Events at Good Press
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From our home at 32 St Andrews Street, we host events like book launches, performances, screenings and reading groups with publishing at their heart. As with stocking books this is on an open submission basis. We provide the space for your event or group free of charge, all you need to do is promote it (or not if the occasion needs to be closed to a wider public.) We have lots of stools and a handful of backed chairs, we also have a toilet on site.

BOOK LAUNCH & PERFORMANCE: Heat by Ragini Chawla. 04/06/2022 — 2pm until 4pm (performance at 3pm)

Heat is a story about a person, a dog and what unfolds. The book uses humour to shed light upon the kind of relations between humans and animals, focussing on the sense of ownership and control humans exert. Painted in a light hearted way using drawing as a tool of story telling, one could walk away with humour or ponder over the attention given to the protagonist controlling the dog’s sexual urges as its decided owner. Ragini will also be performing with a newer unpublished work. First copies which combine as a pamphlet will be available to take from these.

Ragini Chawla is an artist who sleeps in Delhi and wakes up in Glasgow. Her practice sees the use of drawings, paintings and sculptures to create absurd, personal and political visuals and narratives. Growing up in a family who always relied on humour to put their point across, she adopted humour as her USP. She thinks a lot about people, friends, family, sex, love, and her grandmother’s food

READINGS & BOOK LAUNCH: SANS SOLEIL with Maria Sledmere & fred spoliar Daisy Lafarge and Peter Manson. 23/06/2022 — 6:3pm until 8:30pm

Written between the summer and winter solstices of 2020, this is a sequence of twelve sections, each one marking a turn in the weather, a break in cloud, a spell between intimacy and distance. Inspired by Chris Marker’s 1983 film of the same name, Sans Soleil explores a poetics of dissolve, mediation and temporal sabotage. It asks, what is it to touch and be touched across fluctuating scales and times, to figure memory and dailiness in the tension of image and its repurposing as commodity and affective currency? In a chiaroscuro lyric of light and shadow, Sans Soleil dwells in the virtual ecotones where species might touch, meld dreams or experience ‘a sort of cramp in language’ which signals elemental change as song. Each section was written in synchronous sessions where the lines were written ‘in turn’ between fred spoliar and Maria Sledmere, alongside para conversations about the uses and abuses of pastoral.

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Lunchtime is a non-profit project space based on St Andrews Street in the city centre of Glasgow. Lunchtime opened in July 2019 and shares a home with Good Press and Sunday’s Print Service. Working mainly with Glasgow-based artists and recent graduates, exhibitions and events are programmed both by Lunchtime and through open call. Lunchtime provides space and time to projects and artists, aiming to provide curatorial support, and break down prevalent boundaries to showing artwork. 

David Roeder, Remains Changed, 19.04 — 04.06.22

Sticky Fingers, 11.06 — 13.08.22

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Some Pictures, Isobel Neviazsky, 2019, Photo: Sean P Campbell

Tender, Nat Akinyi, 2019, Photo: Sean P Campbell

Non-Stop Action! Out! Of! Control! Thriller Maniacs!, Amy Di Rollo, 2019, Photo: Sean P Campbell

Grief Bruise, Amy Winstanley, 2021

Exact Science, Jessie Whiteley, 2021