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.
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Membership starts from as little as £9.00 per month 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!
We run guided tours of our historic building, please book via eventbrite (booking is essential, max 12 places per tour)
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.
Each month we feature the work of one of our Artist Members, giving them the chance to showcase their work on the Club’s website. Their work is also on display in the Club for the duration of the month.
Patrick Dorrian is the Featured Artist for June 2019
I was born in Glasgow and studied painting at Glasgow School of Art (GSA). I was awarded a post graduate and travelling scholarship which I used to visit Italy and the medieval Tuscan town of San Gimignano. This a place which had existing links with GSA. I used it as base to travel throughout Tuscany visiting Assisi, Arezzo, Volterra, Pienza and, of course, Florence. That experience has given me a lifelong passion for Italy and renaissance art.
After art school I taught in Renfrew High School for some 38 years and 23 as Principal Teacher. As well as teaching in a secondary school I taught life drawing in the evening school of GSA. I have now retired from secondary school teaching and currently teach life drawing part time in the day school of GSA.
The painting I chose to exhibit for June’s painting of the month is of the Italian 13th century Saint Santa Fina or Saint Serfina. She was a young, Christian, Italian female who is venerated in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano. As is the case with many Italian saints she suffered throughout her short life and her in case with illness. However this did not prevent her from devoting herself to helping others particularly the poor in San Gimignano. It has been said that as she lay on her bed which was not more than a bare board St Gregory appeared to her and foretold her death on 12th March 1253. When she did die on that date it was said that white scented violet flowers sprouted from her bed. That board is now relic that is carried in procession in order to bless the town on the anniversary of her death each year. She is the patron saint of San Gimignano.