Glasgow’s Art Scene

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From the 1970s to the early 1980s, Glasgow was grim, with high crime rates, drugs, and gangs. Change began with the launch of the Glasgow’s Miles Better campaign, featuring Roger Hargreaves’ smiley Mr. Happy. The project was a great success and it, along with subsequent civic endeavours, helped Glasgow shed its rough reputation. At the heart of this change was the art being produced from the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art. In the 1980s, a group of young, bold, figurative painters known as The New Glasgow Boys went on to have national and international success. Glasgow became a mecca for artists with its affordable art studios, low cost of living, variety of galleries, and top facilities such as the Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Showcased here is Glasgow’s creative renaissance and some of the people behind its booming visual art scene.


Post Date:

September 3, 2015