Cooperative Arts Spaces in Glasgow

We are a new creative co-operative providing a supportive platform for new graduates and early year creatives as a stepping-stone into their artistic career. 

We offer annual memberships to artists across the whole of Scotland! Membership is open to Scottish students, artists based in Scotland and any artists that have studied at a Scottish institution. We have four different memberships, allowing flexibility and specific output with your involvement with Saltspace. Additionally we have a new annual turnover from Sep - Aug. Read about all our memberships here.

We are currently planning our future programming of events for later this summer (COVID-19 permitting!) become a member if you would like to get involved.

Gallery reopening

27th April 2021

 

We have been working hard behind the scenes with our members to curate a summer programme that we can’t wait to share.

 

Kicking us off is ‘After The Dinner Party’ a group exhibition from 27th - 30th April and will feature works from Lesley McDermott, Chelsie Dysart, Alice Martin, Dawn McLaren, Val Martin, Eloise Kerr and Ralph De Jongh. The show will be an accumulation of sculpture and mixed media artworks that will question and explore our relationship, physically and metaphorically, we have with interior surroundings as a place to think, of taking apart and putting together. 

 

This past year we have all seen our lives being deconstructed and pieces that were firmly together sitting in far- apart spaces. As an exhibition of this time, it is a response to change, exploring the everyday, what surrounds us, our relationship with our fragmented thoughts and finding a space to allow us to connect once again to the physical world.

 

 

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SaltSpace Members Shop!

A collection of artworks for sale by Saltspace members. Help support artists during difficult times - 20% Commission also goes back into helping us run our

co-operative!

Current Opportunities

Balancing Art

Collaborative Residency

- Open Call -

Deadline 20th April 5pm

SaltSpace is excited to offer a new paid residency for it's members! 

Members are invited to apply to be selected for a collaborative residency, bringing together two or three artists from different creative backgrounds to collaborate on a project which culminates in an exhibition/product/film/workshop, currently this would take digital form with the chance of a physical outcome if possible.

This SaltSpace Members-only opportunity is ideal for artists who are currently needing a new perspective, challenge or inspiration to take their work in a new direction. It is an opportunity for members to engage with each other while also bridging the gap between different specialisms and mediums. 

Want to apply?

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The VIRTUAL exhibition of our Members Show 2020 'Essential Forms' is now LIIIIIVE!!

Showcasing 45 of our member's work in our gallery space along with a write up and links about their individual artistic practices ❤️ GO GET 

CLICK ENTER TO EXPLORE OUR VIRTUAL SALT GALLERY...

Meet The Committee

We are giving insight into the inner workings of our cooperative and introducing you to some specific roles on our committee over the next few weeks, what that entails and uploading some interviews, detailing how the people who run Saltspace are key to maintaining it’s central values for emerging artists !

Read more.

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// Latest News // 

Recently Saltspace was part of a documentary series celebrating how social entrepreneurs and cooperatives are making a difference across the UK!

Watch the full film here.

UnLtd presents ‘Spaces 4 Change’ with SaltSpace Cooperative

With thanks to UnLtd for Social Entrepreneurs 🤜🏻🤛🏻
Film produced by @ukfullyfocused
Documentary series made possible by The National Lottery Community Fund @tnlcommunityfund 

and Our Bright Future led by The Wildlife Trusts @obrightfuture.

'What If' Residents Civic Soup's

Reading Circle On Decolonisation

“In the Autumn of 2020, members of the public and SaltSpace community gathered in an online reading circle centred on practices of decolonisation in relation to place and architecture. In each of the 6 sessions, guided by Civic Soup, participants read aloud in-turn from scripts, essays and autoethnographies. Base texts focused on the settler-colonial present and its residues in Glasgow’s built environment, refugee architectures of temporary permanence, ecofeminist perspectives on land use and cultivation, and architectural legacies of imperialism in non-Western geographies. 

 

View the outcome of Civic Soup's residency here.

Email: 

saltspacecoop@gmail.com

Address:

98 Saltmarket St. G1 5LD, Glasgow   - Community Space

142 Saltmarket St. G1 5L, Glasgow   - Makers Space

270 High St. G4 0QT, Glasgow        - Gallery Space

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Saltspace is a voluntary, artist ran, non-profit Cooperative CIC across three spaces in the East end of Glasgow, UK.

 

As part of 'Space for Growth'supported by Glasgow City Properties.

Company no. SC634438