16 Nicholson Street Gallery & Arts Collective

A non-profit arts space and (as of late 2018) host to the Glasgow Zine Library. In March each year, the spring residency rolls into space. Previous exhibitors have included Hayley Dawson, Cameron Mackay and Hanna Tuulikki.

16 Nicholson Street Gallery is a Glasgow-based, non-profit arts facilitation space run by a curatorial collaborative. The gallery was established in 2016 and all organisation and programming is managed by Isabella Shields, Nell Cardozo, and Aga Paulina Młyńczak. 16NST curates and facilitates events, workshops, talks, mentorship programmes and exhibitions. Our aim is to create a dialogue between artists and makers from Scotland and create a network with international artists. By introducing and encouraging collaborations between established and emerging artists we hope to develop an inclusive, engaging, and intellectually rich space. 16NST is a curatorial entity with its core interest in collaboration, critical discussions and discourses. In the past, artists have largely been paid through the reception of Hope Scott Trust funds, and our 2021 programme has been principally funded by Creative Scotland. Our ground floor space is available for hiring for events. Please enquire via email.


Isabella Shields

Isabella Shields has been director and curator of 16 Nicholson Street since she established the gallery in 2016. Her academic and critical focuses are on trauma theory, intermediality, and the dissolution of boundaries within culturally prominent systems of representation. She is undertaking her PhD in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, writing on existentialism and post-structuralism in contemporary autofiction. Her critical writing has been published by FORUM, The Polyphony, and in Martyrdom, Body, State: Manifesting Power, and Complete Destruction of the Real Body. Her creative work has been published in Age of Man, and her work-in-progress novel ‘A Common Spring’ was developed into an experimental radio play for Radiophrenia.

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