Glasgow: "Relay 1," opening Wednesday the 3rd of July

I will have work in a group show in Glasgow: "Relay 1," opening Wednesday the 3rd of July, in the Tramway Upper Gallery, 25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE


Press Release:

“Relay” presents three consecutive group shows featuring a diverse group of graduate artists from the

Glasgow School of Art. Re-examining the group show dynamic, each group of artists have the

opportunity to ‘relay’ ideas between each other and then pass the baton to the next. Over the course

of three weeks, each show presents new configurations of artists from the cohort, sparking new

conversations between the works.

Art school end of year shows can present an excess of work from many months or years of study: the

result can be overwhelming for both artist and viewer. Afterwards, the artist may find their way of

working and access to resources has changed. Relay gives the artists space to run with their ideas.

Ten months after graduating, forty-three artists from the MLitt Fine Art programme return to participate

in Relay , a self-organised show at Glasgow’s Tramway. Each show presents artists from various

disciplines presenting new ways of working and developments in their practice. In this way, the public

can see the Relay between art school to the cultural life of Glasgow and beyond.

More details:

Relay will take place in the Tramway Upper Gallery, 25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE.

Open weekly from Thursday - Friday 10am - 5pm, and Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

An art relay race during the month of July at Tramway, Glasgow, taking place over three weeks.

Relay 1 opens on Wednesday 3 rd July; Relay 2 on Wednesday 10 th ; Relay 3 Wednesday 17 th July.

Recent News : December 2018

The most exciting news is that over the course of winter 2018/ spring 2019, I’m taking part in a funded masterclass at the Jan van Eyck Academie : RURBAN. Landscapes on the move.

I’m basing the work for the classes around a walk I did from Maastricht to Cologne this November. The class will culminate in a group show at the Academie in June of next year.

In other news:

My artists book Vertigo was part of the De Week Van Het Kunstenaarsboek in Groningen in October.

Work from “333 Saints” was part of the 2018 Aké Arts and Book Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

And, Northwestern University’s Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies acquired one of my box sets of prints from “333 Saints.”

"The Lion's Face" opens Friday, October 5th

An exhibition showcasing artists of the Common Ground Residency, 2017
5-7 October 2018
Opening Friday 5 October 6pm-9pm

42 Bain Street, Glagsow

learn more:


In late 2017, 14 artists embarked on a residency experience for 8 days in the centre of the Cairngorm National Park, Braemar, Scotland. During this residency, the artists undertook walks, workshops, screenings, discussions and group crits, taking time to connect with nature and explore, experiment, converse and exchange and develop ideas. This exhibition reunites 12 of these International-based artists once more:

Alexandra Huddleston, Alix Rothnie, Bobby Sayers, Christine Langinauer, Corrie Thomson, Elizabeth Hudson, Erika Roux, Mimi Kunz, Nikki Kane, Sonia Hufton, Stefan Tulepo and Tom Watt.

“Opened. Matter.” - September 2018, Glasgow School of Art postgraduate Degree Show, Scotland

“Opened. Matter.” is an exhibition centered around three photographic installations, Chrysalis, A Sea Change, and Cernunnos. Each piece depicts moments when the boundaries among spaces, times, and materialities are porous and adulterated. Fragility and metamorphosis are central concepts behind the work’s content and its material structure…

see the work…

"Opened. Matter." opens September 1, Glasgow, Scotland

NOTE: Find "Opened. Matter." on the 4th Floor of the Tontine Building.

Graduate Degree Show 2018

1 - 9 September 2018
Venue: Merchant City, G1

The Glasgow School of Art would like to invite you to join us for our annual exhibition of postgraduate students' work from across our disciplines in Fine Art, Architecture, Design, Simulation + Visualisation and Innovation in Glasgow's Merchant City across two sites - 5 minutes' walk apart.   

Fine Art + Sound for the Moving Image
Tontine Building
20 Trongate
G1 5ES

Detail of the photographic installation "Cernunnos" (2018), by Alexandra Huddleston

Detail of the photographic installation "Cernunnos" (2018), by Alexandra Huddleston

“Into the Woods” : Glasgow, Tuesday, June 12th

“Into the Woods” brings together Stuckemeier’s painting installation “What is the Taste of Magenta?” (2018) and three of Huddleston’s large-scale, archival photographs from the series “Canto 1: The Dark Forest” (2018).

The works of these two artists play with interiority and exteriority. Huddleston’s photographs take the viewer, quite literally “into the woods,” leaving them in a dark interior, one created by the natural world.  Stuckemeier’s free-hanging installation creates an interior space that surrounds the visitor with the sensual experience of magenta, a color that represents the link between heaven and earth.

The spaces created by both of these artists are a locus of transformation, a meeting place between worlds.  Although Stuckemeier’s and Huddleston’s practice span very different media, the resulting works share a clarity and visual simplicity.  Together they leave the viewer on the threshold.

Alexandra Huddleston:

Stuckemeier, Gabriele:


Canto I: The Dark Forest – Now Online

Canto 1: The Dark Forest

The three photographs in the series “Canto I: The Dark Forest” were made in Northern New Mexico, USA, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  They take the viewer into the woods, leaving them in a dark interior, one created by the natural world.  It is a space of transformation, a meeting place between worlds.  Clear, visually simple, these photographs leave the viewer on the threshold…

view the work

BELOW: Studio installation shot. May 2018.

Timbuktu Talk at New York University

On Wednesday, April 11th, I was joined by professors Ousmane Kane and Michael Gomez for a discussion about West Africa’s scholarly tradition.

Thank you to everyone who made it such a thought-provoking event!!

The event was co-sponsored by New York University’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Department, History Department, Africana Studies Department, and Medieval & Renaissance Center, with support from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science.


The year’s round-up

2017 was a productive year.  So much so that I’ve fallen behind on updating this blog over the last few months!  My apologies.

Rather than trying to catch-up, here’s a round-up of the year’s highlights:


Last April, I was in residence for three week at Cill Rialaig, County Kerry, Ireland.  I lived and worked in my very own cottage on the side of a cliff facing Ballinskelligs Bay.  It’s an area full of both Neolithic and early Christian archeological sites.  Of course, I spent much of my time walking the surrounding hills.

In October, I participated in Common Ground, an interdisciplinary group residency in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland.  It was a week of intense conversation and creativity among a dynamic and international group of artists.  Of course, I went walking in the mountains almost everyday!


I have a new portfolio online, “Summer Grasses” :

The work was made during my third pilgrimage, the 700 kilometer route from Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the south of France.  Although the photographs are online, in some ways the project is still ‘in progress’ since I’m in the middle of working on the book, which will be the true ‘final version’ of the work.


“Vertigo” is now a hand-bound, limited edition artists book (of only 5!).

You can learn a bit more about the book here:

Photographs from “333 Saints” were part of an excellent article in Ultreia (July – September 2017, pp. 35–50. Print) on Fondo Kati’s amazing work in historical research and manuscript conservation: “D'Al-Andalous a Tombouctou: Le Fabuleux Voyage Des Manuscrits De Tombouctou”

Tupelo Quarterly featured a small poetry-photography collaboration between myself and my brother, the poet Robert Huddleston:

Gerhard Clausing wrote a lovely little review of “East or West” in The PhotoBook. (29 June 2017) Web. :


As always, thank you for your interest my work.

Artists exist only through the kindness and support of their communities.  As I look back on the work and accomplishments of each year, I am reminded that everything good that has happened comes from this foundation: Thank You!

All the very best,