'CHERUB'      Solo exhibtion 


Kirsten     Shanks

Saltspace Gallery is re-opening !

Saltspace Gallery is re-opening !

Saltspace Gallery is re-opening on the 1st October with solo exhibition 'CHERUBS'  by the fab Kirsten Shanks!


This is our first physical exhibition since lockdown at Salt Gallery and will run from the 1st Oct - 12th Oct, 11 am - 5pm each day. Theres is a FREE online booking system through the link above/below with 30-minute time slots from 11am -5pm at a maximum capacity of 6 people each, keeping in with government guidance on gatherings. Social distance measures will be in place at all times.

The exhibition, Cherub, is by our spring artist-in-residence, Kirstin Shanks who has been making work both in our residency space as well as at home over the last few months. Shanks, graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2019 and was the recipient of the RSA John Kinross Scholarship.

Kirsten Shanks' works are primarily concerned with using drawing mediums; watercolour, gouache, charcoal and pencil on a mixture of scales. Each piece is layered with blocked or blended colour which are then filled with drawn cherubs or statues, and then surrounded by occasionally overwhelmed skylines. This combination allows the viewer to build their own narrative, outside of her own personal ideas for the work.

Forgotten cherubs is a romantic notion that pleas with a cultural idea that our land is a quaint and peaceful place. Reimagining these cherubs and figures within the context of our current climate aims to make light of a cultural weak spot. Within the boundaries of the canvas, their fate becomes mildly catastrophised and their reimagined existence is tainted when the reality of today's future sets in. Join us for this special showcase.


SaltSpace is a new creative co-operative based in Glasgow which aims to provide a supportive platform for new graduates and early year creatives as a stepping-stone into their artistic career. 

Saltspace has three spaces, each with a dedicated purpose:


Gallery Space - A space for members to exhibit their work and/or have a Salt Gallery Residency in the adjoining beautiful studio space.

Community Space - A space available for hire and an opportunity for both members and non-members to host workshops, talks, events as well as engage with the local community and businesses. 

Makers space - Functions as a maker space with 5 studio spaces for an affordable price, as well as a shop front where members can sell their work at a low commission rate.

// Latest News // 

Our next digital resident !

Zsofia Jakab


24th Sep - 8th Oct

Follow Zsofia's blog post on our website below!

'During my two-week residency, I’ll be sharing my visual and textual research, experiments and work. I would also like to address you, the reader to engage; to share your experience, associations,
reflections on touch.'

Pleased to say artist Connor Ross @connor1t3 is the recipient of our collab digital residency with Print Clan! 🎈Follow Connor over the next few weeks as he begins to build a digital archive of interviews/research online alongside printing in the Print Clan studio.

Connor works in detailed drawings, embossment and printing techniques creating images relating to loss and memory. With this project he hopes to explore this premise on a larger scale and combine the methodical aspects in printmaking to question the natural repetition and degradation of memory. Keep up to date with the developments of Connors project on our social media and website and go follow @printclan 💘

View Connor's digital archive here!

Michelle Jamieson interview via zoom!Connor Ross
00:00 / 22:27

!! New 'What If' Residents 'CIVIC SOUP'


Our current residents, architecture collective Civic Soup, are gearing up to host ‘A Reading Circle on Place & Decolonisation’, from this coming Monday, 14th September and each Monday from 7pm - 8.30pm for the next six weeks.


The reading circle will gather online to read aloud on practices of Decolonisation in relation to place, architecture and extant colonial legacies in Glasgow’s urban realm. The readings will be followed by reflection through techniques of collective writing, culminating in the production of poetic texts.


If you would like to take part in this free workshop opportunity with Civic Soup please email info@civicsoup.co.uk with a short sentence about yourself, why you are interested in joining and you’re availability.

Full info here!


A collection of work all for sale by our members!




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