The Glasgow Art Club is very grateful to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and players of the National Lottery for the financial support to enable the Club to emerge from the Covid pandemic and to enable the Club to implement a number of measures to continue to serve both its membership and the wider community.
The Glasgow Art Club: Established 1867
The Glasgow Art Club always welcomes New Members into its fold, and it’s not just a club solely for artists! Located in the heart of the city, The Glasgow Art Club is the private members' club with a difference. Steeped in culture and heritage, the Club has been a meeting place for generations of the city’s most innovative and creative inhabitants.
Become a regular in the fun and relaxed environment of the Glasgow Art Club and experience a better way of socialising, networking and meeting new people. With a fully stocked bar, a restaurant serving delicious lunches, two exclusive private dining/drinking/meeting rooms and our impressive Gallery space, which lends itself fantastically to regular live music events, we really do have something for everyone.
What are you waiting for? Find out more about Glasgow Art Club today!
Membership is less than you might think and with reduced rates for artists, students, under 35’s, corporate and out of town members, there’s never been a better time to join!
Perhaps you have been thinking about joining the Glasgow Art Club, but you’re not quite ready to take the plunge? Why not consider our GAC Taster? The GAC 90 Day Taster could be the perfect way for you to find out more about the Club and the ways in which being a member could enrich your life. Find out more here.
We also offer room hire for private groups which can include anything from corporate board meetings to venue hire for concerts or art events and private dining experiences. The Glasgow Art Club offers a stunning and unique building to host a variety of events.
‘Faultline’ The dramatic soaring Arrochar Alps, part of the volcanic Highland fault line show the power of the Ice Age still evident in the soaring craggy peaks and the smoothed off slopes. However, the picturesque is lifted into a new dimension, the sublime, by the giant naval boatyard at Faslane marking the work of another…Read More
Art of the Possible - Silver & Jewellery
As part of the 'Art of the Possible' programme, a collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Art Club, the work of Karen Westland is presented. Westland won the GSA Sustainability Award in 2015. Glasgow based silversmith Karen Westland advocates for responsible practices through their innovative craftwork and research. Their work is influenced by photonics, optic designs and applications to explore how we engage with technologies for sustainable development in Western society. Karen aims to offer her clients luxury products with narratives worth celebrating.
'In-Process' - FIX Photographic Collective
As part of the ‘Art of the Possible’ programme, a collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Art Club, the work of FIX Photography Collective is exhibited at the Glasgow Art Club. FIX Photography Collective is an artist-run collective founded by Christina McBride and Jess Holdengarde in Glasgow. The collective aims to bring together a community of lens-based practitioners who share a commitment to analogue processes, a concern for the natural environment and a commitment to expand innovative and more sustainable processes and materials within photography. ‘In-Process’ brings together the work of four artists from across the UK - Joy Gregory, Jess Holdengarde, Melanie King and Christina McBride - whose practices question and expand the role of photography in relation to a wider discourse around landscape, the environment and issues of sustainability. The works explore a range of media which utilise natural materials and components of the landscape. With the use of flowers, vegetables, seaweed and plant-based materials the artists present alternative methods and processes of creating photographic images. Through invention, method and light, these works consider the photograph in a landscape of ecological ruin and question the role of photography in a changing world. The exhibition is part of the ‘Close Of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action’ series, organised by GSA to coincide and support COP26 in Glasgow. FIX will host one month of activities which includes the exhibition ‘In-Process’, an online panel discussion, a guest lecture and a number of workshops. The series of events will aim to expand a dialogue around issues of sustainability and offer an opportunity to engage with practices and initiatives which are currently in place. FIX Photography Collective and The Glasgow School of Art hope to establish a space for conversation, participation and support which offers alternative methods of co-creation in an ecological crisis. For details of the first event on December 3rd see under 'Whats On'.
Other Exhibitions Featuring Members’ Work: -
- Irene McCann - ‘Early Morning Song’ at the House for an Art Lover Studio Pavilion 21st July to 31st October - https://studiopavilion.co.uk
- Gerard Burns - Fairhill Summer Exhibition - http://www.gerardmburns.com/fairhill-summer-exhibition-2021/?ct=t(email_Winter_Ex_2020_COPY_05)&mc_cid=872a52b93e&mc_eid=bb83aa45da