'I Want To Be This Way Again' by Carys Reilly
11/05/22 - 14/05/22
‘I Want To Be This Way Again’ was a solo exhibition of works by Carys Reilly. Carys uses a combination of sculpture and painting to critique gender roles and attitudes towards chronic illness and neurodivergence in women. Her pieces were inspired by the processes involved in woven textiles: she uses fabric, thread, and repetitive imagery in minute scale in paintings and assemblages of found objects. Carys’ work explored how conditions including Endometriosis, Autism and ADHD are gendered, and how her experience of them intersects with societal ideals of womanhood.
'Caileag Ghrinn' by Susan Torrance and Niketa Shetty
03/05/22 - 07/05/22
This exhibition was a collaboration inspired by and the artists' individual responses to our relationship with the waters of Loch Lomond and in particular the life and times of the paddle steamer Maid of the Loch. Built in 1953 as the last of her line, she carried passengers powered by her steam engines and magnificent paddles around the loch until 1981, providing everlasting memories of holidays, the excitement of movement through water and the romance of travel from times gone by.
Rebel Dykes: Film Screening & Workshop
SaltSpace hosted a screening of ‘Rebel Dykes’ accompanied by a workshop from the films producer Siobhan Fahey at SaltSpace Community Space. The feature length documentary which tells the story of the Rebel Dykes, is a raucous story of a community of women in 1980s post-punk London who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world by becoming artists, performers, musicians and activists.
Feminista Shorts: Feminista Film Festival
For international Women's Day 2022, SaltSpace hosted Feminista Film Festival in partnership with Sea Change as they present an inspiring collection of F-rated short docs that celebrated women and the sea across waters in South Korea, Norway, Scotland, Colombia and Canada at SaltSpace Community Space.
'Beyond The Line' by Sian Patterson and Janice Affleck
28/04/22 - 30/04/22
With backgrounds in architecture, ceramists Siân Patterson and Janice Affleck took an opportunity to collaborate, experiment, and push their practices together in a project which moves between two and three dimensional drawing using mould making and ceramics.
'The Whole World Needs A Jolt' by Stuart Murphy
12/04/22 - 17/04/22
The show explored history and culture during The Great Famine 1315 - 1322 and The Black Death 1348 - 1351 through drawing, ink, graphite, newsprint, mixed-media collage, printing, sculpture and found objects. With a focus on the national revolt to these crisis' and how the upheaval developed the previously fragmented idea of class consciousness into a more solid and powerful concept.
'a recent memory' by Lily Garget and Sophie Minervini
07/04/22 - 09/04/22
“a recent memory” was a collaborative exploration of landscape through hands-on making processes, by Glasgow based artists Lily Garget and Sophie Minervini. The works on display included ceramic vessels, traditionally inspired textiles and text-based work, which are influenced aesthetically by the muted tones of the artist’s local surroundings, and conceptually by the narrative of the landscape there.
Local Procedure by Procedure BMX
01/04/22 - 03/04/22
The opening night with members Dan Banks, Luc Lynch-Rice and Thomas Roulston premiered ‘Local Procedure’ a bmx film featuring multiple riders with SD and super 8 footage focusing on the unseen side of cities and towns across Central and North East Scotland. The film highlighted the unique and interesting spots hidden within locations that you would normally never see unless you were a local.
'I’m Still Standing!' by Cameron McCracken
26/03/2022 - 30/04/2022
‘I’m Still Standing!’ was a solo show from Glasgow based neurodivergent artist Cameron McCracken. The exhibition was a retelling of the events of the artist’s life from the summer of 2018 to the summer of 2019, ups and downs, warts and all. When viewed as a whole it tells the story of the artist’s triumph over dark times and the sprouting of new found positivity from the ashes.
'Gambrel' by Becky Tucker
22/03/2022 - 24/03/2022
This exhibition explored the transmutation of meaning through a series of ceramic sculptures. Words and objects become buried in layers of conversation or dirt, origins are lost, attributed incorrectly. Gambrel explores ideas of burial and excavation, what happens when a myriad of sources are dug up, mixed up and churned out again.
