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Glasgow has some amazing galleries including Kelvingrove, The Hunterian and GOMA plus many smaller galleries and a huge variety of art projects. It also attracts many visitors to arts festivals including the prestigious RGI Annual Exhibition, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Glasgow Art Fair.

photo-1 uniAllan Richardson Glasgow ArtistBest In The West Certificate

Allan Richardson is a well known Glasgow artist, who’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the city. A self-taught artist he has captured some of the city’s most iconic buildings and scenes, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the University of Glasgow, Ashton Lane and the Kibble Palace.

Allan has been chosen as one of the Best in the West on Pat’s Guide to Glasgow West End – he is available for private commissions .

He is both a talented artist and fascinating character, included in Alasdair Grey’s mural at Hillhead Underground.

Alan’s art is on sale at www.allansart.com

RSPB Glasgow wildlife photography competition

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Winning photographs to become part of exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum RSPB Scotland has launched a competition to find stunning photographs of Glasgow’s wildlife and wild places. Winning photographs will become part of an exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in May. The photographs will be judged by a panel […]

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Bohemia Magical Secret Garden Fair, The Kibble Palace, 14 May, 2017

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  Free Entry –  Sunday 14, May, 2017 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE Come along and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of The Kibble Palace. A  perfect location for the many exquisite arts and crafts you will find to admire and buy […]

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Bicentenary Exhibition at The Botanics from April, 2017

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens 2017: celebrating 200 years of flourishing growth Glasgow Botanic Gardens celebrates its bicentenary (1817 – 2017) with a series of events running throughout the year.  It all kicks off in April with The Bicentenary Exhibition at the Kibble. I went along to meet Ewen Donaldson, Manager of Glasgow Botanic Gardens to hear […]

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The Sky is Falling, Exhibition, CCA, Fri 31 March – Sun 14 May 2017

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Dora Mejía, Garden of Eden, photomontage by artist, 2015. Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Fri 31 March – Sun 14 May 2017 Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm // Free Preview: Fri 31 March, 7pm-9pm 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events Cities Fri 1 July 2016 — Fri 31 March 2017 Cities […]

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Thistle Gallery, Super Spring Show, March 15th until April 2nd, 2017

Steal a March on the Thistle Gallery’s Super Spring Show With Spring just around the corner lift your spirits with a visit to Thistle Gallery for their early Spring Show featuring the work of many popular artists among them: Linda Park, Jackie Henderson, Julie Coulter, Sheila Fowler, Jennifer Irvine, Peter Nardini, Mark Holden, Georgie Young, […]

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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. Super Spring Show at Thistle Gallery 15 March – […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

  The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com Check out the new Nancy Smillie Shop at 5 Cresswell Lane, De Courcy’s – beautiful accessories, cosy woollies and glamourous winter wear.  At Nancy Smillie you will find an unrivalled collection of jewellery, bags and scarves and fabulous home accessories including: […]

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NDP ‘Secret Postcard’ Art Sale, Veneer Gallery, Finnieston 24-25 March, 2017

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Original postcard sized art from over 50 leading Scottish and international artists, photographers, designers and musicians sold anonymously for just £40. Grab a bargain – original piece by an art-world star, famous musician or from an exciting, upcoming local artist!  All proceeds go to Notre Dame Primary School, Glasgow West End, playground fund with a percentage […]

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Doreen Kay Exhibition at Gulliver’s from 8 March, 2017

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An exhibition of paintings by Doreen Kay. Painting a range of subjects from dancing cats to Cilla Black, Doreen offers a whimsical yet earnest perspective on the world around her. Based in Glasgow, Doreen finds inspiration in books, television and online. All artworks are for sale. 59 Cambridge Street, G3 6QX

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CATS – the second installment ProjectAbility until 13 April, 2017

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CATS… the 2nd instalment A group exhibition of Project Ability artists. Exhibition Dates: 3 March – 13 April 2017 Project Ability would like to welcome our visitors to the 2nd instalment of CATS, an exhibition inspired by all things feline related; big cats, fluffy cats, kittens, lions, tigers, leopards and more! All of our artists […]

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Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection, Hunterian Art Gallery and Mount Stewart, Isle of Bute 31 March 2017 – 14 January 2018

  31 March 2017 – 14 January 2018 Hunterian Art Gallery and Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute Admission charge – entry to exhibition at both The Hunterian and Mount Stuart included in ticket price ‌This new exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see major paintings from the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart on the Isle […]

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Moments in History: William Hunter’s British Medals, Hunterian Art Gallery, Until 27 August 2017

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27 August 2017 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free Medals are just one artistic medium through which an individual or event can be remembered, celebrated, or even satirised and used as propaganda. One of the Enlightenment’s pioneering medical and scientific figures was Dr William Hunter (1718 – 1783), whose extraordinary collections are the foundation of The […]

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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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By Distinction Art, Three Featured Artists Damian Callan, Paddy Dorrian and Sam Cartman – Opens Saturday 4 March,2017

Three featured artists at By Distinction as Damian Callan’s “Summer Holidays” joins Paddy Dorrian’s Life Drawings and art by Sam Cartman.  Each of the three artists has a wall in the gallery dedicated to their art. Painting Demonstration 23 March, 2017 David Smith RSW will give a painting exhibition at By Distinction on March 23rd, […]

