Sarah Forrest & Virginia Hutchison
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In the Shadow of the Hand is a collaborative project that brings into conversation the practices of Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison. It reflects a shared desire to look at the relationship between the art object and language, reflecting specifically on processes of evaluation and critique and the development of artistic practice in response to this. Exhibited initially at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2012, the project has been unfolding through a series of online exchanges as part of the 2013 editorials for MAP magazine. For ((O)) the artists will present the next stage of the project in the form of performed texts and lost objects. By engaging in a wider conversation with ((O)) the artists hope to inform a future publication in the form of an audio record.

Virginia Hutchison graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004 and currently sits on the board of directors for Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Recent projects include: Accidental Mix - the participatory maker, GSA and QCHA (ongoing); International Randall Chair in Sculpture, Alfred University, New York (2013); MAP magazine – contributing writer (ongoing); Walking Woman Sending A Kiss, Cuth, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow (2013); In the Shadow of the Hand, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2012) - with Sarah Forrest; Tir mo ghraidh / Land of my love , WISP commissions, Benbecula, (ongoing); The Turra Coo Sculpture Projects, Aberdeenshire (2010) - with Charles Engebretsen & David Blyth; 7 sunsets, Re-imagining the Centre / IOTA, Inverness (2009).

Sarah Forrest graduated from the Glasgow School of Art (MFA) in 2010. Recent exhibitions include (solo): CCA Glasgow (with Mounira Al Sohl), September 2013; Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence, Supplement, London, 2012; P is for Protagonist, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, 2011; (group) that now, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand 2013; unsmoothmaking, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2013; Playing with undead things, Kortrijk, Belgium, 2012; Magic Love Trade Objects, Art Geneve, Geneva, 2012 and In the Shadow of the Hand, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2012) - with Virginia Hutchison


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David Beattie

Robert Blake

Cormac Browne

Jessica Conway

The Crepe Crypt

Simon Cummins

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Jane Fogarty

Gemma Gore

Paul Hallahan

Sarah Forrest & Virginia Hutchison

Dragana Jurisic

Katyayani's Vegetarian Food

Marion Kelly

Kevin Kirwan

Serena Lee

Jonathan Mayhew

Luke McCreadie

Rob Murphy

Oisin O'Brien

Liam O'Callaghan

Helena O’Connor

Michael O'Rourke

Seoidin O'Sullivan

Lucy Pawlak

Susana Pedrosa

Alan Phelan


Eoghan Ryan


Tim Stott

Senjia Topcic

Matías Vértiz

Marysia Wieckiewicz

  We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Monster Truck Gallery and Studios, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and Fire Station Artists' Studios.