Standards – Performance Art Workshops with Gordon Douglas

Saturdays | 1100 – 1700

11th & 18th Nov


Over two sessions this course aims to give you an introduction to performance art practices. By taking famous performance artworks throughout history as our starting point together we’ll devise, rehearse, and perform new works. Through playful response to exercises, improvisation, rules, and instructions, Standards aims to provide you with a testing ground to explore and develop your own performance repertoire.

You’ll also have the opportunity to share your works with an audience at Glasgow Sculpture Studios following the final session.

Gordon Douglas is a performance artist working closely with organisations and groups towards deconstructing the acts of performance, education and collaboration within institutional habit.

He graduated from the Environmental Art department at Glasgow School of Art in 2013, and attended an exchange semester at CalArts, California. From 2013-15, he served on the Transmission committee.   In June 2017, Gordon co-programmed Shoulder-to-Shoulder, the annual Fieldwork International Summer School at Hospitalfield with Cicely Farrer. The Summer School borrowed the performance vernacular of the scratch night in order to open up a testing ground for how we might communally perform or enact a political ‘fizz’ from positions within the global artistic multitude.

Payment and booking can be made over the phone or online via Paypal. To book your place on any of these courses please contact or phone 0141 353 3708.


Discounts 20% Discounts are available for students and GSS members. 10% discounts are available for TWB tenants and benefits claimants.

Conditions No prior experience necessary but participants must be a minimum 16 years of age.

Cancellations If you are unable to attend a course or workshop, please inform us as soon as possible. Please note there is a cancellation fee of 10% on all bookings. Glasgow Sculpture Studios cannot refund any cancellation made less than 7 days prior to course start date.

Unfortunately, Glasgow Sculpture Studios may have to cancel courses or workshops. In such cases we will endeavour to contact you a minimum of seven days before your class is due to begin, place you on another course if convenient, or offer you a full refund.

Nonattendance on certain dates If for some reason you’re unable to attend a course on a certain date please do inform us as soon as possible. This will help the tutor to try and accommodate what you have missed in any subsequent sessions.

Please be aware that if you do miss sessions, these cannot be transferred to another course.

Nontransferable Bookings for workshops and courses are non‐transferable. You must attend the given course or workshop on the correct dates and at the stated times.