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Art in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Art Map - Glasgow Art Map is an online map and journal of contemporary art exhibitions happening in Glasgow. Through the mapping and archiving of contemporary art exhibitions, we aim to assist in connecting audiences to contemporary art in Glasgow and promote the organisations working within the city.
  • Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair - This annual event appeals to those curious about contemporary art, the first time buyer, the art lover and the serious collector as a superb range of exhibitors, including art galleries and professional artists from across the UK, present a stunning range of art to view and buy with prices ranging from £50 to around £25,000.
  • The Glasgow Art Club - Located in the heart of the city, The Glasgow Art Club is the private members' club with a difference. Steeped in culture and heritage, The Glasgow Art Club has been a meeting place for generations of the city’s most innovative and creative inhabitants.
  • The Glasgow Masters Series - This site embraces numerous exhibitions and projects initiated by graduates of the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art.
  • Visual Arts Glasgow - Follow the events, stories and conversations from the city's visual arts venues here as they happen. Visual Arts Glasgow combines the image-based social media posts from the city's museums and galleries to keep you up to date with the latest news.
  • Glasgow Connected Arts Network (CAN) - Glasgow Connected Arts Network is the cultural hub for the advancement of Participatory Arts in the City.
  • 3D2D Events - 3D2D's core activity is organising events that provide makers, designers, craftworkers and artists with venues where they can exhibit their work and sell directly to the public.

Art Centres/Spaces

  • See also Spaces
  • Maryhill Open Art Space - We are a supportive, creative community providing access to pottery and screen-printing facilities, at an affordable price.
  • Plat-form - Platform is the arts centre at the heart of The Bridge, located in Easterhouse, offering a year-round programme of cutting edge performance, music, visual arts and participation.
  • Queens Park Railway Club - An artist run space located on the platform of Queens Park Railway Station on the South side of Glasgow. Run by Patrick Jameson and Ellis Luxemburg, the space has a continuing programme of events including exhibitions and residencies for artists and writers.

Art House

  • Cryptic - Cryptic is a Glasgow based internationally-renowned producing art house, presenting today’s most imaginative, innovative artists whilst also nurturing the creative talent of tomorrow.

Artists from Glasgow

  • Adam and Gillian - Welcome to our new digital home. A place where we keep our photographs, video tapes, scraps of writing and our online selves.
  • Sophie Robin - Sophie grew up in the South West of England, she did her BA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and is now a freelance illustrator living in Glasgow. In her free time she enjoys knitting, visiting museums and going on walks with her whippet Rudy.
  • Libby Walker - After graduating in 2009 from the Edinburgh College of Art, Libby went on to work as a freelance illustrator while also creating her own products and wares. Her freelance work saw her working with many great clients, including Jo Malone, RSPB, Chivas Brothers and Glasgow University.
  • Luis MaGill - Luis MaGill an over 60s Scottish artist, residing in Glasgow's south-side. Luis experienced the most violent and notorious City living at the centre of which was a school of the same infamous repute, topping the chart in Europe at that time.
  • Ellie Harrison - Ellie Harrison is an artist & activist based in Glasgow (UK). On 8 January 2017, she presented The Glasgow Effect: A talk by Ellie Harrison at Glasgow Film Theatre.
  • Ian Mullholland - Ian was born in the Gorbals in 1941 and still lives in Glasgow today. He is a former student of the Alan Glens School where he attained a higher art degree. Ian is still an active member of several art clubs and displays his works in the Peoples Palace, Pollokhouse, Scotland Street School and other Glasgow Venues. His paintings mainly portray the old streets of Glasgow - with trams and tenamanets blocks.
  • Dainty Dora (lemmy) - I'm Rebecca Johnstone, a Surface Pattern Designer and illustrator with a First Class honours degree in Textiles & Fashion Design Management specialising in Print, from Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels (formerly The Scottish College of Textiles).
  • Josh Armstrong - Interdisciplinary Director
  • Hannan Brackston - Hannah Brackston is a socially engaged artist based in Glasgow, Scotland who works with people and the places around them.
  • Gair Dunlop - Artwork centred investigations into myths of the near future, science and its troublesome ghosts, and how a sense of optimism and belief in a com..
  • David Galletly - Artist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Shawlands, Glasgow.
  • Jane Gardiner (Blog) - Oil Painter, Etcher, curious about people, patterns, the natural world, things that bring joy.
  • Kathy Hinde - Audio-visual artist — inspired by behaviours and phenomena found in nature and the everyday — working with sound, light, image, sculpture, location
  • Liam Irons - Liam is an artist/ illustrator based in Glasgow displaying his work with galleries. He studied Art and Design and Illustration. Much of Liam's work contains dark themes, and has often been comic book/graphic novel inspired as time has gone on he has been inspired by mental health and how this can be interpreted as work .
  • Tom McKendrick - Tom McKendrick was born in 1948 in the small Scottish industrial Clydeside town of Clydebank. Growing up in this vibrantly historical town has had a marked influence in his work. Like most of his peers he entered shipbuilding aged 15 and served an apprenticeship as a 'Loftsman' in the famous John Browns Shipyard. The greater part of his apprenticeship was served on the Cunard liner QE2. In 1970 he moved on to Glasgow School of Art.
  • Jan Nimmo (Vimeo, Flickr) - Jan Nimmo is a Glasgow based artist, designer and award winning filmmaker who studied at Glasgow School of Art. Over the past 25 years she has worked on a wide range of creative projects, encompassing solo exhibitions, interior, textile and graphic design, filmmaking, research into Latin American popular arts and facilitating issues based art projects for community groups.
  • Dan Sambo - Daniele Sambo is a Venetian artist who works with photography and installation. With a background in urban and landscape planning and design, he has in recent years developed an interest in public art and photography’s role as a vehicle for change.
  • Robbie Thomson - Glasgow based artist working between the fields of visual art, music and theatre
  • Glasgow Surrealist Art - The work of Douglas and Ally Thomson

