Art & Photography

‘The Unexpected’ – Analogue Photography Exhibition
Launch Event: Friday 5th August, 6-9pm
Location: The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow
Date: Open to the Public: 8.08.22 – 13.08.22
For opening times: 10.00am-5.00pm

‘The Unexpected’ is an analogue photography exhibition by local photographer Martyna Maz that aims to celebrate the surprise aspect of image making. It is also a visual and poetic response to Albert Einstein’s words about the delight and understanding of the miraculous nature of the world and existence of all that is. The images encourage the viewer to broaden their perspective and to take notice of the wondrous events happening all around, whatever form or clarity they may appear in. By hand crafting the images in the self-built Darkroom, the artist invites the flow of creativity and any happy mistakes that might occur in the process.

FONDS: Objects Speak Louder Than Words / Greater Govanhill Launch
Greater Govanhill
Launch: Friday 12 August

Free to attend, but to guests are asked to reserve a space here.

What do the objects we’re fond of tell us about the people of Govanhill? Look out for striking images of ordinary things in an outside exhibition, and listen out for the accompanying radio show on Radio Buena Vida. It launches on August 12th to coincide with the launch of the new issue of Greater Govanhill.

The exhibition itself will be on display in shop and cafe windows all around the area. A map that will show the locations of all the images, will be available on the day too, but there will be a selection of images on show at the launch, along with the postcards for you to take home which contain the stories of the objects.  There will also be copies of the new Greater Govanhill magazine which contains an article on the project. 

Drinks, nibbles and tunes will be provided. All attendees are asked to bring along a special object as a conversation starter – as we want people to get to know others through their objects too. 

And don’t forget to tune into Radio Buena Vida from 1-2pm on Friday for the radio show that accompanies the exhibition. We couldn’t include everyone’s stories/tunes in this one hour show, but we hope to produce a second show, and a podcast with the rest of the stories. So stay tuned!

Just before the exhibition launch, our friends at Romano Lav will be presenting a selection of short films by and about Roma people, so please do get there from 6pm to watch these. Full details and tickets here. 

Dreamlands: The Audio-Cinema
Thursday 04 August, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Friday 05 August 11.00am- 12.30pm
Exhibition will be open to the public Friday 05 Aug 1:00-6.00pm and Saturday 06 Aug 11:00-6.00pm
Location: Kiosk

Free Evening Event w/ drinks and nibbles: Thu 4th August, 5:30pm-7pm, tickets here.

Free Breakfast Event w/ coffee and pastries: Fri 5th August, 11:00am-12:30pm, tickets here.

The space will also be open to the public on a drop in basis with audio content looping on the hour on Friday 5th August from 1pm – 6pm; and Saturday 6th August from 11pm – 6pm.

Dreamlands: The Audio-Cinema will share a series of immersive sound pieces and audio stories exploring dream states. Dreamlands: The Audio-Cinema is collaboratively devised by two of the Govanhill Baths Culture Collective Artists in Residence Ros Fraser and Mina Heydari-Waite. Dreamlands is an ongoing multimedia arts project led by Mina. It weaves together images, objects, ideas and stories drawn from a series of workshops, activities and collaborations in an exploration of dreams as potential tools of resistance. Ros Fraser’s research explores the way sound impacts how we feel in our bodies, and how we can tap into more open and connected states through sound. The Audio-Cinema will be a multi-language experience presenting audio pieces from across the world. The Audio-Cinema is possible thanks to Radio Atlas; an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world.

Street Level Culture Collective – Govanhill
Thursday 04 August – Sunday 28 August
Location: Gallery 103, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Govanhill Culture Collective / Street Level Photoworks

This exhibition is a vibrant showcase featuring photographs and videos from a year-long collaborative, community-based artist residency programme developed by Street Level Photoworks, as part of Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective programme. Lead artist Morwenna Kearsley and support artist Alex Popa were based in Govanhill and developed opportunities for people to get involved in creative photography and video across the past 12 months. 

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Ghost Signs of Glasgow Opening & Southside Map Launch
Date: Launch – Tuesday 09 August, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Exhibition Opening times 09 August – Saturday 13th August, 10am-6pm
Location: The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale

Ghost signs is an exciting heritage project which tracks down, researches and archives fast disappearing signs around the city. Ghost Signs are vital to the fabric of Glasgow’s urban landscape, they are fading signs that represent a business or establishment that no longer exists. Ghost Signs have been building an archive that will help us better understand the economic, architectural, social and cultural atmosphere of Glasgow to which these signs belong and then share it! They have developed tours and maps spanning the city, to showcase the fascinating stories we have unearthed. With support from the Govanhill Baths Trust join us for the launch of new printed Southside maps, along with a preview of the Ghost Signs of Glasgow exhibition.

Dance Makes The Floor
Date: Saturday 13 August, 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Location: Various locations along Victoria Road

Govanhill Baths Culture Collective Artist Mark Bleakley has been working with artists and participants at Dixon Hall to develop an afternoon of dance and music that celebrates the power of coming together and the communities this creates. Mark has been making a collectively built floor to bring to Victoria Road as a new public dance floor! Over the course of the day Mark and a collection of dancers and members of Dixon Hall will bring their dance floor from the bottom of Victoria Road to Radio Buena Vidas new venue at the top. Working with a group of dancers and members of Dixon Community they will dance, move and assemble the floor. The dance floor is many different things to different people. The full program will be released closer to the date on our social media page, noting different moments for the public to join to watch or take part in.

Hannah Frank Exhibition
Date: 2-14th August
Location: Around Govanhill

Hannah Frank’s iconic black and white drawings are resonant of the style and iconography of the Art Nouveau period. Prints of these famous artworks will be on display in much loved spots in Govanhill, so keep an eye out for announcements on our website and tag us on social media if you spot any of these beautiful prints in your local haunts.

In 1917 at the age of nine, Hannah Frank and her family moved from the Gorbals to 72 Dixon Avenue in Govanhill. Her father Charles Frank had opened a photographic and scientific apparatus shop in 1907 in the Saltmarket, Glasgow, which became one of the best known photographic centres in the city.
Hannah Frank’s black and white drawings probably featured in every Glasgow student flat in the 1960s. Throughout a truly spectacular 75-year artistic career, her drawings and later bronze sculptures were exhibited in the Royal Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute, and Royal Scottish Academy