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Celebrating 70 years since the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (Proklamasi), Discover Indonesia is the largest showcase of Indonesian performing arts within the UK. In Glasgow, Cryptic presents the best of Indonesian visual arts, music, theatre, traditional dance, film and cuisine.

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Discover Indonesia presents…

Grand Parade

Jompet Kuswidananto

Thu 10 September – Sun 4 October // 12noon – 5pm (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun) // 12noon – 8pm (Thu)  // The Glue Factory // Free

Sat 12 September // 2pm // Guided tour with Remco de Blaaj, Curator, CCA // Free


Following his recent success at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, trend-setting innovator and Asia renowned visual artist, Jompet Kuswidananto brings his Grand Parade to Glasgow. Currently up-and-coming in Europe, Kuswidananto is part of an energetic, community-driven art scene in Yogyakarta where he creates multimedia installations that often combine video, sound and mechanized elements.

Featuring fascinating groups of life-sized figures wearing festive, ceremonial and political dress, this colourful assembly is an exploration of identity and the ways in which different, sometimes even contradictory ideologies are negotiated in Indonesian society. His work is inspired by the island of Java and its rich history of continuous transition between religious beliefs, political regimes, rural and urban culture, science and spirituality. The Grand Parade absorbs all of these elements into one shared space that can be both peaceful and playful and in an instant become tumultuous and threatening.

“The juxtaposition of magic and machine, likewise the traditional and the modern, and the classic duality of East and West.”

The Jakarta Post


Discover Indonesia presents…


Jim Allen Abel

Thu 10 September – Sun 4 October // 12noon – 5pm (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun) // 12noon – 8pm (Thu)  // The Glue Factory // Free

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A curious and striking commentary on the current power systems inherent in Indonesian society by artist and photographer Jim Allen Abel. The second installment in a trilogy of works, Uniform_Code investigates the influence of uniforms on those that are seen to be in a position of trust and authority. Based on conversations with his father who was a teacher, and required to wear the distinctive dress assigned to all Indonesian civil servants, Allen’s work focuses on how the idea of uniform is often used to obscure individuality and their specific duties in constituting a bigger entity. Presented as a striking series of passport photographs, each with differently and unusually disguised faces, his work challenges and manipulates our perceptions of recognizable figures and their role in society.

“He became aware that uniforms were in fact everywhere… and he noted how the personal identity of all the members belonging to these groups vanished…”

The Jakarta Post

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Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.

Integrity reveals beauty.

Integrity has no need of rules.

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural INTEGRITY PAINTING PRIZE. In this years prestigious exhibition we are delighted to present new work from:

Hannah Bays, Rodolfo Brito,

Francesca Blomfield, Giovanni Giacoia,

Florrie James, Ross Little, Tom Marshallsay,

and Max Prus

The Glue Factory

Grand Opening Friday 31 July, 7-9pm

Then open 1-9 August, 12-6pm, closed Mondays

“I’ve never been competitive with anybody but myself.” – Ice T


After party following – 8.30 pm till late.

Featuring Letitia Pleiades, Whilst Djs, Dam Mantle and Silent Thunder (live)

Free b4 10, £3 after.

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The annual Glasgow School of Art, Master of Fine Art (MFA) Degree Show at The Glue Factory.

Opening – 10th June 2015, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Opening Times:

Open 11am – 6pm daily

Thursday 11 – Sunday 21 June, Admission Free

The Glue Factory, venue entrance:
15 Burns Street
Glasgow, G4 9SS

More information via GSA website, here

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Red Bull Music Academy presents A Night With LuckyMe

Jacques Greene, Naked, Éclair Fifi, special guest Mykki Blanco

Sunday 29th March
9pm – 1am

The Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, Glasgow G4 9SE

Tickets:  £15

Red Bull Music Academy is hitting the road this spring and will roll through Glasgow, Bristol, London and Manchester for a month-long programme of club nights, shows, lectures, workshops, daytime parties, live radio broadcasts and special events from some of music’s most eminent emissaries.

A hedonistic hybrid that takes the Academy’s signature style and mixes it with the breadth of a city festival, the UK Tour takes over a different locale each week for a unique plethora of events that draws on each city’s cultural heritage.

For everything you need to know head to –

GSFF strange electricity / golden teacher

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Glasgow Short Film Festival presented the 20th anniversary screening of the ‘Holy Grail of electronic music documentaries’. Shot in 16mm, Säkhö the Movie documents Finnish ultra-minimalist techno label Sähkö Recordings in its mid-90s prime. It was directed by label chief Jimi Tenor, and features Tenor himself, Mika Vainio aka Ø, Pan(a)sonic, Hertsi, and even Glasgow’s own Keith McIvor aka JD Twitch. Jimi and Twitch will present this unique screening in the appropriately industrial surroundings of the Glue Factory. The screening will be followed by live sets by Jimi Tenor and Golden Teacher, and a DJ set by JD Twitch.

All photos – Glasgow Short Film Festival / Eoin Carey

Glasgow Short Film Festival / Eoin Carey

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GSFF strange electricity / golden teacher

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After the huge success at SWG3, The Night Fair returns with Halloween Special “Black Magick”

An Evening of Altered States


Current Exhibition – running till 2nd November 2014

Opening Friday 10th October 2014

The Glue Factory is hosting the first exhibition in Scotland by the celebrated German artist Jonathan Meese, featuring new work made on site during a residency in the lead up to the show.

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In the studio August 14

The MFA Degree Show is the annual exhibition of work from the Master of Fine Art postgraduate programme at The Glasgow School of Art.

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4 – 21 April

‘This Image License Has Expired” is an exhibition of new work by Michael White (b.1987). Using a variety of applied print and collage, this collaboratively produced body of work vainly serves to articulate a sense of ideological embattlement.

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