Photography Exhibition: Refuge Garnethill

Taking place at

Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley


1 Oct


This exhibition explores themes of heritage, culture and home through photographs taken by students from St Aloysius Church’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. 

Coming from a diverse range of countries, the students have explored what these themes mean to them in their new home of Glasgow. With the aim of growing language, creativity and self-confidence, the photographs have been taken through a series of workshops with photographer Betty Meyer, and supported by research into the history and heritage of Garnethill with ESOL tutors. Over six weeks this summer, St Aloysius ESOL students have explored the Garnethill area, including the Tenement House, capturing images of buildings they’ve found attractive and interesting.

Alongside these photographs will be stories written by the students about themselves, the buildings and the differences they perceive between their cultures and Glasgow.

Tuesday 1 October–Saturday 30 November (Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 11am–3.30pm)

The project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by the National Trust for Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art.

Dates & Times

Tuesday 1 October