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Hand to Hand Art Medals Symposium

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City of Glasgow College

190 Cathedral Street

Glasgow

G4 0RF

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HAND TO HAND: The Modern Art Medal will show the student work from City of Glasgow College, which last year produced an award-winning medal, alongside work from around 12 other colleges. There will be a Symposium in the afternoon of the 26th of April, where some of the speakers will be Sir Mark Jones (former Director of the V&A, and a medal specialist), Marcy Leavitt Bourne (Director, the Student Medal Project), two representatives from the British Art Medal Society and a Foundryman.

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1pm Introduction by Lisa McGovern, Curriculum Head Craft & Design – City of Glasgow College

1.10pm Sir Mark Jones, former Director of the British Museum and V&A

A brief history of the Modern Art Medal

1.30pm Marcy Leavitt-Bourne, Director British Art Medal Society

Talking about previous winners and giving an overview of the Student Medal Project

Prize Giving

2.15pm – Short break

2.30pm Ulrika Kjeldson, BAMS New medallist

Discussing her work and the New Medallist Scheme

2.50pm Roddy Mathieson, Foundryman

Talking about the Casting process

3.10pm Kate Ive, Visual Artist

Discussing her work and in particular art medals

3.30pm Handling Session

City of Glasgow College will host the annual Student Medal Project exhibition in 2019 from 26th April to 14th May. This bronze-casting Project was introduced twenty-six years ago into art colleges all around the UK by the British Art Medal Society. The Project focuses on the skills of casting, thereby promoting an age-old method of working with metals. The modern art medal is a work that has two sides and an edge, all of which are incorporated to create the narrative, whether representational or abstract; it is passed from hand to hand, its tactile qualities of importance; it is a multiple, therefore collectable and a medium that can be shared. It is small, but punches above its weight.



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