Take Three: Talents Share Their Sense of Place at The New Glasgow Society

Catherine Lowe, 'Hebridean glass bowl'
Catherine Lowe, 'Hebridean glass bowl'

Sense of Place

10:00 - 18:00

From: 2 Sep 2022

To: 3 Sep 2022

New Glasgow Society
1307 Argyle Street
Glasgow & the Clyde Valley
G3 8TL

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Three artists working in the east end of Glasgow have combined their talents to present a group exhibition, Sense of Place. The show’s name reflects how they all take their creative inspiration from the places near and dear to them: sketch artist Liz Reid works from her studio in the Barras as well as extensively on location around Glasgow, responding to its built environment and recording all aspects of the city, its people and places. Poet and painter Mary Thomson admits to a keen sense of place, and the change of country and culture has been reflected in her work since moving to Glasgow from Yorkshire in 2005. Glass artist Catherine Lowe works in a range of hot and cold glass techniques in her Glasgow studio to produce unique hand-crafted glass, taking her inspiration from Scotland’s natural light effects, buildings and fantastic landscapes.

Liz Reid, 'Glasgow Skyline', ink and wash
Liz Reid, ‘Glasgow Skyline’, ink and wash

All three artists live in the same apartment block, and this exhibition venture brings together their work for the first time, displaying Catherine’s glass works, inspired by Hebridean seascapes, alongside Liz’s drawings of Glasgow’s well-known west end ‘teuchter’ pubs, and poems by Mary, inspired by Glasgow and Scotland, illustrated by her own pastel drawings, alongside Liz’s drawings of the artists’ east end location. The show includes original framed drawings and paintings, glass panels, vessels and jewellery, poetry, prints and postcards, and all work will be for sale.

Mary Thomson, 'Huisinis, Isle of Harris', watercolour
Mary Thomson, ‘Huisinis, Isle of Harris’, watercolour

In addition to their websites (see names in top paragraph), the artists can be followed on social media: Liz’s Instagram @lizreidart, Catherine’s Instagram @hebrideancollection, and Mary’s Facebook: @marythomsonpoet

The New Glasgow Society is a civic society promoting, protecting and raising interest in the City of Glasgow, through campaigning, discussion, projects, talks and exhibitions.


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