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Schools Exhibition

Education Event at the Glasgow Art Club  

The Glasgow Art Club embraces young talent with First Exhibition

November 2011

The Glasgow Art Club was delighted to host its first ever exhibition of works by young people from Scottish secondary schools including Larkhall Academy, Clydebank High School, Geilsland School, Balikinrain School and the High School of Glasgow.

Opened on Saturday 5th November, the exhibition – entitled ‘Small Works’ – featured paintings, photography, printmaking and mixed media demonstrating the student’s creativity in Design and the Expressive Arts. Part of the Club’s Education Programme, it aims to provide young adults aged 14 -18 with an insight into the cultural diversity of the arts.

A cash prize of £250 was awarded to the school/pupil with the best work, selected by the Artists Council, made up of Robert Kelsey, Alan Black of AB Framing Ltd, Emma Waine, gallery assistant at the Cyril Gerber Gallery. The exhibition was displayed in the club’s Gallery in the Billiard Room.

Jackie Marno, Council Member (Education) of Glasgow Art Club, said: “This is an exciting exhibition because it encourages young Scottish artists and gives them a valuable insight into the arts, as well an opportunity for them to showcase their work at a public exhibition.

“It is important that institutions such as The Glasgow Art Club embrace young talent and show that the world of the arts is both enticing and accessible. Well done to all of the pupils who entered, I am sure the judging process will be a tough one.”

Artist Robert Kelsey said: “The most important thing about this exhibition is that The Glasgow Art Club is opening its doors and embracing a new generation of young Scottish artists.”

Kyle Fleming, Head of Education at Balikinrain and Geilsland Schools, said: “This is a really wonderful opportunity for school pupils like our own to experience what it’s like to part of a public exhibition and to gain invaluable insight into the world of the arts. Thank you to Glasgow Art Club for its encouragement and support in what is a tremendous cause and one that pupils have been excited to be involved in.”

The exhibition was open to the public from Saturday 5th November to Saturday 26th November 2011. The Glasgow Art Club is open daily for all exhibitions between 10am and 7pm except Sundays and Tuesdays, and between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26thth November.

Window mounts for pupils and the cash award were kindly donated by AB Framing Ltd, Anniesland.



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