Programs for Adults

5.2.18 Artists and authorship: reference, relationships and appropriation in contemporary sculptural practice

The Nasher Sculpture Center in association with The Common Guild presents an event as part of the Nasher Prize Dialogues: a panel discussion considering issues around the idea of artistic licence, and the use / re-use of existent material. The discussion will consider questions around ownership, originality, responsibility, ethics, and authorship in 21st century art production.

This event takes place at The Trades Hall of Glasgow as part of Glasgow International 2018 and includes speaker Katrina Brown (Director, The Common Guild) and artists Christine Borland, Sam Durant and Mark Leckey. 

 The Trades Hall of Glasgow was designed by Robert Adam in 1791-94. The medieval cathedral aside, it is the oldest building in Glasgow still in regular use for its original purpose. It is fully accessible.


5.12.18 Exhibition Artist

Artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler speaks about his new work, which draws upon focused listening and architectural acoustics to create a multi-channel sound installation in the Nasher Garden. Commissioned jointly by Nasher Sculpture Center and Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland, Fowler’s resonant sound composition uses everyday objects and acoustic environments to examine the material history and auditory qualities of each site.


Immerse yourself in artist Luke Fowler’s site-specific sound installation in the Nasher Garden. Then, get ready to turn up the volume as we compose an original soundscape inspired by our surroundings.

8.25.18 Artist

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness… both within and beyond the limits of perception.”