A MAP Commission
is being shown as part of the launch of the Threshhold gallery for video and web art, opening in Perth in September. The first part of the new work by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi, can be seen in MAP, Issue 2. This extended work has been jointly organised by Threshhold and MAP magazine.

Jim Lambie and Simon Starling, both artists represented by the Modern Institute, Glasgow, have been nominated for the Turner Prize 2005. They join Gillian Carnegie and Darren Almond. The winner will be announced live on Channel 4 on 5 December. Simon Starling has also taken on a new commission at Cove Park in Argyll. An international hub for the arts and creative industries, the park has invited Starling to develop a temporary piece that will be shown in spring 2006.

Matts Leiderstam
has collaborated with DCA and one of the leading institutions of contemporary art in Sweden, Magasin 3, over an elaborate eight-year-long project. The culminating show at DCA at the end of July features paintings, books and visual instruments relating to the 17th century Grand Tour. www.grandtourexhibition.com

Simon Reekie,
a graduate of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone, has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship to study at the Art Institue of Chicago. The only artist this year given the prestigious worldwide award, he now has $45,000 to put towards an MFA in drawing and painting, which begins this autumn.

Emily Beckmann,
contemporary jeweller and tapestry artist, shows at the Red Door Gallery in August. The Edinburgh-based artist, who took part in The Dangers of Knitting, is currently sourcing bone china crockery to smash, crush, emboss and hang as part of a study of the crossover between fashion and art.

Cordelia Oliver
The drawings of this much-respected art writer, now in her 80s, feature at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh during August. For many years Oliver was arts correspondent for the Guardian . She has written for other nationals, many art magazines and is author of a number of books, including a biography of Glasgow artist Joan Eardley. A graduate of Glasgow Schooll of Art, Oliver vividly captures life in the theatre—Maria Callas and Judy Dench are among her subjects.

Matt Sewell
is the first artist to show in one of Edinburgh’s latest exhibition spaces, when contemporary culture shop Analogue expands in August to include a gallery. The exhibition will feature this top graphic artist/illustraoto’s latest works on canvas and paper.

Joanne Kaar
Since returning from her Taiwan residency, the paper artist has been joined by fellow Taiwanese artist Ding-way Lin. The pair will work collaboratively during the Edinburgh Festival, inviting members of the public to paper workshops.

Charles Poulsen
has created a living sculpture along the Borders’ Southern Upland Way. ‘Point of Resolution’ is a series of circular forms cut into heather which change over time and is the pilot piece for Landworks’ Project .

Paddy Jolley
returns to this year’s 59th Ednburgh International Film Festival with his first feature film Sugar . A fine art and photogrphay graduate, the Irish visual artist, writer and director joins the list of artists showing films for the EIFF’s Black Box series. Sam Taylor-Wood headlined last year’s Black Box.

Tommy Pearman
performs alongside Ziggy Campbell and Kev Sim in a specially designed 20 minute project, ‘Found Write Rock’. The one-off noise performance at Cell 77 under the Aurora Projects banner, takes place on 6 August and includes electric guitar, bass, drum kit, microphones, laptops and live sampling.

Kate Davis
begins a reidency at the CCA, in her home city of Glasgow. Folllowing David Sherry, she will develop new work into 2006.

Amy Sales
joins the CCA, Glasgow as associate curator. Director of EmergeD, an international artist-led, non-profit organisation, she has also worked at the Modern Institute, Tramway, Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

Glasgow Project Room is based at 64 Osborne Street, Glasgow and has no organisational connections with the artist Alex Frost as stated in ‘Streetwise’ MAP Issue 1.