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Tramway TV to connect artists with online audiences

Tramway TV to connect artists with online audiences

The arts venue announces a new Instagram platform for its programme

Monday 29 June 2020

Tramway TV, launching this Wednesday 1 July on Instagram TV, is a new online platform created to connect artists directly with online audiences, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The new platform provides an innovative way for artists from Scotland and beyond to share their work and create dialogue with audiences while arts and museum venues remain closed. It will provide a platform for a combination of film, artist conversations, digital performances, and online interventions from visual artists and performance makers.

The launch broadcast will feature a new video from Hardeep Pandhal, whose main gallery installation at Tramway was cut short when the venue had to close its doors in March. "Uncaged Cipher: Confessions of Confessions of a Thug" is a recorded artist talk in which Pandhal introduces his exhibition, "Confessions of a Thug: Pakiveli".

In the video Pandhal describes his approach to making contemporary art, alongside readings of his rap lyrics. The video will be broadcast from IGTV at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 July, and will be freely accessible via Tramway's Instagram account @glasgowtramway for two weeks.

In the coming weeks artists whose work will be presented include Farah Saleh, Christian Noelle Charles, Frauke Requardt & Daniel Oliver, Frankie Mullholland, Mamoru Iriguchi, Project X and Aya Kobayashi, with more to be announced.

In a joint statement, Tramway’s Visual Arts Curator Claire Jackson and Performance Programmer LJ Findlay-Walsh, said:
"Tramway TV is designed to connect people through art and experimentation, and supports our commitment to seek new ways of connecting and supporting artists and communities through this period.

"It is a place to immerse oneself in our arts programme, from the thoughtful, rigorous and poetic, to the irreverent and DIY. It will provide a platform for a combination of film, artist conversations, digital performances, and online interventions from some of Scotland and UK's most vital visual artists and performance makers."

Tramway is operated and programmed through Glasgow Life, the charity which aims to improve people’s lives through culture, sport and learning in Glasgow.

Keep an eye on Tramway's website and social media channels #TramwayTV for more announcements about future programming, with broadcasts going out weekly.

 

Photo: Maciej Czajka