If you ever wondered how the art scene took off in Glasgow and how the city has developed the arts to gain the international recognition that it receives today. Well now you don’t have to travel to Glasgow to find out.
Conjunction has invited four key figures from organisations at the heart of the cultural and artistic activity in Glasgow to speak about how the city has developed the arts from the roots up and how it has made itself into an internationally renowned city.
The Speakers are Helen Moore and Chris Biddlecombe from Wasps studios. Francis McKee who is the director of the CCA, Centre for Contemporary Art. Tom Varley who is currently running Transmission Gallery, an artist led space.
Helen Moore and Chris Biddlecombe have helped setup, develop and run a number of studio spaces in Glasgow. Both have played an integral part in developing the arts and art strategy’s that is employed in the city and beyond.
Francis McKee is the director of the CCA, and was the previous director of Glasgow international. Francis also consults on outreach projects and supports local artists working with funding bodies and councils.
Tom Varley currently runs Transmission Gallery which is an artist run space that supports artists, curators, and gallerists in early stages of their careers. Transmission has been going since 1983 and is one of the oldest artist run spaces. It has links to Belfast and Chicago.
The talk is free to attend and will take place at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, on the 19th of November at 2pm -4pm in the Forum Theatre.
If you are in the arts or if you are involved in regeneration, or in urban planning or if you have an interest in the arts then make sure you can attend the talk as this one is not to be missed.
We hope to see you there.