Art & artists Glasgow West End.

Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow

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Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans   Janet & John Website Always Something New at Janet and John janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Local Glasgow Scenes by Alan Richardson Another batch of prints in from @AllanArtGlasgow including […]

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2021

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Glasgow Open House Arts Festival programme 24-27th September 2021 Glasgow Open House Arts Festival is a non-profit artist-led organisation that aims to improve access to the arts for everyone.  Using new meaningful ‘spaces’ to engage with art and ideas you will find  a wide range of exhibitions throughout the city. The festival fosters community engagement […]

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Filed under: Art, Art & artists Glasgow West End, Pat's Home Page Blog

Ghost Signs Glasgow Exhibition Tour

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September 25th 2021 until December 21st 2021 Arlington Baths, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow G3 6DT Special Preview at Arlington Baths for club members and guests. Friday 24 September, 7 p.m. ‘Terrific new ‘Ghost Signs’ exhibition launches at Arlington Baths with a special preview for club members and guests. Bring along a pal or two for […]

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Anna H. Geerdes – Borderline Exhibition

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18 September, 2021 – 19 October, 2021 Compass Gallery is proud to present a third solo exhibition by the remarkable Anna Geerdes. A powerful and compelling set of paintings created for a solo exhibition which was postponed due to lockdown. The additional year has given Anna time to further develop and complete an even stronger […]

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Lifting The Lid on Whistler at the Hunterian

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Whistler: Art and Legacy 9 July – 31 October 2021 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free and by pre-booked timed ticket A major new exhibition opening at The Hunterian in July explores the art and legacy of American-born artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903). The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is home to one of the world’s […]

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Willie Sutherland – Evolution of Wa at CCA

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Wed 23 June — Sat 26 June 2021 CCA, ClubroomNo booking required, 3 people max per entry / All ages Free Sutherland’s stunning, hand bound, limited edition, signed, beautiful packages of books of the phantasmagorical Dolls House arrived at CCA and are now for sale  at the exhibition. Cards and prints too. ‘Mon down Books have cardboard […]

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Women’s Library – In Conversation with Paria Goodarzi

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22nd June, 2021  at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free, Online Event Highlighting and Celebrating the work of Paria Goodarzi Part of Series of Events  at Women’s Library Glasgow – ‘In Conversation with….’ Women of Colour creatives in Scotland.  Talking to emerging and established women creatives about their life, creative practice, key projects and future […]

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Glasgow School of Art Digital Showcase 2021

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9th June – 20 June, 2021 Digital showcase, featuring work by over 500 graduating students GSA Graduate Showcase 2021 demonstrates role of creativity in tackling major issues facing the world today Associated events programme runs until 20 June Climate emergency and sustainability, race and decolonisation and post pandemic futures emerge as key themes Students at […]

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A Spotlight on Jack Knox – Compass Gallery

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The career of the artist Jack Knox spans over 5 decades. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Andre L’Hote Atelier, Paris, winning a string of prizes including the Carnegie Trust Travelling Scholarship, the Guthrie Award, several RSA awards, and the Scottish Arts Council Award. Knox, a ‘Glasgow Boy’ of the 1950’s era, […]

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Ghazal: Soul’s Food – Rizwan Akhtar

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Ghazal: Soul’s Food In love fever/separation kills. Finding her/would ease the burning. Ibn Arabi   The last Apostle said about his first spouse “Khadijah is my soul’s food” this could be a word a Lover cares to say to his Beloved for soul’s food.   Those who are distracted by ways of the world need […]

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, Poetry, Rizwan Akhtar – Poet, stories and poems, Writing

At Home Artist’s Talk: GOMA

GoMA at 25: Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with Martin Craig 31 MARCH, 2021 6 P.M. – 7 P.M. ONLINE REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE GoMA invites you to join artist Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with GoMA Curator, Martin Craig, as they discuss Goldsworthy’s original commission for GoMA, his works in the collection, and his practice today. Andy […]

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The Dance of the Lunar Creatrix – Marianne Wilson

Celebrating Creativity Reflecting on the present, where structure dominates in a bid to contain the chaos, Marianne Wilson’s The Dance of the Lunar Creatrix uses software and computer programming to explore an abstract, geometric world. In constant flux, her animations are ever changing and evolving, shifting their shape and form to sound. It is an exploration of the […]

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Glesga Banter: Celebration of Weegie Culture

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Thursday, 25 February, 2021 at 6 p.m. Online Event by Bhasha Glasgow Language Festival and Thriving Places Govanhill Free Sign up for event An hour of wee stories, poetry, and song Hosted by Marion Nisbet a community councillor in Govanhill, an antiracist, antipoverty feminist who enjoys growing food, community and resistance. Marion will be joined by her […]

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Winter Art Club for Kids – Paper Bag Portraits

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.  Online Woodlands Community Development Trust This is the last Winter Art Club of 2021! Keep your eyes peeled for spring… Join Sam Macgregor, a local artist, who will be running a programme of online arts activities for local children and their families during this new period […]

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Believe in Scotland Virtual Burns Supper

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Saturday, 23 January, 2021 6.30 p..m. – 7 p.m. Start £15 – Buy tickets The Believe in Scotland Virtual Burns Supper will take place on Saturday, January 23. All proceeds will be spent on campaigning for Scottish independence – a stellar line up to entertain and enlighten you, ranging from the best Burns and folk […]

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This is not the time to be the bad Angel by Jim Byrne

