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. These include gallery-based exhibitions at our current premises as well as non-gallery, one-off projects, 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.
Exhibitions have included solo shows by some of the leading artists of our time, including Roni Horn, Tacita Dean, Wolfgang Tillmans and Roman Ondák. We have also produced projects with Ruth Ewan, Janice Kerbel and Phil Collins, and 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.
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, Matthew Buckingham and Lothar Baumgarten, among others, many of which are regularly on display at GoMA.
The Common Guild is based at:
21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow G3 6DF
Telephone +44 (0)141 428 3022
Scottish Charity Reg. No. SCO21428
Company Registration No. 142622
VAT number is 761 8210 39
Katrina Brown, Director
katrina (at) thecommonguild.org.uk
Kitty Anderson, Curator
kitty (at) thecommonguild.org.uk
Karen Vaughan, Finance Manager
karen (at) thecommonguild.org.uk
Simon Gowing, Administrative Assistant
simon (at) thecommonguild.org.uk
Brodie Sim, Programme Assistant
brodie (at) thecommonguild.org.uk
Dr. Fiona Bradley, Director of Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Susan Brind (chair), artist and lecturer, The Glasgow School of Art Department of Sculpture and Environmental Art
David Christie (secretary), Chartered Accountant
Claire Doherty, Director, SITUATIONS
Gerry Grams, Creative Director: 2016 Festival, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Dr. Caoimhin MacGiollaLeith, lecturer, University of Dublin and international art critic
Kate Bennett, partner, HBM Sayers
Graham Fagen, artist
The Common Guild is committed to environmentally-responsible working across all of our operations. We aim to minimise the environmental impact of our work, to promote green awareness and initiatives, and to hold environmental responsibility at the heart of the organisation. The responsibility for this lies with all staff and is supported by our board.
Our approach is aligned to the basic principles of reduce, reuse and recycle:
• We will reduce waste, power usage, carbon emissions incurred
• We will reuse materials wherever possible
• We will recycle waste and other materials