In 1990, Glasgow celebrated a successful year as European City of Culture. Among the ground-breaking events organised at the time there was also a solo exhibition by Pam Hogg at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. This was the first contemporary fashion design event ever organised at the historical Glasgow-based museum and, since then, Hogg’s work has never been exhibited in the town again. Yet things will change in a few days’ time as the SWG3 art studios prepare to host a special fundraising dinner, a unique evening of art, music and entertainment. The event will open with a champagne reception and a private view of an exhibition by Pam Hogg at the +44 141 Gallery.
Guests will then be invited to tour the building, access the studios, join art conversations, enjoy live bands, sit down at dinner and take part in an auction that will feature pieces donated by local retailers, boutiques and establishments. Tables will be hosted by some of Scotland’s most established artists, among them Martin Boyce, Robert Carlyle, Pam Hogg, Jim Lambie, Keith McIvor, Scott Myles, Lauren Tempany, Haley Tompkins and Deryck Walker. All guests will receive an exclusively commissioned artwork produced collaboratively by Martin Boyce and Jim Lambie.
SWG3 is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary venue that has been organising music events and exhibitions since 2005, while offering studio and rehearsal spaces to over 120 artists. The fundraising initiative will showcase the work of the artists, designers, musicians and creatives who currently collaborate with the SWG3 studios, collecting funds for new and exciting developments in the venue.
Fundraising Dinner, December 3, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow, www.swg3.tv/