Ground floor: Gallery (enter at 28 King Street)
Basement: Gallery and archive
Transmission Gallery was set up in 1983 by graduates from Glasgow School of Art, providing a place for artists to meet, talk and exhibit. At that time there were few exhibition spaces in Glasgow, and little opportunity for artists at the start of their careers to get access to galleries. Transmission was Glasgow's first artist-run gallery and has developed an approach that has been replicated by many artist-led spaces worldwide. Managed by a rotating voluntary committee of up to six people, Transmission has evolved into a network of local, national and international artists exchanging ideas and constantly drawing in new participants.
Transmission has played a vital part in the development of Glasgow's visual arts scene, and has been responsible for commissioning some of Glasgow and Scotland's best known artists at early stages of their careers. As such, Transmission has contributed greatly to the reputation that Glasgow now enjoys as a major international centre for contemporary visual arts.
In Trongate 103, Transmission returned to its familiar location on the corner of King Street and Parnie Street that most of the gallery's members and the general public at large associate with the gallery and its history. The Trongate 103 project compliments long held ambitions to improve the gallery as an exhibition space, to provide better access to the gallery's documentation and resource facilities and to continue to work alongside other arts organisations.
The new premises gave Transmission enhanced space to house an archive of members' work, arts publications and documentation of previous exhibitions and events.
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