press release

Glasgow International (Festival of Visual Art) will return for its sixth edition in April 2014, under the guidance of new Director Sarah McCrory. The festival will continue to showcase Glasgow as a unique major centre for the production and display of contemporary visual art. Taking place in various venues and locations across the city, including Glasgow's major art spaces and cultural institutions, the Festival will be comprised of an ambitious programme which includes exhibitions, events, talks, performances and projects by international and Glasgow-based artists.

Glasgow International is also delighted to present a new visual identity for its sixth edition, which will be accompanied by a new website to be launched this year.

Bringing a wealth of experience, Sarah McCrory has joined Glasgow International as Director for 2014–2016. McCrory joins Glasgow International after spending three years as curator of Frieze Foundation, a non-profit organisation responsible for the curated programme of Frieze Art Fair including Frieze Projects and Film. In 2012 she was instrumental in the inception of Frieze Projects East, which included the production of six new public art projects situated throughout the Olympic host boroughs of East London as part of the London 2012 Olympic Festival.

Highlights for the 2014 Festival include:

Major new commissions by critically acclaimed international and local artists including BEDWYR WILLIAMS, ALEKSANDRA DOMANOVIĆ, SUE TOMPKINS and SIMON MARTIN, and an exhibition by MICHAEL SMITH.

The programme for the YEAR OF HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2014 will include off-site projects at Govanhill Baths and McLellan Galleries by JORDAN WOLFSON, CHARLOTTE PRODGER, ANTHEA HAMILTON & NICHOLAS BYRNE, AVERY SINGER, and works from the estate of HUDINILSON JR.

The festival includes 55 exhibitions and events across the city, taking place in nearly 50 venues, including highlights such as exhibitions by GABRIEL KURI, ANNE COLLIER, MICHAEL STUMPF, CLAUDIA COMTE, KHALED HOURANI, FIONA JARDINE and BEATRIZ SANTIAGO MUÑOZ, amongst many others.