Street Level provides inspiring encounters in photography for all; a place that is embedded locally and connected internationally; a creative setting to make, engage with, and buy photography.
Street Level is a leading photography arts organisation that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography. It is a gallery and an open access photographic production facility. We are committed to quality and equality across activity. We provide a high quality artistic programme in the city of Glasgow that is challenging and accessible, local and international, diverse and highly individual.
Our programme’s reach is also extended through a growing partnership network of local, regional and national venues that we provide exhibitions for. We also devise and deliver education and outreach projects, which forge paths for lifelong learning and increase access to the arts for all who want to participate.
We have a retail area selling photographic magazines, self-published zines and books, alongside limited edition quality prints by artists both local and international. Visit our online shop for a selection of the work; a larger selection is available in-house.
Celebrating 32 Years: 1989 - 2021
Since being founded in 1989 by Glasgow Photography Group, a collective of photographers and those passionate about the medium, Street Level's core aim has remained consistent in providing people with a range of opportunities to engage with photography, as artists, participants, audiences, and sector partners. Over our 30 year history we have worked with a considerable number of artists and facilitators to deliver exhibitions, community collaborations, workshops, talks, residency exchanges and all manner of events in between that champion the diversity and creativity of photography from Scotland and further afield.
This is not possible without the considerable support of many people and public agencies who are a part of this journey. We will be posting more information on our history throughout 30th anniversary celebrations here.
Malcolm Dickson: Gallery Director
Iseult Timmermans: Education and Development Coordinator (p/t)
Louise Murphy: Office and Finance Coordinator (p/t)
John Farrell: Exhibitions and Retail Coordinator
Donna Maria Kelly: Gallery Assistant (p/t)
Rachel McDermott: Gallery Assistant (p/t)
Indre Hilara Bylaite: Skills Swap Volunteer
Bill Breckenridge: Exhibition Technician (Freelance)
Lachlan Young: Facility and Resource Support (Freelance)
For full details on our exhibition policy including submissions of exhibition proposals see: Exhibition Policy.
Covid-19 Safety Guidance
Below you will find information on our new safety guidance and what to expect when you arrive at the gallery. These safety measures are in line with current government guidance:
• Most importantly if you or anyone else you live with displays symptoms associated with COVID-19 please postpone your visit and stay at home.
• Initially we will be open four days a week; Thursday to Sunday from 12 till 5pm, to allow time for the enhanced cleaning of all public areas.
• You won’t need to book a ticket to visit, however we will be limiting the number of visitors inside the venue at any one time. Please be aware that you may need to wait for access if the gallery is already busy.
• Access initially will be through the door on King Street which enters straight into our gallery space. There will be no access via the main entrance of Trongate 103.
• When visiting you will need to wear a face covering for the duration of your visit to protect you and those around you. If you are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons please let a member of staff know.
• We will be asking for the contact details of all visitors. These will be kept for 21 days and only shared with NHS Track and Trace in the event of a visitor or staff member testing positive for COVID-19.
• We ask that everyone keep 2m social distance from others, use the hand sanitiser provided and follow the clearly marked one-way routes.
• Our bookshop are will remain open however we will only be accepting card payments, with contactless payments being the preferred method of payment. This to minimise touch points. Products can still be purchased through our online shop.
• We will be limiting the number of visitors within the bookshop and all customers must sanitise their hands before entering the shop.• Members of our friendly staff team will be on hand to manage the flow of visitors and to provide any information or support you need.
Environmental and Sustainability Policy
In the delivery of our mission we place environmental sustainability and a green agenda at the core of our operation planing and service delivery. Street level has worked for many years on reducing our carbon footprint and making changes to reduce our environmental impact. We are a member of the Green Arts Initiative, Creative Carbon, our Environmental and Sustainability Policy can be viewed here .
Tuesday - Sunday 12 till 5pm
When visiting please plan your visit and check our website for dates to ensure we are not in between exhibitions (this happens for a few days every couple of months.) Opening times in offsite venues vary, please check relevant details.
T: 0141 552 2151
Street Level is based in Trongate 103 which is situated on Trongate in Glasgow's Merchant City area. If you are travelling to Glasgow, you can easily access Trongate 103 by public transport.
By Train: The nearest mainline stations are Queen Street and Central Station. please call 08457 48 49 50 for timetable details. The nearest local train stations are Argyle Street and High Street.
By Subway: St. Enoch is the closest subway station to Trongate 103.
By Bus: Trongate 103 is easily accessible by bus. For full bus, train and subway information, please call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 23 or visit www.travelinescotland.com.
Parking: There are car parks situated on Albion St, King St and Glassford St which are all just a few minutes walk from Trongate 103.
Admission is free.