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Carol Dunbar, Gallery Owner: Local Character, Glasgow West End

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  Carol Dunbar’s Thistle Gallery, which specialises in Scottish Contemporary Art opene in Park Road, Glasgow’s West End opened in November 2014. I love going to exhibitions at large galleries like Kelvingrove, The Hunterian and GOMA but I always tend to feel a bit uncomfortable in the smaller galleries. Not so in Thistle Gallery – […]

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Glasgow School of Art, Restoring Mackintosh Building, 11 September 2017

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Conservation Philosophy: A case study – The Mackintosh Building Restoration Project The Glasgow School of Art 11 September, 2017 Reid Building, 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ A lecture and panel talk discussing the conservation philosophy guiding the work undertaken to conserve, restore and rebuild the Mackintosh Building, returning it to use as a working […]

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Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow

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Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Intake of new artists and crafters Janet and John Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373   Visiting Glasgow – you’ll love the range of designs by Scottish Artists and Crafters. Super Selection of Gifts and Cards for Every […]

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An Afternoon at Windows in the West, Avril Paton, Mackintosh Festival 2017, Queens Cross Church, 20 October, 2017

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An Afternoon with Windows in the West Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church Artist Avril Paton as she tells us about the inspiration and process behind two of her most iconic paintings – Windows in the West and the Art School. Refreshments included as well as the opportunity to purchase signed prints. Tickets at Eventbrite Friday 20 […]

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‘Tempest’ Stirs Up A Storm! Thistle Gallery, Park Road, 9 – 25 September, 2017

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‘Tempest’ Stirs  Up A Storm! Exhibition by artists Ian Rawnsley and Jackie Henderson. Preview 9 September, 2017. Exhibition runs until 25 September,2017. Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com From concept to curation ‘Tempest’ is a remarkable Exhibition which Previews this September (2017) at Glasgow’s […]

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com As Thistle Gallery enters its third year, it will continue to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. ‘Tempest’ Stirs  Up A Storm! Exhibition by artists Ian […]

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Glasgow Artist Allan Richardson – Local City Scenes

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(Above is Allan’s painting of The Kibble Palace – commissioned in celebration of the Botanic Gardens Bicentenary, 2017. You can view it in the gallery at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.) Allan Richardson is  much loved and well known local artist, who  can often be seen working on his latest project in the streets of Glasgow. He […]

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Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw – French Artist Explores ‘Lost In Translations’ Thistle Gallery, 17 August – 3 September, 2017

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FRENCH ARTIST EXPLORES  – ‘LOST IN TRANSLATIONS’ Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art A memorable collection of artwork produced by French artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw who made Glasgow her home back in the late 1980’s with her Scottish husband. Elisabeth has a passion for recycling and to this end she gathers treasures during her travels in the […]

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Neil Clements’ Electric Eye, The Hunterian – runs until 8 October, 2017

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Admission Free. This exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery presents paintings and sculptures by Glasgow-based artist Neil Clements (b. 1982, Belfast). Neil Clements: Electric Eye continues The Hunterian’s innovative programme of contemporary art displays, and features new works made especially for this context. Clements’ work often echoes the abstract formal strategies of modernist art. He […]

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By Distinction Gallery, Byres Road – Summer Hues Exhibition still running, August 2017

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By Distinction, 100 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TB Telephone: 0141 334 4342 www.theartofscotland.co.uk/ Summertime Hues This exhibition features work by a range of atists, incuding: Margaret Evans, Ryan Mutter ​Cecilia Cardiff, June Carey,Frank McNab, Helen Wilson, Paddy Dorrian, Alison McWhirter, Adrian Wiszniewski and Jewellery by Ruth Swan  Ryan Mutter Mutter believes there is much to learn from […]

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Sandi Anderson: A Journey Exhibition Runs: 12 – 28 August, 2017 Glasgow Art Club

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Preview: Friday 11 August, 8pm A JOURNEY: As Sandi Anderson embarks on a journey into printmaking, this solo show of monoprints and etchings takes inspiration from her literal journey around Iceland in the summer of 2016. Anderson spent three months at an artists’ residency in a small town in the north west. Having made the […]

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Four Men Take Centre Stage at Thistle Gallery runs until 3 September, 2017

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Thistle Gallery is delighted to be featuring the original artwork of four accomplished artists currently living and working in Glasgow. Summer Exhibition for 2017, of which their exhibits are part, runs until September 3rd. GREGORY MOORE ~ For […]

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Urban Canvas 3D, Merchant City Festival, 27 – 30 July, 2017

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3D piece of anamorphic pavement art created in chalks, pastels and temporary paints. LIVE Anamorphic pavement art, also known as 3D Pavement art! Using nothing more than chalks and artists pigment: Watch the creation of a unique piece of mind-boggling illusionary art; you simply will not believe what your eyes are telling you, as the work […]

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This Will Ruin Everything, Recoat, The Lighthouse 14 – 30 July, 2017

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Recoat is 10. To celebrate a decade of exhibitions, mural projects and education programmes we’re curating a special exhibition, “This Will Ruin Everything” at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. Come along and celebrate the launch on 14th July 6-9pm. #ThisWillRuinEverything Further details at The Lighthouse After party at The Poetry Club 10.30pm-2am (free but ticketed) Exhibition […]

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New Work by Rachel Hook, Project Ability, Trongate, 8 July – 12 August, 2017

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Project Ability is proud to present ‘New Work’ by Rachel Hook in Gallery II this summer.(2017) This exhibition coincides with their annual Young Talent exhibition, which showcases work by all of the project’s young artists – Rachel Hook has been chosen to exhibit a selection of her newest work in a solo show. As a […]

