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Posts Tagged ‘art’

Victoria Infirmary sculpture

Posted by Jackie on October 18, 2009


The New Victoria Infirmary is on the junction of quite a few busy roads, but they have still managed to create a bit of chilling-out space. I’m not sure how relaxing it would be to sit here with all the cars and buses and whathaveyou thundering past, but it looks peaceful anyway!

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Giant pasta?

Posted by Jackie on October 14, 2009


Now this picture I took ages and ages ago, and now I’m trying to remember where on earth it is! I’ve got a shortlist of two – it’s on a wall either in Renfrew Street or Ingram Street – I’m pretty sure the 66 bus goes past it anyway! It always reminds me of the pasta art we did at school when I was a kid, making patterns with the pasta stuck on paper, then spraying it silver or gold.

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Random art (2)

Posted by Jackie on August 19, 2009


Here’s a section of another painting I really liked in the Gallery of Modern Art.

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Random art (1)

Posted by Jackie on August 18, 2009


A couple of weekends ago I went to the Gallery of Modern Art with some friends. I took a couple of pictures of some of the big pictures in the ground floor gallery, which I’ll show today and tomorrow. Unfortunately I was very stupid and forgot to make a note of the artists. So I have no idea who they are by, but I like them anyway so here you are 🙂 (If any of the locals do know and want to let me know who the artist is in the comments that would be great!)

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Glasgow glass

Posted by Jackie on June 29, 2009


These are a few of the 13 pictures of famous Glasgow glass features currently adorning the outside of Lansdowne Parish Church on Great Western Road.

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Study in perspex

Posted by Jackie on April 30, 2009


When I showed a shot of the new BBC building in Pacific Quay a couple of weeks ago, someone commented on the artwork out the front. This is a closer view of it. I like how the black cab is able to give a sense of the size of the art.

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Shipbuilding art

Posted by Jackie on February 28, 2009


Still in the Royal Concert Hall, this is a small part of a massive frieze dedicated to Glasgow’s shipbuilding heritage. I’m sorry I don’t know who the artist is.

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Bus Conductor

Posted by Jackie on February 27, 2009


This figure shows an old-fashioned bus conductor – I loved the detail, like her reading the People’s Friend. If I remember the blurb correctly, there is some speculation that this model is based on the actress and singer Barbara Dickson who played the part in a play or something (I really hope I didn’t just make that up!).

Ongoing apologies for the lack of blog visiting. I have a thesis chapter to be in on Monday and I don’t want to think about how much of it still needs writing. Argh. Thanks for stopping by though, and I’ll return your visit hopefully early next week.

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Playing Around

Posted by Jackie on February 26, 2009


This photo is of a piece of art that was in the Royal Concert Hall (I’m not sure if it’s still there – I took this about a month ago when I was at one of the Celtic Connections concerts). It is by an artist called Jan Miller who is based in Penicuik (south of Edinburgh). The figures are (I think) papier mache, and about 2/3 real life size, and depict real-life musicians (I wish I could remember who!). I really liked them. (I’ll show another one tomorrow).

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