Artist tenants at The Briggait welcome visitors to their creative studios in May
One of the most historically significant buildings in Glasgow will be open to the public on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, as the artist occupants encourage curious cultural enthusiasts to pay them a visit.
The Briggait, Glasgow’s former fish market which is located on the north bank of the River Clyde, has, for the past 12 years, served as an artist and creative industries complex and has been a workplace to award winning artists including two Turner Prize winners. On the weekend of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, forty creatives will open their studio doors to the public, providing a rare opportunity for visitors to experience what happens at one of the country’s most prolific arts centres.
The Briggait Open Studios will be open to visitors from 11am to 5pm on both the Saturday and Sunday, access via the main hall’s entrance on Bridgegate, providing access to over thirty studios and forty artists.
Artist and The Briggait Studio Representative Margaret Archbold: “Our studios and workshops are usually closed to the general public. Open Studio events are incredibly special occasions, giving insight into artists, makers, their practices and our amazing building. Welcoming visitors for this particular weekend will be a huge boost to the studios creative life post-lockdown. We can’t wait to meet everyone.”
The Briggait is managed by Wasps, Scotland’s national provider of creative spaces, a charity dedicated to providing affordable artist studios. Wasps has begun a project to develop the unused spaces at The Briggait and is collecting opinions on what services the riverside renovation might offer to the public. The consultation can be undertaken while visiting the Open Studios or online anytime at www.waspsstudios.org.uk/briggait.
The Briggait Open Studios is on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, from 11am to 5pm and is free to attend.
For more information visit Wasps’ website www.waspsstudios.org.uk.