16 Nicholson Street Gallery



16 Nicholson Street Gallery


16NSt is a Glasgow-based social enterprise and curatorial collective formed in 2020 which consists of Nell Cardozo, Aga Paulina Młyńczak and Kelly Rappleye. Currently, all directorial organisation is managed by Nell Cardozo and Aga Paulina Młyńczak.

16NSt is the newest iteration of 16 Nicholson Street, a gallery originally established by Isabella Shields in 2016. 16NSt is a curatorial collective dedicated to enjoyment of experimental contemporary art while honouring our commitment to power redistribution, with particular attention to female-identifying, queer and class-marginalised artists. In 2023, 16NSt has embarked on a new itinerant, site-specific model of curatorial programming built on partnership working to expand our community reach, improve accessibility and support more diverse audiences and artists, meeting them where they are. This model builds our focus on fostering and commissioning long-term, research-led artistic projects foregrounding  a new engagement with urban spatial politics and social histories in specific sites.

We aim to challenge the sector-wide gender and class disparities in contemporary art discourses, labour conditions, professional opportunities, and cultural narratives. Since 2016, we have been supporting early career artists to develop and produce their first large-scale commissioned body of work for exhibitions. We foster ambitious, experimental, and critical artistic practice by curating publications, socially engaged workshops and art projects, and high-quality installations.

Our projects have been funded by Hope Scott Trust, Creative Scotland, Glasgow Live, National Lottery and Art Fund.

16 Nicholson Street Gallery CIC (16NSt) is a non-profit limited community interest company registered in Scotland, Company Number: SC658873.





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