Strange Field is a voluntary run, not-for-profit organisation. We provide 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, owned by the community. 

Between 2012 -2018, we ran a public programme at The Pipe Factory, that included residencies, exhibitions, events and publications.

You can find the archive of some but not all events and exhibitions here.

Our organisation would not exist today were it not for the donated time of a voluntary creative workforce, in the hundrends, since 2012. For which the organisation is indebted.

 

 

We are fully aware of the inequalities in society which unpaid work enforces.

 

As lives are affected by any number of looming challenges – climate crisis, automation in the workplace – increasing wealth inequality - humans are going to need creative thinking more than ever.

Accepting the challenges of the above, we are focused on organisational and community resilience and long term change.

 

ABOUT

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WHAT WE DO

 

Creative platforms and venues.

We provide platforms for creative experimentation at two locations in Glasgow's East End.

As a founding member of Friends of the Pipe Factory CIC, our collective ambition is to form a home that fuels the creativity that will generate pathways to pursue individual learning and development in the fields of art, architecture, and design, with young people and our communities at its core. Find out more about Friends of The Pipe Factory here.

At French Street, we offer affordable artists' studios and an expansive space for creative programming.

 

Programming

Our programme is facilitated by a rolling programming committee and the wider organisation.

Strange Field provides continued professional development opportunities for artist at any stage of their career, and the general public driven by the interests of the current committee.

If you are interested in discussing programming opportunities with Strange Field please contact the programming committee here.

Open Community Art School

We are working towards a new alternative arts education programme, in the form of an open community art school, which will be based within The Pipe Factory.

We aim to reach as diverse a student body as possible and to overcome barriers that prevent people from taking part in creative activity.

Open to the public, participants will be invited to work in a studio environment with other artists, to develop their practice and build their own curriculum from a range workshops and events. 

'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

HOW TO FIND US

 

Car | Taxi | Drop Off

There is ample free parking directly outside the venue and surrounding streets. It takes only 5 minutes to drive from the city centre to the venue.

Accessible Parking
There is accessible parking directly outside the venue on French Street with ramp access for wheelchair users.

Train | Bus

The closest train station is Dalmarnock Train Station, which is only a 5 minute walk to the venue.
Glasgow Central Low Level trains to Dalmarnock depart every 10-15mins and directional signage will lead you straight to the venue.

First Bus Number 18 and Number 263 both depart from Ingram Street opposite GOMA to Dalmarnock's Bartholomew Street on Dalmarnock Road. Bus journey time is 14mins

Active | Foot | Bike

From Glasgow Green/Glasgow city centre it takes approx 20 mins to walk and only 6 mins to cycle, skate or scoot.

French Street is connected to several national cycle routes.