velasquez’ self portrait in the top right corner. Byrne’s Picasso-inspired shorthand inspired the little heraldic-looking dog, taken again from Velasquez. Byrne’s diverse practice made him something of a hero to Campbell.

‘The Golden City’, Oil on Canvas. 11 metres long and three metres high. Commissioned by airport operators BAA in 1990.

See Glasgow Herald article by Clare Henry, Looking the world in the eye, 17th April, 1995:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12110741.looking-the-world-in-the-eye/

Word doc:

The Herald. 17th April 1995, Clare Henry, Looking the world in the eye.

 

The Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion. 6th February 2017 CCA Glasgow

 

The Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion
6pm, Monday 6 February 2017 CCA Glasgow
On the occasion of the eighth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the Steven Campbell Trust were delighted to announce a panel of invited guests to discuss the enduring influence of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud on popular culture.

The event was be chaired by Michael Pedersen, poet and co-founder of Neu! Reekie!
In essence an eclectic postmodernist, Campbell’s complex layered artworks reference multiple sources.

The iconic image of the young rebel poet Arthur Rimbaud is a recurring figure in Campbell’s paintings and drawings, poems such as ‘The Drunken Boat’ of 1871 were a vital source of inspiration.
Hailed by Patti Smith as “the first punk poet” the panel at the CCA, Glasgow included: poet and educator, Professor David Kinloch, University of Strathclyde; songwriter, poet and broadcaster Lach, a New Yorker in exile and founder of the Anti-Folk movement; and Scottish artist and flâneuse, Karen Strang.
The CCA event page: http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/steven-campbell-trust-lecture-2017-rimbaud
Facebook: The Steven Campbell Trust
Twitter: @SCampbellTrust

Annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017: Rimbaud Panel Discussion

Dear Friends and Followers

Please join the Trustees for the Annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture 2017:

Rimbaud Panel Discussion
6pm, Monday 6 February 2017 CCA Glasgow.
Free but ticketed, book here: https://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873568871 or call 0141 352 4900

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Steven Campbell portrait

On the occasion of the eighth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture, the Steven Campbell Trust are delighted to announce a panel of invited guests to discuss the enduring influence of 19th century French poet Arthur Rimbaud on popular culture.

In essence an eclectic postmodernist, Campbell’s complex layered artworks reference multiple sources. The iconic image of the young rebel poet Arthur Rimbaud is a recurring figure in Campbell’s paintings and drawings, poems such as ‘The Drunken Boat’ of 1871 were a vital source of inspiration.

Hailed by Patti Smith as “the first punk poet” the panel at the CCA, Glasgow will include: poet and educator, Professor David Kinloch, University of Strathclyde; songwriter, poet and broadcaster Lach, a New Yorker in exile and founder of the Anti-Folk movement; and Scottish artist and flâneuse, Karen Strang.

CCA event listing: http://cca-glasgow.com/programme/steven-campbell-trust-lecture-2017-rimbaud

Facebook: The Steven Campbell Trust
Twitter: @SCampbellTrust

 

Steven Campbell Trust Annual Lecture 2015

New Wave: Revisiting Mixed Media at Glasgow School of Art 1977-1981
Mon 12 October 2015, 6pm, CCA Glasgow

Jayne Taylor Art Students c.1980 (small)

Jayne Taylor Art Students c.1980 (small)Jayne Taylor, Art Students c.1980

The Steven Campbell Trust are delighted to announce Roger Hoare, artist and educator, will be giving the seventh annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture at CCA.

Roger Hoare was Lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art from 1973 to 1981 where he taught on the short-lived Mixed Media programme between 1977 and 1981. Steven Campbell joined the course in his second year in 1979. It was where he made the now iconic Poised Murder performance with a group of fellow students.

Roger will be joined by researcher and artist Debi Banerjee who has been working in the GSA archives. Her project New Wave: Materials, Methods and Media, Glasgow School of Art 1970-1988 considers the impact and legacy of the Mixed Media Department at GSA and the history of innovative pedagogy in art schools.

6pm, Free but ticketed, Theatre. All ages welcome.

Book online here: http://tinyurl.com/oe2c8j2 or call 0141 352 4900

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/55e57cb70bdb759451000004

http://thestevencampbelltrust.org/

Steven Campbell Annual Lecture 2014

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

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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.

glasgowmiracle.blogspot.co.uk

(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)

Steven Campbell Annual Lecture 2013

Ron O’Donnell. 2013 Steven Campbell Annual Lecture

Date: Thursday 10 October 2013

Time: Film screening 6pm, lecture 7pm

Venue: CCA Glasgow, Sauchiehall Street

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Picture: Ron O’Donnell and Carol Campbell 2012, Image: Gráinne Rice

Now in its fifth year, the Annual Steven Campbell Trust lecture comes to Glasgow for the first time. Introduced by journalist and broadcaster Edi Stark, the lecture will be given by Campbell’s friend and collaborator, artist Ron O’Donnell.

O’Donnell is one of Scotland’s finest contemporary narrative photographers; he and Campbell collaborated on the 2002 Portrait Gallery exhibition celebrating poet Edwin Morgan’s 80th birthday. Reflecting on O’Donnell’s own practice, the lecture will develop the connections Campbell made in his work to other art forms, artists and writers, looking in detail at his use of collage.

This year’s lecture will be preceded at 6pm by a screening of two short films about Campbell in CCA’s Cinema. Both events are free and supported by the Steven Campbell Trust and CCA.

To book a place:

http://www.ccaglasgow.com/programme/52137fc747d2edc014000073

Steven Campbell Annual Lecture 2012

Annual Trust Lecture

We are delighted that Peter Hill, artist and author of Stargazing will be giving the fourth annual Steven Campbell Trust Lecture at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Dr Peter Hill is a Glasgow-born artist, writer, and independent curator. He is a dual citizen of Scotland and Australia.

From the age of seven he attended painting and sculpture Saturday morning classes at Glasgow School of Art.

This, combined with a love of writing and literature, encouraged him to try and bring all these elements together in what he calls “Superfictions”. The first of these was a fictitious museum in New York called The Museum of Contemporary Ideas (1989 – ongoing).

Peter Hill regularly gives workshops on Superfictions to a variety of groups.

Tickets are available from our Eventbrite page.

Venue: Summerhall

EH9 1PL Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Thursday, 8 November 2012 from 19:00 to 20:15 (GMT)