Art School Film Club

14 SEP 2019 – 29 SEP 2019

Since 2006 Illustration students in the Communication Design department have been meeting up to watch and discuss a diverse and esoteric range of films. They’ve been stretching their narrative muscles by dissecting the work of film makers with all kinds of stories to tell and all manner of ways to tell them.

For that same period the 4th Year Illustrators have been trumpeting the screenings with graphic aplomb through a series of screen-printed, etched and lithographed posters.

This exhibition curated by Marc Baines in association with GSA Archives and Collections featured around fifty of these posters from the last twelve years, displaying them alongside posters from earlier GSA film clubs stretching back to the 1970s.

Films represented spanned the years 1924 to 2011 and included work by directors hailing from Greece (Athina Tsangari); Japan (Yasujiro Ozu); the Czech Republic (Jan Svankmajer); Turkey (Nuri Bilge Ceylan); Armenia (Sergei Parajanov) and all points in between. US and UK directors as varied and wide ranging as Chris Petit, Shirley Clarke, Buster Keaton and Charles Burnett featured too.

A fanzine ‘Art School Film Club’, edited and annotated by lecturer Marc Baines in collaboration with Susannah Waters and the GSA Archives and Collections, was launched at the opening of the show.

Marc Baines is a printmaker and cartoonist, formerly involved with co-running the Vesuvius Records label and his own Kingly Books imprint. Currently he pursues his interest in film, music and comics through involvement with the Umpteen Press collective and the Fantôm Cinema events he curates with artist Rob Churm. He also leads the Illustration specialism on the Communication Design BA at GSA.

This exhibition was supported by:
The Glasgow School of Art Archives & Collections, GSA Exhibitions, GSA Communication Design Department, Glasgow City Council and Scalarama

Text by GSA Exhibitions.

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