Few venues are more rooted in Glasgow's history than Tramway. Built in 1896 as a central depot for the city's tram network, the building housed the original Museum of Transport from 1960 to 1986. It was spared from the demolition that would consume much of the vacant, industrial landscape that surrounded it when its potential as a performance and exhibition space was realised.
Boasting huge spaces and the flexible, neutral architecture of industry, the venue has been transformed in innumerable ways over the years for a huge variety of events. Tramway 1 hosts performance-based events including theatre, contemporary dance, gigs and much more, whilst Tramway 2 is the primary gallery space. To give you an idea of its size, Tramway 2 was convincingly transformed into a housing estate in the Winter of 2012. The space is one of the largest in Europe at 1011 square metres in size, and gives serious scope to artists with the type of ambition that cannot usually be catered for. Tramway also houses an excellent café and is also the home of the Southside's Hidden Gardens, which come the summer can't be beaten for some cider in the sunshine. There are also lots of a workshops for both adults and kids on offer, lending the buidling a real community feel.
House Styletimes vary, FreeTramway
Series of new commissions in response to, and alongside, a specially selected film programme from the British Film Institute archive – combining new work and historic material, re-interpreting and expanding...
Lucy Skaer: Exit, Voice and Loyaltytimes vary, FreeTramway
The contemporary Glasgow artist exhibits her most ambitious series of work since her 2009 Turner Prize shortlist, showcasing a selection of sculptures exploring the tension between material and meaning through...