Now in its 152nd year, the RGI Annual Open Exhibition returns to its traditional home in Glasgow’s McLellan Galleries to mount the biggest open exhibition of contemporary art in Scotland.

For the first time in its history, the RGI’s Annual Exhibition is to feature fine art photography, in recognition of its rising popularity and the quality of work being produced across the UK.

All artists at every stage in their career are invited to submit works to be considered for exhibition. The RGI welcomes works in painting, sculpture, fine art photography, printmaking, drawing, mixed media as well as architectural drawing and models.

Exhibition Convenor Hazel Nagl said –

“The McLellan Galleries are comparable with the Royal Academy Galleries in London. Returning to this purpose-built venue allows us to open up the submission criteria for our exhibition this year, and we hope this will have special appeal to artists from across the country.

We are keen to see works by young artists and new graduates as well as established artists, and we want to attract submissions from some of the outstanding artists who work in photography.”

This year, also for the first time, artists will be required to download submission forms from the RGI website.

The RGI and its supporters continue to honour artistic excellence and originality with the award of some 20 prizes totalling over £15,000, with additional residency and exhibition opportunities.

Exhibition organisers anticipate an enthusiastic response from artists and look forward to receiving works at the McLellan Galleries on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October 2013

Exhibition dates: 10 November – 8 December 2013.
McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

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