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Archive Display 1-3.30pm
Celebrate Tramway’s 30th Anniversary! Browse historical exhibition catalogues and brochures in our studio, and enjoy a fascinating talk by photographer Alan Crumlish, who documented Tramway's conversion into a theatre.
A former tram depot, the vast southside building which is now Tramway was originally converted into a theatre for Peter Brook’s 1988 production of the Mahabharata. 30 years on, and the venue continues to produce internationally renowned contemporary visual art and performance.
Browse a display from our archives of artist books and catalogues, past programmes, architectural plans - and photographs. Then hear from the man who was responsible for some of them!
Alan Crumlish is a Scottish photographer who spent most of his working life in Glasgow, where his photography centred around architectural, social documentary and theatre photography, with a special interest in dance, becoming the first photographer to work concurrently for both Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet.
He was involved with Tramway at the outset, in both the selection of The Old Museum of Transport as the venue for Peter Brook's staging of Mahabharata and the photographic documentation of it's subsequent transformation into a performance space. He then photographed a number of theatre events during the early years of Tramway.
During his career he has photographed numerous high profile celebrities visiting Glasgow, including Sir Ian McKellen, Frank Sinatra, Paul McCartney, Nina Simone, Mohammed Ali and Cher.
While you're here.....
Our large gallery is open for you to explore, and contains a large site-specific installation inspired by its architecture, by artist Samara Scott. Our partners The Work Room will also be opening their doors: find out about their work with dance artists across Scotland.
Why not explore the rest of the site, and take part in a sun-printing workshop (1-3.30pm) with our friends in The Hidden Gardens?