For Glasgow Open House Arts Festival, artists Alistair Gow, Marco Giordano & Sam Dransfield have staged their exhibition in an old industrial tunnel. Connecting the street to the train yards, the white tiled space has been left rather neglected over the years. Through partial restoration, the artists were able to reveal some of the space’s old character. The artists noted that the space resembled a cave and a room. This duality has been explored in the new work on show, which features sculpture, painting and cyanotype processes.
Glasgow Open House Art Festival is a new annual festival, providing an expansive platform for the city’s arts community, whilst offering an alternative format for public interaction with art outside the gallery.
As part of the lineage of DIY culture in Glasgow, Open House makes use of the space easily available to the artist – the artists’ home and outdoor spaces.
Planning for the Festival began in 2013. Initially organised by a small group of Glasgow School of Art graduates, the programme now includes over 70 participants from various backgrounds. 34 venues in the South Side, East End, West End and City Centre is connected by use of a map and program made freely available across the city and online.
Glasgow Open House Art Festival is a non-profit organisation that exists to support and maintain autonomous artistic activity in the city.
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