The delightful timeworn setting of the Glasgow Fruitmarket makes a perfect venue for this year’s Contemporary Art Fair which runs across this weekend (April 28-30). No less than 35 stalls are bunched around the characterful room with a wide selection of inspirational and affordable art ranging from oils, acrylics, woodcuts, photography plus some seriously collectable Scottish artists.
Stand out selections include Michael Corr whose draughtsmanship is so precise he seems to delight in destroying his perfect lines with big slabs of grey, yellow and orange. His set of self-portraits are sparkling with colour and mischief. Marta Utsler creates beautifully composed abstracts that can invoke melancholy or turmoil but mostly a gentle sensation that nature puts its colours where they belong. Her works have been snapped up by those in the know including the Guggenheim family.
The show offers original works from many galleries across Scotland and runs till 5pm on Sunday 30th. There’s a café and a free children’s art club run by Handmade Arts. Many of the galleries displaying also offer interest free credit through the fantastic Own Art scheme so it’s never been easier to take home an original work by a talented artist.