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Trongate 103 Welcome to Trongate 103 - A centre for the arts and creativity in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant

Trongate 103 is a centre for the arts and creativity based in Glasgow's merchant city. There are public exhibition galleries, workshops and production facilities, kinetic performances, artist studio spaces and a Russian cafe/ restaurant. Trongate 103 is free to enter but some performances may charge.

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Watch the fascinating talks on Street Level Photoworks channel with the creatives on this years New Photographers Guild ...
23/11/2022
New Photographers Guild 2022 Artist Talk

Watch the fascinating talks on Street Level Photoworks channel with the creatives on this years New Photographers Guild mentoring programme. The exhibition of their work is on show until Sunday at 5pm in Gallery 103 in Trongate 103.

Join artists Miriam Ali, Csian Jemecel Canave, Dave Lane, Keziah MacNeill, Niamh McInally and Laura Prieto for a series of short presentations on the ideas a...

22/11/2022

Tune in to BBC Radio Scotland from 3.30pm tomorrow to hear from GPS Director John Mackechnie and others talking about The Love of Print, an exhibition celebrating 50 years of Glasgow Print Studio at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The Love of Print: Glasgow Print Studio’s 50th Birthday @ Kelvingrove Art Gallery - reviewsphere
20/11/2022
The Love of Print: Glasgow Print Studio’s 50th Birthday @ Kelvingrove Art Gallery - reviewsphere

The Love of Print: Glasgow Print Studio’s 50th Birthday @ Kelvingrove Art Gallery - reviewsphere

A new exhibition celebrating 50 years of printmaking at Glasgow Print Studio is set to open at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Friday 18 November. The Love of Print will showcase artworks created by celebrated Scottish artists in the five decades since it was formed in 1972. The exhibition has...

You have until 6pm today to catch this exhibition in Glasgow Project Room from Kate V Robertson. 80% of the materials us...
11/11/2022

You have until 6pm today to catch this exhibition in Glasgow Project Room from Kate V Robertson. 80% of the materials used in this sculptural installation are all recycled!
Creative Workshops Scotland Glasgow Sculpture Studios

You are warmly invited to Nice Capture, a new solo exhibition by Kate V Robertson.
Opening Saturday 5th November, 4-6pm, Glasgow Project Room.
Exhibition is open from Tue 8th - Fri 11th Nov, 12-6pm, or by appointment.

Nice Capture is the latest exhibition by artist Kate V Robertson. Using predominantly recycled materials, including cast aluminium, CD/DVD fragments, and crisp packets, the works in Nice Capture seek beauty in the mundane, and consider our changing relationship to media and materials, including cameras, devices and the detritus of consumption - imagining alternative relics from the remnants of the recent past.

Glasgow Project Rooms is on the first floor of Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD.

Image/Artworks courtesy of the artist and Patricia Fleming Gallery.

The New Photographers Guild exhibition 'Flux' is on until the 27th November in Gallery 103 (Trongate 103) and features n...
07/11/2022

The New Photographers Guild exhibition 'Flux' is on until the 27th November in Gallery 103 (Trongate 103) and features new work by Miriam Alis , Csian Jemecel Canave , Dave Lane , Keziah MacNeill , Niamh McInally and Laura Prieto

The New Photographers Guild is a mentored photography programme preparing recent graduates for professional life beyond education. It has been a process of shared learning across several sessions held at Trongate 103 with the photography mentors Claire Stewart and James Pfaff, in association with Street Level Photoworks. Each of the them explored the word ‘flux’ and its visual associations, which has led to the works on show using a variety of mediums and approaches.

Stay tuned for news on an upcoming event with the artists!

Review of Ken Currie's exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio and Frank McElhinney's show at Street Level Photoworks, review...
17/10/2022
Jan Patience: Rare Ken Currie display is a tasty piece of work

Review of Ken Currie's exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio and Frank McElhinney's show at Street Level Photoworks, reviewed by Jan Patience Art & Communications

If you ever get the chance to stand in front of Ken Currie’s powerful big Three Oncologists painting in Edinburgh’s Scottish National Portrait Gallery, study the faces of those around you as they stare at the three ghostly cancer specialists on canvas.

Amazing part-time freelance vacancy working for one of our tenant organisations, Glasgow Independent Studio, is now live...
05/10/2022
Head of Operations Freelance Part-time Vacancy for Glasgow Independent Studio - Advert

Amazing part-time freelance vacancy working for one of our tenant organisations, Glasgow Independent Studio, is now live!

Please share!!

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Head of Operations, (Freelance Vacancy, fixed term, 20hrs per week) Glasgow Independent Studio Ltd (registered Scottish charity SC024900) We have extended the deadline for applications for this post until Friday 21st October. We want to thank those who responded to our previous call for applica...

