Supporters’ Club Talk #3: Francis McKee - ‘On Going Furthur, Faster’

19 March 2015

‘On Going Furthur, Faster’
A special discussion with Glasgow based curator and writer Francis mckee for the TBG+S Supporters Club.

TBG+S is pleased to welcome Glasgow based writer and curator, Francis McKee. Francis will be giving a talk , entitled 'On Going Furthur, Faster', on Thursday 19th March at 6pm in Studio 6, on his academic research into the psychedelic movement.

Francis McKee is an Irish writer and curator based in Glasgow. As a research fellow at The Glasgow School of Art, McKee has focused extensively on the exploration of open source theory as a potential economic model within the arts, the role of the archive in contemporary art, and modes of curatorial practice. His research interests have also impacted his role as Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow where he has been working since 2006. On assuming this role, McKee restructured the organisation and the use of the building, experimenting with the use of open source as both a management tool and a curatorial approach to sharing usage of the buildings resources. Coinciding with his research interest in the role of the archive in contemporary art, McKee has been the leading researcher in an AHRC funded project entitled ‘The Glasgow Miracle’. This project centres on the process of archiving forty years material from the Third Eye Centre and the CCA. From 2005 to 2008 he was also curator of Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art.

Places for this talk are reserved solely for members of the TBG+S Supporters Club and are strictly limited. To become a member you can sign up on our website at Once you have signed up, you can book your place (+1 free guest) at the talk by calling Laura Wolfe on 01 6710073 or emailing If you would like to gift Supporters Club membership to a friend please email Laural with your friend's name, email and postal address. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you on board!

Supporters’ Club Talks series presents four speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas'. Francis Mckee is the third guest in the series, following on from talks by artist and curator Gavin Wade and artist Jaki Irvine, The final talk in the current series will be with Decaln Long in May. following that, TBG+S will announce the next 4 speakers for the second year of the supporters club Talks.