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About

Strange Field provides opportunities for creative experimentation, learning, and development, with a focus on underrepresented and early-stage career artists, and our local community, at both French Street and The Pipe Factory in Glasgow's East End.

Our vision is for accessible creative platforms to be embedded across Glasgow, at the heart of communities as catalysts for increased creative development, education, experimentation, and inclusion. 

We do this by building a network of creative practitioners and educators that commission, facilitate, support, and share work that is vital to the wellbeing of artists and the communities in which they exist.

Our Strategic Priorities are:

  • To support under-represented and early career artists and curators to test out new ideas and centre their creative development

  • To prioritise accessibility and resilience within the arts and ensure grassroots & artist-led creative activity is embedded across our organisation, where as much agency as possible is devolved to the level of the community.

  • To work with our local communities in Glasgow’s East End, as catalysts for creative change, improving quality of life through access to cultural activity for all ages.

We seek to establish and continuously strive for best practice around non-hierarchical governance, to understand how we can improve our working practices and organisational resilience via co-operative working. Strange Field operates an innovative governance model known as Policy Governance or Carver Governance. The approach is popular within consumer co-operatives in the United States.

ABOUT US

“Remember: The rules, like streets, can only take you to known places. Underneath the grid is a field - it was always there - where to be lost is never to be wrong, but simply more.”

- Ocean Vuong

  • GOOD CLEAN FUN ARE BACK!
    GOOD CLEAN FUN ARE BACK!
    Fri, 19 Apr
    Strange Field
    19 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20 Apr 2024, 01:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    19 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20 Apr 2024, 01:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    Good Clean Fun welcomes JG Wilkes (@optimoespacio) as our guest DJ for our party this friday 19th April at Strange Field!
  • PAPER MACHE AND PATCHWORK WORKSHOP
    PAPER MACHE AND PATCHWORK WORKSHOP
    Sun, 21 Apr
    The Pipe Factory
    21 Apr 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    The Pipe Factory, 42 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2LA, UK
    21 Apr 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    The Pipe Factory, 42 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2LA, UK
    Join artists Josie Ko and Jemimah Vaughan for a free paper mache and patchwork workshop. This workshop combines Jemimah’s large patchworks and Josie’s paper mache techniques to collaboratively transform worn out household fabrics and old newspapers into new magical creations.
  • DUENDE PRESENTS, TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH!
    DUENDE PRESENTS, TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH!
    Fri, 26 Apr
    Strange Field
    26 Apr 2024, 23:00 – 27 Apr 2024, 04:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    26 Apr 2024, 23:00 – 27 Apr 2024, 04:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    Chubbys Hi Fi vs Desiato Soundsystem 5 hours. 2 soundsystems . who will come out on top?
  • GLEANERS FROM VENUS
    GLEANERS FROM VENUS
    Fri, 03 May
    Strange Field
    03 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    03 May 2024, 18:00 – 21:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    Gleaners from Venus is a group show of five artists working in sculpture, sound and moving image, curated in a way that bends between exhibition and set design.
  • AGENDA!
    AGENDA!
    Sat, 18 May
    Strange Field
    18 May 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    18 May 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
    Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK
    An evening of performance co-curated by artist William Joys and Strange Field Programme Director, Jenny Tipton

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