Comic Artists


  • Hannah Frank - Hannah Frank, born in Glasgow in 1908, studied at Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art. She produced her trademark black and white drawings from the age of 17 in 1925, and between 1927 to 1932 the GUM, the Glasgow University Magazine, rarely came out without a drawing by 'Al Aaraaf', her chosen pen name.
  • John Cunningham - John Cunningham was born in Lanarkshire, the eldest of a family of seven. He attended the Glasgow School of Art and subsequently held various teaching posts. He was appointed to the Glasgow School of Art in 1967 and became a Senior Lecturer before his retirement in 1985, when he made the decision to devote himself to painting full time.
  • George Wyllie - George Wyllie burst onto the contemporary art scene during the 1980s. He was in his sixties and unfettered by formal art training. Disadvantaged by a happy childhood, disciplined by life on the ocean wave and spoiled by a happy marriage, he ruffled feathers through his playfully serious art.



  • Objectora - Objectora is a company offering performance and solutions for performance art created in 2018 by Sònia Gardés. We offer services for theatre and events including Visual Storytelling shows and puppetry for adults and children; Costume, Prop and Puppet Design and Making and Makeup and Bodypainting.




  • After The Pandemic - After The Pandemic is an accelerator for change, incubating and enabling creative projects that impact our society, cities and the environment for the better.
  • Wee Folk Dancing - This project called ”Wee Folk Dancing”, is a concept to create a series of sandblasted sandstone inlays surrounding the former church, St. Andrews in the Square. This was intended to be the first of a series of works using this theme to be developed within Glasgow. However, since beginning working on this project, I have completed a stone mosaic forming the entrance walkway for Oran Mor, in Glasgow’s West End.
  • Glasgow Family Album - Cranhill Arts Project are organising scanning sessions at venues across Glasgow. You can come along with your family photos and have them scanned there and then and added to this site.
  • Linked via Light - Westburn Viaduct - Bridge lighting project - Tollcross Housing Association, Glasgow City Council and other stakeholders from Glasgow and South Lanarkshire have been working with Collective Architecture to develop lighting proposals for Westburn Viaduct. The project, known as ‘Linked Via Light’, aims to work with young people to develop lighting designs to illuminate the bridge.
  • The World Through Wooden Eyes (Twitter, Facebook) - Creator of puppets, masks, paper sculpture, theatre props and creative puppet theatre performances.
  • Sacrificial Materials - Art and Public Space
  • The Tin Forest - A celebration of Glasgow’s industrial past and creative future. Taking place at the South Rotunda, across Glasgow and the Commonwealth.
  • Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us - A public art event using obsolete technology to hurl language across Glasgow's River Clyde Led by Matt Baker & t s Beall, as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012
  • Project Ability - Project Ability, established in 1984, is a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation with an international reputation for excellence. We create opportunities for people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental ill-health, aged 5 years to 80 plus, to express themselves and achieve their artistic potential.
  • TRON Creative - We work to encourage and signal-boost the current generation of artists making theatre in Glasgow. With a busy programme of professional learning, residencies and public previews of brand-new performance we are committed to keeping our doors open, offering a vibrant and welcoming environment.
  • Glasgow Wooden Bike Project - This exhibition showcases examples of recent projects and finished previous works from the makers and is a celebration of the current innovative maker culture within the city of Glasgow, uncovering invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a make do and mend approach to problems of everyday life.
  • Team Effort! - Team Effort! was a twelve-month artist development project for six artists from different disciplines, based at the Southside Studios in Glasgow.
  • Glasgow Styles - In August and September 2008, Thyes worked in Glasgow, Scotland, as artist in residence at 'Wasps Artists' Studios', with a grant by the cities of Dusseldorf and Glasgow. In 2009, she digitally edited her photographs and completed the series
  • The Glasgow Miracle: Materials for Alternative Histories - The Glasgow School of Art in partnership with the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, has been awarded a significant grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a speculative research project that will open up previously inaccessible archive material to assist research and reflection upon the causes and conditions which encouraged the renaissance of the visual arts in Glasgow since the late 1970s.
  • Give To The People - Given To The People is a study of the Pollok Free State. The Free State was initiated by the actions of local resident, Colin Macleod, who began a tree top protest against the building of the M77 motorway through public woodlands in Pollok, Glasgow, in the early 1990s.



