Strathclyde, G41 2PE
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An internationally acclaimed art space, Tramway commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects
Head for Tramway in Glasgow’s city centre if you want to explore and engage with innovative work by Scottish and international artists. The place acquired its name from its distinctive and characterful building, which was once a tram shed that served the city’s main tram terminus, and was later home to Glasgow’s Museum of Transport. Inside you’ll find two galleries and two performance spaces hosting a changing programme of exhibitions and performances.
Tramway does not have a permanent collection, but commissions a lot of new work, playing a crucial role in supporting the development of artists based in Scotland. Among those who have gone on to international acclaim after a Tramway commission are Douglas Gordon (who went on to win the Turner Prize) Christine Borland, and Henry Coombes, who was selected to represent Scotland at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Other well-known names who have shown at Tramway include Pipilotti Rist, Philippe Parreno, Martin Boyce, Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Rosemary Trockel, Elmgreen and Dragset and Subodh Gupta.
Tramway will be hosting the Turner Prize in 2015.