Between 2012 -2018, Strange Field ran a public programme at The Pipe Factory, that included residencies, exhibitions, events and publications.
During this period we supported over 500 artists, produced over 100 exhibitions and events and welcomed an audience of over 10,000 people. We also rescued the historic Pipe Factory building from disrepair with the aim of embedding a community and cultural resource and in our effort to provide resilience for small community and cultural organisations in the future.
Strange Field is one of three founding members of Friends of The Pipe Factory CIC. In March 2021, Friends of The Pipe Factory purchased the Pipe Factory building as a community asset and in Jan 2023 were successfully awarded £1.9 million from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund to begin the final phase of renovation works.
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. You can find out more about Friends of The Pipe Factory here.
To engage the local community with this next chapter in The Pipe Factory’s journey, Strange Field is currently delivering a creativity programme of workshops and events rooted in the Calton community.
In March 2021, Strange Field expanded to French Street in Dalmarnock. At French Street, we offer affordable artists' studios and an expansive exhibition space for creative programming. With the longer term vision of embedding another community owned cultural resource, run by and for the local and wider creative communities of Glasgow.