Travel.

The Steeple. Lochgoilhead. December 2018

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Helen Rose. Outdoor Diary Tempting Fate My last visit to this area was seven years ago when I broke my leg in an accident coming down from a col on the other side of the village. I was concerned at returning to the same area to climb a hill with the same club and with the […]

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Friday, November 30, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Travel

Open Studio Lodestone Art Bowling ‘She Sits and Watches Sinking Ships’

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Saturday 24 November, 2014 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arch 7, 15 Dumbarton Rd, Bowling Harbour, Glasgow G60 5AQ Artist-in-residence Megan Rudden has been collecting, drawing, writing and researching the history of Bowling Harbour’s industries, trade unions, and the unique imagery of the area. Come to her weekend show where she is displaying her work […]

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on, Galleries

Bob Law Photography and Walking in Scotland: The John Muir Way

John Muir Statue. Dunbar

The John Muir Way starts over on the East Coast of Scotland past Edinburgh. The father of American Conservation and prime instigator of National Parks stateside was born and grew up in Dunbar. Around Dunbar is a fine stretch of coastline with many rewarding beach and cliff walks. Ideal for both holidays or day trips. John […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Travel

Talks at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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(Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Photograph by Jim Byrne) André Lhote’s painting ‘Head of a Woman’ Tuesday 2 October, 2018 2 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. Explore one of the recent changes to the French Art Gallery. Curator of European Art Pippa Stephenson will discuss this early French Cubist painting and the controversies that surround it. […]

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Shaping Their World, Thistle Gallery

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1 – 30 September, 2018 SHAPING THEIR WORLD …… ….during the month of September, 2018, in the Gallery is a unique array of exhibits from 16 accomplished Scottish women artists whose remarkable interpretation of the theme is expressed through the mediums of paint, artisan glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. This month-long eclectic Exhibition runs from […]

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The Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour, Glasgow

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21 July, 2018 . 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hop on the Vintage Bus (courtesy of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust). Visit all of the main Mackintosh attractions including Mackintosh House, The Hunterian, Kelvin Hall, Kelvingrove, Scotland Street School, Mackintosh Queens Cross, The Lighthouse and The Willow Tearoom. Free Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Download PDF Leaflet […]

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Filed under: Architecture, Art & artists Glasgow West End, Art - what's on

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Design: House For An Art Lover – Photo Gallery

Hermann Muthesius: ‘…it exhibits an absolutely original character, unlike anything else known. In it we shall not find a trace of the conventional forms of architecture to which the artist, as far as his present intentions were concerned, was quite indifferent.’

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Filed under: Architecture, Art & artists Glasgow West End, Galleries

A Day Out, The Lighthouse

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18 May 2018 – 22 July, 2018 Review Gallery Graphic design studio A Day Out is Graham and Malcolm: a twenty-nine-year-old skateboarder and a retiree of the Stockholm hardcore punk scene. They love working with people who have a firm foot in the unknown. Together they make brand identities and other visual tools that help […]

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Still Moving: Films and Photographs of Ulrike Ottinger, The Hunterian

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20 April – 29 July 2018 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free This solo exhibition profiles the influential filmmaker and artist Ulrike Ottinger, whose work has rarely been exhibited in the UK. Still Moving features a range of Ottinger’s photographic prints and some short film works. This is the first solo exhibition of Ulrike Ottinger’s films and […]

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Unbuilt Mackintosh, The Hunterian

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8 March – 3 June 2018 Unbuilt Mackintosh showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Demonstrating Mackintosh’s architectural vision, the models have been crafted by current Scottish model makers, with their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from Mackintosh’s drawings and documentation. The display combines models […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in the United Kingdom. When it first opened its doors in August 1871 it caused a sensation, inspiring similar clubs, both in Scotland and further afield. While most have long […]

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Kelvin Hotel, Glasgow – at the heart of the Real West End

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Kelvin Hotel, 15 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8EB Telephone: 0141 339 7143 Web: www.kelvinhotel.com Book: Book online About the Rooms at the Kelvin Book directly for the best rate ‘When booking direct with us, all guests receive a complimentary full Scottish breakfast, a stamp on their Kelvin Hotel Loyalty Card to obtain […]

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Filed under: Accommodation, Pat's Home Page Blog, Weddings

Tall Ship At The Riverside Museum

The SV ‘Glenlee’ (built in1896) is a beautifully restored ‘tall ship’ and one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships left afloat in the World. The SV ‘Glenlee’ is the only ship of this type left in UK. It is owned by The Clyde Maritime Trust who operates a programme of events throughout the year including […]

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Filed under: Galleries

Museum of Transport at The Riverside Museum –

Opened in Spring 2011, replaced Glasgow’s Museum of Transport (now closed), which was Scotland’s second-most popular free attraction. The new Transport Museum was designed by award winning architects Zaha Hadid Few cities have had such a profound impact upon transport and technology as Glasgow. The landmark Riverside Museum Project gives the city a purpose-built venue […]

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The Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Whiteinch

