Art & artists Glasgow West End.

Alma Wolfson – ‘A Painter’s Passion’

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    Saturday 23rd April 2022 from 12 till 4pm, DUE TO POPULARITY THE EXHIBITION EXTENDED FOR A WEEK UNTIl 21 MAY. New Solo Exhibition “A Painter’s Passion” Alma Wolfson D.A Alma Wolfson, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (Textile Design) has a long- established career and celebrates her 80th birthday with this new […]

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Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair 2022

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Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair provides a superb opportunity for you to view and buy works of art from art galleries and professional artists from across Scotland and the UK. Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Following a two year pause due to the pandemic the event continues to showcase the creative talents of […]

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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 Fabulous Prints from Allan’s Art New Baby Range at Janet and John janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Small Prints Local Glasgow Scenes by […]

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Ataraxie at Sonica Festival

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20 March, 2022 – until 5 p.m. New video and pictures of the world premiere of Ataraxie – a jaw-dropping laser and sound installation in the Engine Works, 23-25 Lochburn Rd, Wyndford, Glasgow G20 9AE   The event is free to attend and unticketed, running from 11am – 5pm Sunday 20 March.  In this this new […]

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Still Life – Sogo Gallery, Glasgow

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Photographs and Poems from Lockdown by Angela Catlin and Henry Bell Wednesday 16 March – Sunday 17 April, 2022 Sogo Arts 82 – 86 Saltmarket Glasgow G1 5LY Opening Times Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm (The photo in the image  is from the Black Lives Matter demo on Glasgow Green in June 2020 when […]

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A Valentine’s Day Poem by Rizwan Akhtar

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The Train ever since that day a memory keeps shivering on a white table sheet with a stain of a cup’s bottom discovered a small wish silence swallowed I nabbed your hands like a desperate commuter though the last train is totally empty symptoms pointed paradoxes kept for the rest of the journey a dream […]

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Home Grown In Glasgow – a poem for International Women’s Day by Ruby McCann

Home Grown In Glasgow I am woman  a sister of Glasgow a pale skinned, freckled-faced Scot a she-child fae the sou’ side a native Glaswegian Mither Glasgow shaped me   I am a child of many born into this city I am Pict, I am Celt I am Irish, Scottish, and Glaswegian a city born, […]

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Poetry for Valentine’s Day by Finola Scott

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long-distance love through    dark      your voice slips trouble-thick with exams rent       partner too far away in miles      and years to kiss      to make better too far in years  and miles I spin a bright cat’s cradle of words      to hold you      soothe you but       […]

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A Visit to Kelvingrove

Jim paid a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery  10 February, 2022 ‘I’ve got lots of favourite paintings in the Kelvingrove art gallery. Especially those by Scottish painters: the Glasgow Boys and Girls and the colourists like Cadell and Peploe – and many more. It’s like visiting friends. They are joy. Reflections by F C B […]

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Friday, February 11, 2022 | Filed under: Art, Art & artists Glasgow West End, Jim's West End Photography Diary

Compass Gallery: Gary Anderson RSW : Thoughts and Contemplations

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Compass Gallery A group of recent works from the artist Gary Anderson. Gary Anderson RSW Thoughts and Contemplations Gary Anderson, born in Glasgow, studied Drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art graduating in 1984 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. He had early success, winning the John D Kelly Award in 1981. […]

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a serenade for Lahore’s Rain – Rizwan Akhtar

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a whirling leaf…mingled with the human leaf storm, dragged along by its impetuous force [Leaf Storm by Gabriel Garcia Marquez] what rain did to the city you did to me made me run for trees uncovered I dripped instead of words your love wet and watery turned into a lonely puddle pattered rippled bore splashes […]

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Sunday, January 23, 2022 | Filed under: Poetry, Rizwan Akhtar – Poet, Writing

Glasgow Artist Allan Richardson – Local City Scenes

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  Allan Richardson is  much loved and well known local artist, who  can often be seen working on his latest project in the streets of Glasgow. He always takes the time to stop and answer any questions people may have about his work – and usually he has a good story to tell  about the […]

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George Wylie Centenary Exhibition

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Christmas Day Down A Goldmine Exhibition 10 – 24 December, 2021 5.00PM – 8.00PM At: French Street Studios, 103 – 109 French Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow East End, G40 4EH Open daily, 11am to 7pm (closes 4pm on Christmas Eve), Friday 10th to Friday 24th December, 2021 (FREE) Artists join together to celebrate George Wyllie’s Centenary […]

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Book launch: Like A Tree Walking by Vahni Capildeo

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1 December, 2021 at 7 p.m. By Carcanet Press Online event celebrating the launch of Like a Tree, Walking by Vahni Capildeo, the 2021 Poetry Book Society Winter Choice. Hosting the reading will be fellow Carcanet poet Padraig Regan, joining Vahni to discuss the new book. The event will feature readings and discussion, and audience […]

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Glasgow Print Studio – Members’ Christmas Show 2021

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3 December 2021 – 29 January 2022 Preview 2 December, 2021, 6 p..m. – 8 p.m. Glasgow Print Studio 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD The GPS Members’ Christmas Exhibition is the highlight of the ground floor programme – with a wonderfully varied selection of artworks for sale from a wealth of talented artists – all […]

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Caroline Miller Art – Open Day

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Sunday 28 November, 2021 – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Caroline Miller is opening her studio for an afternoon where her original art, limited edition prints and cards will be on display and for sale. 20% of proceeds will go to the charity Social Bite – helping the homeless. There will be homebaking! Studio 5 […]

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Artivismo Pintando Murales Derribamos Muros – Digital Exhibition Launch

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Wednesday 3 November, 2021 at 3 p.m. The Landing Hub, The Sustainable Glasgow Landing220,  Broomielaw, Glasgow G1 4RU The brilliant activist and curator Pedro Perez is premiering his project ‘Artivismo Pintando Murales Derribamos Muros’ a ”mural scale” digital exhibition of documented murals from around the world with a climate justice narrative. Pedro will introduce the […]

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The Pollution Pods – COP26 at Gartnavel

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The Pollution Pods, by artist Michael Pinsky Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow G12 0XW until 12 November, 2021 (Whittinghame Drive, Crow Road Entrance)  The impact of air pollution on health NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Gartnavel Hospitals are highlighting the impact of air pollution on health during COP26, by hosting an awareness raising art installation. The Pollution […]

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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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