Art – what’s on.

What’s on: art

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

E. Jane / Hardeep Pandhal Opening GI Festival, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

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Opening event for two exhibitions as part of Glasgow International’s Director’s Programme at Kelvin Hall. E.Jane – Lavendra Lavendra is the name given by American artist and sound designer E. Jane to a fantastical brown dwarf star, an imagined planetary cosmos ‘stabilised’ for human presence by the harmonising influence of 1990s black pop divas including […]

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Nnena Kalu, ProjectAbility, Glasgow

Runs until 26 May, 2018 Nnena Kalu is an artist working with ActionSpace, a London based visual arts organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities. To create her work, she binds and layers materials to create large, colourful structures that wrap themselves around the gallery, reacting to the size, shape and environment of each new […]

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Transatlantic connections – Hunterian exhibition brings Harvard’s historic treasures to Glasgow

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The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820 Hunterian Art Gallery 17 April – 15 July 2018 A major new exhibition at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, has brought rare items from Harvard University’s extraordinary collections to Scotland for the first time. The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, […]

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Woodlands Arts Survey & Artist Network Lunch Woodlands Workspace

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Friday 27th April, 12-2pm at Woodlands Workspace 66 Ashley Street, G3 6HW Next week Woodlands Workspace will be launching a month long Woodlands Artists survey to capture information about artists living in Woodlands, the type of work they are doing and their access to studio provision across the city. The survey is linked to a refreshing of […]

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Fresh Work Springs Eternal at Thistle Gallery

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www.thistle-gallery.comThistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Just arrived in the Gallery Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 is a remarkable set of fifteen new exhibits by popular contemporary Scottish artists: Ian Rawnsley from Troon, Gregory Moore and Katy Arthur from Glasgow and Louise Turnbull from the […]

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Cross-feed Night School with Dr David Luke

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Thursday 26 April, 2018, 6.30 p.m. The Reidvale Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow G31 1 QW In conjunction with the exhibition Cross-feed, Market Gallery presents a special edition of Night School with Dr David Luke at Reidvale Hall. Dr David Luke will present his scientific research into psychoactive substances and transpersonal experiences. Dr David Luke […]

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‘Spring: the music of open windows’ at 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 Blowing away the winter cobwebs and welcoming in a new season with a vibrant new Show ‘Rites of Spring’ which Previews on Saturday, March 31st and runs throughout April and May, 2018. From 18 April,2018 – Fresh Work […]

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Dr Yupin Chung: Tea Under A Willow Tree, Glasgow Art Club

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Thomas Jacobi) Thursday, 27 September, 2018 – 6 p.m. Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, G2 4HU Abstract: Chinese symbols are embodied in daily life. Tea signifies harmony, respect, purity, tranquillity, rejuvenation, refreshment and contentment. There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into the world of the […]

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150th Anniversary Talks: Joanne Laird & Norman Walker Scotland Street School

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150th Anniversary Talks: Joanne Laird & Norman Walker: laughs, of course there were Location: Scotland Street School Museum, Scotland Street, Glasgow G6 8QB Wednesday 9 May, 2018 2 p.m. Admission: FREE Drop in, no booking required. Scotland Street School, 225 Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB Mackintosh 150 Scotland Street School See also Unbuilt Mackintosh at The […]

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Frostpinni!, The Lighthouse

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20 Apr 2018 – 03 Jun Long Gallery This is an exhibition celebrating play, pattern and form using visual inspiration from the everyday. Glasgow based ceramist, Laura Lightbody has produced a series of slip cast ceramics in which she has taken a motif, found during her recent trip to Iceland, in many directions working in […]

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SWG3 presents Yardworks Festival 2018 – Graffiti – Street – Design

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Saturday 12th May 11am – 9pm Sunday 13th May 11am – 8pm SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG Tickets: Buy tickets for Saturday Buy tickets for SundayAfter the massive success of last year’s event, SWG3 are excited to announce the return of Scotland’s largest gathering of graffiti and street art, taking place in the Galvanizers […]

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The Pyramid at Anderston, New Logo Competition

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A space to connect, create and celebrate The Pyramid Anderston would like a new logo to be designed by someone who lives locally in Anderston or Finnieston… If you live in G3-7 and G3-8 and would like to take part in the competition  please submit your logo ideas by FRIDAY 25 MAY to: enquiries@thepyramid.org.uk  Tel: […]

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on, Pat's Home Page Blog

Ross Birrell The Transit of Hermes, CCA

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  Thursday 19 April — Sun 3 June 2018 Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm // Free Preview: Thu 19 Apr, 6pm-9pm Open Mondays, 11am-6pm, during GI (19 April – 7 May, 2018) 0141 352 4900 CCA presents Scottish artist Ross Birrell’s 2017 documenta 14 projects, Criollo and The Athens-Kassel Ride: The Transit of Hermes, including new film and installation works conceived specifically for […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com The Nancy Smillie Shop is bursting with gorgeous goodies – perfect gifts for that special someone and enticing treats you will love. Deal on Zipped Coats Extended until 15th April 20% off offer on our zip coats in store! Only £55.95 – […]

