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About the Trail

Home to a collaborative arts scene and to a world-famous art school, Glasgow is a city with a significant presence on the international contemporary art stage. In recent years, eight Turner Prize winners have been born, trained or worked out of Glasgow.

Known for fostering an environment for artists to develop their practice, Glasgow is a city full of art. Some installed in its streets – not just inside its galleries. Artists from all over the world, as well as those closer to home, have public contemporary artworks present in the city. This trail, commissioned by The City Centre Regeneration Team in Glasgow City Council, guides you through the city centre to explore some of the public contemporary art pieces available in Glasgow’s streets.

This route of 14 works takes you around the heart of Glasgow, with a walking time of approximately 90 minutes.
You can download a PDF of this trail here or find a printed copy at various venues across Glasgow.


Hannaa Hamdache (Project Lead) is a curator aiming to make the arts accessible. Her practice explores the idea of play: playing with context, the exhibition and the everyday.

Eimear Coyle (Photographer and Project Support) is an Irish creative living in Glasgow. Through music and visual arts, she explores her passion for architecture and LGBT+ rights.

Lucy Watkins (Design Consultant) is a creative currently based in Glasgow working in design and food, searching for sustainable solutions and healthier lifestyles.

Jenny Brownrigg (Project Advisor) is Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art.

With special thanks to the Contemporary Art Group, the Glasgow arts community and the artists.

Photo Credits

Untitled, Jim Lambie. Courtesy of The Artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow. Photo: Stephen Hosey

Slow Down, Jacqueline Donachie. Courtesy of The Artist and Patricia Fleming, Glasgow.
Photo: Eimear Coyle

Built by Immigrants, Jeremy Deller. Courtesy of The Artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow. Photo: Patrick Jameson

Additional photography by Eimear Coyle
All images courtesy of The Artists

The significance of the contemporary arts in Glasgow is invaluable and is supported by Glasgow City Council.