Arts Resource Management Scotland

Exploring the idea of shared storage and resource management software across the Creative Industries in Scotland.


We're Looking For Sculptures For Both Indoor And Outdoor Locations For Storage And Display. Submit Your Work.

the community for affordable and sustainable art collection. 

Since SPG Club started in 2020, we’ve been growing our community of art lovers, artists and individuals keen to start their own art collections. It’s a community joined by the core purpose of SPG – to make meaningful change in the visual arts.

It’s an informative and affordable way to buy art and sculpture. 

Floating Head

Art Commissioning Research

Sculpture Placement Group is an action research organisation. Our work impacts the visual arts. An example of this is Floating Head, a 26-tonne floating artwork that was originally commissioned for Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988. It was conceived by Richard Groom who made it alongside shipbuilders at the Govan Docks on the banks of the Clyde. It’s made of a steel mesh and covered with a cement render. The sculpture bonds Glasgow’s industrial history and materials with the process of art-making.

Circular Arts Network

CAN is a recycling and reuse tool that helps the arts combat the climate emergency. It gives you access to the materials you need for your creative projects by providing a place where materials and resources can be exchanged. CAN stands for Circular Arts Network, it’s an online platform that supports  a circular economy within the arts.
The National Theatre of ScotlandNational Galleries ScotlandGlasgow School of Art and Edinburgh University are among 700+ users who have already benefited from CAN.


Art Commissioning Research

The epistemology of the art-world is often based on a constant linear cycle of producing more and more new things. The second phase of our commissioning research was aimed at tackling this and was situated in the present. We collaborated with Jacqueline Donachie and an exhibition that was produced for Glasgow International. 

Material Change

Art in the Climate Emergency
Material Change is a series of conversations and interviews about the relationship between the visual arts and ecology. In these discussions, we talk to artists, designers, organisations and material researchers working in the context of the ecological emergency. Sculpture is inseparable from its materiality, its meaning is rooted in the materials and the processes involved in making it what it is. Our focus on this podcast is to examine the role materials have in the art making process, exploring the implications for the wider ecology and our relationship with the object.