Gorbals_CultureCollective_Exhibition
24/09/2022
Gorbals_CultureCollective_Exhibition

Gorbals_CultureCollective_Exhibition

Gorbals Culture Collective presents a vibrant showcase featuring photography and short films, bringing together some of the results from a year-long collaborative,…

Always wished you could work in Trongate 103? Well, now's your chance!An exciting new vacancy is available to work in Gl...
13/09/2022
Head of Operations (Freelance Vacancy, P/T)

Always wished you could work in Trongate 103? Well, now's your chance!
An exciting new vacancy is available to work in Glasgow Independent Studio.
Deadline Friday 23rd September, 5pm

Head of Operations will manage the finances, administration and day-to-day operational running of an Artists' Studio Complex within Trongate 103, Glasgow.

Join Glasgow Print Studio tonight for the preview of 'All About The Bees', an exhibition of new etchings by Glasgow base...
01/09/2022
Featured Artist: Jane Gardiner | 2 September - 1 October 2022

Join Glasgow Print Studio tonight for the preview of 'All About The Bees', an exhibition of new etchings by Glasgow based Artist and GP, Jane Gardiner.

🐝Jane Gardiner: About The Bees🐝
Preview: Thursday 01 September, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition Runs: 02 September - 01 October 2022

Find out more via the link:

About The Bees. Jane Gardiner is a GP partner in a very busy inner city practice. During lockdown, whenever possible, she went walking with her camera. As a natural portrait painter, she found herself focusing on individuals - the birds, the insects, the flowers - and the bees have become...

The Gorbals Culture Collective () exhibition opens tomorrow night at Trongate 103 and runs until the 25th September. Fea...
31/08/2022

The Gorbals Culture Collective () exhibition opens tomorrow night at Trongate 103 and runs until the 25th September. Features outcomes from various strands connected to the year long residencies through Street Level with Lead artst Bash Khan and Support artist Stella Rooney as part of the national Culture Collective Scotland initiative. Including Mary, one of the long term residents of the Caledonian Road flats, which are due for demolition; and more happy faces in some of the young folks who participated in photography sessions from The Barn Youth Centre... New Gorbals Housing Association Creative Workshops Scotland Bash Khan Stella Rooney

Music Event - MARK RUSHBURY at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
17/08/2022
Music Event - MARK RUSHBURY at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Music Event - MARK RUSHBURY at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Tickets are now available for Music Event - MARK RUSHBURY at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow on Fri 26 Aug 2022 at 7:00PM. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

09/08/2022
Last chance to see some inventive work by several painters in 'Paint Talk' in Gallery 103 which is extended to end of da...
29/07/2022

Last chance to see some inventive work by several painters in 'Paint Talk' in Gallery 103 which is extended to end of day Sunday 31st. Lots in here to think about in relation to the medium...

Daisy Richardson and
Sam Douglas

Michael Clarence and
Olivia Irvine

Sarah Grant sfgrant and
Ben Risk

Sharon Thomas and
Michael Antkowiak

Thursday 7th 6.30 till 8pm, reception for PAINT TALK in Gallery 103, Trongate 103, featuring: Sarah Grant, Olivia Irvine...
05/07/2022

Thursday 7th 6.30 till 8pm, reception for PAINT TALK in Gallery 103, Trongate 103, featuring: Sarah Grant, Olivia Irvine, Sharon Thomas, Michael Antkowiak, Ben Risk, Michael Clarence, Sam Douglas, Daisy Richardson. Runs until 28th July.

COMING SOON: Paint TalkA conversation in paint; four artists invited to each in turn invite four more...a conversation i...
07/06/2022

COMING SOON: Paint Talk

A conversation in paint; four artists invited to each in turn invite four more...a conversation in contemporary painting, in the making!

7 to 28 July, Trongate 103 Gallery Space, Glasgow.
Private View Thursday 7 July, 6.30 till 8.30pm, which also marks the re-emergence of Trongate 103's First Thursday's. Save the date!

Cover: Sarah Grant, 'Lemon Blancmange: British food', oil on board, 2022.

Featuring:

Daisy Richardson and
Sam Douglas

Michael Clarence and
Olivia Irvine

Sarah Grant and
Ben Risk

Sharon Thomas and
Michael Antkowiak

Glasgow Independent Studio Creative Scotland Glasgow Life Project Ability Glasgow Print Studio Street Level Photoworks Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre GMAC Film

Toby Messenger & James Brown - ‘Good Show’Preview - Thursday 26th May, 6 - 8pmThis new exhibition presents mixed media w...
24/05/2022

Toby Messenger & James Brown - ‘Good Show’
Preview - Thursday 26th May, 6 - 8pm

This new exhibition presents mixed media work exploring imagery and text by two Glasgow based artists, Toby Messenger and James Brown, based in Glasgow Independent Studio, in Trongate 103.

