Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

as a point of departure

Dates and Opening times

Fri 7 – Sun 23 June
Mon – Fri, 12pm – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 5pm


Market Gallery
13 Ross Street
G1 5AR

Darragh Amelia Alma Simba
Presented by

Market Gallery, Jesse Gerard Mpango and Ajabu Ajabu

Supported by

Market Gallery is supported by Creative Scotland. This projects is supported by Glasgow International with funds from the Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund


Good access: The venue has ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors

Toilets: The venue has toilets available for visitors

Accessible Toilets: The venue has a wheelchair-accessible toilet

Gender Neutral: The venue has toilets not separated by gender or sex

as a point of departure is an exhibition of sound work by Darragh Amelia and Alma Simba who form part of audio-visual collective Ajabu Ajabu, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project is a result of ongoing exchange between Market Gallery and Ajabu Ajabu.

The artists collaboratively explore sound as a medium to discuss intimate friendship and human connection through fluid materiality, landscape, and the notion of home. Market Gallery serves as a listening station where audiences can engage with Darragh and Alma’s sound works, including those based on conversations, ambient sound, poetry and field recordings. as a point of departure asks: How can site-specific and collective listening practices act as methods of resistance and build solidarity among marginalised perspectives? How does the digital space help navigate, and maintain connection through geographical distances?