What's on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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The Alasdair Gray Season

Friday Focus and Saturday Spotlight for Adults
Join us for our innovative series of events for adults, for a more in-depth exploration of an artist and their work. This current season considers the work of Alasdair Gray, as part of the current exhibition Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal. All Friday Focus events take place at 2pm, while Saturday Spotlights are at 3pm. These events are free when purchasing a ticket for the exhibition (£5/£3). Please meet in the exhibition space for each event. Friday Focus and Saturday Spotlight for Adults

Discover family portrait drawing, inspired by 
Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal
Selected Saturdays and Sundays during Nov and Dec
1.30–4pm | FREE, drop in
Discover simple techniques to help you draw your friends and family. Use methods inspired by Alasdair Gray’s iconic style.

Round Table: Alasdair Gray
Saturday 6 December 2014, 3–5pm
Join Sorcha Dallas, Curator of Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal; Jenny Brownrigg, Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art and Katie Bruce, Producer Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, for what is bound to be an engaging and thought-provoking afternoon. Chairing the event will be Professor Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature, Department of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow. Engage in conversation and discussion on the exhibition and investigate not only the influences on Alasdair Gray’s work but how he has influenced contemporary art and literature. This event is free with the purchase of an exhibition ticket (£5/£3) This is a drop in event and no booking is required but please arrive
for the start time of 3pm.

Creative Weekender: Alasdair Gray
Saturday 31 January–Sunday 1 February 2015, two day workshop
On the first day, unlock the door to your creative writing with Dr Rodge Glass,
Programme Leader in Creative Writing, Edge Hill University and Associate Editor, Freight Books. Then on the second day illustrate your text and stories, giving you the chance to create your own masterpiece inspired by the style of Alasdair Gray. The cost is £20 on the door, which includes entrance to exhibition. Please note: advance booking required on 0141 276 9505.

Other Scheduled Events

Christmas School Choirs 
Every year at Kelvingrove in the run up to Christmas, local school choirs entertain visitors with festive tunes, sung in the museum’s magnificent Centre Hall.  Hear them perform shortly after noon, between Mon 8 and Fri 19 Dec. (No performance on Wednesdays) 

Regular events

As well as an ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, Kelvingrove also hosts a number of other events and activities.

  • For families with young children, why not come along to Toddler Time every Friday morning at 11.30am?
  • Like learning about animals and wildlife? Join our partners, the RSPB, for family fun each Saturday and Sunday afternoon.​  Find out more in our What's On brochure here
  • There are talks, workshops and events for adults throughout the year including our weekly Friday Focus where adults can discover more about their favourite objects, from 1.30pm. Find out more with our What's On brochure here​
  • ​There is a wonderful Organ Recital each day. To find out more about the Kelvingrove Organ and recitals use the links to the right, or click here
  • Daily tours - at 11am and 2.30pm each day, leaving from Centre Hall

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