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Member Feature: Summer at David Dale Gallery

Image: Daniel Cook

For this month’s member feature, we spoke to David Dale Gallery and Studios about their summer programme, featuring parties, film screenings, dinners, exhibitions and more.

In the exhibition space, the gallery will present the first solo exhibition in Scotland by artist Morgan Quaintance, featuring three films dealing with how past events have impacted present UK society – from art world debates of the 1990s to experimental music and developments in a British postwar family’s life. The gallery say, “we’re really excited to present this show as part of a touring project with LUX, bringing Morgan’s vital and challenging work to Glasgow.”

After the successs of two open lunches in the courtyard last summer, Hella return to the courtyard of the building and over three weekends in June, will be resident, serving food and wine under a canopy newly installed by artist Roos Dijkhuizen and commissioned by Hella. Email them at or browse their Instagram for reservations and info.

On the 28th of June, Artist platform Cabbage and artist Christian Noelle Charles have come together to collaboratively curate a one-night event hosted at the gallery. An evening of moving image from New York based artists and performances from Glasgow based artists exploring themes of love, music and music video formats within contemporary artistic practices. Featuring performances by Liv Fontaine, Nina Mdwaba, B2B,Vasco Ryb and moving image by Ariel Jackson, Maria Kofman, Hunty Mayton and KT Pe Benito. Glasgow Supper Club will also be serving a selection of canapés throughout the evening.

Moving into July, the gallery will play host to Yves and William Francis of club night and arts platform Rhythm Machine, to produce a series of events titled Non-Fiction. The duo have invited Windsor Terrace Dining Club (13th July) and artists Sequoia Barnes (20th July) and Camara Taylor (27th July) to produce three nights over three weekends in July. Camara Taylor will present a new work made in response to Morgan Quaintance’s exhibition.

Caitlin Merrett King, Programme Assistant at David Dale said, “In keeping with the curatorial theme of this years’ exhibition programme, ’Site’, we will focus on the display of work, the site as whole and our organisational methods of working, opening up the space to others and supporting the development of early career international and Scotland based practitioners.” Keep track of what they are up to on their Instagram and head to their website for full details of the programme. With such a wide array of events, catering to a variety of tastes, we’ll be making sure we get along to as much of this programme as possible.