Performance Review: Gordon Douglas

performance reviewIn his AIRetc.. blog post Gordon Douglas carries out a performance review regarding the delivery of Introduction-to-Performance, a course elective devised by Gordon Douglas with members of HND Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College.

Source: Performance Review

Art e-Facts 81: Susan Philpsz 2010 Turner Prize Winner and the Telford CAP Student:

Question: What’s the connection between 2010 Turner Prize winning Scottish Artist Susan Phillipsz and the HND Contemporary Art Practice course at Telford College?

Answer: 47 Film

In May this year Film 47 documented Phillpsz Prize winning work ‘Lowlands’. The final film was submitted to the Turner Art Committee for judgement ad there is little doubt that 47 Film’s film footage helped Susan secure her prize

At around the same time Filmogropher Andy Cameron of 47 Film, was working closely with Art & Design student Natalie Doyle on the recording of Natalies’ Final Major Project work of her Foundation Course here at Telford College. Natalies’  movie focuses on social relationships through the Internet and how identity is built up through that medium. CAP Alumni Lauren McLaughlin and Gordon Douglas also appear within the film.

The following is a short documentary about the film:

Andy Cameron works freelance in and around Scotland and has worked for the Edinburgh Art Festival, the Glasgow International Arts Festival and has been published on several high profile websites.

For further information email 47 film at:

Occupied: ContemporaryArtETC students hold festival exhibition.


“Occupied” is an exhibition featuring  work by 3 of ContemporaryArtETC’s current students. The exhibition will feature new and recent work produced during their first year on the ground breaking course at Edinburgh’s Telford College.

The work covers a range of themes including;  journey, protection and the notion of celebrity. Alongside these will be new works by the artists inspired by the current economic climate and associated difficulties of occupation, appropriation and negotiation.

Alan Holligan Curriculum Leader for the Contemporay Art Practice Course at Telford said “I am delighted that the students have shown such initiative and determination to get their work and ideas out in the public domain during their summer break. It takes a great deal of confidence and organisational skill to pull of an entirely self initiated project like this and it is testiment to the callibre of student and to their learnig over the last year.”

The art works will occupy the un-let retail space for 1 week between 18th-22nd of August at the height of the Edinburgh Festival season. The work will cover a broad range of disciplines including, drawing, painting, sculpture and film.

A private view of the work will be held on Monday the 17th August 7pm – 9pm.


Gordon Douglas
Lauren McLaughlin
Carrie Gooch

Location: 9 Gillespie Place in Bruntsfield MAP

Times: Tues – Sat  10am and 6pm