We have two well-located spaces, with shopfront, used – at our discretion – for various exhibitions throughout the year. The venues are occasionally available free of charge to exhibitors who have an interesting and well presented show which is relevant to Glasgow, its built environment and architectural or social issues, and in sympathy with the Society’s aims of promoting, protecting and raising interest in the City of Glasgow. If you wish to exhibit at NGS (and especially if you feel you can stimulate debate around issues facing the city), then please fill out the form at the foot of this page.
We also allow use of the space for contemporary and other exhibitions at corporate and non-corporate rates: corporate being for the benefit of professional bodies (for example as a venue for an architects’ community consultation) – usually £150/day, and non-corporate for use by students or community organisations – usually £40/day. Utilities (electricity) used may be charged in addition, and the exhibitor must be responsible for invigilation staff and security, and the return of the space to its original state and condition.
Payment of fees must be settled before any booking will be accepted. A two-day period is the minimum duration for which we normally hire the spaces, though exceptions can occasionally be made due to special circumstances.
You may be asked, if we are considering whether to support an exhibition with free use of the space, to attend one of our committee meetings to describe your project. We do this to encourage greater communication and familiarity between NGS and the projects we support, as well as to evaluate the extent to which we are fulfilling our aims as a society.
Any application for supported use of the spaces will always be helped by the any reciprocal offer of support in kind from exhibitors – this can take many forms, and we are open to suggestions as to how your organisation’s aims and our own can be mutually beneficial.
Plans and information
Plans and elevations are available here, both as pdf and as CAD (DWG) files – only currently available for NGS (West):
Gallery plan with shop front and internal elevations (pdf, to scale)
Gallery side elevation(pdf, to scale)
Gallery plan (CAD)
The legal maximum capacity of the NGS (West) space is 50 persons (if only the front area is available for a standing audience, the maximum capacity is 30 persons.)
Booking the gallery