Glasgow Window Art Festival – High Street and Saltmarket

window art festival

Saturday 28th March – Sunday 29th March 2020

Free twilight Window Art Festival on Saturday 28th March 4-9pm and Sunday 29th March 12-4pm.

There will be light sculptures, projections, performances and art. This free festival will take the form of an outdoor gallery utilising shop fronts along the length of the thoroughfare on Saturday 28th March. More talks and events will take place on Sunday 29th March. This will include talks by journalist & historian Norry Wilson of Lost Glasgow and activist & political campaigner Graham Campbell.

Salt Space Cooperative sponsors and festival partners are:  Cass Art, Sogo Arts Gallery, The Women’s Type Foundry and Salt Space Cooperative.

Community Participation

Residents in the community are invited to create their own window displays. These can be elaborate or simple. The theme for the festival is the history and heritage of this ancient thoroughfare.


Saturday 28th March


sogo arts

Talk by the actor, director and activist David Hayman about his travels across Britain to sierra Leone and Jamaica. David explored Scotland’s role in the transatlantic slave trade for the TV programme, Slavery: Scotland’s Hidden Shame. He unpicks the role that Scot’s played in the slave trade from plantation and slave ownership to ship owners, crew, merchants, bookkeepers, and investors. David’s activism is fuelled by a long-held belief that the story of Scotland’s historic links to the slave trade is one that must be told.

Sunday 29th March

12.30PM, GRAHAM CAMPBELL: Salt Community Space, 98 Saltmarket, G1 5LB

Graham Campbell is a regular public speaker on Black Politics, African Caribbean History and Public Affairs. A long standing cultural producer, musician and dub poet, Graham is a Co-producer of African Caribbean Cultures Glasgow. This includes 2014 Commonwealth Games Emancipation Acts, a street theatre based on the 2008 historical work by Dr Stephen Mullen “It Wisnae Us: The Truth About Glasgow and Slavery” about the slavery legacy of Glasgows Tobacco Lords, Sugar Barons and Cotton Kings.


lost glasgow

Journalist and historian Norry Wilson has had a lifelong passion for Glasgow – and the stories it holds. To accompany the Lost Glasgow images included in the festival, Norry will draw on the pictures of Glasgow’s past. This will be a jumping off point to explore different aspects of our common and shared experiences of life in the Dear Green Place. Norry is the founder of the Lost Glasgow FB page, which now has some 200k online followers, he uses vintage photography to explore and map the city’s vanished past, its hidden histories, and its ever-changing face. Mainly, though, the site is about the city’s people; their stories and their lives – and how they helped shape the Glasgow we live, work and play in today.

Thanks to sponsors and partners, CASS ART Glasgow, Sogo Arts ,Womens Type Foundry and SaltSpace

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SaltSpace is a new cooperative of graduates and students of the Glasgow School of Art who operate three spaces across the Saltmarket and High street, as part of Glasgow City Council ‘Space for Growth’ initiative. We are a non-profit artist cooperative who aim to support the sustainability of our neighbourhood, while providing an inclusive environment for the wider community.

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