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Old Kilpatrick Art Club Exhibition, Ardarden Gardan Centre, Cardross, 30 June – 2 July, 2017

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Summer Breeze Exhibition, Thistle Gallery, 24 June – 3 September, 2017

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Thistle Gallery’s much anticipated ‘Summer Breeze’ starts  Saturday, 24 June with a superb range of over 100 new artworks from some of Scotland’s most accomplished artists…….featuring profound figurative portraits by Paul Kennedy, Julie Coulter, Ross Muir and Sam Skelton, lyrical landscapes of Scotland and the Mediterranean  by James Somerville Lindsay, Sandra Moffat, Ian Elliot, Jackie […]

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Amy Reeder in Conversation with Frank Quitely, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 2 July, 2017

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2 July, 2017, 1.30 – 3.00 p.m. Amy Reeder is an artist who started drawing through her love of Manga and best know for her work on Batwoman, Moon Girl, and her covers for Supergirl. Amy also co-created Rocket Girl which is published by Image Comics. Amy will talk about her art and career with […]

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Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, 10 – 17 June, 2017

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Degree Show 2017 10 – 17 June  The annual undergraduate Degree Show featuring work from graduating students across the School of Design, School of Fine Art and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.  Also running concurrently is the annual Master of Fine Art (MFA) Degree Show at The Glue Factory. Architecture and Design Bourdon Building and […]

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Mackintosh Stencilling Workshop, Queens Cross Church, 16 June, 2017

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Mackintosh Queen’s Cross 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Friday 16 Jun 10:00am £40 Further details Back by popular demand for 2017 – a full day stencilling workshop led by Glasgow artist Elisabeth Culshaw. Use Mackintosh’s stencils to tackle backgrounds and designs and apply your stencil to keep. Teas, coffee and materials provided. Lunch not provided. […]

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Rob Churm: Parasite Rex, Exhibition, CCA, 27 May – 9 July, 2017

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Rob Churm: Parasite Rex CCA Galleries Sat 27 May – Sun 9 July Tue – Sat: 11am – 6pm, Sun: 12noon – 6pm CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Glasgow based artist Rob Churm presents a solo exhibition of drawings, prints, comic strips and digital elements that explore new ways of seeing and describing the […]

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The Sky is Falling, CCA, until Sun 14 May 2017

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CCA Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm // Free Preview: Fri 31 March, 7pm-9pm 0141 352 4900 Black Audio Film Collective, Laura Oldfield Ford, Clara Ianni, Dora Mejía and Carol Rhodes The Sky is Falling is an exhibition and event programme that presents disparate visual imaginaries, looking at how we organise ourselves in some of the […]

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Shell Meets Bone, Glasgow Science Festival, University of Glasgow, June, 2017

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‌University of Glasgow, Hunterian Museum 8th-11th June, 13th – 18th June Tues to Sat 10.00-17:00, Sun 11.00-16:00 All ages Free Drop in In this unique exhibition, artist Rachel Duckhouse and biominerals expert Prof Maggie Cusack explore the beautiful nano-patterns of mother of pearl shell and their link to University of Glasgow research into human bone […]

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Surf and Turf, New Exhibition at Thistle Gallery, 29 April until 18 June, 2017

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Surf and Turf Show featuring Land, Sea, Flora and Fauna Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com The Thistle Gallery’s much anticipated  Surf and Turf Exhibition includes an exceptional array of over 90 exhibits created by 40 of Scotland’s most popular contemporary artists. This exciting […]

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Lynn Howarth, Glasgow Artist – art for sale, commissions and exhibitions

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Lynn Howarth is a Glasgow Artist, who works mainly in pastels, charcoal and chalk – attracted by the tactility of this type of medium. ‘I love the physicality of connecting with the paper as I blend and push the intensely coloured powdered pigments into the grain of the surface. I find it a deeply satisfying […]

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Frank Quitely, The Art of Comics, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 1 April to 1 October, 2017

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From Krypton to Kelvingrove and Gotham to Glasgow! Tickets £7 (£5 concession)  Buy tickets online Frank Quitely is the alter ego of Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan. Deighan took on the mantle of Frank Quitely in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank […]

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Forms of Action, CCA, Sat 28 January – Sun 12 March, 2017

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CCA Galleries Open: Sat 28 January – Sun 12 March Tue – Sat: 11am – 6pm, Sun: 12noon – 6pm Kim Dhillon, Adelita Husni-Bey, Daniel Godínez Nivón, Katia Kameli, Dimitri Launder, Victoria Lomasko, and Ascunción Molinos Gordo Forms of Action will explore current international developments in socially engaged art practices, looking at both form and content. […]

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National Poetry Day 2016 – Glasgow Poets

I am beginning to doubt the existence of Human beings, for they seem to me Not altogether there, whereas for angels I can safely say that they are either there Or not there Everyday angels Walk Byres Road With Wings Folded up Angels have no need of lips For they kiss with their fingertips by […]

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Glasgow West End: Poetry and Writing

Bohemian Chemistry by Stephen Watt Saxophone jazz swanks out from the Oran Mor barwhere toy school kids on tightrope wallstry not to fall; plucking air guitars.The instrument does not seem to matter. Streetlights spark bonfires in dying, west end heavens –a half crescent moon is fish-hooked on university buildings,brimming with assiduous students’ laughter. Traffic cones […]

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Wild Horses Make Waves – The Thistle Gallery

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Saturday, July 30th until Sunday, August 14th, 2017. WILD HORSES MAKE WAVES……. ‘A beautiful limited collection of beach art images to raise your spirits, on the days when you just can’t get to the beach.’ Thistle Gallery is […]

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