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This is not a poem – it is just some Sunday ruminations that might become a song lyric. This is not the time to be the bad Angel this is not the time to be the bad Angel to break the rules to celebrate the dark side of life to cut off the kind and […]

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Sunday, January 10, 2021 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Coronavirus stories and poems, Pat's Home Page Blog, Poetry, Writing

Poetry by Hafsah Bashir

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Hafsah Bashir – Author, Poet and Social Counsellor Rain in NewYork  It rains in NewYork  and all I crave is the scent of soil I hold the dirt and smell fruit and fortune rich and fertile it is corporeal in texture earthly in odor doesn’t smell like soil ships me aback to the dirt, I […]

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Thursday, January 7, 2021 | Filed under: Poetry, stories and poems

Christmas Exhibition 2020 – Compass Gallery

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The Christmas Show is always an exciting event in the Compass Gallery calendar. Usually a time to welcome all their artists, friends and customers to come along to the gallery and celebrate the year end. This year is exceptionally different. Zooming, virtual shows, emails etc etc have temporarily replaced the usual joy of personal studio […]

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Conal Doherty – Vision and Peace Be Me

Peace be me A minute after midnight, from another world I woke The door slammed hard behind me  And the earth below me shook I saw the little boy… that night, drop a pebble in the molten light The earth below rippled hot and slow lit the world with bitter glow My eyes adjusted to […]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | Filed under: Poetry

From the Studio of Alasdair Gray – Sale Great Western Auctions

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Friday 18th September, 2020 Included in DAY TWO of Great Western Auctions Autumn Fine Art & Antique auction on Friday 18th September 2020. Lots 326 – 410 Residual artworks, books, furniture and studio elements from the estate of Alasdair Gray. This section commences at approximately 11:15am. Alasdair Gray, writer, painter, muralist and playwright, was a […]

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 | Filed under: Art & artists Glasgow West End, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Window Works by Sean Ellcombe RGI Glasgow

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Friday  23 October 2020 at 12  RGI Kelly Gallery announces first exhibition since lockdown with Sean Ellcombe Exhibition.  Ellcombe is a Glasgow born and based artist. He specialises in a painting practice, and installation developments around the history and physiologies of the painted surface. Ellcombe’s exhibition ‘Window Works’ will open on the 23rd October, 2020.  […]

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John Byrne at 80 – Glasgow Print Studio

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Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery Exhibition Runs 08 September – 30 October 2020 ALSO SEE: Dear John: Thirty Year Portrait – David Eustace, Photography Exbibition A retrospective exhibition of works in print by the revered Scottish playwright, writer and artist who turned 80 this year. The works have all been produced at Glasgow Print […]

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Kayus Bankole & Kei Miller: Edinburgh Book Festival

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Kayus Bankole & Kei Miller: Outriders Africa from East to West  Mon 31 Aug, 2020 11:30 – 12:30 The New York Times Main Theatre Online  Free, online As part of the Book Festival’s Outriders programme exploring the shifting landscapes of contemporary Africa, hear from award-winning writer Kei Miller, whose barnstorming latest poetry collection, In Nearby Bushes, was tipped […]

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Banner Promenade, The Deep End

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25 Aug, 2020 at 12:00 – 30 Aug, 2020 at 17:00 The Deep End Govanhill Baths 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow  G41 2PS Hosted by Govanhill International Festival and Carnival Artist Sarah Leal has created a collective banner out of squares received from across the community. Dozens of squares were made by participants from the Arts, […]

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Reopens

Kelvingrove reopened 17 August, 2020 Some changes have been made to keep you safe and make your journey enjoyable. Pre-book in advance Pre-booking is essential.  Book Tickets You now require a ticket to enter the museum. Tickets are FREE. You need to pre-book online, in advance, for your household for a specific date and time. This will provide […]

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Compass Gallery Glasgow – Anna Molin Exhibition

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Anna Molin – Costume and Illustration Drawings from the 1970s Original artworks created by Anna Molin in the 1960s and 1970s embody Compass Gallery’s established position as a pioneer of contemporary art, introducing previously unseen work to Scottish audiences and tirelessly supporting the careers of working artists in the early and mid phases of their […]

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Ghazal: the phone – poem by Rizwan Akhtar

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Ghazal: the phone –for Tammara Claire Pacing up and down you looked so calm holding the phone Aren’t we connected? So, why this fuss about the phone? Eunuchs inside harems giggle running errands for lovers Now they text and delete; amor changed with the phone my ghazals are messages wrapped in all kinds of rhymes […]

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | Filed under: Poetry, Rizwan Akhtar – Poet, stories and poems

In Times of Self-Isolation poem by Rizwan Akhtar

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In Times of self-Isolation   I have just discovered that there is a world outside still a touch away from us we used to be so familiar   coming each  morning the sun bloats carelessly even shadows of all possible sizes remain alone   no one comes out to sue time for being too slow […]

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Corona Virus Stew – poem by Leela Soma

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FiveRings at English Wikipedia / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) Recipe May 2020  Ingredients: Shopping list flour, toilet rolls, food, food, Stock pile, no space, greed, look after number 1 Stay home, save lives, save the NHS Watch TV, social distance at 2 metres, daily update Ventilators, nightingale hospital, PPE Care home deaths, scientists graphs, flatten the […]

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Film Friday Art in the Archive National Library of Scotland

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1st May, 2020 until 11.30 p.m. Delve into the art world through this selection of footage from the Moving Image Archive. See the streets of Glasgow from a painter’s eye, discover overlooked artistic movements, and enjoy details of iconic design and architecture. Hosted by National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall Follow the links in […]

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