• Call for new Trustees

      The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) are currently looking for expressions of interest for new people to sit on it’s board. We are looking for people with a positive and ‘can-do-attitude’ who can dedicate 5-10 hours per month to the position.  About the RGI The RGI is an independent charitable organisation …

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  • Meet the 2020 RGI Graduate Award Winners: Megan Squire

    The RGI Graduate Award is awarded to emerging artists at the GSA Degree show, in recognition of outstanding work. The three recipients, Charlotte Hayes, Megan Squire and Charlotte Elizabeth, are all recent graduates from The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). The winners, from the School of Fine Arts, were selected by the RGI artist judging panel which …

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    Exhibition Announcement: Narratives in Times of Absurdity

    **EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT** We are pleased to announce, all going well, that we will welcome Norman Sutton-Hibbert to the Kelly Gallery in May 2021. His mixed-media exhibition Narratives in Times of Absurdity will launch on the 15th May and will run until the 5th June 2021.   About Norman Sutton-Hibbert: I’m a multi-disciplinary artist working in …

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  • Sharon Thomas and Frances Robertson: Conversations Across Time (March 2021 edition)

      **Please note that this interview discusses themes of abuse which some readers may find distressing** Frances Robertson introduces the conversation: At the start of the Herstory Portrait project back in 2010, before any sketches or paintings were produced, Sharon asked me to work alongside her in order to turn her proposed portrait sittings with …

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    Meet the 2020 RGI Graduate Award Winners: Charlotte Roberts

    The RGI Graduate Award is awarded to emerging artists at the GSA Degree show, in recognition of outstanding work. The three recipients, Charlotte Hayes, Megan Squire and Charlotte Elizabeth, are all recent graduates from The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). The winners, from the School of Fine Arts, were selected by the RGI artist judging …

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  • Young Adults Photography Open Call

    Photography Open Call:  Year of Coasts and Waterways 2021 Got the photography skills to be part of a gallery exhibition? With the extended lockdowns due to the pandemic, the RGI would like to help everyone get outdoors and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waterways. Do you have a favourite spot or location in Scotland …

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  • Online Exhibition Launch: Herstory: A Decade on 6th March 2021

    Saturday 6 March – Monday 22 March 2021 Herstory Portrait –  A Decade on. To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 8th March 2021 the RGI are proud to present, in collaboration with the artist Sharon Thomas, an online exhibition honouring the painting series ‘Herstory Portrait – A Decade On’. ‘Herstory Portrait’ is an art …

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  • New Works on the RGI Online Shop

    Header image: ‘The Light at the Loch’ by John Martin Fulton. Oil on canvas, framed size: 58 x 78 x 4cm.   ‘Aonach Eagach Ridge’ by Iona Kewney. Oil pastel and pen on paper, unframed 60 x 42cm. Although the Kelly Gallery is still closed due to the pandemic, the RGI will continue to bring artwork into …

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  • Norman Kirkham RGI (1936-2021)

    “I wakened up one morning in 1975, realising that life was passing me by, and that if I was going to achieve anything, I had to give up the day job and make a commitment to painting. I love painting. The smell of linseed oil and turpentine. The tactile quality of paint.” – Norman Kirkham …

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