Whisky Bond, The – Glasgow Sculpture Studios

2 Dawson Road  G4 9SS

Architect Unknown, 1957; Network Five, 2012

Built in 1957 by Highland Distillers, this former whisky bond was restored in 2012 as a creative centre for artists and designers. Join a tour of this creative factory and get an insight into the eclectic mix of artists and the work they do.

The Whisky Bond (TWB) combines the creative buzz and identity of Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS); a public gallery, event spaces, artist studios and production facilities and workspaces for creative individuals and organisations such as architects and designers as part of TWB..

In 2012 GSS moved premises to TWB, which was built in 1957 by Highland Distillers as a bonded warehouse. It operated as a bond until the 1970s then became a Mushroom Factory. Renovations to TWB building began in 2011 and since then it’s been transformed into a creative factory for Glasgow, a nerve centre providing a home to artists, a place for like-minded entrepreneurs to run a business, and an accessible venue and gallery for a wide audience to enjoy. As the new home of Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and with 4 floors of creative workspaces above, it is becoming an exciting and new kind of creative space for Glasgow. The Whisky Bond will join the growing creative neighbourhood around Glasgows canal, including the National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scottish Opera and The Glue Factory. GSS occupies the lower three floors of TWB and includes artists’ studios, production facilities and a world class art gallery. There are over 40 studio spaces for artists and the production facilities include wood, metal, ceramics, plaster, resin and spray and digital production lab (3-D printer and scanner).

Part of the Childrens Programme: There will be a number of family friendly sculpture activities running throughout the day both inside the building and outside in the garden.

Under 8s 12-2pm

Under12s 3-5pm

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: Formerly the Whisky Industry & now artistic.

Number in Brochure: 56

Opening Times

Tours: Sat 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm; 40 minutes

Meeting Point: reception desk

Advanced Booking Essential

Advanced Booking Essential on 0141 353 3708 or [email protected]

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.


Restrictions on Access: Not all individual artist studios will not be open to the public.  The gallery space will also be closed due to exhibition change over.

Full Disabled Access


Disabled Toilet

Refreshments Available

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Cowcaddens & St Georges Cross subway are a 10 minute walk away

Parking: Car Park Available On-Site Free of Charge


0141 353 3708

[email protected]



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