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

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

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 Celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Nancy Smillie Shop Come along for Prosecco & Warming Winter Cocktails  Sunday 18th November, 12.00 – 5 p.m.  The Nancy Smillie Shop is bursting with delightful treats and perfect gifts for every taste and occasion. You […]

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Open Studio with Rowena Comrie, Bowling Harbour

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Saturday, 10 November, 2018- 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. ARCH 8 resident artist Rowena Comrie (November 5th-12th) will be opening her studio door on Saturday 10 November, and displaying her watercolour work, directly inspired by Bowling Harbour and its surroundings. Rowena will be giving a short talk about her work at 2pm. Come along for […]

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on

Open Door Day Centre for Advanced Textiles Glasgow School of Art

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM Centre for Advanced Textiles / Reid Building / 164 Renfrew Street / Glasgow / G3 6RF / Pop in for a coffee, chat and to see what takes place at Centre for Advanced Textiles. The Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT) was established in 2000 with […]

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‘Unwrapped’ Show at The Thistle Gallery 2018

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‘Unwrapped’ Show Reveals Layers of Remarkable Talent Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com 3 – 24 November, 2018 The first part of Thistle Gallery’s Christmas Show begins on Saturday, November 3rd, when the emphasis is most definitely on the vibrant new art work which […]

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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 Now in its third year, Thistle Gallery continues to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. Carol Dunbar – Gallery Owner feature on glasgowwestend.co.uk ‘Unwrapped’ Show 3 […]

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Jonas Staal The Scottish-European Parliament Exhibition CCA

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Tuesday 23 October — Sunday 11 November 2018 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Mon-Wed: 11am-6pm // Thu-Fri: 11am-8pm // Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm Free entry Jonas Staal‘s The Scottish-European Parliament is centred around a visual model that transforms a decommissioned oil rig in the North Sea into a new transnational parliament, assembling pan-European organisations […]

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Scottish Art Show, Awestruck Academy, Clydebank

Friday, 12 October, 2018,  6.30 p.m.  9.00 p.m. Awestruck Academy, 36 Sylvania Way South, Clydebank G81 1EA

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on

Falling Leaves Exhibition at 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 Falling Leaves Artwork – Marks A New Season Previews on Saturday, October 6th and runs until October 28th, 2018 The latest vibrant seasonal Show ‘Falling Leaves’ brings together 75 pieces of fresh artwork produced by 22 leading Scottish […]

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Brushes With War – WW1 Centenary Celebrations, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

To mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1, and to coincide with the exhibition Brushes with War, the Alliance Française and the Goethe-Institut Glasgow, in partnership with the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, are running different events throughout November, 2018 CONFERENCE Thursday 8th & Friday 9th November, 2018 at the Kelingrove Museum “World War One […]

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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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William Hunter Tercentenary Exhibition The Hunterian

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(Attributed to George Michael Moser, after Mason Chamberlin, William Hunter, After 1769.) New exhibition marks Hunter Tercentenary (and reveals how he helped shape modern museums) William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum is at the Hunterian Art Gallery from 28 September 2018 – 6 January 2019 A major new exhibition at The Hunterian, […]

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Denise Noone Bathing Bells at Govanhill Baths review by Pat Byrne

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A fabulous exhibition in the perfect venue Govanhill Baths provided the perfect back drop for Denise Noone’s wonderful exhibition Bathing Bells; showing colourful images of women over 40 in bathing costumes and very successfully celebrating  joyous women ‘ringing their own bell’.  Denise’s photographs had ‘none of the usual alluring or come-hither poses associated with swimwear […]

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on, Community event, Pat's Home Page Blog

Introduction to Study at Glasgow School of Art

25th October and 1 November, 2018 Register online Thinking of Studying at GSA? Offering a range of opportunities throughout the year to get the right application information at the right time, online and in person. Introduction to Art School Days These might be for you if: You haven’t visited Glasgow before. You would like to […]

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Brushes With War, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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21 September, 2018 – 6 January, 2019 Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Brushes with War is a powerful and emotive insight into the experience of soldiers from World War I through the drawings and paintings they created. Featuring original artworks by German, Austrian, French, Belgian, British, American, Canadian, Australian […]

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Bathing Bells Exhibition, Govanhill Baths

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Photo exhibition by Denise Noone 7 – 15 September, 2018 Women over 40 in bathing costumes. None of the usual alluring or come-hither poses associated with swimwear are assumed. The women are firm-footed, adorned and vibrant, they are not pouty and dour. The women are joyous and ringing their own bell. Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, […]

