Artists' Spotlight: Sneak Peek at our upcoming exhibitions has long sought to champion the most distinctive and talented Scottish artists and to make original artworks accessible to all those with an interest in art.  It is with these goals in mind that we have developed our latest exhibition programme:  Artist's Spotlight.

Launching on 6th June, we have selected some of the most popular of our artists to showcase a selection of their latest original artworks at our gallery.  Each Artist's Spotlight exhibition will launch on the first Saturday of each month, and will include a complimentary cocktail mixer and informal question and answer session with the artist, along with especially selected activities from in-gallery painting demonstrations, to live music and performance.

Our aim is to provide visitors with the chance to learn more about the practice of their favourite artists as well as discover exciting new artists, and to meet fellow art-lovers here in the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of our Glasgow gallery.

We also hope to provide a raft of engaging online content for our international followers, so that those with a love of Scottish art who are unable to attend our events will still be able to download programmes, access staff recommendations and read interviews with their favourite artists.

With this mission in mind we have selected Joan Somerville as our first artist to be featured in our Artist's Spotlight with her show, 'There and Back Again', launching this Saturday.  A Glasgow native, Joan has exhibited around the world and prints of her work are incredibly popular.  The show is an incredible return to form following an eight-year hiatus and highlights Joan's distinctive and whimsical style.  Her work affectionately features larger than life Glaswegian characters in well-known social settings, from a dinner party to the Taxi queue or nightclub, and s well as poking fun at the art establishment. 

Joan herself embodies all of the warmth and whimsy of her compositions and is looking forward to giving us a further insight to her painting through a Q&A during the launch.  To attend her show please send us an email at or register via our Eventbrite page.

Future Spotlight Artist exhibitions will include:

  • Tommy Fitchet, launching on 4th July
  • Fiona Wilson, launching on 1st August
  • Karen Cairns, launching on 5th September
  • Lesley McLaren, launching on 3rd October
  • Christine Clark, launching on 7th November

All Artist's Spotlight exhibitions will launch on the first Saturday of each month and will run for one month.

For more information on the upcoming programme, please visit our blog for further updates, insights and previews of featured artworks.


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