Way back in 2009, Central Station was born. To say hello and to launch the site we organised a weekend of art & mingling in Glasgow.

You can see more photographs of the day here, or go here to see the artists talks from Sunday’s event. Keep reading to find out what the weekend was all about and who joined us.


WHAT? Day One…events round and about Glasgow, bus ride, special tours, private talks and a soundtrack launch / screening Full listings below.
Day two…tell us who you are, meet other members, have a drink or two on us, go to the pub. Bring a friend. Full listings below.
WHEN? Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of November 2009
WHERE? Glasgow


We’re taking the online community into the the real world, giving members an opportunity to meet us and each other over the course of two days.

Join us on our bus on Saturday 14th for a tour of some of Glasgow’s lesser and better known creative spaces. Bring yourself and bring a friend. See inside studios, galleries and facilities, meet the people who run them, listen to the people who work and exhibit at them. Then come along to a soundtrack launch and screening at the Panoptican in the evening, all for a feature film that hasn’t been made yet…

On Sunday afternoon we’re having a few glasses of wine at Sloans and listening to a selection of our members talk about what it is they do. After that we all get to join in. Chat around some of the topics that interest you, get your teeth into the issues, delights and problems facing creative people. All topped off with an evening of music, dominos and great beer at the State.

Saturday 14th
>11.30am…have a cuppa & meet the team at Mono
>12pm…Workshop tour: Sarah Raffel shows us around her jewellery workshop and store at Brazen
> 1pm…Artist talk: Colin Gray introduces In Sickness and In Health at Street Level
> 2.30pm…Designer talks:  John Galvin & Joachim King introduce us to their furniture currently exhibiting at Che Camille
> 2.30pm…Artist talk: Michael Thomas Jones introduces Modernista at The Lighthouse
>2.30pm…Exhibition: come with us to see Torsten Lauschmann’s exhibition at Mary Mary
>3.30pm…Artist talk: Afternoon tea & a chat with Erin McGrath about the new exhibition at the GFT’s Cafe Cosmo
>3.30pm…Artist talk: Artist in residence Edwin Pickstone gives a tour of the Glasgow School of Art’s letterpress facility
>3.30pm…Exhibition: PASSING PLACES: Landscapes of Glasgow and Western Scotland by Dan Williams
> 5pm…Gallery tour: Fun Makes Good give us a preview of their upcoming exhibition at Welcome Home
> 5pm…Artist Talk: Jennifer Nicolson talks to us about her exhibition at The Tiny Gallery at Maisonette
> 5.45pm…Meet the Artist: Ciara Phillips introduces her exhibition at Washington Garcia
>5.45…Exhibition: last chance to see Warehouse of Horrors exhibition at +44 141 Gallery
>5.45pm…Studio Tour: Exclusive tour of UK’s only Dolby Premier Mix Theatre at Savalas
> 7pm…Screening & album launch: Dummy Jim, The One Ensemble & Sarah Kenchington at the Panoptican
> AND…you can add your own event to the map. No matter where you are. We’re curating a mini cultural olympiad. Find out more here or see what’s already on the map here.

Sunday 15th
>12pm…Common of Houses Exhibition at George Square
>12.30pm…Scottish Digital Shorts Launch 2010 at GFT
>2pm…This Is… and Who Are You? at Sloans
> 5pm…GSA Mutual present Sunday School at The State

Images by Patrick MacDonald & Suzy Glass