Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Glasgow. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Glasgow for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Glasgow too.
Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad, nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting? Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Glasgow.
If you are an art lover residing in or visiting Glasgow, you will hand full of the art museums, galleries, workshops, street art and art exhibition Glasgow has in store for you. Starting from the streets, you can check out Glasgow street art at Citycentre Mural Trail, The Barras, Yardworks, Gordon Lane, Kingston Bridge, and Mitchell Street, these are just some of the streets but as you explore more be rest assured to be pleasantly surprised by what Glasgow streets offer your eyes. An important historic collection is The Burrell Collection at Pollock Country Park, a medieval art collection from five centuries with over 8000 pieces of work, including oak furniture, medieval weapons, and armor, Islamic art, Ancient Egyptian and Chinese artifacts, Impressionist works by Degas and Cézanne, modern sculpture and more. Glasgow International, Scotland’s largest contemporary visual art festival, takes place every two years with a line-up of exhibitions, events, talks, and projects by international and local artists. Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, a 3-week festival showcases music, visual art, theatre, dance, and literature aims to support the arts and promote a positive attitude towards mental health by challenging preconceived notions. Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair brings to you an exciting range of galleries and artists from across UK and Europe with fresh new exciting work.
Glasgow Art Museum and galleries offer you a wide collection of art pieces, from artifacts, contemporary, abstract art to stunning architecture and more. Gallery of Modern Art the most popular modern art gallery in Scotland showcases works by local as well as international artists and also hosts workshops occasionally. Transmission Gallery, an artist-run gallery, displays the works of local emerging artists. Glasgow Print Studio, founded with an intent to promote contemporary and innovative printmaking by providing facilities and workshop space to artists using fine art printmaking, workshop, galleries and education space, and also run an open access printmaker’s workshop, which is a hub for printmaking classes, workshops for kids and creative family sessions. The Hunterian Art Gallery showcases the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland with works of Rubens, Rembrandt, Scottish Colourists and Glasgow Boys, also has on display magnificent works of James McNeill Whistler and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Sculpture Courtyard has a small display of modern works by British artists. Kelvingrove Museum with its stunning architecture and 22 galleries, explores everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh showcasing the finest collections of arms and armour, paintings by Salvador Dali, European artworks and more.
If you are scouting for Art Classes, Glasgow gives you some of the best Art Schools. The Glasgow School of Art offers programs in the visual creative disciplines and with projects like School of Visualisation and Simulation, the Centre for Advanced Textiles, and the Mackintosh Campus Project it sure continues to hold its spot among Europe’s most prominent Art Schools. Another institution, The Art School, offers space for artistic and musical practices, gigs and educational events and encourages learning in newer collaborative ways. Cass Art, UK’s leading art materials supplier, offers an Art Space in their store that is designed especially for art workshops and exhibitions.
Enough with the information, head over to an Art Gallery near you and experience Glasgow Art for yourself!