Tuesday, 12 November 2013

RGI Opens

I was at the opening of the RGI (Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts) at the weekend, finally back in its old home of the McLellan Galleries In Sauchiehall Street for the first time in 10 years.

(For those of you who don't know, the annual RGI exhibition is THE show to get in to in the west coast of Scotland.  It's an open submission process, so you are selected by your peers, possibly bought by the public, perhaps picked up by a gallery and maybe even awarded a prize - so its an important event in the Scottish art calendar.)

Here's my painting on the wall.

That's it at the top....

 There, RIGHT at the top...

There we go. 

It's Tower Bridge with HMS Belfast, in case you can't quite make it out.

Apart from the McLellan Galleries looking fantastic, and finally being used for the purpose for which they were intended, the show has certainly gone up a notch as well.  I can't say that I saw any paintings or sculptures which I would have questioned the inclusion of.  There were some that I didn't like, and some I didn't understand, but that's a different thing.

So if you get the chance to go along - please do.  It's on until December 8th (closed Mondays).  And take the opportunity to once again enjoy the beautiful big, open exhibition rooms of the McLellan.


  1. Great exhibition. So glad they're finally showing Fine Art Photography too.
    Congratulations on your piece!

    1. Well, thank you for your congratulations, that's very kind of you!

      Yes, it is indeed a great exhibition and good point, I think it's great to have photography included for the first time.