A CONTEMPORARY art space attracted record crowds as it celebrated its 25th year, figures show.

Almost 343,400 people visited the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow during 2017-18.

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The Sauchiehall Street venue has hosted visual art, film, performance, festivals and literature since 1992.

Last year highlights included The Sky is Falling, an exhibition featuring work related to cities by the UK’s Black Audio Film Collective, Colombian artist Dora Mejía and Edinburgh-born painter Carol Rhodes.

Other topics explored by shows, workshops and talks include migration, the role of the artist and more. Audiences have taken in sound pieces and comic strips amongst other things.

Overall, the centre welcomed almost 270 partners across 1,160 events and nearly 30 festivals. These include Document Human Rights Film Festival, Rumman Festival, which highlights Iraqi culture, and underground music event Counterflows. The CCA said many of these “may not otherwise happen” without access to its space.

Meanwhile, the landmark year saw the venue and its staff secure a clutch of awards and nominations, including the Arts & Culture Award at The Herald Inspiring City Awards and Unique Venue of the Year title at the Scottish Event Awards.

This year’s activities include a screening of cult Turkish Star Wars remake Dünyay? Kurtaran Adam, which takes place tomorrow, and an exhibition centred around a visual model that transforms a decommissioned North Sea oil rig into a new “transnational” parliament involving EU organisations.

The summer show, by artist Jonas Staal, follows two years of work on issues around independence and the country’s relationship with the EU. It will see political parties and other groups invited to take part and proposes uses for the “almost utopian” space.

Earlier works from Staal’s artistic and political New Unions campaign, including alternative maps and flags of a future EU to drawings and studies of alternative parliaments,will also be shown.

Reflecting on the success of the anniversary year, director Francis McKee said: “I’d like to extend my thanks to all programme partners, cultural tenants, audience members, artists, staff and supporters of CCA, as well as to our core funders – Creative Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We share our venue, awards and achievements with everyone who participates in, presents and supports our programme.”