The Glasgow Art Club
Gallery Relaunch Exhibition
It seems most appropriate to celebrate the reopening
of our wonderful gallery with a major
exhibition of painting and sculpture. We are
an Art Club after all, and it is only natural that
our artists and their creations are seen to be the
heartbeat of the Club. I am extremely proud of
the talent on display in this exhibition.
An exhibition of this calibre would not be
complete without showing works by some of our
distinguished artist members from times past, and
thanks must go to all the members and friends
who very kindly agreed to lend paintings and
sculptures for the exhibition. For this I offer my
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to enjoy a
rich thread of artistic excellence that transcends
several decades of contemporary Scottish art,
including the works of our younger, currently
emerging artist members.
A similar exhibition was held in our gallery
21 years ago, to mark its centenary, and it was
indeed a sparkling show. Our current exhibition
has the added delight of hanging in several areas
throughout the Club, as well as in a gallery that
has been extensively refurbished from top to toe
over the past seventeen months. With the recent
fire at Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art still
fresh in our minds, it is reassuring to know that
our own Mackintosh Gallery has been restored
and is ready to face the next 121 years.
Clear light from the newly exposed roof lantern
can only add to the viewing pleasure of this show.
Our members are to be commended for bearing
the inconvenience of the refurbishment period
with fortitude and dignity and can now enjoy their
prize of a bright new gallery with an exhibition to
Organising an exhibition of this nature is
not easy, and my thanks must go to the team,
headed up by Artist Vice-President, Joe Hargan,
who worked on every aspect of the show from
designing the catalogue, arranging for works on
loan, to hanging the paintings.
Glasgow Art Club has a long and noble heritage
and we should be proud that it continues to
flourish and provide an environment where our
artist members display all the skills of those who
have gone before them.
President, The Glasgow Art Club.
The Glasgow Art Club Gallery Relaunch Exhibition
A Major Exhibition to Celebrate the Re-Opening of the Gallery following the completion of the restoration work and reinstatement of the Charles Rennie Macintosh Frieze.
The exhibition will be opened at the Gallery Relaunch Dinner on Saturday 22nd November which will be chaired by the Glasgow Art Club's President, Robert Kelsey. The Guest of Honour will be Dr. Anne Lorne Gillies who will make a short speech before dinner.
The Exhibition runs from 24th November to 20th December, 2014
Exhibition open to the Public from Monday 24th November
11:00am to 5:00pm Mondays to Saturdays
Please note that on occasion exhibitions may be closed to the public at these times to accommodate private functions and events.
Please call ahead on 0141 248 5210 to avoid
Ring the bell to gain access to the Club.
Over and above the support and contribution in time and money from all those on the Council, Trustees, Club Membership and the funding from both public and private sectors, this exhibition, marks a new beginning for the gallery, and to that end, the Club acknowledges the support and generous donations to the exhibition and the production of this catalogue.
The Glasgow Art Club is one of the city’s iconic institutions and we are delighted to show the Club and its members our continued support.
The damaged Mackintosh building and works
of the Art School have found their place in many hearts this year and it is therefore great to be part of a good news story in the city.
Completion of the refurbishment of the Art Club, in particular the main gallery and the reproduction of the Mackintosh frieze is something really worth celebrating.
We look forward to seeing the gallery, the Mackintosh frieze and the works of Glasgow Art Club members showcased in all their glory now the renewal project is complete.
Paul Frame, Managing Director and Head of Tilney BestInvest, Glasgow
Robert Kelsey, President, Glasgow Art Club
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