Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art
56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF
Telephone: 0141 334 3444

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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

art of words

For the Love of Art
And Books……..

‘We decided to explore the symbiotic relationship between Art and Literature in our remarkable new Exhibition which runs from June 2nd to 24th as part of the West End Festival.
The concept has been percolating for nearly a year and now we are delighted to say that twenty leading Scottish Contemporary Artists have more than risen to the challenge with a remarkable body of work which Previews on Saturday, June 2nd between 11am and 6pm.
Among the participating artists are Stan Milne, Jilly Henderson, Gillian Sim, Amanda Johnson, Dorte Pape, and Robyn Kinsman Blake.
Through the mediums of painting, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery each artist
explains their inspirations found in books, short stories and poems discovering along the way that ‘Literature, is in itself, an art.’
To fully interpret the links between the two key elements of the Show the Gallery is hosting two exciting Charity Events in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. So if you love Art and Words then do please join us for a memorable evening celebrating both! As well as wine and canapés there will be a raffle and your chance to win a superb painting by popular artist Jackie Henderson entitled ‘The Secret Garden’.

Thursday, June 7th

Accomplished author Graeme Macrae Burnet (His Bloody Project) will be reading extracts from his novels and chatting about his inspirations and techniques.
Renowned poet Jane Bonnyman will read some of her profound poems and Gillean McDougall, the Editor of the Honest Error collection, with poets from the Group will perform renditions of their powerful work.
Then  two short story writers Samina Chaudry and James Connarty will read from their work…..share their stories which appear in the popular ‘Ten Writers, Telling Lies’ book.

Thursday, June 14th

Well known and much loved Carl MacDougall (Someone Always Robs  the Poor) will  be reading extracts from his books and chatting with the audience.

Gillean McDougall, the Editor of the ‘Honest Error’ collection and poets Vicki Husband, Mark Russell and Christine Williamson will be reciting their poetry inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

And finally three short story writers Pat Byrne, Gillean Margaret Mayes and Michael Norton will give renditions of their writing from the popular book ‘Ten Writers, Telling Lies”)

…and all the time you will be sitting among the vibrant artwork inspired by particular poets and prose.

Tickets priced £15 each are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis so call the Gallery today to book your tickets. 0141 334 3444′

Rites of Spring

‘Spring: the music of open windows’ at Thistle Gallery

Runs throughout April and May, 2018


Scottish Contemporary Art at Thistle Gallery

‘We remain true to our original aims of offering a dynamic range of Scottish Contemporary Art, which is both affordable and accessible but never predictable!

In the process we have now established ourselves as one of the West End’s most popular Galleries and throughout the year will offer an exciting and vibrant mixed rotational Show.

Featuring a strong body of new work from some of our best selling artists:  Linda Park,  Ian Elliot, Cecilia Cardiff, Ian Rawnsley, Jennifer Irvine, Sam Skelton, Jackie Henderson, James Somerville Lindsay, Iain Gordon, Georgie Young, Moy Mackay, Ross Muir, Sheila Fowler and Gillian Henshaw.’

In addition to paintings in a variety of mediums there will also be a superb range of exquisite and eclectic jewellery from Alexa Hope, Amanda Johnson, Carol Docherty, Eileen McAllister, David Murray, Helen Swan and Clare Spencer, textiles from Iona Crawford, Susan Mylne, and Olive Pearson. You will find artisan glassware by Dorte Pape and Elin Isaksson plus ceramics from Angela Pointon and Alex Johannsen.

‘We look forward to seeing you when you pop in. CD’

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The Gallery

Thistle Gallery is a friendly neighbourhood gallery located in Kelvinbridge, one of Glasgow West End’s most vibrant areas, where Carol Dunbar has created an exquisite space with an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

The gallery has a spacious and tranquil feel with art work beautifully exhibited and tasteful displays of ceramics, glass and jewellery complement the wonderful paintings.

ronniegildea3The window installations are themselves a work of art and passers-by cannot help but stop to admire them – often they are tempted to step into the gallery.  They can be assured of a friendly greeting. Look out for the fabulous book art by Ronnie Gildea.

Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art
56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF

Telephone: 0141 334 3444

Carol Dunbar, Gallery Owner, Thistle Gallery

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Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Saturday– 10am – 5pm

Sunday – 12pm – 5pm





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2 responses to “Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow”

  1. Alec mackie says:

    Sorry to miss the chance to see the new Ross Muirs but I think you are shut for 1/2 term and I couldn’t get in. I am now on holiday till 23rd Oct but will visit you thereafter.

    Alec mackie

  2. Pat Byrne says:

    Perhaps you could call the gallery and check, Alec.

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