Anywhere but Nowhere

by on Jul.21, 2010, under Glasgow, Opening, Photography

As part of the Merchant City festival, Gordon Burniston is holding his exhibition Anywhere but Nowhere. Exhibition is on from 22nd July til August 1st, at his studio on 40 Osbourne Street. On display is a collection of contemporary photographic landscapes from west-central and north-west Scotland.

We ran a feature on Gordon’s work, a while back and you can also see more of his work at his folio site.

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Recoat Gallery 3rd Birthday

by on Jul.21, 2010, under Glasgow, Graffiti, Opening

To celebrate their third birthday on 30th July, Recoat Gallery, have invited artists from each of the countries they visited from their Fools Gold tour, to exhibit in an international group show. There will also be a live mural painting by legendary writers, Insa and Inkie. Head on down as Recoat always put on an excellent night. We’d also like to wish them a hearty congratulations, on beating the three year crunch!

Also, check out our interview with Recoat’s owners here.

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Ian Guy for Dyson Award

by on Jul.20, 2010, under Glasgow, Product Design

Ian Guy, a recent Product Design Engineering graduate, from the Glasgow School of Art, is running in this years James Dyson Award – a competition which champions innovative design engineering geared at solving real human problems. Ian, 20 years old, has spent the past year working with leading anaesthetists at Glasgow’s RHSC Yorkhill to tackle the problem of Air Entrainment in Intravenous Drip Lines.

As complicated as this sounds, Ian explains that “Air Entrainment is simply the problem of air bubbles forming in the infusion line. These bubbles cause a variety of problems, mainly staff distraction which consequently lowers patient safety – you don’t want to be wasting time removing air bubbles if a patient falls into a critical condition in theatre. At the extreme end of the spectrum these bubbles can result in fatality via air embolism – this is when a bubble passes into a patient’s bloodstream and stops blood flow. The solution seems initially surprisingly low-tech, however for me a true solution not only needs to solve the problem, but also be easily manufactured, implemented within an already over-complicated medical environment and also compete with existing less safe products price points, so for these reasons after exhaustive enquiries into more ‘sexed up ideas’ a simple modification to the existing drip chamber was the most viable option, both with respect to the engineering challenge, clinicians opinions and commercial viability.” Ian’s design includes the addition of a small floating seal which prevents “air entrainments from rigid fluid containers running dry – the most dangerous mechanism of entrainment due to the large volume of the air entrained, and the time consuming removal method.”

Ian’s simple redesign of the intravenous drip, could bring many benefits to hospital wards.

This year Ian has already placed 2nd in the University of Glasgow’s Big Idea Award, and won the Science, Engineering & Tech Category in the Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s New Ideas Competition securing funds to patent the device.

“Winning the Dyson Award would provide me with funds to secure the patent internationally and publicity to get under the radar of larger medical manufacturers who have the power and funds to take this project further.”

You can view Ian’s project, see the prototype in action and vote for Ian, by going to the James Dyson Award website.

Product Design Engineering is an undergraduate degree program and more information on the course and this years graduating students work can be found on the course microsite.


Joe Skilton

by on Jul.16, 2010, under Beyond, Edinburgh, Photography

Joe Skilton grew up in the walled city of York, and left home in 2008 to study visual communication at the Edinburgh College of Art.Having recently jumped ship to the United States, Joe has been based in Baltimore, MD for the past 6 months.

Inspired by loving friends and bad tattoos, Joe captures certain moments with whatever camera he decides is todays special. At a rate of 3 broken cameras a month, Joe hasn’t spent more than $5 on a camera since 2009.

Moved by the talent and enthusiasm of his friends and contemporaries, Joe’s photographs attempt to seize what he is most fascinated by, the highs and the lows of the people around him.

Recently, Photographs have been part of a group exhibition in Baltimore City, and are to be included in the first fourteen-nineteen exhibition in London. Printed material and collaborative works are all soon coming.

Collections are online through his Cargo Collective and other updates through

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Image Of The Day

by on Jul.15, 2010, under Beyond, Image Of The Day

This shot was taken from a photojournalism piece, covering poverty within white South Africa. Set in Coronation Park, many of the 400 squatters see themselves, victims of ‘reverse apartheid’. Race tends to play a large part in poverty in Africa, but this also shows that it’s a human issue.

You can see more of the collection in the Boston News

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NEW: WCNS Tumblr Feed

by on Jul.14, 2010, under Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Shout Out

We are now running a Tumblr photo blog, with a daily dose of inspirational imagery and moving pixels from around the world. If you would like to suggest some work, leave a note in the comment box.

Check it out daily, as it’s always getting updated.


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Demetrios Drystellas

by on Jul.13, 2010, under Glasgow, Photography

Demetrios Drystellas was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He moved to Glasgow this year, after studying International Relations in Athens. It was there he discovered and nurtured his love for photography, leaning toward medium format over digital.

You can see more of his folio at

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What Motivates Us

by on Jul.11, 2010, under Interesting, Video

Very impressive research done on what motivates and inspires us as humans, with some very interesting results.

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Tim Pulleyn

by on Jul.10, 2010, under Glasgow, Illustration, Sculpture

“My work, at its most simplest and basic concept, is inspired by my other passion, music, but is also complimented by an interest and curiosity in Chaos Theory, where small variables in a situation can lead to systemised chaos and unpredictability / a concept where control can only be maintained until chaos makes it fall apart.”

“The drawings I create begin with specific rules which incorporate human aspects to these Computer-Aided Design-like drawings. “Lines can only be drawn once”, “If the pen stops working it cannot be fixed”, are examples of the kinds of rules I employ and experiment with. Just as to mistakes made during the process, mistakes can not be corrected and drawings can not be re-drawn.”

“My drawings are all done by hand, and many of the larger scale drawings consist of over 1000 single points and lines. My work derives from my own inability to conform with the correct etiquette and protocols of daily-life Typically unable to spell correctly, write grammatically correct, choose the best path, listen to the best idea, understand advice properly.”

I was drawn to Tim’s work the moment I saw it. The regimentality, spatial awareness, complexity and delicacy combined with the subtle gradients created from the ink cross overs are magnificent. You can also see a collection of images documenting the progress of his work, for his graduation from GSA, on his site:

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Image Of The Day

by on Jul.09, 2010, under Glasgow, Image Of The Day

Benji Cluness is a photographer from the Shetland Isles. He is studying and working in Glasgow. You can see more of his sombre photography at his Cargo site.

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