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The Briggait

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  • Address: 141 Bridgegate, Townhead, Glasgow G1 5HZ, United Kingdom


The Briggait, a beautiful Grade A listed building in Glasgow’s Merchant City, has been transformed into a home for visual artists and cultural organisations. Originally built in 1873, the Briggait was the city’s fish market for over 100 years. It’s been described by Historic Environment Scotland as ‘Scotland’s most important collection of surviving market halls’.

The Wasps Trust and Wasps Artists’ Studios have redeveloped the building to create affordable workspaces. Wasps’ philosophy is that art can inspire, educate and transform people’s lives. Many artists struggle financially so Wasps was set up to provide good quality, affordable studio space to enable artists and arts charities to carry out their work.

Wasps Studios is Scotland’s only National Studio Provider that provides affordable studios to support artists and arts organisations

The stunning Courtyard is open to the public on a daily basis, with many exhibitions using the space to showcase works. Furthermore, guided tours of the private workspace areas are available - check here for details.