About the Archive
The Alasdair Gray Archive holds the collection of original visual artworks, sketches and drawings bequeathed to Gray’s son Andrew and held at the Archive for research and learning purposes. The Archive also houses all Gray’s original prints, a restaging of his working studio set up, a section of his personal library, all Gray publications (including those he designed for others) as well as a section of literary papers, photographs and correspondence. The Archive is open to the public for bookable visits and through the developing website. This extensive collection of works allows the Archive to present Gray’s work in a number of different contexts; through exhibitions, long term loans to public galleries and museums as well as acting as a catalyst for new commissions. This activity is in line with a core aim of the Archive; to promote, disseminate and educate a local, national and international audience on the life and work of this celebrated cultural polymath.
The Archive will be working in partnership with existing public collections of Gray’s work to create connections and further opportunities for learning. All enquiries and applications to loan works for exhibition and other events are welcomed. Contact us here.
- To promote, protect and advance visual and literary arts for the public benefit with particular emphasis (although not exclusively) on works created by Alasdair Gray.
- To advance the knowledge of the life and work of Alasdair Gray through exhibitions, commissions, research and publications.
- To foster, promote and develop education opportunities in relation to the work of Alasdair Gray.
- To create an archive of key works to serve as a source of information about the life and work of Alasdair Gray and to provide public access to this collection.
- To support and inspire others through the provision of tiered series of awards, residencies, student placements and commissions.