are well in hand for the RGI’s 152nd Annual Exhibition – back in its traditional home at the magnificent McLELLAN GALLERIES – after a decade displaced!
Maintenance and repair works to the lighting, heating, waterworks, painting and cleaning are nearing completion, ahead of the opening to the public on Sunday 10 November, of what is of necessity a ‘pop up’ exhibition this year.
The RGI is investing £100,000 to undertake these works as part of the campaign for the regeneration of this prestigious building; to promote its return to active service for Glasgow’s citizens and visitors, with a viable and sustainable future.
The RGI is now receiving submissions of works from artists across Scotland and south of the border and beyond. Selection for Scotland’s biggest open Annual Exhibition is by Artist Convenor, Hazel Nagl, and her chosen team of artists, with some 22 prizes to be awarded by a wide range of sponsors.
The McLellan’s suite of Galleries allows for architectural models to be restored as a regular feature of the exhibition, alongside painting, drawing, sculpture and prints. And for the first time photography is being introduced into the Fine Art portfolio!
The RGI’s own 50-strong corps of artists will be well represented. Additional invited artists include David Mach, Howard Hodgkin, Ken Howard, Sir Robin Philipson and Dr David Donaldson, with one of the Galleries being devoted to the diverse media artwork by the late distinguished Scottish designer, Robert Stewart.
The RGI’s 152nd Annual Exhibition runs until Sunday 8 December,
open daily (except Monday) from 10 am until 6 pm,
on Sunday from 12 tlll 6 and on Thursdays until 7.30 pm
at the McLellan Galleries, 270 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.