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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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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. A Tale of Two Cities, Thistle Gallery, Park Road, […]

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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 Artist Allan Richardson – Local City Scenes

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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 always takes the time to stop and answer any questions people may have about his work – and usually he has a good story to tell  about the buildings […]

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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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Clydeside Open Art Show – Submission Now Open

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Submissions are now open for one of West Dunbartonshire’s foremost art shows, the Clydeside Open Art Show 2016. The Open Art Show saw more than 6,400 people visiting the show last year and over 100 works exhibited. Applications from artists keen to showcase their work in any discipline – including fine art, photography, ceramics, textiles […]

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Avril Paton: Artist – Pat’s Guide to Local Characters

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When I went to meet Avril Paton in her flat in Dowanhill the building was very familiar to me as I had seen it often in the artist’s impression of “Windows in the West”. I was fascinated by the fact that Avril had managed to capture the charm and interest of the West End in […]

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Out of Sight by Ciara MacLaverty: a poem about love.

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Out of Sight The best thing You do for me is to let me be as I am (better than  I do for myself, I add) and when necessary you meet my what if it doesn’ts with a what if it does… You teach me more than you know- though I don’t always tell you […]

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The Hunterian: New acquisition attributed to Hogarth

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(On display at The Hunterian on the Spotlight Wall with Hogarth’s relevant ‘Hudibras’ engravings from 5 February until 24 June 2016.) New research has revealed that a recent acquisition made by The Hunterian may be an early work by English painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697-1764). Best known for his ‘modern moral subjects’, Hogarth […]

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Poetry by Mr Henry Bell

Henry Bell is 52. He lives in Glasgow’s East End and has been writing poetry for a few years. You can read some of his work here:   Sky light The  mother  earths  my  homeCos  iv  no  where  else  to  goShut  down  the  hostelsNow  iv no  where   to goGot no money for a  B and […]

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Richard Slee: Work and Play, The Tramway 4 Feb– 20 March, 2016.

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Richard See Ceramics Drop In – no ticket required Richard Slee (born Carlisle, 1946) has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artist. His work challenges conventional notions of ceramic art and demonstrates the fluid boundaries of 21st century ceramic practice. This exhibition covers Slee’s most radical work to date produced […]

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The Hidden Lane – Open Studios

First Fridays – The Hidden Lane Monthly Open Studio Evening 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8ND Friday 1st February, 2013 There is a wide variety of Scottish small businesses tucked away in Finnieston producing artisanal artwork and stylish, often bespoke creations of real beauty. Pete Gillies joined by Michelle Campbell and Andy Peutherer are artists […]

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Poetry by Stephen Watt

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Stephen Watt is a poet and performer from Glasgow. Stephen’s debut collection of poetry “Spit” was published by Bonacia in 2012. His poetry has been described as ‘kitchen sink film noir’ (which he admits he hasn’t a clue what it means either), punk, gothic, surrealist, and, on occasion, fantastical. Buy Spit Online Stephen will be […]

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Phoenix Bursary Exhibition Glasgow School of Art 24 July – 2 August, 2015

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Phoenix Bursary Exhibition Reid Building Glasgow School of Art 24 July – 2 August, 2015 A special group exhibition of new work by 100 artists who benefited from the Phoenix Bursary programme. Following the fire in the Mackintosh Building last year, which significantly impacted on final year School of Fine Art students, the GSA set […]

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Live at Glasgow – Heaven Adores You, Sat 9th and Sun 10th May, 2015 GFT

Live at Glasgow – Heaven Adores You12A Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May GFT Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith rose to mainstream prominence in 1998, with his classic soundtrack to the film Good Will Hunting, for which his song ‘Miss Misery’ was Oscar nominated. Smith tragically took his own life in 2003, and in this all-new documentary […]

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Two Cities – a poem by Leela Soma

Buffalo NY and Glasgow, so much in common.  Tartan & Turmeric Two cities The two could be twinned, history so familiar Niagara River, and Erie Canal made this city As grain silos rose up in the sky, men worked hard To get the grain ashore, milled and built steel. The city of light, the Niagara […]

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Spoken Word Events in Glasgow

