- 2016 Festival of Architecture
- Alexander 'Greek' Thomson
- Alexander Greek Thomson
- Alexander Thomson Bicentenary Celebration
- Alexander Thomson Society
- AmeetsA 2015
- AmeetsA Glasgow 2014
- Architecture and Design
- Arlington Baths Club
- art and design
- Art On The Hill Exhibition
- Beach pottery fragment
- Canopy of Lights
- Cass Art
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh
- Christmas in Glasgow
- Designs on Japan
- Doors Open Days 2016
- Doors Open Days Events 2015
- Duncan of Jordanstone C of A.
- Enable Scotland
- Glasgow architecture
- Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
- Glasgow Christmas Lights
- Glasgow School of Art
- Glasgow School of Art
- Glasgow Tenements
- Glasgow West End
- Greyfriars Garden
- Holmwood Villa
- Lake District National Park
- Lines Of Thought Exhibition
- Merchant City
- Minton Floors
- National Trust
- National Trust for Scotland
- NGS Glasgow
- Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture
- Sea Pottery
- St Andrews In The Square
- textile design
- The Acropolis
- The Lighthouse
- The Parthenon
- The Steamie Galleries
- The Tron Theatre
- Victorian Baths
- visual art
- Winter seasonal lights
The Tron Theatre in Glasgow’s historic Argyle Street is hosting an exhibition of collages in the theatre foyer and lounge areas to help celebrate the Doors Open Day Festival 2016. The areas are connected by a corridor linking the restaurant and bar areas with the theatre entrance. It is a pleasure to be exhibiting in such a prestigious location.
On display are 8 pieces including two of the Tron Steeple. The collages also represent the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson and William Leiper.
The largest collage on display is ‘Glasgow Street’. It is situated in the lounge area of the theatre. This collage depicts some elements of fourteen of the city’s finest and most significant architecture, creating an imaginary building and illustrating the diversity of cultures and religions reflected in the architectural styles. To assist the viewer to identify these features, a key to the building detail hangs alongside the art work.
You can view the collages at The Tron from Monday to Sunday, 10am till late, from Monday 12th September – Sunday 25th September 2016.
The Gateway Hall was a trolleybus powerhouse in a former life but is now used as a community and youth sports and health club. For Doors Open Days on Saturday 18th September, I am taking part in an interactive family event. I am also exhibiting a selection of architectural collage prints and and an original collage of Cathcart Baptist Church.
St Andrews In The Square Church in Merchant City is the property of The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and is being used as the Doors Open Days hub this year. It is here that I will be exhibiting 4 collages including a new collage of the building.
The Georgian church was built between 1739 and 1756 and was designed by Allan Dreghorn and Mungo Naismith.
This collage with 3 others can be viewed from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th September 2016 between 10am and 4pm. at St Andrews In The Square.
I am excited and delighted to be taking part in the festival this year with an exhibition of collage work situated in four locations throughout the city. The festival celebrates Glasgow’s architectural heritage with events, visits, tours, walks and talks being held from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th September 2016.
The collages for the ARTchitecture exhibition are being displayed at The Tron Theatre, St Andrews In The Square, Gateway Cathcart Baptist Church and Greyfriars Garden in Merchant City.
I have created new collages specifically for the exhibition venues, including artwork inspired by the plants and garden features of Greyfriars Garden in the heart of Merchant City, nestled between the buildings of Strathclyde University.
THE GREYFRIARS GARDEN COLLAGE
I started this year with the challenge of drawing, sketching and illustrating daily, a visual diary for 2016. This is an inspiring and enjoyable activity which is significant for several reasons not least because this is a special year for celebrating creativity, with the focus on architecture and design. It will be a source of ideas for the development of collages and other work.
The photographs below illustrate some examples of the drawings and ideas I have sketched in the diary.
The materials I am using include permanent pens, various grades of ‘lead’ pencils and aquarelle soft coloured pencils which I can also use as watercolour, in a 14cm square sketchbook of 200 gsm cartridge paper.
Sketch designs inspired by the Minton floor tiling at The Arlington Baths Club, Glasgow.
Mosaic Tile Design from the Turkish Suite.
As a member of The Glasgow Southern Art Club I exhibited with artist members in The Glasgow Club from 31st October until 14th November 2015. The exhibition was held in The Billiard Room and opened by Paul Murray RSW PAI.
I exhibited the collages called Elements of The West End and Glasgow School of Art – West.
Elements of The West End
Glasgow School of Art – West Elevation
The Lillie Gallery in Milngavie held it’s annual Chrismas Show from 15th November until 19th December 2015 and I was happy to be participating in this exhibition with several collages on display, three illustrated in the photograph below.
The three postcard collages are from the top; Oran Mor, The Lighthouse and Glasgow School of Art.
I also have several collages displayed at ArtVillage in Shawlands, Glasgow with new collages showing from November 2015. This work is currently on display.
September has been amazing!
I have exhibited my collage work in three places this month which has made it an exciting, enjoyable and incredibly busy time transporting and hanging work, meeting people and explaining and talking about the collages. I was given the opportunity to talk live about the ARTchitecture exhibition at The Lighthouse on BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Show with Janice Forsyth. This experience was tremendous and I am so grateful to Janice for having me on her show and helping to put me at ease during the interview.
The photographs below were taken on the second floor of the new foyer in the Theatre Royal, the premises of The New Glasgow Society in Argyle Street and The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture in Glasgow.
There are a few days left to see the ARTchitecture Exhibition this weekend at The Lighthouse. It finishes on Monday 27th September 2015.
This is an exciting collaboration taking place between The Tenement Project and the New Glasgow Society. The project explores and celebrates the place of the Glasgow tenement in the past, present and future of the city. It is one of the events organised for Doors Open Days which runs from 14th to 20th September 2015.
I am delighted to be taking part in this event and will have two collage prints featuring Glasgow buildings on display in the New Glasgow Society premises in Argyle Street. ‘Glasgow Street’ and ‘Glasgow Landscape’ the images of which I have posted before on this blog will be shown.
For more information about the events and participants go to http://www.newglasgowsociety.org.
I am very privileged and delighted to be having an exhibition of my collage work at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture situated in Glasgow’s Mitchell Street. You can visit the exhibition from Monday 7th September until Sunday 27th September.
The exhibition is timed to coincide with Glasgow Doors Open Day Building Heritage Festival which run from 14th to 20th September 2015.
Formerly the premises of The Glasgow Herald newspaper, The Lighthouse was the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue with a cafe and shop.
The building itself is well worth visiting and there are spectacular views over the city from the top of the building.