Gallery of Modern Art

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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.

Jacqueline Donachie: Deep in the Heart of Your Brain

  • 20 May — 13 November 2016 *on now

A major solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Jacqueline Donachie, including an ambitious new body of work exploring disability, care and loss.

Since 2002, Donachie has worked with a range of scientific and medical professionals in collaborative processes to produce new ideas and artworks. This exciting new commission with GoMA, supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, includes sculpture and drawings made in the last five years alongside new works developed from a period of research with a group of women affected by an inherited genetic condition, made in collaboration with the UK Myotonic Dystrophy Patient Registry at The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre in Newcastle.

This rich archive of personal reflection on age, appearance and disability offers a powerful platform for new work. Through connecting the thoughts of the women on their position within science and the treatment that affects them with established sculptural language that uses industrial materials, drawing and film, Donachie seeks to parallel the relationships and hierarchy of families with that of science, within the context of contemporary art. The exhibition will also reference items of armour from Glasgow Museums collection, urban architecture and works from an earlier sculptural and performance tradition such as that of Bruce McLean.

Central to the exhibition is the new film work Hazel, a powerful three screen installation that directly connects the experiences of the participants - all sister sets, where one sibling has inherited the myotonic dystrophy gene and one has not – to a wider discussion around relationships, age and appearance.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/GoMA/exhibitions/Pages/Gallery-4.aspx

Please Turn Us On

  • 28 July 2016 — 22 January 2017 *on now

Please Turn Us On is a group exhibition that places Glasgow at the centre of a dialogue between early video art and international counterculture.

Arthur Ginsberg & Video Free America

Heather Phillipson

Stansfield/Hooykaas

The Videofreex

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/GoMA/exhibitions/Pages/Gallery-3.aspx

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.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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