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Market Gallery is a charitable visual arts organisation run by volunteers based in Glasgow's East End. It was established in 2000 and presents a varied programme of contemporary exhibitions, projects and events. We are committed to engaging and presenting artists' work from our current premises as well as in off-site collaborative projects in new exciting ways, offering an open and accessible platform for the discussion and ...

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Studio Projects 2016 Open Call

The deadline for Studio Projects 2016 has now passed. Thank you to all applicants.

Studio Projects is a four-week residency opportunity at Market Gallery, taking place throughout July 2016.

Two artists will be selected and each given full access to a gallery space, a production budget of £500, an artist fee of £500, ...

Office for Monument Construction

Market Gallery is pleased to present a new video work by Karolina Breguła, commissioned for Glasgow International 2016.

Office for Monument Construction tells the story of people who come from a town which no longer exists. Having no better place to stay, they inhabit a deserted concrete complex situated in the middle of a vibrant city. However, this surrogate home is bound for ...

Text by Lauren Dyer Amazeen

Accompanying text for Office for Monument Construction by Lauren Dyer Amazeen:

Albert Camus wrote, “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” Camus believed in the Absurd, the friction between humanity’s pursuit of some sort of order and meaning in life, and a world that is indifferent and harsh. Polish artist ...

Picture Window at Market Gallery for Sonica 2015

Market Gallery are delighted to invite you to Picture Window’s programme of contemporary video art for Sonica 2015. Transforming the windows into screens the work of Johanna Billing and Joanna Peace is presented, which use and examine music and song in innovative and original ways.

Projections from 5pm until 8pm daily, 29th October – 8th November

Gallery 2: Joanna Peace
Gallery 3: Johanna Billing ...

I think you are using the word archive inaccurately‏‏‏‏

We are excited to introduce you to Market Gallery’s collaboration with My Bookcase, I think you are using the word archive inaccurately.

This summer, the Market Gallery committee has decided to devote time to opening and examining the contents of its archive. My Bookcase has been invited to provide the platform for multiple perspectives concerning archival practices to convene.

During July and August this year, ...

Asli Çavuşoğlu - Murder in Three Acts

Opening: 20 March 2015, 7pm - 9pm
Exhibition: 21 March - 19 April 2015

Market Gallery presents Asli Çavuşoğlu’s Murder in Three Acts, a scripted crime drama rehearsed, performed, and filmed during Frieze Art Fair 2012 in the framework of Frieze Projects.

The first stage of the work, executed by a professional crew of actors and producers, was structured as a real-time performance, ...

Evil Empire - Simon Buckley - Artist Talk

The Relevance of Irreverence

Evil Empire - Simon Buckley - Artist Talk

The Relevance of Irreverence

Saturday 28 February 2015, 7pm

As the sun sets on Evil Empire, Market Gallery is pleased to be hosting an artist talk with Simon Buckley.

The talk 'The Relevance of Irreverence' will be broken down into four parts, where Buckley ...

Boom in boom in, butter | Black Meal


Gallery 2

Sunday 23 November 2014

7:00pm - 8:30pm

A delicious meal to disorient the senses by considering modes of foreign and abject consumption.

Please note this event is not suitable for vegetarians or those with gluten intolerant.

This event is now fully booked, if you would like to be added to ...

Boom in boom in, butter | EVENTS

Wasted Commons

Foraging in Glasgow City Area
Sunday 9 November 2014
2:00pm onwards* timing subject to weather conditions
Starting Location Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2 Dawson Road)

Please RSVP to market@marketgallery.org to confirm attendance

Information of the other events to follow

Boom in boom in, butter - Casey O'Connell + Sarah Rose

31 October - 28 November 2014

Taking cooking – its language, form and history – as a model for research and production, Casey O'Connell and Sarah Rose will host events using modes of instruction as a score: a recipe.

During the events, the static and visible score will be destabilised as it passes through the body of another person. Framed by medicinal and ...

No Date - Scott Rogers

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Event opens: 7.30pm, screening begins: 8.00pm

As part of the series of events of Time After Time, Scott Rogers will present his video No Date for the first time as a screening. Filmed in Glasgow over a one year period, the video takes the form of an nature documentary where human presence is conspicuously ...

Time After Time - Douglas Morland - Performance

Opening event and performance: Saturday 28 June, 8pm (performance at 8.30pm)

Time After Time is a new exhibition and series of events at Market Gallery as part of Generation, a nationwide programme showcasing art in Scotland from the past 25 years. The project will consider the approach of Generation itself, and questions the historicising of artists and artwork through ongoing ...

