Studio Updates

We closed our doors on Wednesday 18th March due to the significant impact COVID-19 is having around the world, with the closure expected to last at least though until the end of May. The day-to-day operation of the venue may be suspended but we’ll aim to keep our activity live online as well as send out regular updates.


We sadly had to cancel many of our current and future art classes. We realise these classes provide many with the opportunity to be not only creative but social, and have a great impact on peoples well-being. In response to this we have invited all our fantastic tutors to submit ideas for activities you can do at home (for both adults and to keep young ones occupied), as well as put forward reading lists and things to watch. We’ll be posting these on social media over the coming weeks.

For those who have had a class cancelled and or who have booked on to a class over the coming weeks, we will keep you updated and continue to administer any queries you may have. We will be doing our very best to answer any questions as quickly as we can but appreciate your patience during this time of uncertainty.


The sad but unavoidable news that Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art was to be cancelled this April has meant the postponement of our programme and the hosting of projects on site. We had been working with artist Katie Watchorn on her first solo exhibition outside of Ireland and over the coming weeks will share some content relating to her research and work in progress, as well as keep you all posted on future plans.

The café gallery in House for an Art Lover was presenting PLACEMARKS, an exhibition of new and existing work by artist Stephen Ratomski. We would like to promote Stephen’s work in light of our closure and perhaps provide a different insight into his work and practice virtually. Stephen’s exhibition was to be followed by the group show Urban Departures featuring work by Felicity Barlow, Rosalind Lawless, David Lemm, Bill Taylor and Matthew Wilson which will be rescheduled.


We had a large number of creative practitioners apply for this Summer’s Shed In Residence programme which is also currently on hold. We thank everyone for their expressions of interest.

We urge everyone to keep safe in these worrying times and look forward with a positive mind to re-opening.

We thank-you all for your ongoing support in these difficult times.


Arts Team, Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover