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Poster for Activities Week
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This poster was used to advertise The Glasgow School Of Art's annual activities week. A number of events were organised including: films, lectures, poetry, jazz folk, drama, contests, disco, a bar in the Haldane building, dance art, a drag talent show and a snooker competition. Activities week ran annually from the 1970s until the mid 1980s. During this week, classes stopped and various events were organised instead. The poster is annotated on the reverse with "J.Cosgrove".
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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.
Name of creator
James Cosgrove, or Jimmy Cosgrove as he is more popularly known, is a Scottish artist and designer. He was a member of staff at GSA where his positions held included Lecturer in Design (Textile Design) from 1973-1980, and Senior Lecturer in Charge of Printed Textiles from 1980-1982, before being appointed Deputy Director of The Glasgow School of Art. He retired from academic life in 1999.
His recent work in painting, drawing and collage is derived from travel in general and people and places in the west of Scotland in particular - including Arran and Ayrshire. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Paisley Art Institute, Cosgrove also exhibits widely in a number of commercial galleries.
He is a Director with the House for an Art Lover and has contributed to books on art and design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh - and ART PARK Glasgow at Bellahouston Park, where he has a Sculpture fabricated in iron and steel titled; ‘Shipbuilding - Homage to those who made the Clyde great’.
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Screen print done in four layers of ink on white paper.
Dimensions: 1100 x 760 mm
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/170
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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition
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