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David Mach ‘Against the Tide’ Cass Art, Glasgow

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The Art Space, Cass Art, 63 – 67 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3EN Installation: 3rd – 15th April, 2018 Exhibition continues: 16th – 27th May, 2018 David Mach, In Conversation with Rab Noakes, 11 April, 2018 Artist David Mach will be coming to Glasgow in spring 2018 to make a colossal installation ‘Against the Tide’ within The Art […]

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Ciara Phillips Show Me Your Glow, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow International

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(Ciara Phillips, Installation view of Workshop, (2013). Courtesy of Daniel Brooke.) Friday 20 April – Sunday 3 June, 2018 Glasgow Print Studio (GPS) presents a print installation by longterm studio member and recent Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips. Phillips’ practice, which addresses issues around women’s representation and self-actualisation, takes an experimental and process focussed approach […]

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Peter Houghton Art at Eusebi Easter, 2018

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Peter Howson Homeless Jesus 2017 showcasing at Eusebi Eusebi on Park Road are helping to raise funds this Easter with the showcasing of  Peter Howson’s Homeless Jesus painting. The painting is inspired by a bronze sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a bench.  The painting is being showcased in various locations across […]

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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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Queen Mother Women’s Art Group Exhibition at ProjectAbility

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‘The Queen Mothers’ group show is a result of Mandy McIntosh coming in to Project Ability to work with the first women only art group comprised of regular artists who use the studio. ProjectAbility, 103 Trongate, G1 5HD Until 29 March, 2018 Using an existing feminist aesthetic vocabulary of textile and collage, the women worked […]

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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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Iain’s Brushwork Brings Art to Life at Thistle Gallery

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From 1pm until 3pm on Saturday 17 March, 2018 Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com As part of the ‘Outer Shapes, Inner Spaces three week long Exhibition’, popular artist Eaglesham based Iain Gordon, will be in the Thistle Gallery demonstrating his technique, painting and […]

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Art for Sale at Project-Abilty

Great selection of original art work and cards at ProjectAbility Project Ability established 1984. Project Ability is a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation. It was estabished in 1984 with the aim of creating opportunities for disabled people experiencing mental ill health.  It works to help participants aged 5 years to 80 plus to express themselves and achieve their […]

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Artists Exploring Outer Shapes…. Inner Spaces, 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 Artists Exploring Outer Shapes…. Inner Spaces Previews on Saturday, March 3rd and runs until March 25th. Thistle Gallery are delighted to be exhibiting the work of eight leading Scottish Contemporary artists in their new Show entitled ‘Outer Shapes, […]

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Mind and Draw, The Space, Saturdays

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Mind and Draw is our weekly art therapy drop-in session in The Living Room at The Space every Saturday 1:30pm – 3:30pm!! Saturday 24 February, 2018 and every Saturday All ages & abilities are welcome to come down for a chat & get creative. We do creative workshops like painting to music, word collaboration, blind […]

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Alberto Vazquez Dark Fables: From comics to films, CCA, Glasgow

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Thu 18 January — Sat 27 January 2018 Mon-Sun: 12noon-5pm (closed Mon 22 Jan), Free, Intermedia Film screening: 26 January, 8pm, Cinema 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events Cinemaattic presents Psiconautas + Q&A Fri 26 January 2018 This special exhibition gathers Vazquez’s both graphic and audiovisual work together. It presents how the artist adapted his comics and […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

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30 March – 14 August, 2018 Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG A major new exhibition exploring the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928). It presents his work in the context of Glasgow, his key predecessors, influences and contemporaries, particularly those working in the Glasgow Style. Admission: £7/£5 Buy tickets online […]

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Henry Raeburn’s ‘Boy and Rabbit’ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

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Image: Boy and Rabbit (Royal Academy) c. 1814, oil on canvas, is a portrait by the prominent Scottish Enlightenment painter Henry Raeburn (1756-1823). Until 30 June, 2018 Glasgow Museums is delighted to have on loan from the Royal Academy in London a fantastic portrait by Scottish artist Henry Raeburn of his step-grandson Henry Raeburn Inglis. The boy, […]

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can’t take my eyes off you – ProjectAbility

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can’t take my eyes off you 20 Jan 2018 – 24 Feb 2018 Project Ability Gallery, 1st Floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD can’t take my eyes off you is an exhibition of dolls. Not just a child’s toy, the doll has been part of civilization since as far back as 2000 BC. The Paddle Doll, […]

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Japanese Prints and their influence at the end of the 19th century, Glasgow Art Club

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25 January, 2018 – 6 p.m.– 8 p.m. John Green will explore how Japanese prints influenced Western painters of the late nineteenth century. The art of Japan was a revelation to some of the French Impressionistic artists. One of the most well-known forms of this Japanese art is the ukiyo-e “pictures of the floating world” […]

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