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The gallery is open Tues - Sunday 12 till 5pm.

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Street Level Photoworks
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Street Level Photoworks

Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD

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Overview

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.



About Us
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.

Staff
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 & Communications (p/t)
Tiu Makkonen: Facility Assistant (Culture Collective)
Lachlan Young: Facility and Resource Support (Freelance)
Bill Breckenridge: Exhibition Technician (Freelance)

Exhibition Policy
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 .

Visiting
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.

E: reception@streetlevelphotoworks.org
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.




Board Members

Zandra Yeaman is the Curator of Discomfort at The Hunterian on secondment from The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) and brings many years of professional experience working in the social justice and equality field, promoting diversity and inclusion. Zandra has experience leading on initiatives such as Black History Month and the Empire Museum Campaign and providing support for the Glasgow Voluntary Sector Race Equality Network.


For the past 10 years she has worked with the museum sector in Scotland, collaborating with Glasgow Life, the National Museum of Scotland, Paisley Museum and the David Livingstone Centre and has assisted the Scottish arts and heritage sector, helping to question their working practices, involve new audiences and ensure that equality and diversity issues are at the heart of all they do. Internationally, Zandra has collaborated with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Trans-Atlantic projects.


Robert Henderson has pursuits in organisational and leadership coaching as well as in Fine Art Photography and says ‘I am a big picture and I think a big heart person’.In addition, having fairly recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, he has direct experience of something of the world of practicing art photographers. He participated in Futureproof 2016, participated in New Photographers Guild 2017, undertook an exchange residency in Berlin at Ostrkreuz Association in 2018, the outcomes of which were exhibited in 2019.


‘I have personally benefited greatly from the Street Level Photoworks' ecosystem as well as from its support and mentoring. I would seek to give back and if possible add to the range and scope of Street Level Photoworks value on the local and international levels.’


Stuart Heatley has developed a wide and extensive industry experience through leading business transformation and growth in the U.K. and continental Europe. Working with and learning from some great people along the way, his experience has been focussed on positive business transformation through engaging teams, providing direction and leadership and driving client and sales growth.


‘I believe that Employee Wellbeing underpins overall positive client delivery and therefore Business Wellbeing. Engaged employees help to deliver the extra mile generating happy clients with positive reference which in turn generates new client growth and opens up opportunities for the teams. To me this virtuous cycle is core to a sustainable, successful business and a business strategy with too much focus on cost alone ignores the positive benefits of engaged employees and inspirational experienced leadership. Working for a business committed to developing people, delivering to clients and investing in and creating opportunities for growth in both is key!’


Arabella Harvey is an Arts Consultant / Curator based in the south east of Scotland. With an academic background in painting, art history and art theory, and Arabella has a particular focus on cultural management and arts engagement in rural areas. She was recently a Curator for Timespan’s Museum of the North redevelopment initiative, and Curator/Developer at NHS Lothian where she is writing an holistic Arts Strategy for a new Community Hospital servicing East Lothian.

She was previously Director of the Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington where she developed and delivered exhibition and engagement programmes that interrogated the interplay between contemporary art and cultural heritage. Prior to this she was Development Of cer for Crossing Borders and Visual Arts & Media Development Of cer for the region of East Ayrshire.

Arabella also sits on the Board of the Scottish Contemporary Art Network. She recently sat on the Visual Arts Review Panel at Creative Scotland and previously worked as a Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council. 

Morag Ramsay is a French, Spanish and TEFL teacher with 20 years experience teaching in Universities, FE colleges and secondary schools in Scotland, France and Spain. She is currently responsible for International Education at St Aloysius College, Glasgow. She is also a keen photographer and follower of contemporary art.

Claire Stewart comes from a fine art background, having studied painting at Glasgow School of Art. Following time away from creative practice she discovered her passions for photography and education and have worked for over twelve years as a lecturer of Art and Photography. She is now a full-time lecturer in Photography at City of Glasgow College. 

'I feel Street Level is a vital hub to explore and discover new photography in Scotland and many of our former students have benefitted and continue to benefit from the immense support and advice offered by the gallery. Street Level also generously supports the New Photographers Guild, of which I am co-founder alongside photographers Elaine Livingstone and James Pfaff. The NPG is a voluntary mentoring program for recent graduates which seeks to support them in the difficult transition from full time education to the working world.

I am delighted to be on the board and be able to contribute to the future of the gallery and to promote the exciting and diverse range of activities which go on here.'

Arpita Shah

'Street Level Photoworks has played a key role in establishing my career as a professional photographic artist. The support, opportunities and diverse range of exhibitions Street Level offers has created an extremely positive, nurturing and encouraging environment for the photography scene in Scotland, one that I am so grateful to be part of, and one that I feel incredibly passionate about contributing to and promoting across the UK and beyond. As a photographic artist whose work and research centres on representation and diversity, I offer a unique perspective as a board member, particularly in matters related to equalities, ethics and arts access.

I have exhibited across UK and internationally, so have a growing network of arts organisations and arts professionals that I meet on a day-to-day basis. I am keen to utilise my network in fostering new and exciting conversations that promote Street Level and create new opportunities for potential collaborations. 

I am also co-director of Fòcas Scotland a photography initiative CIC set up in 2015 with writer Dr. Katherine Parhar. In 2018 our first project Fòcas: Document received funding from Creative Scotland and British Council Scotland and we exhibited the work of twenty artists based in India and Scotland across 15 venues in both countries; and Body of Land which facilitated and commissioned two female artists, Sekai Machache (Scotland) and Awour Onyango (Kenya) to take part in two residencies across Nairobi and Glasgow and create new work which is being premiered in Scotland during Glasgow International in 2021.'

Vikki Henderson 

'I am a commercial property solicitor with 10 years’ experience, working for a variety of different organisations including charities, pension funds, investors and owner operators and am keen to use the skills I utilise in my daily work in assisting and promoting Street Level. I have an interest in arts and culture outside of the office, although I tend to leave the bulk of the photography in our household to my husband, who is a keen photographer! I am also a volunteer with Gig Buddies Scotland and have been since 2017.  Gig Buddies is a befriending project for people aged 16+ with a learning difficulty and aims to link music fans who have a learning disability with a volunteer who shares a common interest.'

Glasgow Photography Group Ltd (known as Street Level Photoworks) is a Scottish Charity SCO 16470, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Company Registered in Scotland No 113667.

In 2014, the facilities, retail and web developments were supported with investment from The Enterprise Ready Fund, Creative Scotland and The Foyle Foundation. 

             

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