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Illuminated Letters is a partnership project between Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow and Glasgow Women’s Library inspired by GoMA’s exhibition of the works of Niki de Saint Phalle. This project takes as its starting point the recently donated ‘illuminated letters’ of Niki de Saint Phalle in the collection of GoMA. We invited GWL to build a learning programme, with staff at GoMA, linked to the exhibition and the letters in particular and Illuminated Letters grew out of those conversations. GWL have just posted these lovely letters of invitation on the… Read more

Images from the ‘Winter Sun’ opening and exhibition

‘Winter Sun’ opened last week and already there have been some lovely comments about the work. It’s not on for long so hopefully those people interested manage to catch it before it closes on 25 March. Meanwhile here is a slideshow of images of the work and the opening. [gigya src=”″ width=”500″ flashvars=”offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=/photos/glasgowmuseums/sets/72157632775240463/show/&page_show_back_url=/photos/glasgowmuseums/sets/72157632775240463/&set_id=72157632775240463&jump_to=” allowFullScreen=”true” ]

Winter Sun – 14.02.13

Art in Hospital installed the exhibition yesterday in the balconies and it is now open to the public. I have already overheard some lovely comments about the work from GoMA… Read more Winter Sun – 14.02.13

The Gallery of Modern Art has been working with the International Play Association (IPA) Scotland around article 31 (the right to play, arts, culture, leisure and rest) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child since 2009. This included work on Blueprint for a Bogey (2010) and Playable Spaces (2010 -). Recently it has centered around the work to get a General Comment on article 31 adopted by the United Nations Committee on the rights of the child. IPA has been working on this for a number of years.… Read more


Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art and The Common Guild have made the final purchases after being awarded up to £1 million through Art Fund International, the Art Fund’s scheme which has assisted five museums to grow their collections of International Contemporary art over the past five years. A range of major works by some of the most celebrated contemporary artists from around the world has been added to Glasgow’s Collection during the project. Photographs, films, performance and installation works by artists from Germany, North America, Ireland and Slovakia are among… Read more GoMA AND THE COMMON GUILD COMPLETES £1 MILLION COLLECTING PROJECT

Winter Sun

One week today and Winter Sun will open in Balconies 1 & 2. It is part of a series of exhibitions that have been proposed by external organisations which, because they… Read more Winter Sun

Visual Highlights from the Learning programme in 2012

Martin Craig, GoMA’s learning and Access curator, recently gave a presentation to fellow museums colleagues with highlights from the Learning programme last year. So here are some of those events and workshops which were documented by our staff. [gigya src=”″ width=”500″ flashvars=”offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=/photos/glasgowmuseums/sets/72157632691011651/show/&page_show_back_url=/photos/glasgowmuseums/sets/72157632691011651/&set_id=72157632691011651&jump_to=” allowFullScreen=”true” ] Not everything is here and included are: ATELIER PUBLIC secondary school workshops Seminars Resource spaces ZEST holiday programmes Festivals The Big Draw Social Media Week GoMA Bites And Saturday Art Club Missing something …. glance through our other sets on flickr to see more of the… Read more Visual Highlights from the Learning programme in 2012

A Response to being in GoMA on School Placement

The following post is from Ferran who has been an enthusiastic member of the team in GoMA for the past week. He was on a one week school placement and spent time with different teams in the building. Everything from front of house duties to writing this blog entry. Thanks Ferran and look forward to seeing you back at GoMA. The GoMA Team. GoMA Listened to Me My experience from working at the GoMA has been really beneficial to my love art and my academic career. I have been here… Read more A Response to being in GoMA on School Placement

Saturday Art Club – 19 January 2013

The GoMA Saturday Art club has been running now for 9 years. Look out for something special for the 10 year birthday party. Set up in September 2003 it started… Read more Saturday Art Club – 19 January 2013