CCA curates six major exhibitions a year, showing a wide range of Scottish and international contemporary art, as well as being home to Intermedia Gallery for emerging artists. Fast developing a reputation for world class improvised, experimental and electronic music, CCA also screens independent short, foreign and documentary films rarely presented in Scotland, through film strands Beta Movement and Dark Visions. Entrance to CCA exhibitions and many events is free.
The Common Guild is a visual arts organisation based in Glasgow. It was established in 2006 and presents a dynamic, international programme of contemporary visual art projects, exhibitions, and events. These include gallery-based exhibitions at our current premises as well non-gallery, one-off projects, talks and collaborations.
Gallery of Modern Art (GoMa)
Royal Exchange Square (map)
Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 10am-5pm,Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday and Sunday 11am–5pm
Telephone: 0141 287 3005
The GoMA is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. The building was originally a country home built in 1775 for one of the city’s ‘Tobacco Lords’. Latterly it was Stirling’s Library before becoming GoMA.
The Gallery collects and borrows work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods artists from around the world share with those from Glasgow. As the centre for Glasgow’s modern art collection, its changing displays are inspired by what the City owns. The Library at GoMA, houses a café, free internet access terminals, and an extensive collection of art and design books alongside its general books for loan.
Glasgow Print Studio was founded in 1972 as an artist led initiative providing facilities and workshop space to artists using fine art printmaking. Now, as an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence in fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio promotes contemporary and innovative printmaking through supporting artists, exhibitions, learning and conservation.
The Whisky Bond 2 Dawson Road (map)
Open: Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm
Telephone: 0141 353 3708
Glasgow Sculpture Studios is a unique centre for research, production, presentation and dissemination of contemporary sculptural practices. They support a vibrant community of professional artists who focus on innovative sculptural techniques and practices and also deliver a critically acclaimed public programme of curated exhibitions of new work, events, education & interpretation projects that enable audiences to engage with and learn about contemporary sculpture.
The Glue Factory is a newly established venue for cross-artform exhibitions and events. Housed in the former Scottish Adhesives Company warehouse, the Glue Factory sits below the Forth and Clyde canal in the Spiers Locks area, 10 minutes walk from Glasgow city centre. Since 2010 the building has been used to showcase a range of bold and ambitious projects from visual art and design to contemporary performance and film. The Glue Factory is a diverse collection of spaces that sprawls through the vestiges of heavy industry and turn of the century architecture. They also house a paper and textiles screen printing studio and a fully equipped analog recording studio.
Good Press Gallery was formed in October 2011 in to provide an independent space to see visual art from new and established international artists. Currently based at Mono next door to neighbors Monorail Music, Good Press stocks hundreds of self- and independently published books, zines, prints, comics, newspapers and other printed items from individuals and publishers across the world.
Gilbert Scott Building, University Of Glasgow, University Avenue (map)
Telephone: 0141 330 4221
In 1807, the Hunterian was the first museum in Britain with a gallery of paintings. Today, although most famous for their Whistler and Mackintosh collections, they have a wide range of outstanding works on show.
Intermedia is an independent gallery space funded by Glasgow City Council and managed by CCA in partnership with Glasgow Life. The gallery is located within CCA but operates independently of CCA’s curated exhibition programme. Exhibitions are selected by a panel that includes representatives of both CCA, Glasgow Life and the city’s independent visual arts sector. Funding is awarded to exhibiting artists towards exhibition costs. In return, artists take full responsibility for organising, curating, installing, publicising, invigilating and de-installing their exhibition.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. They include natural history, arms and armour and art from many movements and periods of history.
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Six Foot Gallery specializes in contemporary art by emerging artists, providing workshops, work spaces, exhibitions and events.
Trongate 103 (map)
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 12 noon – 5pm
Telephone: 0141 552 2151
Street Level Photoworks was founded in 1989. From its inception it has provided artists and the public with the opportunity to produce and participate in photography and lens-based media. It aims to make artistic production accessible, both physically and intellectually, to a wide audience. Recognised for its integrated practice, the organisation promotes the work of artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and publications; an education programme; community collaborations; open access facilities and training courses for the public. The exhibitions programme supports both emerging and established artists from local, national and international sources.
Studio 41 is a space for contemporary curating and art in Glasgow. It supports the development and presentation of curatorial projects.
The Telfer Gallery aims to provide a space of production and presentation for creative practitioners through engaging with the processes of production unique to each individual. They provide a platform for focused experimentation within a studio environment allowing time for a productive and critical dialogue to occur organically.
25 Albert Drive (map)
Open: Tuesday to Friday 12 – 5pm, Sat & Sun 12 – 6pm
Telephone: 0845 330 3501
Founded in 1989, Tramway is an international art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects.
28 King Street (map)
Telephone: 0141 552 7141
Transmission was set up in 1983 by graduates from Glasgow School of Art who were dissatisfied with the lack of exhibition spaces and opportunities for young artists in Glasgow. Through sponsorship and support from the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) they managed and maintained a space in which to exhibit their work and the work of a rapidly growing collective of local artists.