Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art


Six plywood boards held by a metal base displayed along the room facing different directions with drawings on them and in the reverse part they have handwritten text in Kelvin Hall as a part of Glasgow International 2018.

Glasgow International is Scotland’s biennial of contemporary art. Presented at locations across the city every two years, the festival is a globally-renowned platform for experiencing the vital work of artists and arts organisers active today.

The festival had two annual editions in 2005 and 2006 before changing to its current biennial format in 2008. The previous Festival Directors of Glasgow International have been Francis McKee (2005-2009), Katrina Brown (2009-2013), Sarah McCrory (2013-2017) and Richard Parry (2017-2021). The current Festival Director is Richard Birkett (2022- ). The ninth edition of Glasgow International was presented from 11 – 27 June 2021.  

Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art is part of and managed by Glasgow Life, a registered charity that delivers culture and sport on behalf of Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow International Safer Spaces Guidelines 

Glasgow International EDI Priorities

Glasgow International Environmental Sustainability Statement 

Image caption:
Hardeep Pandhal, Self-Loathing Flashmob, 2018
Installation view, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow International 2018. Photograph: Alan Dimmick 


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