If you’re visiting Glasgow in April, you’re in for a treat. Glasgow International, the city’s biennial festival of contemporary art, featuring the work of local and international artists, runs from 8 – 25 April. What’s great about this festival is the range of venues where exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and talks take place. Not only do you get the chance to see some amazing art, you get to see some iconic places in Glasgow too.
Our excellent museums and art galleries are represented but so too are the city’s oldest shopping centre, a burial ground, the Barras, and Fossil Grove, the site of 330-million year-old fossilised tree stumps of an ancient forest – and that’s just a small selection of venues.
I’d recommend visiting the Kelvin Hall before the developers get their hands on it to see exhibitions by Claire Barclay (love the smell of coal tar in this installation) and Helen Johnson. I recommend Rachel Duckhouse and Bronwen Sleigh’s work at the Print Studio too.
Check out the website or pick up a brochure for more info. There’s a map in the brochure that includes all the venues. And it’s worth checking for the individual venues’ opening times. The times below are for Glasgow International’s HQ, Trongate 103.