If I had been around a few Hundreds or so million years ago I would be telling you about the delights of living in a vast tropical forest. No doubt I would also be warning you to keep your eyes peeled in case you stumble across the 2-metre long centipede-like animals that roamed around the […]

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is world renowned for the quality of its international art collection which includes Impressionists and Italian and Dutch Renaissance paintings. Without question it houses one of Scotlands finest civic Art collections. My personal favourites can be found in the Glasgow Room where you will find works by the Glasgow […]

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Temporary Closure of Mackintosh House

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  The Hunterian’s Mackintosh House will close for a short period of refurbishment from Tuesday 21 November 2017.   The Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Art Gallery on the University of Glasgow campus, is one of Glasgow’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming visitors from around the world.   The refurbishment works will include the […]

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Filed under: Art & artists Glasgow West End, Art - what's on, Galleries

Christmas Art Show, Lillie Gallery, November – December, 2017

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Opening Hours at Lillie Gallery Exhibition launches 10 November, 2017 Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. closed for lunch 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Exhibition and gifts for sale. 

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Archifon IV, Cryptic Sonica, University of Glasgow Chapel 1 – 5 November, 2017

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One part video game, one part holographic display, one part gigantic musical instrument: Floex and Initiwill bring the interior of the Memorial Chapel to life as you’ve never seen it before. Elements of the architecture are primed to respond to the beams from laser pointers handled by the audience: statues might suddenly sing when light strikes them, or […]

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The Hunterian Museum

Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow After almost two years of closure, the Hunterian Museum re-opens on 16 September, 2011 and features a new permanent gallery, ‘The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier’. From 10 September, The Hunterian will move to new visitor friendly opening hours, including Sunday opening. Current exhibitions: Colour, Rhythm and Form: J. […]

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Friday, October 27, 2017 | Filed under: Galleries

Scotland’s Own Coinage, The Hunterian, From 3 October 2017

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All change – new Scottish coin exhibition reveals Hunterian treasures Scotland’s Own Coinage From 3 October 2017 Hunterian Museum Admission free (Above: James III Groat. Below: James VI Hat Piece) A new exhibition dedicated to the history of Scottish coinage is now open at The Hunterian. Scotland’s Own Coinage is the first major exhibition at […]

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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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Byres Road: Glasgow West End

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Byres Road is often described as the “the main artery flowing through the heart of the area” – let’s just say that here the heart beats strongest. It is not the most beautiful part of the West End but it’s busy, vibrant and holds many attractions. People come here with a purpose – to work […]

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Monday, February 20, 2017 | Filed under: Guide, Travel

Alphonse Mucha In Quest of Beauty 8 October 2016 – 19 February, 2017

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  Exhibition ends 19 February, 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum The exhibition explores the work and legacy of the Czech painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939). Through his stylish andbeautiful theatrical and advertising posters, the exhibition examines how ‘le style Mucha’ evolved and became synonymous with the international Art Nouveau style. It also examines […]

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Bob Law blog and photography: Edinburgh Lights at Christmas

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For a few years now I’ve been meaning to go through to Edinburgh to see the Christmas Lights as they usually appear on TV for the countdown to Hogmanay. A combination of two female friends spending a week in that city sightseeing and staying over for New Year to see the fireworks plus my new […]

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Travel

New Year Brushstokes, Thistle Gallery 2017

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New Year Brushstrokes …… An exciting and vibrant mixed rotational show to kick off the year Entering its third year the Thistl Gallery  remain true to their  original aim of offering a dynamic range of Scottish Contemporary Art, which is both affordable and accessible but never predictable! In the process they have now established themselves […]

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Unwrapped: Christmas Exhibition at Thistle Gallery, 5 November – 24 December, 2016

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, 56 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com/ Unique Gifts – ‘Unwrapped’ Thistle Gallery’s much anticipated Christmas Exhibition runs from November 5th until December 24th with an exceptional array of unique and bespoke gifts …..from some of our leading Scottish contemporary artists. Whether it’s a painting, jewellery, ceramics, […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh – films at The Lighthouse – Mackintosh Month, 1 – 30 October, 2016

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Part of Mackintosh Month at The Lighthouse  Come along to The Lighthouse and see the new films they have sourced for their permanent exhibition on Charles Rennie Mackintosh. These films provide more insight into Mackintosh’s deisgns and offer rare glimpses into restricted or lost parts of Mackintosh buildings. The films play throughout the day – […]

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Rare Sunflower Andirons now on display at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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The Hunterian is now (6 October, 2016) home to a pair of exceptionally rare gilded brass andirons designed by English architect and designer Thomas Jeckyll. The Sunflower Andirons were purchased by The Hunterian with the assistance of the Art Fund and National Fund for Acquisitions and are now on display in the Hunterian Art Gallery. […]

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Kitchenism Exhibition 01 Oct – 28 Nov, 2016 The Lighthouse

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Kitchenism 01 Oct – 28 Nov Review Gallery Maggie Keswick Jencks and her husband Charles developed the idea of ”kitchenism” as a key element of the Maggie’s Centre experience. The kitchen is the social hub of every centre and the kitchen table is the focal point for social interraction; a place for people to sit, […]

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