Thursday, 10 March 2016

TONIGHT /// Poster Club /// Preview & Artists' Talk at NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine, 4.30 - 7.30pm

Tonight marks the launch of Cooper Gallery's exhibition NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine, by Glasgow based artists' collaborative group Poster Club. There will be an Artists' Talk from 4.30 - 5.30pm in Cooper Gallery, followed by the Preview from 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Poster Club, Wheat, Mud, Machine, part of CURRENT | Contemporary Art from Scotland
Shanghai Himalayas Museum, 2015.

NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine is a newly created installation of posters, garments and sculptures by Glasgow based artists’ collaborative group Poster Club. Poster Club are Anne-Marie Copestake, Charlie Hammond, Tom O’Sullivan, Nicolas Party, Ciara Phillips and Michael Stumpf.

NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine sees the artists create a new body of work stemming from their participation in Phase One of Cooper Gallery’s major international project CURRENT in Shanghai in 2015. 
 Curated by Cooper Gallery in collaboration with curators and art organisations in China, developed in partnership with the British Council, CURRENT is a two year contemporary art exhibition and forum programme in Shanghai that showcases for the first time in China the distinctiveness of contemporary art made in Scotland, its grass-roots spirit and its keen debates with the social and political dimensions of art and culture. 

Installation view of NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine by Poster Club.

Poster Club uses the medium of print as a site for experimental collaborative practice. Revisiting previous artworks and utterances is one of the key apparatus in Poster Club’s practice which they describe as a humorous 'institutional self-critique’. Through their use of elusive and humorously provocative slogans and utilisation of the ‘poster’ in its inherent multiple form, Poster Club’s works embody the plurality and complexity of contemporary cultural practice.

During the Preview there will be speeches by esteemed guests from the Consulate General of China in Edinburgh, the Scottish Government and the British Council Scotland.

Poster Club, CURRENT | Contemporary Art from Scotland, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, 2015.

For more information about NEW Wheat, NEW Mud, NEW Machine and the artists, please see our website: