In addition to its world-class music programme, SWG3 boasts an ambitious year-round arts programme delivered throughout the complex 135 000 square feet of studios, warehouses and outdoor space. 

Commissioned in partnership with the venue’s charity, CIA (Clydeside Initiative for Arts Ltd) the vast majority of the programme isnot-for-profit and designed to nurture Glasgow’s vibrant arts and cultural sectors. Featuring everything from festivals and art fairs to exhibitions and educational workshops, the programme is a feast of visual art and community events; with an emphasis on contemporary artists and international commissions.  

Take a look at some of the ARTS events, past and present…  


Collection and curation site showcase work from exciting contemporary artists from 3 September in SWG3's Acid Bar. - read more

Gi 2021 Opening Night: Paul Maheke - Taboo Durag

Glasgow International 2021 opens at SWG3 on Thursday 10 June with performance artist Paul Maheke's first Scottish performance. - read more

Aproxima Arts x SWG3 Presents The Harvest

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Glasgow International x David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF): Gi2020 Opening Party

We're thrilled that the SWG3 complex will again host the official opening party for this year's Glasgow International Festival. - read more

Baldvin Ringsted: Rhythm Distortions

Icelandic Glasgow School of Art graduate Baldvin Ringsted presents a new exhibition of bold, hypnotic paintings, from 11 March to 10 April in SWG3's Acid Bar. - read more

Natalia Poniatowska 'Humanature' Exhibition Launch

Images by Natalia Poniatowska - read more

Natalia Poniatowska 'Humanature' Exhibition Launch

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Humanature by Natalia Poniatowska Exhibition Launch

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Alan Dimmick From The Archive: 25 Photographs

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Ill Met By Moonlight - An Exhibition By Dan Miller

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LCD Soundsystem Exhibition

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LCD Sounsdystem Exhibition Opening

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Head Girl - An Exhibition by Gary Rough

Running from 29th June - 30th August 2019 - read more

Art Car Boot Sale 2019

Returns 29th & 30th June 2019​ - read more


10th May - 23rd June - read more

Yardworks Festival 2019 Gallery

Open daily this week 10am - 5pm - read more

Field Notes - An Exhibition by Stephanie Mann

Friday 04 April until Friday 04 May 2019 - read more


SCOTLAND’S ONLY GRAFFITI AND STREET ART FESTIVAL Sat 11th - Sun 12th May 2019 - read more

Dear Europe | National Theatre of Scotland | 29.03.19

Curated By Jackie Wylie and Stewart Laing - read more

Continental Drift | Scottish Ensemble | 13.03.19

​Fusing Eastern and Western classical music and improvisation with virtuosic Persian percussionist Keyvan Chemirani and friends - read more