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Glasgow Art Club Summer Exhibition 2014


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 sincere gratitude.

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 match.

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.

Robert Kelsey
President, The Glasgow Art Club.
November 2014


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

Please note that the exhibition will close at 3pm on Saturday 20 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
disappointment. Ring the bell to gain access to the Club.

Exhibition Sponsors

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

Exhibition Sponsor - Tilney Bestinvest

Exhibition Sponsor - Lyon & Turnbull

Exhibition Sponsor - Dunlop & Co Chartered Accountants

Robert Kelsey, President, Glasgow Art Club
AXA ART Insurance
Aardvark Art Services
Art Hire Framing
Evelyne Anderson
Barbara Raskin, flowers
James McNaught, Lyon & Turnbull
Alex Robson Photography, major art works David Shuttleton, furniture restorer


Future Exhibitions:


Archive Galleries for Previous Exhibitions (click on the link to open the Gallery page): -

Glasgow Art Club Summer Exhibition - Sunday 29th June to 2nd August, 2014.
Diana Hand Exhibition "the horse in mind" - Sunday 12th, May 2014 to Thursday 5th June, 2014.
Glasgow Art Club Spring Exhibition - Saturday 22nd March – Saturday 3rd May 2014
Glasgow Art Club Winter Exhibition: Sunday 8th December, 2013 - 11th January, 2014
Glasgow Southern Art Club Exhibition: Saturday 2nd November to Saturday 9th November, 2013
Glasgow Art Club Autumn Exhibition: Sunday 15th September to 12th October, 2013
Paul Kennedy Transportations Exhibition: Saturday, 10th August to Friday, 30th August 2013
Summer Exhibition: Sunday, 30th June, 2013 to Monday, 5th August, 2013
Spring Exhibitionn in the Gallery - 24th March, 2013
Drawing from Life Exhibitionn in the Billiard Room - 24th March, 2013
Emilio Coia's "Musicians" Exhibition in the Gallery - 1st March, 2013
George Devlin Retrospective Exhibition 2013 - Thursday 7th February - Saturday 23rd February 2013
Award Winners Exhibition - Saturday 8th December until Saturday 5th January 2013
Glasgow Art Club - Winter Exhibition - Saturday 8th December until Saturday 5th January 2013
Group13 Artists - Haiku Exhibition - Monday 5th November until Saturday 1st December, 2012
Glasgow Southern Art Club Exhibition - Saturday 15th September - Sunday 23rd September, 2012
Glasgow Art Club's Autumn Exhibition of works by members - Friday 31st August - Friday 21st September, 2012
Visual Arts Scotland: Professional Members Exhibition 2012, 2nd to 26th Julyl 2012.
Glasgow Art Club Spring Exhibition 2012, 6th Apri to 28th April 2012.
Glasgow Schools Painting Competition 2012, 3rd March - 31st March, 2012.
Glasgow Art Club Award Winners Exhibition, 3rd December - 8th January, 2012.
Glasgow Southern Art Club Exhibition, 5th, November - 26h November, 2011
Invited Exhibition of work by artists awarded the Diploma of Paisley Art Institute, PAI, 1st - 29th October 2011
Autumn Exhibition, Saturday 3rd - Saturday 24th September 2011
Society of Scottish Artists - Professional Members Exhibition - Saturday 8th August to Saturday 27th August, 2011
Glasgow Art Club Summer Exhibition - 4th June to 2nd July, 2011
Glasgow Society of Women Artiists Exhibition - 4th June to 2nd July, 2011
Spring Exhibition - Private view 8tht April,Open to General Public 4th – 29th April 2011
Deutsche Bank sponsored fundraising exhibition - 10th until 26th March 2011
The Artists of Wasp Studios Exhibition - Saturday 12th February until Saturday 5th March 2011
James D Robertson Memorial Exhibition - Monday 4th October until Saturday 23rd October 2010
Glasgow Art Club Autumn Exhibition - Friday 27th August until Friday 17th September 2010
John Mackechnie Retrospective Exhibition - Friday 27th August until Friday 24th September 2010
Glasgow Summer Art Club Exhibition - Friday 25th June until Tuesday 27th July 2010
Glasgow Southern Art Club Exhibition - Friday 21st May until Monday 23rd June 2010
Royal Watercolour Society Exhibition - Friday 23rd April until Monday 10th May 2010
Spring Exhibition - Friday 26th March until Tuesday 20th April 2010
Paintings by Bill Alston - Exhibition - Saturday 6th February to 27th February 2010
Glasgow Art Club Winter Exhibition - Saturday 28th November to 12th January 2010
Jessica Wolfson Exhibition 'Track Five' - Friday 2nd October to Wednesday 28th October 2009
Glasgow Art Club Autumn Exhibition- Friday 4th Septemeber - Tuesday 29th September 2009
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Exhibition- Friday 31st July- Tuesday 25th August 2009
Summer Exhibition of works by Artist Members at the Glasgow Art Club - Saturday 4th July - Tuesday 28th July 2009
Dugald Cameron Exhibition Exhibition - Saturday 13th June - Tuesday 30th June 2009
Blair Thomson Solo Exhibition 'Trailing the North Wind' - 6th May - 29th May 2009
Spring Exhibition - 3rd April - 28th April 2009
Highland Art Exhibition (Andrew Sinclair, Andrew Stewart, Alan B Hayman) - 28th February - 31st March 2009
Jennifer Irvine & Hazel Nagl Exhibition - Monday 27th Oct - Friday 19th November 2008
Summer Exhibition - Friday 4th July 2008- Saturday 2nd August 2008
Glasgow Art Club/Scottish Arts Club Reciprocal Exhibition - Wednesday 25th June 2008 - Saturday19th July 2008
Ailsa McWilliam ( Fellowship Exhibition ) - 7th June 2008  till   30th June 2008
New Faces at the Art Club - 10th May 2008 -30th May 2008
Members Spring Exhibition - 12th April 2008 - 3rd May 2008
Society of Bondage - April 2008



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