Mapping Stories - Art, Ethnography, and Social Practice | Mitch Miller Artist Talk


Wednesday 14th August | 6 - 7:30pm | Glasgow Sculpture Studios

This event is free but ticketed - all welcome!

To close out his open studio at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, artist/illustrator Mitch Miller talks about his work making dialectograms – participatory artworks that blend comics, maps and ethnography. His latest dialectogram focuses on the Claypits just up the canal at Hamiltonhill as part of Glasgow Life's Creative Communities Artist in Residence Programme.

Mitch will offer insights into past works across the city, such as Red Road, the showman’s yards of the east end, and repurposed spaces in Govan, Dalmarnock, and Kirkintilloch. He will share how ‘dialectography’ came to be, and how these past experiences shaped his approach as artist in residence for Canal Ward - and how that approach is itself being reshaped by his experiences working in this part of the city.

Beyond Mitch’s story, we are interested in hearing yours - this talk is a chance to talk - about the area, about social practice, activists/advocacy and the changing shape and face of Glasgow.

Find Mitch on Instagram & Twitter @dialectographer or at

Some useful links and articles -

’Sometimes the city lands right on top of you’ The Illustrated City - Guardian Cities | January 2019

Fair Glasgow

Inner City | Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GoMA) | 2018-19

Barrowland Ballads