Art Exhibitions and Charitable Acts

Well looks like we are up and running now, second post and we have plenty to tell you, from awards to art, music and a little bit of charity. So let’s make a start.


Well Done To …..

Tutor Robert Murray with students Aaron Sangray and David Murphy
Tutor Robert Murray with students Aaron Sangray and David Murphy

The Building Services Engineering Team for reaching the finals and receiving special mention at the HV News Awards last week (the Vokera partnership was up for the Collaboration Award).

Two of the Full Time Pre-vocational students in Vehicle Body Repair skills, Aaron Sangray and David Murphy, who went on a two-week work placement with Allied Vehicles did so well that they’ve been taken on as apprentices.  Tutor Robert Murray is extremely proud of them.


Beautiful Music from Finn Le Marinel

Finn Le Marinel Launch PosterElectric Honey’s latest Signing Finn Le Marinel is launching his EP Loves is Waves on April the 29th at the CCA.

Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased at the CCA or online at the CCA Glasgow website

You can see a sneak preview of this great song below or for more information on Finn, visit the Finn Le Marinel site.

What Are GKC Students Up To Next Week?

Art Exhibition

9 Art Exhibition3rd year BA (Hons) Visual Arts students, from the West End Campus, will be exhibiting with HND Year 2 Photography and Art & Design students. They will be exhibiting their current work, ranging from paintings and drawings to installations. The exhibition itself will take place in Glasgow Kelvin College’s West End Campus, 75 Hotspur Street, G20 8LJ, from Monday 27th April until Friday 1st May.  The Opening Night is Thursday 30th April from 5.00 to 8.00 pm.

Try and along and see a vast range of creative works from three different collectives of students. Beverages and nibbles will be available, as well as music and a chance to talk to each individual artist.

open house poster take 2As well as the end of year show, 9° will be exhibiting with Glasgow Open House Art Festival the weekend of 2nd May at North Kelvin Meadow (located directly behind the West End Campus).

‘9 Artists 1 Meadow’ have made pieces in direct response to the area and have created 9 site specific installations. Feel free to pop a long from Saturday the 2nd until Monday the 4th of May from 12.00 to 5.00 pm.

For more information visit the Art Exhibition Event page.

Who’s Fundraising at GKC?

Glasgow Kelvin College Fashion Department – Rag Bag Collection

Rag Bag CollectionOn Monday the 27th of April the Fashion Department will be collecting to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice so now is an ideal time to do a spring clean on your wardrobe.

They will accept textiles of any quality – good quality items will be distributed to markets in East Africa and other developing nations whilst older items will be recycled into industrial wipes.

The department will receive 40p for every kilo collected so ask your friends, family and neighbours too. Just bring your bags and deposit them in the large recycle bins outside the Fashion department for collection next week. If you are not based in Springburn Campus the items can be sent in the internal mail clearly labelled Rag-bag.

Have peace of mind that your old clothes will be used again in developing nations (over 70% of the World’s population use second-hand clothes) and not contribute to landfill (textiles make up 12% of landfill sites)

What you can put in the RAG-BAG bags

  • clothes, hats and shoes(tied in pairs)
  • handbags, belts and wallets
  • curtains, towels, bed linen and duvets
  • fabrics and soft toys

Any donations will be greatly received!!

NC Business Students – Candle Sale

Candle Sale in Aid of Cancer ResearchNC Business students, at the City Campus, are taking part in an Enterprise Activity as part of their course. They were set a task to raise money for a good cause by setting up a mini business .

Dermot O’Kane, who recently lost a relative to cancer, and his fellow students have decided to sell candles to help raise some funds for Cancer Research UK.

The students will be in the City Campus on Tuesday the 28th of April, from 11.30 am selling the candles, they will cost £3 each.

Please show your support to your fellow students and this worthy cause.


That’s everything for this week, but the blog will be updated weekly, on a Friday, so if you have anything you want included next time then please email the details to Tracey on

Have a great week and see you next time!!

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