Royal Exchange Glasgow, goma – Scottish Modern Art Gallery
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Royal Exchange Glasgow : Modern Art Gallery

goma Scottish modern art gallery, central Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Date built: 1827

Design: Archibald Elliot II, David Hamilton, Robert Black

Photo of building to west of GoMA, by Adrian Welch taken on 16 Apr 2011:

Royal Exchange Square
photo © Adrian Welch

Royal Exchange Square Glasgow

Royal Exchange Square

Typical for Glasgow, this church was surrounded by a later Square. A Tobacco Lord’s House was built here in 1778.

Royal Exchange Glasgow
Royal Exchange Glasgow image © Adrian Welch

The Royal Bank commissioned Archibald Elliot II in 1827 to design a bank, shops and offices. The terrace on the north side is by David Hamilton & James Smith – architect of the McLellan Galleries – in 1830-39.

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St Andrews in the Square
Royal Exchange Glasgow: image © Adrian Welch

Scottish Modern Art Gallery

The Royal Exchange is now goma – Gallery of Modern Art – but was designed by David Hamilton in 1827. The building has an unusual ‘wedding cake’ cylindrical cupola atop facing east into the Merchant City. The statue of Wellington on his horse facing Ingram St dates from 1844.

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St Andrews Church Glasgow
Royal Exchange Glasgow: entry arch image © Adrian Welch

St Andrews Church Glasgow
GoMA photo © Adrian Welch

GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering temporary exhibitions and workshops. Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art displays work by local and international artists.

Opened in 1996, GoMA is housed in a neo-classical building refurbished to house the city’s contemporary art collection.

St Andrews Church Glasgow
Royal Exchange Glasgow: Royal Bank image © Adrian Welch

The rooftop café is now a dedicated Education and Access studio, facilitating workshops and artists talks. In the basement is the Learning Library at GoMA complete with café, free Internet access, multimedia, art, and book-lending facilities.

St Andrews Church Glasgow
Royal Exchange Glasgow – GoMA: image © Adrian Welch

Address: Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH

Contact: 0141 229 1996

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Royal Exchange Square
GoMA building photo © Adrian Welch

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