Glasgow International, Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary art, announces the programme for its 10th edition, taking place from 7 — 23 June 2024.

Presented at locations across the city, Glasgow International is a collective endeavour rooted in Glasgow’s year-round visual arts ecology. It brings together newly commissioned projects from Glasgow-based arts organisations, artist-run initiatives and individual artists and curators, alongside those initiated by the Glasgow International team. Featuring the work of artists based in Scotland, the UK and internationally, the festival is a unique celebration of art, those who make it, and those who create space for it.

Glasgow International 2024 embraces this multiplicity of voices, placing emphasis on the diverse ways in which people organise around art. Rather than foreground a single curatorial theme, the festival is concerned with amplifying the different scales and
durations of working and engaging that are vital for artists and organisers today. The programme includes exhibitions and performances, durational screenings, public interventions, community organising, frameworks for collective learning, and radio broadcasts. Many of the projects in Glasgow International 2024 have either grown out of or generate long-term commitments to collective work with peers and friends; to communities both local and global; to areas of research; to modes of making; and to fugitive ways of listening, remembering, thinking and being.

Alongside the festival projects, Glasgow International 2024 includes a series of Gatherings: talks, workshops, discussions, performances and other events that will delve deeper into particular concerns that recur across the festival projects: from how land and space is used and governed; to the act of listening as a social and political force; and the rituals, practices and forms of memory that define individual and collective identities. These Gatherings will engage contributions from artists, scholars and activists based in Scotland, the UK and internationally, and create space for festival participants and visitors to come together.

The programme includes:

  • Exhibitions, installations, talks and performances in venues including Glasgow Cathedral, Barrowlands, GoMA, St Margaret’s Church Hall, the Mitchell Library, Tramway, Queens Park Glasshouse, Glasgow Women’s Library’s new orchard, and the former Adelphi Terrace Public School.
  • New projects by Glasgow-based artist-led initiatives including Market Gallery, Celine, Cento, Rosie’s Disobedient Press, Listen Gallery and Ivory Tars
  • New projects by Glasgow arts organisations including the Centre for Contemporary Art, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow Print Studio, The Common Guild, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, the Hunterian Art Gallery, Platform, Project Ability, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow Women’s Library, SWG3, Offline and The Modern Institute.
  • Performances by Lawrence Abu Hamdan including the UK premieres of Air Pressure (2022) and A Thousand White Plastic Chairs (2020), presented by The Common Guild.
  • New commissions by artists including Delaine Le Bas, Tako Taal, Enzo Camacho & Ami Lien, Cameron Rowland, Camara Taylor, and Alexis Kyle Mitchell.
  • The first UK presentation of Martin Beck’s 13-hour film installation Last Night (2016) in SWG3’s iconic Warehouse space.
  • Works by Reiko Goto Collins and Yoko Ono presented in a temporary orchard at Glasgow Women’s Library.
  • The first major exhibition of Edinburgh-based social documentary photographer Sandra George (1957-2013), staged in the Former Adelphi Terrace Public School at 5 Florence Street.
  • A summer solstice performance at Lenzie Moss, exploring trans bodies, boglands and ancient Celtic rituals, by artists Belladonna Paloma, Oren Shoesmith, and Rabindranath X Bhose.