Student Placements

The Archive will act as a centre for research, allowing a unique, unparalleled opportunity for students, academics and the wider public to gleam a fuller understanding of the expansive nature of Gray’s practice and the invaluable contribution he made to 20th century culture.

Current student placements for 2021:

Siobhan Healy: Mlitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)
The Master’s in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) is a one-year programme jointly delivered by the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art. This placement supports the professional practice element of the course and is assessed through the University of Glasgow.
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Exploring The Alasdair Gray Archive:
MSc in Heritage Visualisation (at the School of Simulation and Visualisation) at the Glasgow School of Art.
In support of the course’s Data Acquisition and Processing module, this project will build upon the digital recording undertaken at Gray’s flat in 2020 before it was cleared, by mapping and recording items within the Archive and re-contextualising them using the latest digital techniques.
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Education Resources

A core aim for the Archive is to support others via a series of tiered awards and residencies as well as fostering, promoting and developing education opportunities at all stages. Our first resource – an activity for young people and schools, responding to Lanark – can be downloaded by clicking here. View responses and submissions by clicking the link below.

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The Alasdair Gray Archive and Strathclyde University Creative Writing Department are pleased to announce their collaboration on 2 x creative commissions focusing on Alasdair Gray’s seminal novel Lanark. These commissions will be delivered as part of  Lanark & , The 1st International Alasdair Gray Symposium on 23rd April 2021. This symposium ties in with the wider cultural program, Reflected Realities: Lanark at 40 (curated by The Alasdair Gray Archive), which will seek to assess Gray’s seminal work, offering new perspectives as well as using it as a generative force for a series of further commissions, exhibitions, online programming and innovative educational events.

The first recipients are poet Juana Adcock and artist Nick Harrington.

Creative Writing at Strathclyde

Awards and Residencies

A core aim for the Archive is to support others via a series of tiered awards and residencies.

The awards will be selected by a committee and granted on an annual basis, outcomes will be shared via The Archive website and other relevant channels. Funding is being sought at present for the 2021 series of awards, these include:

  • Wee Gray Grants
  • Gray Grants
  • Student residencies
  • Fellowship


More exciting updates coming soon!