‘Off the Square’ on 1 December, not only marks the opening of the RGI’s Christmas Exhibition but is also a time when galleries, hotels and businesses around Blythswood Square, unite in extending a festive welcome to Glasgow’s traditional cultural quarter.
From 10am until 5am, the Kelly will be serving up mulled wine and mince pies, along with a delicious show of affordable artworks by distinguished RGI artists and rising stars in the arts firmament.
Whether you are buying art as a gift, or making a present to yourself, our Christmas exhibition has a reputation for being the show where you can find a genuine bargain.
Among the constellation of distinguished artists exhibiting works is Neil MacPherson, Patricia Cain, Lyndsay Redford, Willie Rodger,Tom Mabon and Philip Reeves and Helen Wilson, whose Christmas Pie was inspired by Scotch Pie bought in McDonald’s Bakery.
“This is a once-in-a-year opportunity to buy small artworks from some of Scotland’s most acclaimed artists for only £250,” says gallery curator Lynne Mackenzie. “Each year the RGI invites artists who hold the title of RGI, prizewinners from its annual exhibition, and a selection of exciting emerging artists to make small works expressly for the Christmas show, all priced at £250.”
“Alongside the works in the exhibition, the gallery is also showing a varied selection of works with prices ranging from as little as £50 to many thousands. The exhibition runs until 22 December and there really is something for everyone.”
The RGI Kelly Christmas Exhibition runs from 1 – 22 December.