matzine #purlieu


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“A certain territory of ground adjoining unto the forest [which] was once 

forest-land and afterwards disafforested by the perambulations made for the

severing of the new forests from the old”

John Manwood’s definition of Purlieu in his book Treatise of the Lawes of the forest (1598)

This special edition of Matzine is kindly funded by Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art [GoMA], for publication during the Objective festival; ‘a city wide conversation on sculpture.’ This issue forms part of Gayle Meikle’s artwork commission for the festival. This special, collaborative edition of Matzine sought to experiment with curating and editing, with regards to Purlieu, and the common grounds between art & architecture. The result is part zine, part art object, part storytelling.

Guest contributors, in order of appearance

Virginia Hutchison & Sarah Forrest

Warmbaby   [Jenny MacDonald , Natalie Wright, Kim Walker, Lucy Jones & Louise Mackie]

Fergus Purdie & Arthur Watson

Sidsel Christensen

Gras Architecture

Ric Warren

Dele Adeyemo [Pidgin Perfect]

Erik Smith



The first edition of Matzine#purlieu consisted of two thousand copies, printed March 2013. The publication is set in Liberation Serif.

All work © the contributors. Please respect their work and reproduce and distribute this publication, electronically and in print wherever possible. We would like to specially thank Martin Craig from GoMA for making this project happen. ■

Editors: Gayle Meikle, Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde, Stephen Mackie, Seán McAlister & Ryan McLoughlin. Photographs by Andrew Skulina // // GoMA


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