Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art
Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G1 3AH
Scotland

Website

www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=3

Sanctuary website

www.glasgowmuseums.com/sanctuary

E-mail

museums@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Telephone

0141 229 1996

Fax

0141 204 5316

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GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops. The focus of the Gallery is on contemporary social issues, often featuring groups marginalized in today’s society. Opened in 1996, the Gallery of Modern Art is housed in an elegant, neo-classical building in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Refurbished to house the city’s contemporary art collection, the building is an appealing combination of old and new architecture, incorporating a number of artists’ commissions. The GoMA Library is a resource of books and information on art and artists. As well as holding a series of events, the library has a training suite both for hire and for general public use; 22 PCs for use by the public on a drop-in basis; a fax machine and photocopying facility; as well as a café selling food and refreshments.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 11am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Closed: 25th & 26th December
1st & 2nd January

Admission charges

Free. However, some temporary exhibitions may carry an admission fee.

Additional info

The Gallery of Modern Art currently has wheelchair access to main gallery areas. Male and female toilets are accessible to wheelchair users, and the café is also accessible to wheelchair users.

Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art, Performing Arts, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Early Warning Signs

  • 7 January — 23 December 2014 *on now

The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is delighted to be hosting Early Warning Signs by Ellie Harrison during 2014.

Early Warning Signs is a lifelong project for the artist and is one of four signs currently shown across the UK with a mission ‘promote’ climate change, by grabbing the attention of passers-by.

GoMA applied to adopt a sign for 2014 to begin conversations with our staff and visitors to think about climate change as Glasgow moves towards being a Green City in 2015. As part of this work we will think about what we as a gallery and a staff team can do to develop about our work for the cultural sector of Glasgow in a more sustainable way and reduce our carbon footprint.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.events.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/early-warning-signs

ATELIER PUBLIC#2

  • 20 February — 27 May 2014 *on now

Following the success of ATELIER PUBLIC in 2011 GoMA is re-presenting this exhibition. Exploring ideas of play, participation and the public space, ATELIER PUBLIC#2 will develop as the exhibition runs. As part of the process, GoMA is working with Modern Edinburgh Film School, Emma Balkind, Brian Hartley and Anthony Schrag to develop the show. ATELIER PUBLIC#2 is part of the Glasgow International 2014 included Programme which takes place 3-21 April 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.events.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/atelier-public2

Sue Tompkins - Come to Ozark

  • 4 March — 21 April 2014 *on now

Come to Ozark is an exhibition that imagines arrival in a fictional place – a place Tompkins explores through text and performance in this series of new works. The exhibition, framed to emulate aspects of poetic or musical composition, physically embodies qualities of tempo, rhythm, symmetry and cadence. To Tompkins ‘Ozark’ is a fictional place which allows her to explore ideas of arrival and departure, journey and discovery in her typewritten text pieces presented throughout the gallery. Sue Tompkins is a collector of found phrases, words, and lyrics. Through her typed and spoken works she re-presents snatches of material gleaned from the everyday, distorting meaning by metering their arrangement and delivery. Tompkins will present a new performance during the festival, performed at the following times and locations. All are welcome and entrance is free. Performance 1 - GoMA on 3rd April, 6pm Performance 2 - BBC on 14th April, 6.30pm Performance 3 - GoMA on 17th April, 6pm Sue Tompkins (b. 1971) lives and works in Glasgow, UK Supported by The Modern Institute.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.events.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/sue-tompkins-come-to-ozark

Aleksandra Domanovic

  • 3 April — 1 June 2014 *on now

Domanovic’s work looks at the history and development of technology through a gender-conscious lens and examines how women are represented in science fiction.

ATELIER PUBLIC #2

  • 10 April — 27 May 2014 *on now

ATELIER PUBLIC#2 is a re-presentation of a 2011 exhibition at GoMA where members of the public were invited to make artworks using materials available in the gallery. In the spirit of ATELIER PUBLIC, you are invited to use the materials to make new work, which may then be used by others.

