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About The Common Guild

The Common Guild is a visual arts organisation based in Glasgow. It was established in 2006 and presents a dynamic, international programme of contemporary visual art projects, exhibitions, and events, including a range of talks and collaborations. We are committed to presenting artists’ work in interesting and engaging ways and aim to offer access to world-class contemporary art experiences and discussions.

Our programme has included the commissioning of major projects by Ruth Ewan, Janice Kerbel, Phil Collins and Simon Starling, all presented in a range of sites and locations. In 2013 we curated Scotland + Venice, the exhibition for the 55th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, with artists Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell and Hayley Tompkins.

Between 2008 and 2018 our exhibitions programme at 21 Woodlands Terrace included solo shows by some of the leading artists of our time, including Roni Horn, Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Tillmans, Carol Bove, Roman Ondák and Akram Zaatari. Publications connected with some of these exhibitions are available from our online shop, as are free-to-download Commentaries on all of the exhibitions.

In addition to our own programme, from 2008-2013 we worked in partnership with Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) on the ‘Art Fund International’ scheme, building a new collection of international contemporary work for the city, which included works by Emily Jacir, Roni Horn, Lothar Baumgarten, Fiona Tan, Peter Hujar, Omar Fast and Barabra Kruger, among others, many of which are regularly on display at GoMA.

Covid-19 Information

We are following the latest Scottish Government guidelines to protect against the transmission of Covid-19.
At our venues and events all staff will wear face coverings when interacting with the public and we ask that visitors wear a face covering when visiting the exhibition, unless exempt.


We aim to use fully accessible venues wherever possible. Please contact [email protected] to discuss any access requirements.
All talks are audio recorded and made available online where appropriate. These can be found on the event pages on our website, or on Soundcloud.
Wherever possible subtitles and transcripts accompany the work on display.

The Common Guild at 5 Florence Street –
5 Florence Street is a three-storey building, which is wheelchair accessible to accompanied visitors or powered chairs. There are 3 steps on the outside of the building and 3 steps in the entrance hall, both of which have ramps installed. There is lift access to all floors.
Accessible toilets are available.
Subtitles and / or transcripts accompany the work on display.
Please contact [email protected] to discuss any access requirements or questions in advance of your visit.


We aim to keep ticket prices to a minimum, with all proceeds helping to support programme costs. Ticket prices are discounted for students and free for those that are unwaged (please bring proof of status with you). Booking is important as it helps us be sure of the numbers attending, which is especially important when there is limited seating.


Katrina Brown, Director
Elke Finkenauer, Finance Manager
Myriam Mouflih, Programme Assistant
Chloe Reith, Curator
Angus Wolf, Gallery Manager


Lucy Askew
Adam Benmakhlouf‏
Kate Bennett
Jack Breckenridge
Graham Fagen
Gerry Grams

Contact Us

+44 (0)141 428 3022
[email protected]

Our office hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.

Scottish Charity Reg. No. SCO21428
Company Registration No. 142622

The Common Guild is an
accredited Living Wage employer

We are a member of
Creative Carbon Scotland's
Green Arts Initiative