John Shankie’s current exhibition Refractory and Refrigeration at The Park Gallery

In conjunction with John Shankie’s current exhibition Refractory and Refrigeration at The Park Gallery, Falkirk, we would like to invite you to meet the artist at the following event:

Artist’s Talk 10 Oct 11am-12noon

John will talk about his work, exploring the themes of memorial, reflection and restoration in connection with the First World War.

John Shankie is a Lanark-born artist and lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art who works across a wide range of mediums, taking everyday objects and processes and drawing a sense of poetry from them. Coming to prominence as an artist in the 1990s, he has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and internationally. His work takes simple everyday actions and materials – cooking a meal, making a phone call, a fridge – and finds a rich seam of meaning in them with a deeper emotional or social resonance. As a former engineer, he is interested in making, mechanics and the technical process, but explores them for their ability to express ideas or emotions in unexpected ways.

John Shankie’s current exhibition Refractory and Refrigeration runs at The Park Gallery, Falkirk until 25 October.

Refractory and Refrigeration is an exhibition showing as part of GENERATION, a major nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant artists to have emerged from Scotland over the last 25 years, and is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The exhibition shows an artistic response through visual art to the themes of memorial, reflection and restoration, in connection to the First World War, as part of commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of war.

The event is free, but please contact the box office on 01324 506850 to book a place, thanks.

The Park Gallery, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR.   Tel: 01324 503789