© Callum Rice
Glasgow based artist and filmmaker Callum Rice will present a solo exhibition in the Studio Pavilion in April 2019. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013 Callum has directed and produced a number of short films that intimately explore and depict social and personal histories and sites from across Glasgow and Scotland.
Following in the vein of previous film works, the project and exhibition at the Studio Pavilion will take as its starting point the work of Glasgow born architect and engineer Archibald Leitch. Leitch began his career designing factories with the sole surviving example being the category A listed Sentinel Works at Jessie Street, Polmadie. He also went on to become Britain’s foremost football architect. In total he was commissioned to design part or all of more than 20 stadiums in the UK and Ireland between 1899 and 1939.
April 2019 will mark 80 years since Leitch died. To examine his work within the context of a gallery in the city of his birth seems fitting.
Rice’s film will focus specifically on Leitch’s Polmadie Sentinel works which is the last of his factories known to have survived. It was the first steel-reinforced concrete building in Scotland and the third oldest to survive in the UK. Although it is listed category A, as a building of significant national importance, it is now derelict.
Programme of Talks
A series of talks that have been programmed alongside the exhibition. All of the talks are free and can be booked via the Studio Pavillion Eventbrite page.
26th April, 7-9 pm