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. Real Life Top 10

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) Real Life Top 10. Forward, 1 (1). pp. 62-73.
  2. Here Was Elsewhere: >>FFWD

    Sinclair, Ross (2018) Here Was Elsewhere: >>FFWD. University of Dundee Cooper Gallery, 19 January - 17 February 2018 [Show/Exhibition]
  3. Solo Exhibition, Real Life is Dead, Long Live Real Life

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) Solo Exhibition, Real Life is Dead, Long Live Real Life. Shanghai Himalayas Museum, China, 22 September - 10 November 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  4. The Gift of Time, (10 x 8, b/w) Or Secret histories documenting the ancient and modern tropes of contemporary Scottish culture including but not exclusively limited to the prehistoric, Neolithic, contemporary and futuristic tribes.

    Sinclair, Ross, Donachie, Jacqueline, Jeffrey, Moira and McKee, Francis (2018) The Gift of Time, (10 x 8, b/w) Or Secret histories documenting the ancient and modern tropes of contemporary Scottish culture including but not exclusively limited to the prehistoric, Neolithic, contemporary and futuristic tribes. In: Alan Dimmick Photographs 1977-2017. Stills Gallery: Centre for Photography.
  5. A Dream of the Hamnavoe Free State

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) A Dream of the Hamnavoe Free State. The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, 17 June- 16 September 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  6. Artists who make Music/Musicians who make Art

    Sinclair, Ross (2018) Artists who make Music/Musicians who make Art. Queens Park Railway Club, 24 February – 25 March 2018 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. "The Chinese Scottish Real Life Orchestra", British Council Residency, China, 2017 Alongside Real Life Is Dead/Long Live Real Life which is part of overall CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) "The Chinese Scottish Real Life Orchestra", British Council Residency, China, 2017 Alongside Real Life Is Dead/Long Live Real Life which is part of overall CURRENT: Contemporary Art from Scotland. Shanghai Himalayas Museum, September 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  8. After, After, After, After The Monarch of The Glen: Real Life is Dead

    Sinclair, Ross (2017) After, After, After, After The Monarch of The Glen: Real Life is Dead. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 6 October – 18 November 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  9. "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]
  10. 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]