Ross Sinclair

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Reader in Contemporary Art Practice

Fine Art-Sculpture & Environmental Art

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Dr Ross Sinclair is an artist, writer and musician and is currently Reader in Contemporary Art Practice in the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. He is best known for his ‘Real Life’ project initiated when he had the words REAL LIFE tattooed in black ink across his back, at Terry’s Tattoo parlour in Glasgow, 1994. The ‘Real Life Project’ has been disseminated across a range of exhibition and publication contexts, positioned against a critical framework of contested models of audience participation, ‘Everyday Life’ and ‘The Real’ acknowledging the influence of key critical thinkers around the realm of participatory and socially engaged practice.

Drawing on multi-disciplinary methodologies, Sinclair reflects on the forms, materials and processes of contemporary art practice ovmore...

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  1. "I Tried to Give Up Drinking with Guitars Instead of God"

    Sinclair, Ross (2016) "I Tried to Give Up Drinking with Guitars Instead of God". [Artefact]
  2. Making Your Mark - A Scottish Printmaking Heritage Outreach Project

    Sinclair, Ross (2016) Making Your Mark - A Scottish Printmaking Heritage Outreach Project. Partick Library, Glasgow, 22 March to 30 June 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  3. The King And I/The Eighth Wonder

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) The King And I/The Eighth Wonder. & Model, East Parade LS1 2BH Leeds, 26 Jan - 19 Feb 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  4. 'Real Life Moby Dick 2017' in 'Two Night Stands'

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) 'Real Life Moby Dick 2017' in 'Two Night Stands'. Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee DJCAD, March 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  5. INK: Public Archive - Five Decades of Printmaking at the Glasgow Print Studio (If North Was South and East Was West)

    Sinclair, Ross, Barclay, Claire, Campbell, Steven, Gray, Alasdair, Lambie, Jim, McLean, Bruce, Shrigley, David, Wright, Richard, Byrne, John, Borland, Christine and Ainsley, Sam (2017) INK: Public Archive - Five Decades of Printmaking at the Glasgow Print Studio (If North Was South and East Was West). Glasgow Print Studio, 11 February - 22nd March 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  6. Pure Movement: Artist Moving Image from Scotland, Screening and In-Conversation

    Sinclair, Ross, Nashashibi, Rosalind, Spence, Pernille, Dove, Katy, Forrest, Sarah, Marquiss, Duncan, Sworn, Corin, Gibbs, Alison, Niven, Bobby and Watson, Dominic (2016) Pure Movement: Artist Moving Image from Scotland, Screening and In-Conversation. K-11, Wuhan Art Village, Wuhan, Central China, 18 Dec 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. The Hallucinating Edge: Artist's Moving Image from Scotland

    Sinclair, Ross, Colvin, Anne, Cunningham, Karen, Dove, Katy, Forrest, Sarah, Hannah, Michelle, Lafferty, Mairi, Mezger, Oliver, Varley, Tom and Watson, Dominic (2016) The Hallucinating Edge: Artist's Moving Image from Scotland. Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China, December 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  8. "35 & Counting" (Green Real Life, Aspex Cluster)

    Sinclair, Ross, Blandy, David, Burrows, David, Parsons, Jonathan, Crowe, Nick, Rawlinson, Ian, Tierney, Sadie, Faithful, Simon, Gubb, S.Mark and et, al (2017) "35 & Counting" (Green Real Life, Aspex Cluster). Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK, 3 Feb - 19 March 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  9. 21 years of The Town is The Venue, Devon Arts, Huntly: The Real Life Gordons of Huntly

    Sinclair, Ross and Deveron, Arts (2016) 21 years of The Town is The Venue, Devon Arts, Huntly: The Real Life Gordons of Huntly. [Performance]
  10. We Love Real Life Glasgow (B/W) Proof

    Sinclair, Ross, Lynch, Tessa, Finlay, Alec, Maclean, Rachel, Mirza, Haroon, Owens, Kate and Choudhry, Rabiya (2016) We Love Real Life Glasgow (B/W) Proof. In: Self-ish, Issue 1. Craig Coulthard, pp. 16-71.