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Síbín, a supportive environment for critical conversations responding to artists work in progress.


Each month we shift focus to a different medium/artform. The five lunar months between each Equinox make up one cycle of Síbín, rhythmically aligning to the rotation of the planet and punctuated by each Solstice. This cycle is then repeated, in a different order and with slight changes in iteration.


Síbín starts low-key and will grow organically, eventually connecting out beyond the walls of Torrisdale Street studios. The intention being to encourage an artistic community to come together and discuss their practice with a critical approach.


From 6pm there will be four artists showing speculative work in progress. Each piece is given a maximum of ten minutes followed by a fifteen minute critical feedback/discussion with the group. From 8pm the evening moves on to a social with music and drinks to fuel informal discussion and more intimate conversations till midnight.

Síbín is inclusive, everyone is welcome. (Síbín is pronounced Sheebeen)


We are developing a monthly social club with our neighbour McNeils as an evolving space to bring creatively minded people together and to encourage informal discussion centred around creative practice and how this connects to, and can benefit, the wider culture and environment we are all embedded within.


Music will be central to the space as both a communal activity and a direct way to collectively release some energy. Through this space we hope to initiate an as yet unknown larger cultural programme that can begin to tackle the prevailing societal mindset that places the market and economics above every other aspect of being. This is maybe a bit ambitious and driven by wishful thinking for what is essentially a boozer in the Southside of Glasgow, but we'll give it a go and see if we can plant some seeds that talk of symbioses, equality, expansion of consciousness, responsibility and awareness of our technological power now making human beings a powerful force of nature.

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ARC Independent presents Cleave, a group exhibition of six artists installed across three arches in Laurieston, Glasgow. Programmed as part of the Glasgow International 2018.

To cleave; meaning both to split and to adhere to, embodies both acts of divergence and convergence. It begins as a concept split along natural lines of being, an invitation to reimagine the distances between binaries: internal/external; earth/space; body/technology; feminine/masculine; near/far; native/other. Taking over three of the Laurieston arches, six artists working across sound, sculpture, video, painting, photography and performance will be paired, reacting to one another’s work and creating moments of intersection across the various mediums to establish an expression of commonality.

Exhibiting Artists:


Sofia Alsbo

Maria de Lima

Craig Dow

Timo Kube

Ines Rebelo

Francis Thorburn

Preview: 20th April 6 – 9pm
Performance: Francis Thorburn, 20th April at 6pm
Exhibition: 21st April  – 7th May, Wed – Sun 12 - 5pm; Laurieston Arches, G5


ARC Independent registered CIC No. 569812