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Tschabalala Self

Tues - Fri - 12noon - 5pm
Sat & Sun - 12noon - 6pm
CLOSED Mondays

Tramway presents a solo exhibition by American artist Tschabalala Self which draws together works drawn from the first five years of her artistic career. Primarily concerned with the concept of the Black female body within contemporary culture, Self examines the confluence of race, gender and sexuality through a variety of forms and narratives in which each subject – or as she prefers, character – expresses an individually powerful identity.

In her bold, confident and vibrant paintings and works on paper, Self plays inventively with figuration, deconstructing and recreating the body, using various techniques, including collage. Pieces of collected fabric – sometimes African or African-inspired cloth given to her by her mother – and paper or perhaps sections of an earlier unresolved work, are sewn directly onto a work. Working in this way with mixed-media allows Self to blend fact with fiction, reality with imagination as she explores how the Black female body functions as a social and political symbol.

The Tschabalala Self exhibition was organised by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London

Shop for the Tschabalala Self catalogue and merchandise on the Parasol unit website>


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  • Date Every day from 3rd Jun 2017 until 20th Aug 2017 excluding 17th Jul 2017, 3rd Jul 2017, 10th Jul 2017, 24th Jul 2017 until 24th Jun 2017
  • Time 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Age range All ages
  • Admission Free - Drop-in - no ticket required

Venue Information


25, Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

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Tel: 0845 330 3501

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Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Access Information

Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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