GENERATION: Moyna Flannigan

  • 16 May 2014 — 1 March 2015

A national exhibition for 2014, celebrating the wealth of contemporary art that has developed in Scotland, over the last 25 years. Over 60 venues are participating in this unique programme. Please find further details at generationartscotland.org

GENERATION: Nathan Coley

  • 16 May 2014 — 1 March 2015

A national exhibition for 2014, celebrating the wealth of contemporary art that has developed in Scotland, over the last 25 years. Over 60 venues are participating in this unique programme. Please find further details at generationartscotland.org

GENERATION

  • 27 June — 31 December 2014

A national exhibition for 2014, celebrating the wealth of contemporary art that has developed in Scotland, over the last 25 years. Over 60 venues are participating in this unique programme. Please find further details at generationartscotland.org

GENERATION: Sara Barker

  • 27 June — 5 October 2014

A national exhibition for 2014, celebrating the wealth of contemporary art that has developed in Scotland, over the last 25 years. Over 60 venues are participating in this unique programme. Please find further details at generationartscotland.org

GENERATION: Douglas Gordon

  • 27 June — 28 September 2014

A national exhibition for 2014, celebrating the wealth of contemporary art that has developed in Scotland, over the last 25 years. Over 60 venues are participating in this unique programme. Please find further details at generationartscotland.org

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Adult Art Club: Water Colours

  • 4 May 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. This week learn about the art of water colour

Adult Art Club: Samples of the City

  • 11 May 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. Come along to find out more about samples from this great city

Festival of Museums - GoMA Big Big Bus Tour!

  • 17 May 2014 11am-4pm

Create art on this free art bus tour, inspired by Nathan Coley's work ‘Lamp of Sacrifice’ in Gallery 4. Hop on and off and display your work at GoMA. Please call for more information

Admission

0141 287 3050

GoMA’s Big Big Bus Tour

  • 17 May 2014 10:30am-4pm

All aboard the big, big bus! Bursting with creativity, this hop-on, hop-off tour provides entertainment on board and off. You'll be ushered on board to the sounds of anything from Gaelic to Gospel music, having first negotiated contemporary artist Nathan Coley’s vast, brilliant ‘Lamp of Sacrifice’ (a 3-D artwork representing 161 places of worship). On our specially-adapted tour bus, you'll be entertained by our friendly fine art or performance artist who'll be encouraging you to get creative. Winding its way through Glasgow's City Centre, you'll be able to hop on and off the bus when you please, taking in some of the city's iconic religious buildings such as Glasgow Catherdral or the Central Mosque. And here's an incentive - we'll be displaying some of the artworks created on the bus. What better opportuntity to have your own piece of art on view in a real Gallery!

Website

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com

Adult Art Club: Architectural Models

  • 18 May 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. Learn about how to put together an architectural model

Adult Art Club: Symmetry in Paintings

  • 25 May 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. This week we will look at how symmetry works in art

Public De-installation Day

  • 27 May 2014 11am-4pm

Join us for the public de-installation day at the end of the exhibition, where you are welcome to claim work from ATELIER PUBLIC#2.

photograph of path

Adult Art Club: Walking Tours!

  • 1 June 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours.

Get your walking boots on as we take a tour.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Adult Art Club: GENERATION: venue visits

  • 8 June 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. Come along to other venues hosting Generation exhibits

Adult Art Club:Sketchbook

  • 15 June 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. Learn more about the art of sketching

Adult Art Club: Film Screening

  • 29 June 2014 1-3pm

Different art activities every week, from hands on creative sessions to walking tours. This week we will be screening a film. There maybe age restrictions, so please call in advance.

Admission

0141 287 3050

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Art and Design provision for secondary pupils at Glasgow Museums

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/showEvent.cfm?venueid=3&itemid=446

Our programme for 2004 offers a range of talks, workshops and activities for secondary pupils studying Art and Design.
Workshops can be tailored for any year group

How to obtain

For further information, or to book sessions, please call the the Museum Education Service on 0141 565 4112/3.

GoMA Education Events Mailing List

http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/showEvent.cfm?venueid=3&itemid=327

If you would like to find out about forthcoming education events and activities at GOMA, why not join our education mailing list.
Send your name, email and postal address to alicia.vanner@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Saturday Art Club

Lively practical art activities in the galleries designed for children aged 3-12 years, and their parents. Find fun ways to explore the art on display with drawing, collage, sculpture making and games. Come along every Saturday 10.30-13.00. Sessions are led by our professional art educators, with different activities each week, so come along and get arty.

How to obtain

Workshops are free, welcoming to all and you can just drop in. Call the galleries on 0141 287 3050 for more information.

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