Wednesday, 30 January 2013

"as much as they can take..."


         Here are some images and documents to further illustrate how the Third Eye Centre saw itself as a source of education and a place to consider social and contemporary issues but this was balanced with keeping itself accessible. Below is a "not-yet-letter" (a.k.a. rejected proposal) from Tom McGrath and below I put in as a reference an image of Colin Cina's work from his catalog published by the Third Eye Centre.

(The image is courtesy of the Third Eye Centre/CCA)


(Image of "Equinox" by Colin Cina. The image is courtesy of the Third Eye Centre/CCA)

"The opening of the COLIN CINA exhibition of paintings and drawings on Tuesday, October 21st market he beginning of a "contemporary" period at the Third Eye Centre, when we will show that modern or abstract art is not necessarily unintelligible, and in fact can be very entertaining. Colin Cina' Paintings are large and colourful, tending towards the abstract, but still attractive to the uneducated eye." -  Alison Clark, The Programs Relations Officer



This pamphlet from London was distributed to everyone in the Visual Arts Committee in 1976 (and it still serves as a nice guide even today) in order to serve as a model for keeping artists in Scotland. There are correspondence letters clipped together of organisations from Dundee to Edinburgh and Glasgow all keeping each other updated on developing studio spaces.



(This is an image of a publication between Acme, SPACE and the Arts Council of Great Britain, The image is courtesy of the Third Eye Centre/CCA)


(This is an image of a publication between Acme, SPACE and the Arts Council of Great Britain, The image is courtesy of the Third Eye Centre/CCA)

         To pull a quote from the Arts Guardian on May 10th (The opening of the Third Eye) Tom McGrath said "At this point though, it's all practicality. There isn't time for ideas till we've got it open and functioning. Let's say, I'm interested in a breakdown between compartments in the arts. I'm interested in an international present and a local situation. I can't see the outcome- that's what makes it so exciting."


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