press release

Glasgow International has grown out of the existing infrastructure in the visual arts in Glasgow and both celebrates and supports the continued growth and achievements of Glasgow’s visual arts sector. The programme aims to reflect the position of Glasgow as a centre for production and exhibition of internationally significant visual art, and will bring to this context a range of work, much of which has either been specifically commissioned or brought to the UK for the first time for the Festival.

The programme highlights a number of internationally significant artists who are based in the city. It also supports a range of grassroots activity, highlighting the many emerging artists that Glasgow continues to produce and sustain. The range and quality of Glasgow’s exhibition spaces – both indoor formal spaces and outdoor ‘found’ spaces will reflect Glasgow’s capacity to exhibit internationally significant visual art.

Many Glasgow and Scottish based artists enjoy International support from Visual Art Festivals worldwide. Glasgow International is a unique opportunity to give those artists the chance to bring that work to Scottish audiences and in return host International artists.