The People's Palace hosts a programme of exhibitions in the top floor gallery space, as well as in its Community Exhibition space. If you would like to find out more about exhibiting in the community exhibition please contact the museum.
Fred A.Farrell: From Homefront to Frontline in WW1
Through powerful sketches and watercolours, this new exhibition showcases the work of war artist Fred A. Farrell. Illustrating life in France and Flanders in 1917 and 1918, he also drew the home effort in Glasgow’s munitions factories, shipyards and engineering works. In 1920, his finished works were displayed in Glasgow City Chambers and this is the first time many of these works have been on display since that time. Find out more here
This exhibition runs from Friday 30 May - Sunday 23 November
The Our Games exhibition will chart the experiences of volunteers in the city this summer. The exhibition will tour three community centres from November before coming to the People's Palace in January 2015.
Our Games will showcase volunteers experiences of our amazing summer in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games took place from 23 July – 3 August 2014. It succeeded in reinvigorating an enthusiasm for sport and culture within the city. ‘Our Games’ reflects local people’s memories of this spectacular event.
The exhibition was co-produced by a group of 13 volunteers working with Glasgow Museums’ staff. It celebrates the experiences of the many different groups of volunteers who helped make the XX Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Volunteers fulfilled a variety of roles to make the Games ‘the best yet’. People from around the world signed up and delivered a ‘pure dead brilliant’ visitor experience for the thousands of athletes, locals, and tourists, fully participating in a very special 11 days of sport and festivities.
The people involved in shaping the exhibition gave their time as Host City Volunteers. They met weekly to learn what is involved in producing an exhibition, deciding on the content, layout and design, to create displays that showcase games time volunteering.
Our Games is a ‘thank-you’ to the people who made Glasgow smile.
The 3 community exhibitions are open from November in the following venues.
Barmulloch Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, Glasgow G21 3PX
0141 276 0875
Castlemilk Community Centre, 121 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow G45 9UG
0141 634 2233
Netherton Community Centre, 358 Netherton Road, Glasgow G13 1AX
0141 954 4250
The People's Palace will host the exhibition in January 2015.
Red Road: Past, Present, Future
This exhibition explored the rise and fall of high-rise living in Glasgow, through looking at the iconic Red Road flats. Find out more about this exhibition and see short films from it here
As part of our ongoing temporary exhibition programme, a new-look exhibition on the story of the Red Road flats will be displayed on the ground floor of the People’s Palace. It will open on Friday 30 May. Find out more about the larger exhibition here.