Joanna Monks : I Bought a Little City

Artists and flatmates Rebecca Bracey, Alexander Millar, Joanna Monks and Rosie Shepley exhibit their work in their flat, as part of Glasgow Open House Art Festival. Inspired by Donald Barthelme’s short story ‘I Bought A Little City’, the works interpret the concept through video work, sculpture, drawings and artists books.


Glasgow Open House Art Festival is a new annual festival, providing an expansive platform for the city’s arts community, whilst offering an alternative format for public interaction with art outside the gallery.

As part of the lineage of DIY culture in Glasgow, Open House makes use of the space easily available to the artist – the artists’ home and outdoor spaces.

Planning for the Festival began in 2013. Initially organised by a small group of Glasgow School of Art graduates, the programme now includes over 70 participants from various backgrounds. 34 venues in the South Side, East End, West End and City Centre is connected by use of a map and program made freely available across the city and online.

Glasgow Open House Art Festival is a non-profit organisation that exists to support and maintain autonomous artistic activity in the city.

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