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A Life in Letterpress at The Lighthouse until 5th March, 2017

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A Life in Letterpress Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints. This exhibition is a major retrospective of Alan Kitching’s life and work based […]

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Project Ability presents Penguins on Screen….. Preview 2 March, 6 – 8 pm Exhibition Dates: 3 March – 13 April, 2017

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Project-Ability, 103 Trongate, G1 5HD ‘Penguins on Screen’ is a playful exhibition of new work by Ruth Mutch. The creativity that goes into each of these characters knows no bounds – the transformation of the adorable penguin into so many other personalities is one of Ruth’s many talents. As an artist in our ReConnect studio […]

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Sarah Forrest wins Margaret Tait Award 2017, Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow-based Artist Sarah Forrest Announced as Recipient of 2017 Margaret Tait Award At the world premiere of Kate Davis’ Margaret Tait Award commission Charity (2017) on Monday 20 February, Glasgow Film Festival presented the 2017 Margaret Tait Award to Glasgow-based artist Sarah Forrest. Forrest will receive a £10,000 commission to produce a new work to […]

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Thistle Gallery: Distinctive and Diverse Duo Put on Quite A Show…… Feb 25 until Mar 12, 2017

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Distinctive and Diverse Duo Put on Quite A Show…… Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Thistle Gallery is featuring the work of two accomplished Glasgow artists and friends, Ian Elliot and Ian McWhinnie, in a two week exhibition from February 25th until March 12th. […]

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Kelvindale Station’s First Art Exhibition by Michael Cavanagh

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(Photo by Ken Windsor) Friends of Kelvindale Railway Station www.kelvindalestation.co.uk Cleveden Road, Glasgow G20 0TB The first Glasgow Artist exhibited at Kelvindale Railway Station has been installed byPatrick Grady, MP for Glasgow North; art by Glasgow artist Michael Cavanagh is now on view at Kelvindale Railway Station. The art complements the work done by Friends […]

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Rock against Racism, Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, 11 February, 2017

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  Join Street Level Photoworks for the opening of Rock Against Racism 11 February with a ‘Walk & Talk’ with photographer Syd Shelton and co-curator Carol Tulloch at 2pm followed by a Reception from 3-5pm. There is also a display of material relating to some of the Scottish RAR events and activities takes place in […]

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Vinegar Valentines at The Mitchell, 14 February, 2017

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 Vinegar Valentines: The Spiteful Rhymes and Cruel Caricatures of Victoria: “Hate Mail”  The Mitchell’s collection of 19th century mock Valentines printed by Bell and Bain of Glasgow.  In the 1900s Valentine’s Cards weren’t always sent as tokens of love, affection and admiration – sometimes they were nasty and mocking. Come along to The Mitchell Library […]

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The Lighthouse: Glasgow Interiors 09 May – Mackintosh Interpretation Centre

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  Glasgow Interiors – Exhibition Starts 9 May, 2017 Mackintosh Interpretation Centre This exhibition pairs selected examples of Glasgow interiors with iconic Mackintosh chairs to showcase the epitome of Glasgow Style and Art Nouveau hidden inside local buildings. By looking at the facades of urban buildings and exterior cityscapes, we understand something of a city: […]

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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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The Mad Platter is helping to host Art for Arts sake! Call for artists.

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The Mad Platter is helping to host Art for Arts sake ! A charity exhibition in aid of Marie Curie and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) at Store Interiors Anniesland On the 9th of April and the exhibition will run for a month artists will receive a 50% commission on their work and the rest […]

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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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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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Celebrating Burns: Night at The Museum, University of Glasgow, 27 January 2017

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Night at The Museum – The Hunterian Night at the Museum at The Hunterian Friday 22 January, 2017 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm. Hunterian Museum Admission free – booking required ‌‌Celebrating Scotland’s national bard, this special Night at the Museum event links to the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and highlights new University of Glasgow research […]

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ProjectAbility – Put Your Sweet Lips a Little Closer to the Phone by Cameron Morgan, 21 – 25 February 2017

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  ‘Put your sweet lips closer to the phone’ By Cameron Morgan Exhibition Dates: 21 January – 25 February Cameron Morgan’s latest creations come in the form of ceramic slip-cast telephones. Ranging from the ‘Candlestick’ telephones of the 1880’s to the ‘Brick’ mobile phone of the 1980’s, each piece is an edition of five and […]

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd: Uptight upright upside down The Manchurian Candidate, CCA, Thu 5 January 2017

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Thu 5 January 2017 CCA 6.30pm, Free but ticketed, Cinema 15+ Book online / 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events Marvin Gaye Chetwynd Uptight upright upside down Fri 11 November 2016 — Sun 8 January 2017 A screening of John Frankenheimer’s original Manchurian Candidate (1962), the famous ‘Hydrangea’ scene from which is referenced in Marvin […]

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Super Heroes Christmas Exhibition, ProjectAbility 1 – 15 December, 2016

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ProjectAbility 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD Superheroes for sale! Our annual Christmas exhibition of 2016 celebrates the brave, the bold and the magical world of Superheroes! Superman, one of our oldest and most loved superheroes, was created way back in 1933 by two high school students in Ohio. A few years later he acquired his […]

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