Talent Galore!


xo5efk_4yiy1etFrom 4rd November  – 15th December, from 6pm to 8.30pm, our HND2 Art students are exhibiting ‘Boxed’ alongside professional artists Matthew Inglis and Miriam Dokotliverth

HND2 Students of Art & Design, Kelvin College, invite you to think “Inside the Box” with an exhibition of box art.
Inspired by the concept of box art, the students will present ‘BOXED’, inviting audiences to ‘’Think Inside the Box’. The exhibition presents an exploration into individual themes exploring Identity, Self-image, Semiotics, Music, Place, Towns & Cities, Memories and Ecology. Their work will be exhibited alongside the box dioramas of Edinburgh based artist Matthew Inglis whose show is entitled ‘The Butterfly Effect’ and the wooden constructions of Glasgow based artist Miriam Dokotliver, entitled ‘Wood and Tale’.



The Butterfly Effect


Edinburgh based artist Matthew Inglis brings his celebrated show ‘The Butterfly Effect’ to Glasgow. Shown recently at the Edinburgh College of Art Andrew Grant Gallery and co curated by Bill Hare and Gordon Brennan, Glasgow audiences will have a chance to view this series of diorama boxes that, “…encapsulate poetic, tragic, humorous, absurd and eccentric narratives.” The work is showing as part of BOXED at Glasgow Kelvin College West Campus, which opens this Thursday 3rd November, 5-8.30pm, all welcome.

Wood and Tale


A selection of wooden box constructions by Miriam Dokotliver.

Miriam Dokotliver is a mixed media artist based in Glasgow. She was born in the Ukraine, lived in Poland, was brought up in Israel, travelled widely, then moved to England and finally made her home in Scotland, therefore, home, language and culture are unfathomable issues.

She graduated from Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art, went on to study for her Masters in Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art and is currently undertaking an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.


A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia…

08s-n2jjf6xh86Come along to see our Acting & Performance students perform a true classic!

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  • Wed 16th November 7pm
  • Thu 17th November 7pm
  • Fri 18th November 2pm and 7pm£8.50 Adult, £5.00 Child, £4.00 Local Links plus GKC Student (1 per student on production of College ID)

Showing at the Platform, Westerhouse Rd, Glasgow Box Office: platform- online.co.uk, 0141 276 9696 (option 1)

Alumni – Siobhan Mackenzie


There’s no stopping GKC fashion graduate Siobhan MacKenzie! Not only did she recently feature in  ELLE USA as featured in last week’s blog….

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Siobhan has claimed Celebrity Endorsement for her Enterprise

Former Glasgow Kelvin College student, Siobhan Mackenzie, was astonished and delighted to get a call for a ‘rush job’ to her bespoke kilt design business last week  –  a request from Justin Bieber for one of her exquisite designs to show off on his Purpose world tour!

The team swung into action and created a customised design overnight.  To a rapturous audience at SSE Hydro, Justin sported his Scottish highland dress showing off the skill and talent which Siobhan displayed during her BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Manufacture studies at the College.

Graduating two years ago, Siobhan’s business has gone on from strength to strength – she was strongly featured in last month’s US edition of Elle Magazine and has won a host of artistic and business awards, including Best New Scottish Designer 2016.  Her unique designs spotlight the very best in creative Scottish manufacturing, giving a stunning twist to a traditional garment for the high-end market.

She said:  “Justin was extremely excited to be receiving his own Siobhan Mackenzie Kilt and we loved working with him and his wonderful team.  It was great to see Bieber champion our brand values on stage as we promote a Made in Scotland ethos where sustainability and quality are at the core.”

Siobhan’s achievements are a real credit to her own innovative talents and to the support and inspiration of the teaching staff who worked with her.

For more information, visit:  www.siobhanmackenzie.com


Fashionistas welcome!

A warm Glasgow welcome to our Erasmus partners from Berufsschule 5 Nurnberg accompanied by staff member Barbara Denker. The group will spend one week in the department making new friends and learning new skills. Day one got off to a start with a tour of the department followed by design presentations by our HND students and then some time spent in smaller groups chatting to the degree students. After some tea and Tunnocks tea cakes, the visitors spent the afternoon learning American smocking techniques. A full programme is planned for the week so watch this space………


Deputy Lord Provost Gerry Leonard welcomed our German visitors at a Civic reception in the glorious City Chambers.

Our visitors enjoyed a relaxing morning at GKC learning the historical embroidery technique of Blackwork. This embellishment was popular in the Tudor era and is made up of small stitches creating geometric patterns. This is a brand new skill for the German students who focus on the manufacturing side of clothing back in their own school. They all agreed that this method of embroidery is addictive…… the only thing that lured them away for a tea break was the range of Tunnocks biscuits on offer!!!


Preparations for real work experience

Exciting times for our HNC Care and Administrative Practice students, they are busy preparing for their work placements starting at the end of November! And don’t they look smart!


Christmas Card Competition

Are you Creative?

 Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to showcase your creative skills in our Christmas Card competition.


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