  • Scottish Design Exchange - Stores that sell exquisitely designed products by artists living in Scotland and where every penny spent by our customers goes directly to those who create.
  • Art Hire Framing - Art Hire Framing was established in 1988 by Mark Greer, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s prestigious Fine Art Department, with the aim of providing the highest quality hand finished frames to artists, galleries and collectors.
  • Cass Art: Glasgow - Our Glasgow shop is located on Queen Street in the heart of the city. The shop is less than a hundred yards from the Gallery of Modern Art and a 10-minute walk from the Glasgow School Of Art. Our shop includes the Art Space – designed especially for workshops and exhibitions to celebrate and support the local community. For enquiries about using the Art Space please contact
  • Glasgow Streets - Prints of old Glasgow street scenes by Ian Mulholland


  • Wasp Studios - As Scotland’s studio specialists, we’ve been providing artists, makers & creators with inspiring spaces and places to work from for over 40 years. We operate and manage 20 character filled buildings across the country, providing a canvas for creativity for almost 1,000 creative practitioners & businesses. Join our community and ignite your creative practice.
  • The Studio - Specialists in a range of original items from the arts & crafts movement
  • Rectangle - Rectangle is a graphic and interaction design studio based in Glasgow, Scotland and founded by Daniel Powers (US) and Lizzie Malcolm (UK) in August 2017. We work with information and technology and content and form to develop projects in various media.
  • Jangling Space - Co-operative makerspace



  • The Workers Theatre - The Workers Theatre is a new project to create a co-operatively owned and managed theatre in Scotland. We’re launching with residencies, collaborations and pop-up events, working towards opening a new venue.


  • The Rag and Bone Workshop - Martin Campbell is a Glasgow-based designer maker. He grew up on the Hebridean island of Beinn nam Fadhla (Benbecula) among a community for which pragmatism, resourcefulness and co-operation was everyday. These early experiences have strongly shaped his interests in creativity and making, and in 2011 he established ‘The Rag and Bone Workshop’.
  • Bildwechsel Glasgow - We are Bildwechsel in Glasgow – screenings, events, networking, archiving, working with and building connections with artists, filmmakers, curators, researchers, organisations. Bildwechsel is an umbrella organisation for women in media, culture and art.


  • Conzo Throb - Based in Glasgow, Conzo has been steadily creating works for the past decade which span multiple creative disciplines. With an armoury of skills rooted in illustrative graffiti, his work and style is usually character based and features unique image-play on both the ugly and the cute. Having travelled the world with showing his work, Conzo’s satirical paintings, based on humorous nuances of Scottish life keep him solidly tied to his roots and make him one of the UK’s finest artists in his field.
  • Colourways - Colour Ways Glasgow CIC was founded in May 2020. We are an artist led organisation which aims to support and promote graffiti and street art within Glasgow. We curate murals, host walking tours, have an online shop for selling artwork and we also host street art and graffiti workshops with young people across the city.nt for artists looking to get busy thinking up brilliant new work to populate future Tron programmes.
  • See also Graffiti


  • The Chateau (alt link) - Arts space in Glasgow circa 2003-2006, 143 Oxford Street
  • Sorcha Dallas - As of October 2011, the Sorcha Dallas gallery spaces are closed. An archive of all gallery activities will be maintained here.
  • NVA - NVA’s mission is to make powerful public art that reaffirms people’s connection to the built and natural heritage.
  • Peter Drew Arts - This blog features the published articles of Peter Drew. Born in Adelaide, Drew is a freelance arts writer and street artist. He currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • The Artworks Programme: Gorbals - An award winning programme of artist-led public art took place alongside the most recent wholesale reconstruction of the iconic Glasgow neighbourhood - Gorbals. This website is the web diary of the project between 1999 and 2005, retained as a public archive
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