April saw the first Glasgow Open House Art Festival, which is a new annual festival providing large platform for the city’s arts community. Exhibitions were held in the flats of artists, in outdoor spaces, and in spaces that were disused, therefore providing an alternative to the more establish galleries that are common within cities.
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.
We filmed several of the exhibitions, and caught up with the artists behind the work on show. We’ve dedicated our Features Archive section to the festival coverage, enabling viewers to see some of the unique and interesting work that was on display.