11 May 2010

Check out the Mini-Skinny guide!

Published by the Skinny magazine and Central Station for Glasgow International, which featured Atypical Root and Radius:

02 May 2010

Sunday 2 May, 12-5pm Atypical Finale & Launch of the Govan Armada +++

Party time is here again! Atypical style.

Sunday 2 May, 12-5pm Atypical Root wraps up in fine style with an afternoon of events on Clydbrae Street, Govan G51 2AJ (see how to get there below).

Events include, the judging and launch of The Govan Armada, an opening at Clydebrae Studios/Govanheim Gallery the Bike-So-Cool Pedal Bike Event and much more!

–Free Burgers to the first 100 people–
Burgers served starting at 1pm with thanks to Riverside Community Hall.

Fire engine on site all day from the Fire Brigade for kids to see!

Timetable for the day:
  • 12-1pm Judging of boats in the Govan Armada
  • 1-1.30 Welcome by Councillor Shaukat Butt, Blessing of The Armada by Bishop Gregor Duncan from The Scottish Episcopal Church, Announcement of judges and prizes awarded
  • 230-330 LAUNCH of The Govan Armada
  • 3-5pm Other events by Bike-So-Cool, viewing of the Govanheim Gallery
Getting there:

View Atypical Root - Public Art Trail in a larger map

Coming from the north/city centre - there's lots to see. 
We'd suggest a stroll down the Broomielaw and Lancefeild Quay, taking in several Atyp works along the way before crossing over the Science Centre/BBC foot bridge to see what's on offer there. In the courtyard area you can find Kate V. Robertson and Gallacher & Warren. The Govan Graving Beacon can be seen from just in front of the Millennium Tower.

To get to Clydebrae Street head through the Science Centre car parks, past the Hub building, out to Govan Road. Take a right heading WEST on Govan Road. you'll pass old Town Hall, keeping the river generally on your right. You should see several Atyp markers as you go. As you approach the old dry docks there will be a high wall keeping you out. Clydebrae Street will be a right hand turn and you'll see a sign for a Tyre Service Centre on the corner.
Via the Underground: 5min walk.
Exit at Govan Station and head EAST down Govan Road.
You should be able to see the Millennium Tower at Glasgow Science Centre over the roof tops ahead and a green area will soon be on your left.
As the green area ends, take your first left onto Naplier St - and just after some construction on your right, cross over to Clydebrae St ( Naplier & Clydebrae do not connect for vehicle traffic ).
Continue down Clydebrae St. about half a block. Clydebrae Studios and the Govanheim will be on your right, the river on your left.

29 April 2010

New images from the trail

Jamie Cooper's "Nae Place" (illuminated nightly from 8-10 PM):

26 April 2010

New images from the trail

A few more shots of works along the trail:

Sam Stead's "Boat":

t s Beall's "Govan Armada" in the Glasgow Science Centre reflecting pool:

Atypical Root featured in the Glasgow Herald | 'Strange twists of artistry'

Krintin Innes of the Glasgow Herald included Atypical Root in the paper's Arts & Entreatment section this past Friday (April 23, 2010) in an article covering Glasgow International highlights. Mentioned artists include Shelton Walker, Jamie Cooper, Mhari Sharp and the Govan Graving Beacon by t s Beall, Ben Dembroski & Benjamin Rush.
"There are a number of pieces making use of Glasgow's unusual, unseen or just ignored spaces in this year's GI programme, and using these spaces to say something about or to the city itself. Atypical Root is a specially curated strand of the festival, mainly comprising public art works placed by 25 Glasgow-based artists at certain points along a walking tour of the city. On Glasgow Green's Drying Green, where disused clothes poles still poke out of the ground, you'll find Shelton Walker's muted sound collage of the noises of contemporary domestic industry - washing machines, tumble dryers and ticking clocks - which have replaced the busy female community who used to use this space.

Following the route (or Root) along the Clyde, you'll eventually come to Jamie Cooper's brilliant Nae Place, a gaggle of crazily bent and re-soldered streetlights, hanging out like a bored gang on a Broomielaw wasteland, their light reflecting only their own bodies.
On the Govan Road (and at a few unmarked points in the East End), Mhari Sharp's fly-posted print series Every Other Saturday reflects on 1980s football casual fashions, while at Govan Graving Docks an automated beacon flashes Morse coded versions of text messages sent by locals in the direction of the Glasgow Tower (follow them in English at http://twitter.com/GovanBeacon)...."
Read the compleete article via http://bnet.co.uk

Atypical Torrent | Interventions on the Broomielaw

Yesterday we gathered for a performance talk and interventions by the one and only, Anthony Schrag, under the Kingston Bridge....

21 April 2010

Kate V Robertson and other work at
The Glasgow Science Centre

Check out 'Meeting Space' by Kate V Robertson in the BBC/GSC Courtyard:

The most recent image from the beaconcam!

Also at Glasgow Science Centre, have a look for The Govan Graving Beacon, which you can text on your mobile at 07866429424, and The Govan Armada currently floating in the IMAX reflecting pool. These two works centre around the derelict Govan Graving Docks across from Science Centre's Millennium Tower.

Also don't miss the Atypical Root Finale on Sunday 2 May, from 12-5pm on Clydebrae Street G51 2AJ in front of the old Govan Graving Docks--see the events page for more information.
Check out the artist page or venues for more info on Atypical public artworks, and our Googlemap to plan your own Atypical Root!