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I've always known Glasgow had made money off the back of the slave trade, but thought it was a bit secondary to the English involvement. How wrong can you be! Interesting things I have learnt this week: -The Gallery of Modern Art was originally built as someone's mansion, a rich tobacco lord named William Cunningham. http://www.amostcuriousmurder.com/RoyalExchangeHistory.htm -the Glasgow connection to the slave trade was stronger in the Carribean than the more infamous American plantations. Hence names like the Kingston Bridge, Jamaica Street, etc. -there's a reason I didn't really
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Hi folks. I am finally doing my debut solo art exhibiton in a new gallery in Finnieston called Veneer. It previews this friday (26th) and runs for 4 weeks. Hope some of you can make it down I have been working hard in preperation for this. Please invite anyone you know thats intersted in art. I made a little post about what its about... well why its called 'roots', its not really about anything its just paintings I have done recently. There is not a particular theme... I have been doing a few blossom pictures recently and have been on a full moon theme too. Thats about all you get to know