High Street & Saltmarket Window Art Festival

Light sculptures, projections, performances and installations will be on display along the historic Glasgow thoroughfare of High Street and Saltmarket as part of the Window Art Festival!

High Street & Saltmarket Window Art Festival

About High Street & Saltmarket Window Art Festival

This event has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, details of the rearranged date will be added in due course.

We are pleased to announce a festival launch on Saturday 28th March from 4pm, on view through Sunday 29th March 2020, along the historic Glasgow thoroughfare of High Street and Saltmarket. Artists have been invited to create window displays the length of the thoroughfare, which will see light sculptures, projections, performances and installations.

This free festival will take the form of an outdoor gallery utilising shop fronts along the length of the thoroughfare opening on Saturday 28th March, with installations and performances created by local artists. There will also be a twilight guided history walk along the thoroughfare, that uses maps and narrators, celebrating the varied history of High Street & Saltmarket, including key moments from the last 500 years alongside alternative histories, anecdotes and myths.

In collaboration with local artists and the community, The High Street and Saltmarket Window Art Festival will open with a talk at SoGo Gallery with actor and director, David Hayman, who will unpick the story of his recent journey from Sierra Leon to Jamaica to trace Scotland’s role and historic links with the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Through Sunday 29th March, talks, walks and events include talks by journalist & historian Norry Wilson of ‘Lost Glasgow’ who uses photographic archives to revisit Glasgow’s past, as well as activist & political campaigner Graham Campbell, co-producer of ‘Emancipation Acts’, a street theatre based on the 2008 historical work by Dr Stephen Mullen "It Wisnae Us: The Truth About Glasgow and Slavery" about the slavery legacy of Glasgow's Tobacco Lords, Sugar Barons and Cotton Kings.

We are excited to invite you to the launch of this new festival that explores the community, heritage and history of the ancient thoroughfare of High Street & Saltmarket.

With thanks to our sponsors and festival partners, Cass Art, Sogo Gallery, The Women’s Type Foundry, WaveParticle, Merchant City Print and SaltSpace Cooperative.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for High Street & Saltmarket Window Art Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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