Monday 16 January | The Schoolhouse, 101 Portman St (map) | 3.00pm

What is ‘Sacred Space’? We may think of a religious site steeped in history and custom or the immensity of the natural environment. Others may imagine a civic space such as a library, a place of learning or a public monument; even a thought in response to the transition between musical notes or the shift in pictorial space in a painting. As part of the St Mungo Festival the team at Urban Office and Assumption Studios collaborated with City of Glasgow College Staff and Students to submit a creative response to the theme.

The Symposium will be opened by artist Evelyn Dewar. Photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper and artist Catherine Mooney will follow on by exchanging their views on the interpretation of Sacred Space. Artist Br Finbar Boyle OSB of Pluscarden Abbey and photographer Brian Sweeney will also be presenting their expositions.

The Symposium will be from 3–4pm on Monday 16 January 2023.

From 4–6pm, guests will have time to interact with the various participants and discuss their responses.

An exhibition of the responses will be held from 17–19 of January from 10 am until 4 pm.

Running alongside Sacred Spaces will be ‘Contested Space: Ukraine’, an exhibition by Josh Ho who is a Camera Operator/Video Editor for Channel 4 News and based in Glasgow. Josh is back and forth to Ukraine at the moment and his photographs were taken on and near the front line in the east. 13 January–13 March at the TuckShop Cafe, The Schoolhouse, 101 Portman Street Glasgow, open 11.00am–3.00pm.

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