16 Nicholson Street Gallery & Arts Collective is a Glasgow-based non-profit organisation. Established in 2016, all organisation and programming is managed by Director/Curator Isabella Shields and Gallery Manager/Curator Ben Soedira, while a dedicated team of volunteers make up our invigilation staff. As of September 2018 we became the proud hosts of Glasgow Zine Library, a community-based small publications library and events space.
16 Nicholson curates and facilitates events, workshops, talks, mentorship programmes and exhibitions. Our aim is to create a dialogue between artists and makers from Scotland and create a network with international artists. By introducing and encouraging collaborations between established and more emerging artists we hope to develop an inclusive, engaging, and intellectually rich space.
16 Nicholson is a curatorial entity with its core interest in collaboration and critical discussions and discourses between those involved within the Scottish art sphere. Artists have largely been paid through the reception of Hope Scott Trust funds, for which we are incredibly grateful. Our programming involves:
Events, Mentorship Programmes and Residency Opportunities which focus on the development and exchange of skills and ideas.
Short Term Exhibitions which are fully funded and organised by the individual artists the gallery invites, while 16 Nicholson Street operates more as a facilitator.
Long Term Exhibitions during which we curate events and exhibitions in collaborations with the artists involved for an extended period of time.