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Students to stage show of work despite blaze at School of Art

A SPECIAL show is to be staged by fine art students at Glasgow School of Art (GSA) following last month's disastrous fire at the Mackintosh Building.

The GSA has confirmed there will be no fine art degree show following the blaze, but instead more than 100 students will be able to show a single example of their work at an exhibition at the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow.

The school's Design and Architecture Degree Shows are to proceed as planned in other art school buildings, along with the MFA show at the Glue Factory venue.

The show in the McLellan Galleries will run from June 14-21 and each student will have one image included in the exhibition, which will take the form of a group show of digital prints.

The prints, and a limited edition book, will be available for the public to buy, along with work by other graduating students across The Glasgow School of Art.

Professor Tom Inns, director of the Glasgow School of Art, said: "Last week's events had a significant impact on the GSA but I am pleased to confirm that the GSA Degree Show for our Architecture and Design students will go ahead as planned.

"This will offer the public not only the opportunity to see work by a new generation of creative talent, but it will also be the first chance to visit our award-winning Reid Building."

"I am also delighted to announce that images provided by our final-year Fine Art students will be the focus of a specially curated exhibition in McLellan Galleries which will coincide with Architecture and Design Degree Shows."

A fund-raising event for the art school, entitled Art School United, is to be held this Friday at 20 Scott Street. The advertising poster for the event was designed by GSA alumnus David Shrigley.

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