Photography and Art exhibitions: What's on at the Southside Fringe?

Updated: May 6, 2019

The Southside Fringe Programme has been published and events kick off in less than a week! However, with so many fantastic things going out, it can be tough to know which ones to go to. Every day this week, we’ll be breaking down the programme so you can easily find the events you’ll be most interested in.


If photography and art exhibitions are your bag we’ve got a range of events that I’m sure you’ll love!


Queen’s Park Camera Club are presenting their photography exhibition, 24 Hours in Shawlands ~ “A Day in the Life”, in Milk Cafe, which showcases 24 hours of life along Shawlands main thoroughfare. The photographs tell the stories of the various activities going on and illustrate the lives of the people who live in, work in and visit Shawlands.

On everyday except Mondays, throughout the festival


Something that some might say is barking... is Southside Snappers' Doggie Documentaries, a photography exhibition showcasing images of the Southside’s dogs in formal portraits, being pampered, with their owners and carrying sticks - you even have a chance to win a free portrait of your pooch!

On every day 1-6pm throughout the festival, at HUG


You’ll not be surprised to see that Tramway have two fantastic exhibitions running throughout the festival. Visit their vast main gallery to see – and interact with – Bara Bara Bara, Pia Camil’s immense textile sculptures, in the first solo exhibition in Scotland by this Mexico City-based artist. The sculptures are made of t-shirts and jeans from the street markets of Iztapalapa in Mexico City. Originally produced in Latin America for retailers in the United States, they illicitly find their way back to Mexico and its street vendors, whose cry, ‘Bara! Bara! Bara!’ promises cheap (barato) goods. The spectacular exhibition, which brings attention to themes of commerce and globalisation, runs until 23 June.

Open daily (except Mondays) throughout the festival.


While at Tramway, you can also feast your eyes on the UK premier of the late Robert Anton’s archives in The Theatre of Robert Anton - an exhibition. A cult figure of the avant garde scene in 70s New York, his theatre was one of the city’s best-kept secrets. This exhibition showcases 40 of his meticulously sculpted ‘actors’, intriguing miniature props and a suite of exceptional drawings and sketches, shining a light on this unique artist.

Open daily from Saturday 18th (except Mondays) throughout the festival.


And last, but certainly not least, the Studio Pavilion gallery at House for an Art Lover hosts a solo exhibition, The Failing Light but Polmadie Shines, from the Glasgow based artist and filmmaker Callum Rice. This film exhibition is inspired by the work of Glasgow born architect and engineer Archibald Leitch. Through moving image, sound-scape and original salvaged architectural objects, the exhibition will explore the commonalities and differences between the factory and football field, in the context of their impact on the lives of many, exploring how Archibald’s work spanned across the two.

On Tuesday - Sunday throughout the festival.


If you're a seasoned art lover or fancy broadening your horizon and feeling cultured for the afternoon, why not head to one (or all) of these, as well as enjoying the many other events throughout the Southside Fringe. Check out the full programme for a break down of events each day and keep an eye out for more posts on our blog this week for highlights from each category of events - we really have got something for everyone!

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