The Burning Sand
Photo: Sophie Dyer

The Burning Sand is a bi-annual prose, poetry and art magazine, featuring creative and critical writings and drawings from artists, musicians and writers involved in the unique and largely self-initiated arts infrastructure in Glasgow. Edited by Glasgow-based writer and curator Sarah Lowndes and designed by Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond, the magazine means to plough the furrow of Critical Regionalism.

Kathryn Elkin, Dame, 1975
Kathryn Elkin, Performance Dame, 1975, 03.08.13, Photo: Francis Mckee

Volume 3 of the magazine will be launched as part of Glasgow International 2014, and includes distinctive voices including a new image-text work from artist Kathryn Elkin, a collaborative contribution by Wolf (musician and composer Kim Moore and artist Fergus Dunnet), Jenny Brownrigg’s story, Five art curators consider transforming an interior, three Untitled acrylic paintings composed on pieced newspaper by Tony Swain, Nerea Bello’s eloquent analysis of the controversial annual ritual Alarde parade, Lauren Gault’s evocative composition Such Lush Detail and Luke Fowler’s researches into the live electronic work of maverick Canadian composer Martin Bartlett.

Lauren Gault, Here-Biana! (2013)
Lauren Gault, Here Bianca! installation detail, glazed ceramic, salt (coloured), sheepskin nosebands, eucalyptus, 2013, Photo: Ruth Clark.

The launch party for Volume 3 of The Burning Sand will be held on the closing weekend of the festival, at The Poetry Club, Glasgow (Friday 18 April, 9pm – 2am). This free event includes include DJs and live performances by Glasgow-based artists Kathryn Elkin and Lauren Gault.

The Burning Sand
Photo: Tian Khee Siong

The Burning Sand Vol 3 was commissioned by Glasgow International 2014, with support from Outset Scotland.

The Burning Sand is distributed by Good Press and Motto ISSN 2052-5699

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