Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Great to hear that, following some years of hiatus and,  the RGI (Royal Glasgow Insitute of the Fine Arts) is going to have an annual exhibition this year.

The hiatus was due to, amongst other issues, the lack of a suitable venue to hold the show in Glasgow.  Prevoiusly hosted in the McLellan Galleries in Sauchiehall Street, this option was no longer available due to the Art School taking over the space after the fire in the Mackintosh building.

The RGI show will now be held in the Mitchell Library, which although small, has hosted previous exhibitions.  It will run from 12 to 27 November 2016.

It's great news, as the lack of a major open art exhibition in Glasgow was a glaring ommission in the annual arts calendar, especially as Glasgow no longer has the Art Fair in George Square.   As a leading city for contemporary art, Glasgow needs this exhibition in order to showcase its wealth of talent.

The RGI have also launched a spanking new website today, which looks really rather good - take a look here!

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