Compass Gallery, Glasgow’s longest established Contemporary Art Gallery, opened its doors in 1969 at 178 West Regent Street with the aim of nurturing and supporting emerging artists. Offering rare opportunities to exhibit, over the years Compass has displayed the work of almost every renowned Scottish artist, often giving them their first solo shows. It built its longstanding reputation for supporting the careers of the newly graduated artistic talent from the four Scottish art schools, particularly through the annual New Generation Show.
51 years later, Compass Gallery continues to present a rolling programme of exhibitions of artworks across all mediums for sale, created by both newly emerging and long established artists from Scotland and beyond.
Compass Gallery is a registered not for profit charity, sustained wholly on commission from sales and generous donations from our supporters.