Gallowgate Artist Studios

Established 1985

Duncan Comrie

dadapop construction: Roundabout Time exhibited at RGI 2017.
Surrealism Awake with Minted & Kidology, Edinburgh Festival Fringe pbh show 2015.
Gardyloo with Minted, Kidology & Andre Breton, Edinburgh Festival Fringe pbh show 2016.
Lobey Dosser in Last Chance Pearce Institute, Govan, 2016.
The Key: The Mystery in the Art of Alasdair Gray, Websters Theatre 2015.
dadapop construction: Roundabout Time exhibited at RGI 2017.
dadapop construction: Roundabout Time exhibited at RGI 2017.

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust and Mighty Fine Theatre present


Sunday 10th December

"Showdown at Bridgeton Bus Garage"

shows: 14:00 and 16:00

76 Fordneuk Street, Glasgow G40 3AH


The scenario in studio 109: A person speculating on a meaning of art:

‘Minted Kidology is a conceptual conceit that confronts the contradictions in the practice and theory of life. It is a development of the abstract ideas put into practice by the major artists and art movements of the c20th in Dada, in Surrealism, in pop art, and all their followers. True, Minted Kidology is a made up construct, but then all conceited ideas originate in the imagination. Some take on a messianic mission others flare up and wither, yet minted kidology makes no claim to lead a new mission, on the contrary it irritates, it stimulates, it annoys, it fascinates, hopefully it is a dramatic performance that titillates the aesthetic taste buds and refreshes the visual sense’. Let me entertain you.

Props of the drama:

Dadapop: Altered readymade art constructions that visualise contradictions.

Minted Kidology: Absurd dramatic performances on the contradictions of art. The Dada Surrealist Appreciation, Re-enactment and Preservation Association meet irregularly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe courtesy of PBH’s Free Fringe to dream of objective chance, but they have had meetings in Aberdeen & Glasgow.

Mighty Fine Theatre: To keep grinning humour and wit in art. Drawing particularly on the example of Bud Neill and his cartoon legend, Sheriff Lobey Dosser with annual shows for the West End Festival at the Dram.

Duncan Comrie, self-styled art dramatist; drawing art into theatre and theatre into art.

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