Trio of exhibitions launch at Lillie Art Gallery

Thursday, 6 February, 2020


jumk at bottom of row of housesNot one, not two, but three, exhibitions will open at the Lillie Art Gallery next week, showcasing a wealth of diverse talent.

Scotland's Far North opens at the gallery in Milngavie on Saturday 15 February and will feature the work of photographers Glyn Satterley, Chick Chalmers and Tom Kidd.

To mark the official opening of their exhibition, Glyn and Tom from Street Level Photoworks will be giving a talk about their work at 3pm on Saturday 15 February.

The exhibition - which runs until 12 March - consists of three bodies of work from the late 1970s and provide a unique insight into Scotlandʼs remote landscape, islands and people.

Candid and sympathetic, the images show that Scotlandʼs Far North managed to take its place in the modern world without losing too many of the customs and traditions which give these places their special character and ethos.

Also opening on Saturday 15 February in the Lillie's Gallery 2, is 36 Views of Dumgoyne by renowned Bishopbriggs artist James Greer.

boy in boatInspired by Katsushika Hokusai's series of woodcut prints entitled ‘36 Views of Mount Fuji’, Greer decided to create his own series of works, basing them on a landmark closer to home, namely Dumgoyne, the hill that sits at the end of the Campsie.

Greer returned to this theme throughout his career and the result is a wonderful collection of work depicting images of a rapidly changing Glasgow and its environs. 

Gallery 3 will contain a tribute to Glasgow-born writer and artist Alasdair Gray, who described himself as a self-employed verbal and pictorial artist.

Gray trained as a painter at Glasgow School of Art and following the publication of 'Lanark' in 1981, he was acknowledged as one of the most innovative figures in contemporary literature and culture.

Gray’s books combine realism, fantasy and science fiction, plus clever use of typography and his own illustrations and designs.

The display will include five prints from the Lillie collection and a selection of Gray's books and books by others illustrated by him.

serpent on man's headCouncillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council and Chair of the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust, said, "It is fantastic to have so many exhibitions on at the same time and is testament to the richness of cultural life in this area.

"Events such as these are inspiring for others and greatly enrich community life. For the artists involved, it is also a wonderful opportunity to see their work showcased. I would urge everyone who is able to, to go along to the Lillie Art Gallery and be inspired."

The exhibitions will run at the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, from Saturday 15 February until Thursday 12 March. Opening hours are Tues – Sat, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Call 0141 956 5536 for more information.


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