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A Life In Pictures . Page 116 to page 120 . Canongate 2010 by Alasdair Gray … Only the last was completed. It was based on sketches and ideas for the Monkland Canal picture.I had given up trying to paint as a third year art student in 1955. Almost 4 feet by 8 it is still my best big oil painting. The buildings are shown accurately in relation to each other, though the road up to the canal on the right and downhill on the left was actually straight, with the central road ( leading to the city's destructor plant ) at right angles to it , so a sliding viewpoint shows the place from Port Dundas in the north to St Aloysius Church in the south round an angle of 180 degrees. this bent perspective means that the distant gas lantern on the right and the near one on the left are different views of the same . The near electrical street lamp with the old man on the right are both distantly viewed in the left. ( In 1955 street lighting still had a few gas lamps in proximity to electric ones. ) The picture also has a time shift . The foreground faces belong to the couple whose figures are downhill left.

Glasgow Life Museums acquires famous oil painting by legendary Scottish artist Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray’s iconic painting, Cowcaddens Streetscape in the Fifties, has been acquired for Glasgow’s museum’s collection.

BANKSY: CUT & RUN – big reveal

We’ve been keeping a secret – but now it’s finally out there. BANKSY’s at GoMA!!!!
16 June – 28 August 2023
Tickets – £15Adult || £5Child ||£10Student/OAP/low waged/tight fisted || Carers free
A limited amount of walk up tickets are available each day from the box office.

We are now accepting applications for the new cohort of the GoMA Youth Group 2022-2023

Are you a young person aged 16-25 interested in museums, galleries and/or art? Are you interested in engaging with young people? Are you looking to develop skills and experience in… Read more We are now accepting applications for the new cohort of the GoMA Youth Group 2022-2023

Michelle Hannah: House of Embers | 3 & 4 June 12 – 4 pm

Michelle Hannah: House of Embers
Various site specific locations, GoMA
Friday 3 & Saturday 4 June 2022, 12 – 4pm
FREE, no need to book

GoMA Youth Group 2021/2022

Hello world! We are the 2021/2022 cohort of the GoMA Youth Group. We are a group of young people aged 16-25 passionate about inclusivity, diversity and how we can uplift… Read more GoMA Youth Group 2021/2022

Anniversary notes on attempts to date and place a poem (p.117)- Ama Ata Aidoo

Letter in January and in the notes section at the end of the book Barby discovered that the poem is placed in Glasgow and dated September 21, 1991. We are now 30 years on from that date and are marking this anniversary and noting that her words continue to resonate today.

that sinking feeling – A GYG exhibition

that sinking feeling is the final output from the 2020/21 GoMA Youth Group (GYG), a collective of young people aged between 16 and 25. This year’s GYG have been working with us since September 2020. Through this collaboration, they hope to help us develop the Gallery as a space where young people feel represented. 

We are now accepting applications for the new cohort of the GoMA Youth Group 2021-2022

The GoMA Youth Group would like to invite young people aged 16-25 to take part in our 2020/21 programme.

We are looking for people with an interest in museums, galleries, or contemporary art. or who consider themselves creative and are looking to develop skills and experience while meeting like-minded individuals.

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