Listings Courtesy of Stephen Watt Last Monday At Rio  Cafe Rio, Hyndland Street, Partick – held on the final Monday each month (c/o Robin Cairns) 27 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5QF. 0141 334 9909 Seeds Of Thought CCA, Sauchiehall Street – held on second Saturday each month (c/o Tawona Sithole)350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD […]

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Duncan Shanks Sketchbook, Hunterian Art Gallery, March – August, 2015

Duncan Shanks Sketchbooks: The Poetry of Place 14 March – 16 August 2015 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free A new exhibition at The Hunterian will offer rare insight into the creative process of Scottish artist Duncan Shanks, highlighting his rich body of work.Duncan Shanks Sketchbooks: The Poetry of Place opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery […]

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Things I`ve Learned In France, Stuart Paterson

There are no taxis in Fontainebleau You gather a group of pals for a good night out in a local, buzzing tourist hotspot. Some pizza cooked in front you by a handlebar-moustachioed Italian lunatic, followed by a couple of top gigs (Cyrille Aimee & Les Doigts de l’Homme, since you asked) at a beautiful old […]

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Ayah a poem by Leela Soma

Ayah My child eye watches,Ayah’s Rangoli patterns bright, on the newly washed verandaThe dots threaded together like pearls of life’s experienceCultural traditions handed down in perfect symmetryThe opalescent sky shimmers anewA visual joy starts the day. My child ear hears,Her quiet, broken piece by pieceThe coffee machine, grinds beans, the aroma rich.Golden sun beats down noon […]

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Stuart Paterson, blogging from Grez sur Loing: Science fiction poetry

Techni-quarks – what are they? Where did they come from? Where are they going? Do they even exist? Is the God Particle aware of them? The answers to all of these questions can be found below by my guest blogger Techni-Quark Googolplex 23b56x000. Unfortunately, since it`s a techni-quark, which can exist at any given point […]

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Stuart Paterson, blogging from Grez sur Loing: Tuned In.

    Without wishing to sound like a Big Brother House inhabitant, I`ve been living at Hotel Chevillon for nigh on 3 weeks now. 3 weeks ago this coming Saturday, just after midday, I fell out of the Paris-Montargis train at Bouronne-Marlotte, completely unaware of what to expect, still a bit groggy from 3 days […]

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Poetry by Maria Venditozzi

The Gift of Tulips What I admire about tulipsis their optimism.When freshly cut,their bodies are taut, tightas a nubile girl.Heads pert, faces shyly pretty. But, after time,like most of us, they geta bit soft round the middle.Loyal leaves wrap round,close as a sari, to spareblushes about their sagging stems. Colour becomes more vibrant,lush green, cupped […]

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Kaleidoscope – LGBT Art Exhibition, Glasgow. Call for artists.

Call for Artists   Kaleidoscope – LGBT Art Exhibition Pride Glasgow 2014 Festival Art Exhibition  Call for Submissions Pride Glasgow are looking for artists to submit their work to our first art exhibition. Entitled “Kaleidoscope” This exhibition will focus on artwork that is by LGBT+ Artists or from non LGBT+ artists who’s selected works includes […]

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Art Glasgow: Scottish Gold Exhibition, The Hunterian, From 14th March – 15 June

Scottish Gold 14 March – 15 June 2014 Hunterian Art Gallery, University Avenue, G12Admission £5.00/£3.00 This major new exhibition features a spectacular array of Scottish gold items from the Bronze Age to the present. Focussing on the occurrence of gold in Scotland and Scottish gold mining, Scottish Gold offers a unique opportunity to learn about […]

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Art Classes: Southside Life Drawing, Glasgow

Southside Life Drawing The Argosy Bar Function Suite 2202 Paisley Road West Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 Wednesday evenings 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Glasgow’s Southside Life drawing. All abilities welcome. Relaxed drawing classes with tutor. No block booking required £10 per session or £7.50 for students Please bring basic materials however some materials are available. Please […]

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Bring it all Home: The Exhibition: showcasing the life of Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Museum, 7 March until 18 May 2014

  Paisley Museum, High St, Paisley PA1 2BA 7 March until 18 May, 2014 Free A unique exhibition showcasing the life and work of one of Scotland’s greatest-ever songwriters – Gerry Rafferty – is opening its doors in his home town of Paisley. Bring it all Home: The Exhibition will feature items from Gerry’s career […]

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