The Pipe Factory is a practitioner-led, not-for-profit space in the East End of Glasgow, inhabiting a B-listed five floor former clay tobacco pipe factory built in 1877. We are committed to providing a broad events and exhibitions programme, residencies, learning opportunities, workshops, publications, heritage, conservation, as well as a considered and meaningful engagement within the local context and the refurbishment of the historic premises from which we operate.

OPEN CALL for artworks to be sold at auction in aid of Glasgow Women’s Aid

We are delighted to be supporting Glasgow School of Art MLitt Painting students who have partnered with CIVIC ROOM to present ‘No Safe Haven’, an exhibition and auction of works from Glasgow School of Art students, tutors and alumni at The Pipe Factory. All proceeds from the event will go direct to Glasgow Women’s Aid to support the important work they do for over 5,000 women and children who come to them each year.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome you to submit work in the following mediums: paint, print, sculpture, drawing and photography. As space is limited we kindly ask these be no bigger than 1.5×2 metres.

Please send 1 PDF including:

-Your name, program, year of study, title of work(s), dimensions (in cm) and medium

-Statement about the work (200 words)

-Images of your work (max 3 per submission, 1 image per work)

-Price guide (Judging panel retain the right to alter pricing)

Please Notes: Artists will be responsible for transporting their work to the venue and collecting if unsold. Install at The Pipe Factory will begin 26th March with the exhibition of works opening 27th March and the auction taking place 30th March.

Submissions will be judged by Ainslie Roddick (CCA), Sarah Strang (CIVIC ROOM), Tavienne Bridgwater, MollyMae Whawell (The Pipe Factory) and Craig Mulholland (GSA)

PLEASE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO nosafehavenauction@outlook.com by Sunday 4th March, 5pm.

Volunteers also needed – if you would like to be involved please contact the email above. 

CALL OUT – Expressions of interest

The Pipe Factory is welcoming expressions of interest to be part of our 2018 programme. This is an opportunity to share with the programming committee your ideas, research interests, half-formed proposals, questions, works in progress and more, with a view to being part of our 2018 programme. The Pipe Factory committee recognises the labour involved in writing proposals that may not be accepted and wish to be an active part of the development and realisation of ideas. We also recognise that great ideas will be forming beyond the awareness of our committee.

Expressions of interest might be an email, a collection of research, a diagram, folder of images or whatever you think best communicates your ideas. The programming committee will be gathering these until a deadline of 11th March. Where the committee finds an expression of interest fits the wider programme as it emerges, artists will be contacted to discuss their ideas further. Please include a contact name, email and phone number with your expression of interest. The Pipe Factory is a space dedicated to the production and dissemination of artists’ work and ideas. We run a public programme that includes, but is not limited to; exhibitions, workshops, residencies, performances, events and publications. We provide affordable studios and opportunities to experiment and present work in a supportive environment.

Please send to pipefactorysubmissions@gmail.com

CALL OUT – Studio Space

We have 2 studio spaces available for immediate occupancy, with an asking rent of £80 a month. TPF tenants working within the building form a core community of representatives from a wide range of creative practices and have space to pursue their own practice, collaborate, and contribute to the wider dialogue around TPF as a developing arts organisation.

If interested, please send the following Application.

Applications must include:
• A current CV.
• Up to ten images of recent work.
• A one-page document setting out your creative goals and what you feel that you would bring as a working resident of The Pipe Factory.

Please send to info@thepipefactory.co.uk


The Pipe Factory are always looking for volunteers to assist in the set-up, install and invigilation of our programme. To  volunteer please email us with your availability and area of interest at programme@thepipefactory.org.