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on

Young Talent Exhibition, ProjectAbility Glasgow

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7 September – 13 October, 2018 Young Talent 2018 7 September 2018 – 13 October 2018 Preview: Thursday 06 September, 6pm-8pm Project Ability Gallery, 1st Floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow Admission: Free It is time to announce one of Project Ability’s most exciting exhibitions of the year …Young Talent! Young Talent showcases work from young artists attending  Create workshops. As usual they […]

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on

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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Graduate Degree Show, 2018, Glasgow School of Art

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1 – 9 September, 2018 The Glasgow School of Art would like to invite you to join us for our annual exhibition of postgraduate students’ work from across our disciplines in Fine Art, Architecture, Design, Simulation + Visualisation and Innovation in Glasgow’s Merchant City across two sites – 5 minutes’ walk apart. Fine Art + […]

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Museums at Night, Glasgow, October, 2018

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25 – 27 October, 2018 Explore art, history and heritage after dark with Museums at Night events across Glasgow. Every year, major museums, heritage sites and historic properties open their doors for the biannual nationwide festival. Discover new exhibitions, listen to expert talks and presentations, watch special performances, take torch-lit tours, enjoy live music in […]

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Women’s Suffrage in Glasgow Exhibition, The Mitchell

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This display from Special Collections at The Mitchell Library marks the centenary of the electoral reforms in 1918, with a particular focus on women’s suffrage in Glasgow and featuring profiles of prominent women, men and organisations. The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN (Level 5 foyer). This event runs 13 August, 2018 until January 27th […]

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on

Talk of the Steamie Conference, Govanhill

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5 September, 2018 The Conference looks at the importance of washhouses in working class communities, particularly to women, in 19th and 20th century. Will also consider the future of women’s health and wellbeing as the Govanhill Baths evolves into a centre for health and wellbeing. Talk of the Steamie Exhibition The exhibition will run from […]

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Cryptic Sonica in Glasgow 2018 – Portal, Pivot and Visaurihelix

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Cryptic’s renowned Sonica returns to Glasgow this summer with three major new, free sonic art installations to delight all ages. Part of Festival 2018,  (2 – 12 August, 2018) Robbie Thomson’s invites audiences to take an unforgettable subterranean odyssey through the Clyde Tunnel and Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey’s turns George Square into a playground with giant, […]

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  ‘Cityscapes’ on the Horizon, Thistle Gallery

Thistle Gallery from 5 August – 26 August, 2018 Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Part of Looking Out To New Horizons New – Summer Exhibition at The Thistle Gallery  ‘Cityscapes on the Horizon’ is a unique collection of original artworks by several leading […]

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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

Rosengarten, The Hunterian

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  (Image: Michael Wolchover/Ann Bevan 2003 ) Exhibition runs until 20 January, 2019 From research in the “special collections” of medical history and the modern labour suite, Anne Bevan and Janice Galloway have put together the words and sculptures of Rosengarten, taking the tools of obstetrics and pairing them with water, light, human hands and garden […]

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Steven Berkoff: Gorbals 1966

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14 July, 2018 Street Level Photoworks Join renowned actor, playwright AND photographer Steven Berkoff for a walk and talk tour of his exhibition ‘Gorbals 1966’. This never before seen body of work covers a period in the Autumn of 1966, when Berkoff was an actor with The Citizens Theatre. In the days he had off […]

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Looking out to New Horizons… Thistle Gallery, Glasgow

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New Summer Show – runs from June 30th until August 26th, 2018 Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Looking out to New Horizons….     They say every Summer ‘has its own story’ and to prove that point the New Exhibition at Thistle Gallery, […]

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Encounter No 1 by Sogol Mabadi and Emma Helen Reid

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Exhibition open: Fri 13 July – Sun 29 July – 12 – 6pm Open Thursdays to Sundays. The Pipe Factory, 42 Bain Street, G40 2LA Encounter no. 1 is a joint endeavour by Sogol Mabadi and Emma Helen Reid and is intended to be the first of many collaborations. The project was selected as part […]

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HYPERMARKET – ART CAR BOOT, SWG3 2018

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ART CAR BOOT SALE part of the HYPERMARKET series at SWG3 7 and 8 July, 2018 SWG3 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG Featuring limited editions, prints, artist books and unique works (drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography) by 100 contemporary artists including: Beagles and Ramsay, Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, Rachel Duckhouse, Helen de Main, David Eustace, […]

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