Clare Stephenson (Editor), Anna McLauchlan (Editor)

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    An archival document of the development of the artist-run gallery, Transmission.
    Transmission Gallery was set up in 1983 by graduates from Glasgow School of Art, providing a place for artists to meet, talk and exhibit. At that time there were few exhibition spaces in Glasgow, and little opportunity for artists at the start of their careers to get access to galleries. Transmission was Glasgow's first artist-run gallery and has developed an approach that has been replicated by many artist-led spaces worldwide. Managed by a rotating voluntary committee of up to six people, Transmission has evolved into a network of local, national and international artists exchanging ideas and constantly drawing in new participants. Transmission has played a vital part in the development of Glasgow's visual arts scene, and has been responsible for commissioning some of Glasgow and Scotland's best known artists at early stages of their careers. As such, Transmission has contributed greatly to the reputation that Glasgow now enjoys as a major international centre for contemporary visual arts. A diverse and increasingly high profile art scene has emerged in Glasgow with Transmission at its centre. Transmission provides a place where artists can meet, talk and exhibit along with local and international peers and influences. They began to invite artists who had influenced them to show in the gallery and become part of this dialogue. The range of contacts grew through projects with similar organisations such as City Racing in London and Artemisia in Chicago and this exchange of ideas has continued with Transmission providing a model for other collectives like Catalyst in Belfast and Generator in Dundee. This book is an introduction to the continuing work of Transmission.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages96
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • transmission
    • contemporary art
    • alternative arts spaces
    • scotland


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