We are very excited to share details of our next exhibition, Beyond the Games with Chris Leslie, open to the public on Friday the 5th of July, with a drinks reception on Thursday 4th of July from 6-9 pm.

The exhibition is the culmination of our six-month-long artist residency with local photographer Chris Leslie. The project examines the changes in Dalmarnock over the past ten years, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Since January 2024, the project has revisited the work and people that Chris engaged with between 2007-2014 to document the story of Dalmarnock and the impact of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on residents, buildings, and the wider community.

BAFTA Scotland New Talent award-winning photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie is acknowledged as the most consistent chronicler of Glasgow’s recent history. In 2007, Chris began a 10-year long-term multimedia project ‘Disappearing Glasgow’ which documents an era of spectacular change in Glasgow through photography and video, examining the changes he saw as a resident and the impact it was having on the lives of his community.

“The Dalmarnock I photographed over 16 years ago is almost unrecognisable today. The area's physical transformation has been comprehensive and visible to everyone. However, the lingering question has always concerned the Legacy of the Games and its true impact on the residents of Dalmarnock. This exhibition aims to provide a platform for the residents to voice their thoughts on the legacy and to explore what the next 10 years might hold.”

The exhibition is on the ground floor of 105-109 French Street, which is wheelchair accessible. Email jenny@strangefield.org if you have any questions about attending, and you can find details in the link in our bio.

The project has been made possible with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the William Grant Foundation.

  • Venue

    Strange Field

  • Address

    105 -109 French Street Glasgow, G40 4EH

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