'Man In A Dress' by Fantod
16/03/2022 - 19/03/2022
'Man In A Dress' was the debut solo show from non-binary transfeminine artist Fantod. This was an autobiographical exhibition exploring the realities and vulnerabilities of being trans in the UK during a relentless moral panic through the personal lens of Fantod’s own transition. The exhibition includes both recent work and a selection of pieces from the time they were closeted.
'Healing' by Nadja Andersson, Shirley Lachaise, and Robyn Boyle
04/03/2022 - 07/03/2022
This collaborative group show with Nadja Andersson, Shirley Lachaise, and Robyn Boyle presented important conversations surrounding grief, trauma, anger and adversity through textiles, painting and drawing. The artists found art and making to be their most intuitive outlet to explore these human experiences, and the exhibition will be the result of learning from each other and investigating their own unique artistic views on healing.
'Uncontrolled Abstraction: The Elements' by Jeff Edwards
17/02/2022 - 22/02/2022
Jeff’s solo exhibition stemed from an on-going experimental process, which involves the creation of alternative landscapes by exposing large format film negatives to natural elements, analogous to the classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The photography within the show created landscapes in some and cosmic beginnings and endings in others.
'The Little Vulva' by Eilidh Reilly
24/02/2022 - 27/02/2022
'The Little Vulva' was a solo show by Eilidh Reilly, using sculpture, illustration and story-telling to explore objectification, rape culture and the traditional role of working-class woman as story-teller, warning us of the danger that lurks beneath the surface of society.
'Roots' by Sasha Ballon, Anuschka Barlas, Alexandra Beteeva, Mira Knoche and Poppy Pearce
10/02/22 - 13/02/22
ROOTS was an exhibition exploring the theme of ‘forests’ through drawings, paintings, prints and performance by Sasha Ballon, Anuschka Barlas, Alexandra Beteeva, Mira Knoche and Poppy Pearce. In the wake of the first pandemic lockdown, they moved away from Glasgow but maintained a strong collaborative focus based on a shared context of fostering a close connection to nature and to the different landscapes encountered by us in Canada, Russia and the UK. Now back in Scotland, this exhibition allowed them to continue the dialogue sustained throughout the pandemic, and turn online conversations and ideas into a real life show.
Residency with Shona Wardrop: Invisible Women
10/01/22 - 03/02/22
In January 2022 we selected member Shona Wardrop for our artist residency at SaltSpace gallery. Shona wished to use the four week residency as a literal way of being seen and heard, almost as a performance piece to comment on visibility of disabled women in the arts.
'Not an Art Class: Art for wellbeing & mindfulness' with ARTernative
'Not an Art Class: Art for wellbeing & mindfulness' was a workshop led by ARTernative which allowed participants to explore creativity without pressure. The workshop involved an initial short meditation to help you settle into the space, a creative challenge aimed at exploring your inner creativity (i.e. bilateral drawing, blindfolded etc.), an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned during the session and delicious home-made refreshments!
WASPS Winter Market 2021
11/12/21 - 12/12/21
WASPS, The Briggait Glasgow
SaltSpace were delighted to have a stall at WASPS winter market in the Briggait alongside over 80 stall holders showcasing artists and makers from across Scotland! We displayed a range of artwork for sale by SaltSpace members. Another great opportunity to shop local, support artists and independent businesses in the festive period!
SaltSpace 'Makers Market' 2021
We hosted the return of our Makers Market at SaltSpace Community Space on the 4th December featuring work for sale by our members! This was a chance to shop local and come support emerging artists during the festive period with a range of original works of art such as jewellery, zines, photography, prints, drawings, paintings, apparel, cards and mulled wine!
2021 Winter Members Show: 'Maximum Tilt'
2/12/21 - 10/12/21
Our 2021 Winter Members Show showcased over 50 emerging artists from across Scotland ranging from textiles, sculpture, painting, print, drawing and photography. The opening night was a celebration of getting through the last 12 months, chat, music and the chance to sell some work in the festive period!