Tramway Art Gallery
Arts venue in post industrial space hosting visual and performance art, music, film and theatre. A properly cavernous Southside space that has hosted loads of major international exhibitions over the years, including the 2015 Turner Prize. Recent exhibitions have included visceral, surreal sculptures by Estonian artist Kris Lemsalu, which blur the lines between human, creature and object. She exhibited her new works here in early 2019 before taking them to the Venice Biennale.
Tramway is a renowned international arts venue with an interdisciplinary spirit whose mission is to enrich and inspire our communities by providing ambitious, innovative and culturally relevant contemporary visual art and performance. Through a dynamic year-round programme of dance, live art, engagement activity, festivals and free exhibitions, we aim to stimulate meaningful dialogue between artists and audiences, responding to the urgent cultural, social and political issues of our time. Tramway is both local and International in its outlook, fostering the professional development of emergent artists in Scotland whilst also presenting ambitious International work by artists from diverse backgrounds.
The programme curation encourages creative experimentation and bold, innovative approaches to our unique venues, culminating in some of the most ambitious presentations of work across Scotland and the UK. As a public venue in the south side of Glasgow, we play a civic role within our immediate community whilst also serving the artistic sector by fostering international dialogue, exchange and partnerships with our global peers and collaborators. Tramway is actively engaged in the commissioning, production, presentation, promotion and engagement around contemporary, interdisciplinary art. Our venue hosts many cultural partners and residents including The Workroom, The Hidden Gardens and Take Me Somewhere Festival. Tramway is a Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation (RFO) and is managed by Glasgow Life, the charity that delivers culture and sport on behalf of Glasgow City Council.
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