Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2021

glasgow open house festival 2021

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival programme 24-27th September 2021

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival is a non-profit artist-led organisation that aims to improve access to the arts for everyone.  Using new meaningful ‘spaces’ to engage with art and ideas you will find  a wide range of exhibitions throughout the city.

The festival fosters community engagement and affords opportunities to artists from all backgrounds.

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival encourages artists to use alternative, domestic and public spaces to exhibit their art. By ‘removing’ art from conventional spaces, such as galleries and museums you can interact with the arts in a way that is accessible, engaging and exciting.

Who’s On

The festival has a vast programme of artists exhibiting their work in alternative spaces.  Including:

GSA graduate-founded festival

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A chance to encounter installations, performance and exhibitions in the gardens, windows and outdoor spaces of the city. Including:

Graduate Drive Thru

10 a.m. – 6p.m. 24 – 27 September at Glassford Street Car Park, G1 1 UP

Annie Graham, Angus MacDonald, Chandelle Waugh, Chao-Ying Elizabeth Rao, Christian-Alexandru Popa, Council Baby, Dexter Stokes-Mellor, Dylan Esposito, Eilidh Reilly, Jack McElroy, Jimson Weed, Joe Habben, Joe O’Brien, Joel Davidson, Koolkatwarner, Lisa Gavienas, Molly Lindsay, Olivia Leven, Rachy McEwan, Robert McCormack, Sam Harley, Sam Welch, Sean Robertson & Viktoria Szaboova

Glasgow School of Art Community Engagement

Friends of Garnethill Green Spaces (FROGGS) [Elke Finkenauer, Ulrike Enslein, Adela Quinn, Bassel Zeid]
Garnethill Park, G3 6PW &  Garnethill Community Garden G3 6QD

Friends of Garnethill’s Green Spaces presents functional artworks, responses to place and community, and ephemeral works, situated in Garnethill Park and Garnethill Community Garden. QR codes at each site will provide information about the works and projects.

Saturday 26 – Monday 27 September, 2021

Hosting a series of artworks in Garnethill Park and their community garden as part of

Join them for a celebration of green spaces and creative interventions! Friends of Garnethill Green Spaces on Facebook.

Lock Down Postcards by Project Ability

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Artists: Judith AbubakarRichard AndersonJohn CocozzaAndrew CrosbieMichael EarllEdward HenryDoreen KayStuart LowNils McDiarmidJonathan McKinstryJohn McNaughtCameron MorganPaul RankineSteven Reilly

11am-5pm Wednesday – Saturday | 11 September – 9 October | Trongate 103

Gallery space at Trongate 103, Trongate, Glasgow City Centre

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John McNaughts birds represent a lifeline during the pandemic – painting these feathered friends kept him occupied and soothed his mind during difficult times. And now they are bringing joy to others on the walls of

Recovering Woodlands – Woodlands Community Gardens

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Janie Nicoll
Woodlands Community Garden, 117 W Prince’s St G4 9BY
10-5pm until Monday 27 September, 2021
 Window 212 W Prince’s Street G4 9DL
Janie intends to create a window display using the front window in her own flat in West Princes Street, that corresponds or talks to a further display at Woodlands Community Garden. These will be displays that use imagery collected during her AIR residency (Phase 2) in Hillhead Ward for Glasgow Life, in conjunction with Woodlands Community Garden. This taps into the collective consciousness of the community as it recovers from the pandemic and personal trauma experienced by many in the community.

Come and Cook a wee clay guy

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MAL VILLE, 11-5 every day until Monday, 33 Melville Street!!!! As part of Glasgow Open House Arts Festival  @OHGlasgow COME!!! COOK A WEE CLAY GUY!!!

A Home Projects – Window Box Paper Craft

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With @PlatformGlasgow & @adanseywright

 ‘Window Box’ paper craft activity – to create at home & display for #GOHAF21 Buy a kit with all materials & guidance to do this at home for just £10!

Make Art at Home

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Create a beautiful string of ornamental lanterns out of fused plastic bags or recycled plastics to hang in your window or garden!
Buy Arts and Crafts Activity Packs – the children will love these

Check out the exhibition spaces on the map

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Glasgow Open House Festival Online

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There are also many events and exhibitions you can check out and enjoy online:

#GOHAFonline | Pen Pals are characters and stories made together while apart. You can view the project online, and there are also a limited edition of physical zine copies available for request via the website or by texting 07704280787. #GOHAF21 #artistsinisolation

See the full programme

Check out details of many events on Twitter Glasgow Open House


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