David Mach, the Turner prize nominated Scottish Sculptor, is the latest in a long line of international artists and architects to sign up for Glasgow art show, “#AmeetsA”. The event, created by Double S Events, whose aim is to raise funds for ENABLE Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art will culminate with the exhibition of all the submitted artwork that will run from 16th – 29th October and will be hosted at the Italian Centre in the heart of the Merchant City.
“Architecture Meets Art” will bring together some of the biggest names in the art and architecture world. Participants include; Zaha Hadid Architects; the team famed for the stunning Riverside Museum of Transport and Foster + Partners; the minds behind London’s iconic “Gherkin” and Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro and Armadillo. In addition to this, there will be contributions from Graven Images, the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Page/Park, Contagious Design, Gareth Hoskins Architects, 360 Architecture, N8 Design, Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects and artists David Simpson and Marion Gardyne.
The artwork will cross all mediums from sculpture, installation art and design to painting. The theme of the exhibition is to celebrate the cultural importance of Glasgow’s art and architecture. The original artworks will feature in an exclusive auction at the event’s Gala Dinner at the end of October, with funds raised going to ENABLE and The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Building Fire Fund.
Hazel McIlwraith, Assistant Director of Fundraising for ENABLE said:
“Glasgow is a city with stunning architecture and outstanding artists, and we were delighted to be asked and accept Double S Events’ invitation to partner up for their ‘#AmeetsA’ event. It’s our 60th year anniversary year and we want to highlight the steps forward Scotland has made over these 6 decades: artistically, architecturally and culturally.”
“I cannot thank the artists and architects enough for joining us and raising funds for ENABLE Scotland and Glasgow School of Art, which was so cruelly damaged by fire this summer.”
David Mach, artist said:
“I will be working on a bespoke commission for the exhibition and it would be great to see lots of other Scottish artists to get involved too. I’m honoured to be part of this project supporting one of Glasgow’s finest architectural triumphs, the Mackintosh Building, and helping to raise funds for ENABLE Scotland’s vital work.”
#AmeetsA will encourage established and emerging talent to produce artwork inspired by Glasgow to be displayed for two weeks in October before being sold at a Gala dinner. Submissions for artwork from artists and creatives is ongoing.