Margaret Salmon - Last Chance to See

Posted on 13 Mar 2018 in News, Visual Art, Film

​​This week is your last chance to see Circle, our critically acclaimed survey of works by the American-born, Glasgow-based artist Margaret Salmon. It continues in Tramway 2 until Sunday 18 March.
Here's a round-up of what the critics have been saying...


“Salmon’s works contain an inner cadence that resonates with both the experiential and the imaginative, yoking together images that are ordinary and available. They​​ recur and recur and are unfailingly observed until suddenly there is a slip into a sharp clarity, a simple awareness.”

“American Glasgow-based artist Margaret Salmon’s filmic, atmospheric, and carefully rendered installation, sensitive to the nuances of people, the subtleties of places and objects (and her relationships to them) is housed in Tramway immense principal space, and renders it quieter than normal, in half-light, a place for a rare, esoteric experience.“​

During the exhibition run, Glasgow Indie duo Sacred Paws performed a specially commissioned instrumental piece to accompany Margaret Salmon’s latest documentary Mm. A performance that Paul Whitelaw in The Scotsman described as. “…a powerful fusion of music and the moving image.”

In a round-up of highlights from the Glasgow Film Festival 2018 in Frieze, Chris Sharratt describes Mm as: “… a thrilling example of Salmon’s use of sound and image to create intimate, observational portraits of everyday lives.”

And Matt Turner, writing for Sight and Sound, describes Circle as a 'marvellous whole', ​and its presentation at Tramway as radical. 

If you'd like to hear what the artist herself has to say about her work, Margaret Salmon will be at Tramway to discuss the themes in 'Circle', on the final day of the exhibition, Sunday 18 March, from 2pm​.