Miscellany: Revised Moments and Cinematic Artefacts, Thomas Anderson at Titan Props (OFF-SITE)

Miscellany: Revised Moments and Cinematic Artefacts

Thomas Anderson

Titan Props, Kinning Park

(From Kinning Park Subway walk over motorway foot-bridge and follow the signs)

Saturday 22 March 2014 8pm - 10pm

For one night only, come and experience Edinburgh based artist Thomas Anderson's: 'Miscellany: Revised Moments and Cinematic Artefacts', a collection of ...

Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S)

Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S)

11 January – 21 February 2014

Opening Event: Saturday 11 January 3pm - 6pm

For six weeks from the 11th of January 2014, Glasgow Open Dance School is based at Market Gallery, creating a physical, welcoming space for movement research and practice in Glasgow. The first space ...

New States, Beth Dynowski

New States

Beth Dynowski

26th October - 6th December 2013

Opening: 25th October 2013 6-9pm

Market Gallery presents 'New States,' the first solo exhibition by Glasgow based artist Beth Dynowski. The exhibition extends through three gallery spaces, where the artist presents a lexicon of ...

Night School #3: Chris Heppell

The Mesh

30th October 2013


Market Gallery

Chris Heppell

Taking Timothy Morton's concept of "the mesh" as a starting point, Chris Heppell (University of Aberdeen) will give a short presentation leading to a wider discussion about the relations between ecology, aesthetic theory, and visual culture. Beginning with a feeling of vertigo ...



Steven Campbell, Aimi Ferrier, Helen Flockhart, Marianne Greated, Mabel Halliday, Katrin Jaberg, Lindsey Mclean, Carol Rhodes, Alastair Strachan and Mary Wintour

6th July - 16th August 2013

In landscape, one searches for memory. One searches for the traces that connect the familiar with the visible, molding and making palpable the interstice between our own locality and the distant place.


Robot Ninja, Jonathan Monaghan

Robot Ninja

Jonathan Monaghan

3rd May - 7th June 2013

Using the same technology employed by Hollywood and video games American artist Jonathan Monaghan debuts a new video installation for Market Gallery entitled Robot Ninja. Drawing as much on the past and mythology, as on science fiction and contemporary culture, Monaghan envisions a monstrous robotic ...

GFF: Market Gallery Shorts

GFF: Market Gallery Shorts

A programme of curated short films by artist filmmakers at Market Gallery.

Jonathan Monaghan's short films combine high end computer animation with surreal and fantastical scenes drawn from popular culture and Western history. Tessa Power's short work fuses ideas about contemporary space travel and humans supposed control over nature with ...

The Origins of Another Artwork, Toby Huddlestone

The Origins of Another Artwork

Toby Huddlestone

18th January - 8th February 2013

Toby Huddlestones solo exhibition at Market Gallery, Glasgow. A three-gallery solo show featuring brand new multi-screen video work Falling, ongoing work 'So what can be said to have gone on?' (part 2) with old and new lecture performances + special invited guests, and older ...

Night School #1: Kirsteen MacDonald

'Night School # 1'

This talk/lab is the first in a four part series of events curated by Market Gallery in conjunction with the Art School Union.

The series is based on a desire to open up discussion surrounding contemporary practices. Speakers will be given a 'word' and 'gift' to respond to in relation to their own work and asked to invite a special guest ...

Draw Duke Street, Mitch Miller

Draw Duke Street

Mitch Miller

30th October - 16th December 2012

Preview 7th December.

From the 30th of October to the 16th of December 2012, illustrator Mitch Miller was resident in Market Gallery on Duke Street. His task was to create a large room-length ‘dialectogram’ of the stretch of Dennistoun’s main high street that lies between ...

Budgie Butlins, Catherine Roberts

Budgie Butlins

Catherine Roberts

2nd - 23rd November 2012

This show was of the documentation of the experience of forty six lucky budgerigars as they enjoyed a unique and miniature Butlins' style holiday. Donated by The Northern Ireland Budgerigar, Zebra Finch and Foreign Bird Society, Budgie Butlins' offers the very best in rest and relaxation and everything else ...

Volume 1 | Skill/trade | Warm Minds

Studio Project

Volume 1 | Skill/Trade | Warm Minds

1st - 23rd September 2012

Volume 1 James Merchant & Jack Park

The objects in this exhibition are the result of a collaborative process over the period of one month.The work looks to establish a dialogue between makers, audience and material. Objects were appropriated, altered and re-presented in new ...

Art Lending Library

Art Lending Library

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

20th April - 7th May 2012

A project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich Located in the Mitchell library.

Art Lending Library was an ambitious new commission by Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich which took the form of an experimental library and public procession. Conceived and ...

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