Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Owain Train McGilvary

B+W close up image of a man in his 50s with sandy hair playing violin and looking intently at the music.]
B+W image of an older white man holding a guitar in profile and in sharp focus, another white male behind him playing the accordion in medium focus, a third white male behind him playing the violin out of focus.]

The images shown above represent the Glasgow International 2024 project that Bobbi Cameron is participating in, as well as the artist’s individual practice.


Owain Train McGilvary is a Welsh artist working with moving image, drawing, painting and collage that is anchored by collaboration. He is interested in language derived from popular culture, queer vernaculars and slang by investigating the subcultures that engage, use and subvert them. His projects seek to explore the parameters of language, using speculation, found images, archival material and collaborations together as forms of experimental documentaries. Often guided by the tensions between fact and feelings, he devotes projects with people over long periods of time through building trusting relationships that continue beyond the legacy of the work.

In 2022-2023, he was a Wales Venice 10 Fellow supported by Artes Mundi, Arts Council Wales and Disability Arts Cymru. He holds an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art and a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins.