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'A Tale of Two Cities'


3rd April 2017

Eleven Glasgow artists portray their city in oils, acrylics and photographs featuring the work of Cecilia Cardiff, Paul Kennedy, Kristina Dickson, Peter Nardini, Irene Gall, James Somerville Lindsay, Leanna Dawson, Stephen Murray, Michael Murison, Peter Murray and Andy Hurst.


Depicting familiar scenes from of our 'dear green place' as well as some rather more unfamiliar ones, each artist's exhibits reflect their interpretation of a vibrant city with its unique sense  of purpose and place and the people within it who call it home.


This fascinating Exhibition will also incorporate the distinctive art work of award winning accomplished Dutch artist Eric J Coolen in a unique cross cultural collaboration exploring the architectural similarities between the two cities of Glasgow and Haarlem.


Eric's work will also feature in a new book published by Neetah Books which will launch at the Exhibition Preview on Saturday, April 8th from 11am until 6pm. Dutch group Ampzing will also provide music throughout the afternoon from 1pm



Click here to download a pdf preview of the exhibits

Past Exhibitions


15th November - 24th December 2014


31st January  - 28th March 2015

'The Shipping Forecast'

15th February 2015

'Surf & Turf'

28th April  - 6th May 2015

'Unique Among Many'

9th May - 23rd May 2015

'Emotions: At Large Poetic Illusions'

5th June- 8th June 2015

'Summer Breeze'

20th June- 7th September 2015

'Shaping Their World'

12th Sept. - 27th Sept. 2015

'Streetscapes and Profiles'

9th Oct. - 14th Nov. 2015


10th Nov - 24th Dec. 2015

'Captivating Cliffs'

4th Jan - 31st Jan. 2016

'And that was the beginning of the end of'

30th Jan - 14th Feb 2016

'Outer Shapes'

27th Feb - 13th March. 2016

'Dear Green Place'

19th March - 3rd April 2016

'Flora & Fauna'

5th April - 17th April. 2016

'Surf & Turf'

23rd April - 29th May. 2016

'The Moment Keeper'

4th June  - 19th June 2016

'Take Three Artists'

10th Sept.  - 25th Sept. 2016


31st Oct.  - 24th Feb. 2017

'Elliot & McWhinnie'

25th Feb.  - 12th March 2017