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Gorbals street art: Your space or mine

14th January 2021

 Interview with artist Molly Hankinson Your space or mine is an initiative organised by Jack Arts. The main aim of this itinerant project, which has seen the participation of nine cities across the UK, is to bring art to the streets through poster campaigns, transforming the urban landscape into a free and inclusive outdoor art ...


Review: let me count the ways

30th November 2020

A live virtual performance by Alan Kane In addition to their in-person gallery exhibitions, The Modern Institute (TMI) offers a number of online live performances from the artists they represent.  In line with the global gallery trend of art dissemination, the surreality of the Zoom-era seeps into performance art this week as Alan Kane keeps ...


Covid-19 plans for Daft Friday 2020

6th November 2020

The 112th Daft Friday will be used to show the work of the GUU’s painters and builders. The Glasgow University Union will still be hosting their annual Daft Friday event, though the Union has made some changes to ensure safety during pandemic restrictions. Typically held on the last day of first semester, Daft Friday (and ...


Portraiture in the pandemic

5th November 2020

The “new normal” and the nude. This pandemic has turned the world upside down. It has halted schools’ and universities’ teaching in classrooms; restaurants serving food; local shops earning money; and artists painting life models in their studios. From the perspective of a 19th century artist, there was nothing easier than finding a model to ...


Student opportunities at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

24th October 2020

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Ruth Fletcher, the Hunterian’s education manager about their current student opportunities. The culture and heritage sector is extremely competitive, so having work experience under your belt and on your CV is important to give yourself the best chance of securing a role in this area. Offering students exactly this, with a ...


The gallery experience in a post-lockdown world

21st October 2020

A perspective on new possibilities for viewing art.  Have you ever heard that charming saying; “take me to a gallery and kiss me between the paintings”? That is the dream for us art lovers. But what if now your partner, friend or Tinder date can’t kiss you between a Michelangelo and a Raphael, an Andy ...


The Burrell Collection refurbishment

15th October 2020

An outline of the progress so far. The Burrell Collection has been a centrepiece in Glasgow’s art scene for more than 40 years. Home to more than 8,000 pieces, it boasts some of the world’s most extraordinary pieces of Chinese and Islamic art, as well as Europe’s largest collection of work by French Impressionists Degas ...


Glasgow Greats: Douglas Gordon

14th October 2020

 A new monthly column spotlighting visual artists hailing from our locale With world class museums, galleries, and educational institutions, Glasgow has made its name in the last 30 years, on a global scale, as a hotspot for growing talent. These artists increasingly exhibit internationally, picking up countless accolades along the way. Kicking off this Spotlight ...


The eco-art businesses that are making waves in Glasgow

18th September 2020

Art Editor Heather McSwan interviews local designers Gloria Dawson and Pippa Blundell who have successfully created, developed, and marketed their new environmentally sustainable businesses during lockdown. The autumn months see us swapping swimwear for sweatshirts and flip flops for fleeces.  This year, however, there will be one staple in everyone’s winter wardrobe – face masks.&nbs...