WHERE IS IT? On Trongate in the Merchant City district, a few doors along from the Tron Theatre.
Trongate 103 is an exciting new space for artists, art lovers and creative organisations, including Glasgow Independent Studio, Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC), and the Glasgow Print Studio.
Other organisations that call Trongate 103 home are Project Ability, Russian Café, Gallery Cossachok, Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Street Level Photoworks and Transmission Gallery. All of these different artistic entities are housed throughout the six stories of three B-listed Edwardian warehouses.
These were repaired externally and internally by Glasgow architect firm Elder and Cannon. The exteriors were reworked with full-height windows to make the building more inviting to the public, while the internal changes were linking the buildings together with ease of navigation. To this end, the firm added two atriums; one to link the gallery space with the entrance hall, and another further up on the second floor, which illustrates how each separate entity becomes part of the whole.
The first two floors are where you can see art in a variety of exhibitions all year round. The upper floors cater to activities and classes for the public, where you can take part in the creative process and make your own art.