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The Skinny Picks

Every two months, The Skinny select their picks of our coming programme:

January/February 2018

November/December 2017
September/October 2017
July/August 2017
May/June 2017
March/April 2017
January/February 2017

November/December 2016
September/October 2016
July/August 2016
May/June 2016
March/April 2016
January/February 2016

November/December 2015
September/October 2015
July/August 2015
May/June 2015

General CCA coverage

The Sunday Herald, Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

The Evening Times, Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts has welcomed over 300,000 people through its doors in the last year - the highest ever in its 25 year history.

The Evening Times, Glasgow is home to eight of the top visitor attractions in Scotland

Radio Scotland, Shereen Nanjiani interviews CCA Director Francis McKee.

The Herald, Francis McKee discusses CCA’s history in an in-depth interview.

The Scotsman, The 20 most visited Scottish attractions of 2015

The Evening Times, The launch of new public engagement strand Botanic Concrete

The Evening Times, The Glasgow Loaf launches Public Engagement programme Cooking Pot.

Lonely Planet, Accessible Glasgow Guide

CCA and The Third Eye Centre at 40

The Herald
“The CCA's open doors policy welcomes artists, offering them space to work, exhibit or perform. It recently won the prize for Best Cultural Venue at the Glasgow Awards, recognition that the CCA is as much loved by arts-goers as makers. The attendance figures say it all. In 2014-15, more than 42,000 people attended 802 events.”

The Evening Times
“Over the years the venue was not only a place to meet, eat, drink and attend events, it brought the best modern art into the lives of people in the city and was a crucial link in what is now referred to as the Glasgow Miracle and the city's global status as a breeding ground for prize-winning artists.”]

The Evening Times
“Less than 10 years ago, when Francis McKee took over as director, he started a quiet revolution with a shift to a more democratic way of working and a return in many ways to the ethos of the old Third Eye Centre. The simple act of opening the doors, welcoming artists and performers, as well as the public in, and encouraging them to stay has proved to be the perfect business model.”

The Evening Times
“Opening the doors of CCA to overseas artists is the perfect example of the organisation's open source approach in action. A pragmatic response to the expansion of the Sauchiehall Street building 14 years ago, it offers space the organisation can't use itself to groups or artists with an idea for a show, film screening or event.”

The Evening Times
“The newly-appointed public engagement curator at CCA will be working with communities across the city, building bridges and forging links that will hopefully change the way many think of art.“

Selected coverage of recent CCA Exhibitions

Sarah Rose, Susannah Stark, Hanna Tuulikki: Lilt, Twang, Tremor
The List, Group exhibition explores the potency and possibility of the voice as a medium

Sahej Rahal: Barricadia
The Skinny, Infinite Resistance
The List, Sahej Rahal creates a body of new work about the imaginary country of Barricadia
a-n, The week's top exhibitions
The Scotsman, Art Reviews

The House that Heals the Soul
The Herald, Exploring the ancient art of the printed word
June and Winter

Rob Churm: Parasite Rex
The Skinny, Art Reviews

The Sky is Falling
The Scotsman, Art Reviews
Artforum, Picks
this is tomorrow

Forms of Action
The Herald, Art and activism in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street
The Scotsman, Art reviews
this is tomorrow
The List, Visual Art preview

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Uptight upright upside down
The Scotsman, Art reviews
The List, Visual Art reviews

Pio Abad, Notes on Decomposition
a-n, A Q&A with… Pio Abad, artist and producer of 100 replica Margaret Thatcher handbags
Art Asia Pacific, Notes on Decomposition, Pio Abad

Kathryn Elkin, Television
The List, Artist Kathryn Elkin discusses her new solo show Television, improvised videos and rounding off the Parkinson stuff

Jerwood/FVU Awards: Borrowed Time
The Skinny

Pilvi Takala
Contemporary Art Daily, Pilvi Takala at Centre for Contemporary Arts
Frieze, Highlights from Glasgow International 2016
Artmonthly, Pilvi Takala interviewed by Catherine Spencer

Merlin James, Long Game
Artforum, Picks
The List, Rare opportunity to view 30 years of work by remarkable Glasgow-based painter
The Skinny, Review
The Scotsman, The lone figures of Merlin James’s powerful work invite us to contemplate that which we can’t see

Giles Bailey & Jeremiah Day
a-n, Best exhibitions of 2015
This is Tomorrow, review

The Shock of Victory
The Independent, Alec Finlay has spent six months reading tens of thousands of submissions
The National, A poetry collection created from submissions to the Smith Commission is among the exhibits in a new art show responding to the independence referendum
Sunday Herald, Flier squad: one year on, what does indyref campaign literature tell us about the Yes and No sides' tactics? Essay of the week by CCA director Francis McKee

For media enquiries, please contact Julie Cathcart, Communications Manager on julie@cca-glasgow.com