NEWS: Tramway announces autumn season

Tramway returns this Autumn with a vibrant, diverse, and dynamic programme from renowned international artists, experimental performers closer to home from the theatre and dance worlds, and a spectacular exhibition programme. Performances promise something for everyone, from dance and experimental theatre fans, to art lovers, families, and the local community, on their streets.

There’s an ambitious international strand across programming. The venue is hugely excited to bring renowned French artist and set designer Phillipe Quesne to Glasgow with Farm Fatale (7 October); a magical post-human parable featuring five scarecrows, and offering a deeply topical ecological message in poetic form.

Meanwhile, Australian artists Club Ate present a colossal artwork, IN MUVA WE TRUST, which will be projected onto Tramway’s façade from The Hidden Gardens on Friday 28 October, presented as part of an evening experience which also includes a live DJ set, and Cade and MacAskill’s highly acclaimed The Making of Pinocchio, which will be performed on both 28 and 29 October. The Glasgow-based duo can expect a warm homecoming for this true tale of love and transition told through the story of Pinocchio.

The season is packed with exhilarating performance moments, including UTOPIAN (T&Cs apply) by Symoné (Saturday 24 September). Described as a surrealistic circus, and a queer-positive experience ‘inspired by raves and power play’, it also promises – according to one delighted reviewer, ‘a buzzing club atmosphere, amazing visuals and exceptional circus skills.’

The international strand is picked up again in Tramway’s main gallery, with a solo exhibition by Polish artist Iza Tarasewicz. She utilizes raw materials and rural systems of production to create complex spatial installations that draw connections between cellular, social, agricultural, and celestial interactions. Polish dancer and choreographer Pawel Sakowicz will present a new work responding to the forms and rhythms of the exhibition, in the gallery at its preview on the evening of 7 October (and again on Saturday 22 October, and Saturday 5 November).

Ahead of this, Tramway is delighted to present a new exhibition of work by the Glasgow artist Norman Gilbert (1926-2019) who lived and worked in Glasgow’s southside for over sixty years, painting intimate, domestic scenes of his wife Pat, their four children and an extended family of friends and neighbours.

Gilbert’s vibrant and formally diverse paintings are characterised by bold, inventive colour palettes and flat areas of vivid pattern which sit next to one another in exuberant combinations. Along with his paintings, the exhibition includes black and white studies, as well as textiles, objects, and ephemera from the artist’s studio. His exhibition previews on Friday 2 September.

Pagrav Dance Company will kick off the performance season and continue the Tramway Beyond Walls strand on Saturday 3 September, with a free people-pleasing show devised by Urja Desai Thakore and Hetain Patel: Deva, performed outside the southside’s Langside Hall, playfully challenges myths and expectations of the South Asian body through Indian dance.

Expect more outdoors fun from procession performance STRUT Kids by MHz (Wednesday 5 October) while back indoors Tramway favourites Barrowland Ballet will entertain across the generations with a programme of live and filmed dance performances created within the local community (5 and 6 November).

More shows to look out for include the Artist Voice showcase (Saturday 19 November) from Project X Dance, champions of platforming Artists of Colour; and White and Givan’s exquisite dance performance Worn (Friday 11 November), which explores how the body is affected by the experiences, marks and scars that make us.

Jenny Crowe, Tramway Senior Manager, said: “We’re excited to present an ambitious Autumn and Winter programme featuring the very best international and homegrown artists across dance, performance and visual art. Our Tramway Beyond Walls programme continues with Deva, and the dazzling STRUT Kids, taking performance direct to local audiences, whilst our exhibition programme includes Iza Tarasewicz’s mesmerising large-scale installations and Norman Gilbert’s paintings providing an intimate snapshot of Glaswegian family life.”

September – November 2022 at Tramway and across Glasgow. Visit tramway.org for booking information.

 

(PART OF TRAMWAY BEYOND WALLS)

Najma Hussein Abukar – Conversations about Art and Exile

Outdoor sites across the Southside of Glasgow

29 August – 25 September 2022

FREE

An outdoor photographic exhibition investigating the experiences of Scotland-based artists in ‘exile,’  recounting their lived experiences and aspirations.

 

 

(PART OF TRAMWAY BEYOND WALLS)

Pagrav Dance Company – DEVA

Outside Langside Halls, Shawlands

Saturday 3 September

Performances at 12 noon and 2pm

FREE
ALL ages

 

Symoné presented by Scissor Kick – UTOPIAN (ts & cs apply)

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Saturday 24 September

7.30pm

£8/6

Ages 16+

(PART OF TRAMWAY BEYOND WALLS)

MHz – STRUT KIDS
Outdoor performances across Southside streets
Wednesday 5 Oct, times and routes to be announced
FREE
Outdoor dance procession STRUT returns to Glasgow this autumn, and this time it’s the kids’ turn to
strut their stuff and show us their moves, as theatre makers MHz work with local schools.

 

Philippe Quesne – Farm Fatale

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Friday 7 October, 7pm

£12/9

Ages 12+

 

Pawel Sakowicz (live performance)

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Friday 7 October, Saturday 22 and Saturday 5 November, various times

FREE

 

Cade and MacAskill – The Making of Pinocchio

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm

£10/7*

Ages 16+

A true tale of love and transition told through the story of Pinocchio – and a theatrical and cinematic spectacular.

 

Club Ate – IN MUVA WE TRUST

Tramway (The Hidden Gardens), 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Friday 28 October, from 9.30pm

£3/2*

Ages 12+

*Discounted double bill tickets are available for The Making of Pinocchio and IN MUVA WE TRUST (28 October only) £11/8

 

Barrowland Ballet presents

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Saturday 5 November, 7pm

Sunday 6 November, 3pm

£3
ALL ages

 

White and Givan – Worn

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Friday 11 November, 7.30pm

£8/6

Ages 12+

 

Project X Dance – Artist Voice 2022

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Saturday 19 November, 7pm

£5/3

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Norman Gilbert

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Saturday 3 September 2022 to Sunday 5 February 2023

Preview 2 September

A major retrospective of the Glasgow South Side artist Norman Gilbert (1926-2019).

 

Iza Tarasewicz

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Saturday 8 October 2022 to Sunday 29 January 2023

Preview 7 October (including live performance by Pawel Sakowicz)

The first solo show in Britain for the renowned Polish artist traces her own agricultural origins