Glasgow Open House is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation that was founded by Glasgow School of Art alumna Amalie Silvani-Jones in 2013. It was formed in order to meet the practical needs of the city’s grassroots art community and takes its lead from Glasgow’s already prevalent ‘Do-It-Yourself’ culture in relation to visual art and music.

Glasgow Open House Art Festival first took place in April 2014. It is clear from its initial success — over 80 artists participated at venues spread across the city — that there is a real need for an event such as this to showcase Glasgow's hidden wealth of creative activity.

The festival provides a platform for artists both emerging and established, opening up their practices — and in many instances, their homes — to new audiences. By removing art from conventional spaces and embedding it within the very fabric of the city — its tenements, disused buildings, wastelands, and other unsung spaces — Glasgow Open House Art Festival transforms the landscape of Glasgow, thereby offering a new perspective of the city to its inhabitants.

The second edition of Glasgow Open House Art Festival (GOH'15) will be an even bigger, louder and more colourful celebration of contemporary art and culture in the city. The programme boasts a staggering diversity of exhibitions and events, featuring work by over 200 artists who have gone all out to reimagine how art can be encountered and consumed. A unique feature of this year's festival will be an emphasis on Art Walks. As well as walks developed by GOH'15 artists, there will be a series of specially curated walks created by Glasgow Open House that will offer a truly immersive experience of the festival. This year, specially commissioned flags made in partnership with Project Ability and COLOUR HOTEL will adorn railings, walls and tenement windows to ensure no element of the festival will go unnoticed. 

Free GOH'15 programmes and maps will be available to collect at various pick-up points throughout April. Keep up to date with all festival developments on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

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Festival Director & Marketing Officer

Laura works hard to spread the word about the festival as well as making sure preparations run smoothly. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2013 and currently works as a curator and journalist based in Glasgow. 


Festival Director & Outreach Officer

Phoebe has been a key figure in the GOH team since its inception in 2013. She has led a variety of outreach projects for the GOH'15 programme including an educational package for young people and working with Project Ability artists to design this year’s festival flags. She has just been awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to the USA to research ‘The Opportunities Available for SEND artists in the US.’ 



A Glasgow based illustrator. Responsible for visual designs for this years festivals posters, website, programme, little things to make the emails look nice, some big paintings. Other bits and pieces. Work for the festival can be found alongside own work at


Finance Officer

As some of you may remember, James participated in Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2014 with a live drawing performance and exhibition 'Get Your Portrait Done Here!'. After last year's success, he's back! But this time on the committee! His love of numbers means he's looking after the finances, but he'll also be driving about behind the scenes,  keeping tabs on venues and making sure all the artists are happy!


Art Walks Coordinator 


Art Walks Coordinator 

Jack Farrell is an artist and musician currently based in Glasgow. Originally from London, he graduated with a BA (Hons) from the Fine Art Photography course at the Glasgow School of Art in 2012 and holds a fellowship at the RSA (Royal society for the encouragement of Arts and Manufacture).


 Liam Fogerty, Web designer

COLOUR HOTEL, festival flag designers

Project Ability: Aspire group, festival flag makers 

Gillian Martin, festival flag seamstress

Euan Ogilvie, festival flag technician

Philippa Kuligowski, ‘Young People Art Walk’ Co-Ordinator

Leeanne McKenna and Rickie McNeill from GSA Widening Participation 

Stefanie Cheong

Ralph Mackenzie

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For our 2015 program GOH is teaming up with Summerhall TV to document the weekend's events. 

SummerhallTV is an arts channel dedicated to capturing and sharing artistically wonderful happenings. For the past year and a half their channel, Art in Scotland TV has been covering arts news and events around Scotland. 


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The GOH'14 committee: 

Amalie Silvani-Jones 

Emma Ewan

Anna Lomas

Nick Thomas

Andrew Black

Alex Millar




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WAVEparticle is inviting proposals for the creative use of the Open Spaces, if you are interested please get in touch at More information can be found at


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