The Gallow Gate

The Gallow Gate is curated by Natalia Palombo and provides a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture. Projects consider access to creative and cultural activity, expectations within arts practice and the misrepresentation of non-western cultures in the UK.

Since opening in March 2016, The Gallow Gate has experimented with methodology by introducing play and participation to the programme to build accessibility to creative practice with our local context. The programme has been designed to challenge what people expect from creative practice, and to try to break down barriers of access and elitism within the sector. We’ve done this largely by producing cross-arts projects with live and participatory elements, inviting audiences into the process of making rather than focusing on ‘final/completed work’.

This year, we have invited 8 artists/collectives to undertake a series of on-site residencies. Some of our residencies sit within existing programmes including New Arts New Audiences (British Council East Africa) and the 13th Havana Biennial, and invites artists from Scotland, England, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa to The Barras.

Current, upcoming and archives projects can be viewed at

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