The RGI’s 2007 show attracted approximately 950 entries from contemporary artists based all over Scotland, and south of the border – an increase of 15% over 2006. Work selected for display ranges from paintings by self-taught artists such as Glasgow streetsweeper Allan Richardson to distinguished alumni of Scotland’s leading art colleges, aged from their early 20s to mid 80s.
RGI President Gordon Macpherson said:
“The standard of work this year has been exceptional, making it very tricky for our selectors to choose just one winner per category. We are delighted with the surge in numbers of entries for the 2007 show, and congratulate our worthy winners for their superb contributions to another outstanding exhibition. The RGI would like to extend an open invitation, and a very warm welcome, to everyone interested in the arts to drop by The Mitchell in Glasgow for a visual feast of a show featuring contemporary Scottish artists, where all works are for sale.”
Last year, over 8,000 visitors attended the show. The 2007 exhibition will run from Friday, 12 October until Sunday, 4 November with entry priced at £2, or £1 for concessions. Stunning original works range in price from £200 to last year’s record-breaking £15,000.