Glasgow International is a world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art. Since 2005, every two years, for 18 days, all the city’s major cultural institutions present an ambitious programme of art exhibitions, events, talks, performances and projects.
2016 marks the seventh edition which will take place in the city from 8-25 April, for the second time under the guidance of Artistic Director, Sarah McCrory. This time, the festival responds to the city’s creative and heritage of making and the present relationship many artists have with acts of production, labour, artisanship, craft and industry.
These ideas will be explored through a number of exhibitions. For the first time Glasgow International will include a large scale group exhibition at Tramway including artists’ practices which have production, making, labour, craft, industry and traditional and new technologies at their heart. 2016 venues include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Trongate 103, Hunterian Art Gallery, House for an Art Lover, Transmission Gallery, The Common Guild among many more.
In addition the programme will take over vacant spaces, such as the listed Kelvinhall, with two new solo exhibitions. And as always, the rest of the city will be home to a wealth of exhibitions, events, talks and performances.
Admission to the exhibitions is free, you can easily spend the day seeing several shows while exploring the city. Visit www.glasgowinternational.com for news about the festival in the coming months and for the city map pinpointing venues, to help plan your Glasgow International visit.