Wasps Artists' Studios
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The Briggait, Merchant City
The Briggait is a magnificent building which had, except for temporary use, lain empty for the best part of 20 years. Wasps Studios set out to redevelop the building back in 2001 and finally completed the project in late 2009.
The Briggait now houses over 5,500 square metres of public and private space including:
- 45 studios for visual artists
- 24 offices for cultural organisations
- 4 shop-front units for creative industry companies
- A beautiful public Courtyard that dates back to 1873
- 2 street-front exhibition spaces
- Meeting spaces & a heritage interpretation room
- An area set aside for a public cafe
WASPS OPEN STUDIOS 2014
The Briggait will be open to the public on the 11th and 12th October between 12noon - 5pm as part of Wasps Open Studios 2014. Alongside open studios, the full programme is listed below:
Briggait Project Spaces
Glasgow-based artist Hardeep Pandal and Dusseldorf-based artist Kai Richter will each present a solo-exhibition. These exhibitions highlight the success of the Anna Lobner Exchange which has offered Glasgow-based artists an opportunity to live and work in Dusseldorf every year since 2003.
‘The Comedown, the dream is over now the work begins’, an installation by Stephen Murray
In the spirit of the Commonwealth Games and harking back to Greco- Roman ideals of sport, competition and culture, Stephen Murray will build, install and manage a sculptural velodrome with a twist. This installation will take place in October as a reflection of the games and at a reflective point for Scotland post referendum. Come along and chat to Stephen about his project throughout the Open Studios weekend.
Sat 11th October
‘Bullitt’, a performance by David Sherry, Ground Floor 2-2.30pm
O-Pin Conceptual Jewellery Workshop, studio 209, 12-4pm
O-Pin will lead a jewellery workshop using found materials and responding to themes within contemporary visual art.
Sat 11th & Sun 12th October
Batik Workshop with Selma Rebus, 2nd Floor, all day drop-in session
Join artist Selma Rebus to try your hand at Batik, the art of decorating cloth using ‘resist’ techniques.
Sunday 12th October
Artist Graham McGivern will be hosting life drawing sessions with a naked model. Some drawing materials will be supplied Graham will be available to give advice in relation to any drawings produced.The door will be closed when the session starts so you need to arrive promptly to secure your place. These sessions are available to visitors aged 18 and over.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the weekend by Dear Green Coffee Roasters.
The Briggait is in Glasgow city centre and is around 10 minutes walk from Queen Street Station. Just walk diagonally across George Square then down miller street into ingram street. Turn right onto Stockwell Street and keep walking until you see the Briggait on your left hand side. Alternatively, many bus routes that cross the river to the south of the city from Buchanan Street bus station stop on stockwell street. We are also directly next to the main cycle path that follows the river clyde.
The Briggait is fully accessible. Car parking is available directly across the road on King Street car park.