Visiting artist studio
Located on the second floor of the building is the Visiting Artist Space. Managed by Glasgow Life's Visual Arts Officer the space will be used to host a rolling programme of local, national and international artist residencies. With the wealth of technical production facilities that Trongate 103 has to offer and the practising artists that work, exhibit or have a studio in the building, it is the ideal base for an artist to integrate themselves into the city's vibrant art scene. Organised public events during the residencies, such as open studio days and artist talks, will allow Trongate 103 visitors the opportunity to meet the featured artists, and give the artists the opportunity to introduce themselves and their artwork to the city's residents.
Crime and Punishment
Through November, theatre director Graham Eatough and visual artist Graham Fagen will be working in T103, developing the script for their latest collaboration Crime and Punishment. As well as combining elements of installation and promenade theatre performance, the project centres around a unique approach to the role of film in a live event and its future representation. The project is planned as part of Glasgow International 2012.
Crime and Punishment draws on some of the themes and techniques explored in Killing Time, a previous collaboration between Graham Fagen and Graham Eatough at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2007. This project resulted from both artists' relationships with curator Katrina Brown, who introduced them, and with whom they are collaborating again on Crime and Punishment. Killing Time was a huge success with The List describing it as "one of the most compelling and exhilarating Scottish visual art projects in years". Crime and Punishment will allow these artists to develop their ideas on a more ambitious scale and engage a much broader public through the projects' different outputs of live performance and film.