If you’re lucky to catch James Brown's work before it’s torn apart, re-configured, or hits the receptacle you’ll see a remarkable level of subtlety and organisation of the picture plane drawn out from careful deliberation.

He works primarily with collage - incorporating printed, drawn and manipulated imagery originating from mass media and personal mythology. An acerbic wit, James’s work is sardonic and acutely perceptive.

'James Brown’s refreshing collage works are signals of significant cultural markers for him - Rauschenberg but with its own particular vernacular. Very pop urban and modern ‘ - Malcolm Dickson

Toby Messenger has been incorporating text in recent drawings, from which a sign piece has been produced in collaboration with Norrie Swift. Displayed alongside mixed media constructions - ideas based in the absurd, anti-art and art protest are utilised to explore humour and pathos in the artist’s studio

‘Messenger is looking from the corner of his eye, turning his attention to the forms and spaces others might miss… spaces that enter memory, but are never remembered, the spaces that reveal more about a place than we realise’ - Jack Mottram

Show runs until 26th June

Glasgow Independent Studio GMAC Film Street Level Photoworks Glasgow Print Studio Project Ability Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre Creative Scotland SCAN

24/05/2022
06/05/2022
Timeline photos
05/05/2022

Timeline photos

The lovely people who work at The Briggait, Glasgow's former fish market, will be opening the doors to their creative spaces on Sat 14 & Sun 15 May, from 11am-5pm.

The Briggait Open Studios is free to attend and if you come along you'll get to chat with the artists and maybe come away with a unique piece of art to brighten up the home.

We look forward to seeing you there! 🎨

For more information visit www.waspsstudios.org.uk

We are hiring_ CEO of GMAC Film - GMAC Film
28/04/2022
We are hiring_ CEO of GMAC Film - GMAC Film

We are hiring_ CEO of GMAC Film - GMAC Film

GMAC Film is a skills and talent development creative hub.Based in Glasgow, Scotland, our mission is to empower young people, emerging film talent and independent filmmakers.

Now open in Gallery 103 / Trongate 103: 'Homeless in Covid' is a collaboration between photographer Iain McLean and Simo...
12/04/2022

Now open in Gallery 103 / Trongate 103: 'Homeless in Covid' is a collaboration between photographer Iain McLean and Simon Community Scotland which seeks to challenge our pre-conceived ideas of those affected by homelessness.

Photos from GMAC Film's post
06/04/2022

Photos from GMAC Film's post

Across the river, a stones throw away from Trongate 103... Friday 1st April at 7.45pm...
30/03/2022

Across the river, a stones throw away from Trongate 103... Friday 1st April at 7.45pm...

24/02/2022
'Ocean Plastic Not Fantastic' from Project Ability is still on at Trongate 103 following an extension to the original da...
16/02/2022

'Ocean Plastic Not Fantastic' from Project Ability is still on at Trongate 103 following an extension to the original dates. Great to have the issue of plastic pollution kept on the agenda - now that COP26 has come and gone!!

04/02/2022

It is the pleasure of Creative Scotland and Engage Scotland to announce the Stephen Palmer Travel Bursary Fund.

This opportunity has been established to honour Stephen Palmer, a highly regarded and deeply respected Officer and Visual Arts specialist who devoted much of his career to the work of Creative Scotland and its predecessor body, The Scottish Arts Council.

Established following his death in 2021, this annual award reflects Stephen’s deep belief in the value of travel to broaden horizons, to build new connections and to inform and inspire the development of new work.

The bursary is intended to support the creative and professional development of individuals working in the visual arts sector in Scotland. It is open to freelance artists, curators, producers, writers and educators at any stage in their career.

Our priority is to work with respect for the environment and to use this bursary to encourage and support sustainable travel within Scotland and the rest of the UK. We are especially interested in helping people who may have had limited opportunity to travel for work purposes to date.

For all information regarding eligibility, criteria, funding & timelines: https://engage.org/happenings/stephen-palmer-travel-bursary-fund/

COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers
08/01/2022
COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers

COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers

This fund is to support creative freelancers working in the arts, screen or creative sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship, due to loss of income because of cancellations and deferrals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Copies of the latest issue of Greater Govanhill CIC magazine with a focus on Community Action on Climate Change and the ...
05/12/2021

Copies of the latest issue of Greater Govanhill CIC magazine with a focus on Community Action on Climate Change and the and the supplement The Scottish Beacon are available in Trongate 103 and at Street Level Photoworks. Congratulations on winning the News Awards as well as the Social Enterprise PPA Award very recently.

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Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 7:30pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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Visitors of the Day: Helen Moore and Moira Jeffrey of SCAN (Scottish Contemporary Art Network) dropped in yesterday to catch and other exhibitions on in Trongate 103. SCAN is an advocacy organisation for the visual arts in Scotland - tag , the campaign which champions the valuable role visual art plays within communities across Scotland and calls for stronger recognition of this in decision-making. . Check out the website and join if you are an artist or producer: https://sca-net.org/.
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Sense Scotland was approached last year by Project Ability to create art works for a COP26 exhibition in Trongate 103.

Project Ability was working with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to deliver a national banner making project to support people with learning disabilities to have their concerns on climate change seen and heard.

The Touch Base Lanarkshire group created the Eat Green banner. The idea for this was inspired by WWF wrestling and World Wildlife Fund. Working with James from the arts team, the people we support developed characters for a wrestling match with the veggies versus meat.

The group created the tagline “smackdown on meat” to highlight the global impact of eating meat, the greenhouse gases this produces and how we should try and eat more healthy fruit and veg. You can see John and Nathan's brilliant banner for the exhibition below.

The “Ocean Plastic Not Fantastic” exhibition runs until the 26th February 2022 at Trongate 103 foyer space, so please do come along if you can.
Last day of FOTO IMPRINT! We’ve added more titles today and there are still plenty of bargains to be had.

We’re open until 3pm so head down to Trongate 103 and grab a photo book bargain! 📚📚📚📚📚
Peter Kennard's CODE RED at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall ends tomorrow Friday 26th at 2pm in Edinburgh. The exhibition at Trongate 103 continues until the 19th December. Get to see it and buy one of the postcard packs which accompanies it from Street Level's in-house shop.
CODE RED - a print installation of 28 hard hitting monochrome artworks by Peter Kennard presented by Street Level Photoworks at Gallery 103 @ Trongate 103 in Glasgow and at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh in partnership with Peace & Justice (promoting nonviolence and a culture of peace across Scotland).

"Impassioned, ambitious and furious, this extensive series of montages is bookended by images featuring black military style watch dials. ‘Past Midnight’ opens the show, economically apprising viewers as to the parlous state the planet and humankind finds itself in. Its watch hands mounted on a WW2 gas mask are nuclear missiles. The time reads 5 past midnight.

In the final image of the CODE RED series the watch dial this time is an image taken by Apollo astronauts in 1972. It shows planet earth as a whole, swathed in its diaphanous, swirling, life giving atmosphere. A hand reaches into the image frame, it’s holding onto a cord attached to the minute hand. The concluding work’s title ‘Pull Back’ reads both as a command and a desperate plea."
Adrian Burnham - www.buildhollywood.co.uk/features/code-red-one-last-chance

The exhibitions opened to coincide with the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference but both remain viewable until the 26th November in Edinburgh and 19th December in Glasgow. Keeps an eye out for a livestream of Peter discussing the work.
Last chance to see the striking work of young photographer Dylan Lombard at Project Ability
Jock's Jokes in Sharmanka at Trongate 103
Jock's Jokes in Sharmanka at Trongate 103
We have welcomed many groups to Mandy Barker's exhibition 'Our Plastic Ocean' and hopefully there will be many more before the show ends on October 10.
Here is a snap of the enthusiastic students from Bloclair Academy, Bearsden, who visited us yesterday. They also enjoyed viewing the work 'G20' by Brian Sweeney in Trongate 103 which end tomorrow.
🎟 October dates announced! Tickets available - BOOK NOW!

WHEELS OF LIFE features most of the works originally created by Eduard Bersudsky in Russia in the Soviet Union era prior to Sharmanka finding its new home in Scotland, as well as a selection of more recent works.

These unique kinetic sculptures are fused with synchronised sound & lighting in a 60 minute performance, which runs 2 - 3 times each week at our Glasgow's base in Trongate 103 - A centre for arts and creativity.
AM BEAIRT - THE LOOM (made in 2016)

Currently featured in all of our shows at Trongate 103 in Glasgow, Am Beairt was commissioned by An Lanntair, - an arts centre in Stornoway (Lewis & Harris). Am Beairt is made from an old Hattersley Pedal Loom, acquired from the village of Balallan on the Isle of Lewis. For weavers of Harris Tweed it was the workhorse of the Industry throughout the 20th Century.

The original loom was disassembled, re-imagined and rebuilt by Sharmanka team to tell its own compelling story through a metaphor of regeneration. There is only one human figure - a weaver, a crofter, a wise old fellow whose relentless work supports the life of all his animals who populate the rest of the The Loom.
On the radio this afternoon talking all things Creative Citizens and how we responded to the pandemic. Tune in to the afternoon show with Janice Forsyth to hear Kate and Phil talk about the project and our exhibition that opens this week at Trongate 103 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000xt8t
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