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Jack Vettriano at Kelvingrove for In-Conversation Event

22/01/2014
On Wednesday 29th January, Jack Vettriano will attend Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for an exclusive “in conversation” event and booksigning.
 
• In-Conversation event with private view in support of Maggie’s from 6.15pm, Tickets £15 (includes admission to the exhibition and a £5 donation to Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres)
 
The museum is staging the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano.  There are only four weeks left to see the incredibly popular retrospective, which has already attracted more than 90,000 visitors since opening to the public on Saturday 21 September.  It closes on Sunday 23rd February. 
 
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum are asking fans to post their question to Vettriano on the Kelvingrove Facebook page, allowing devotees of his work the opportunity to ask about his inspiration, career highlights and life story.  A selection of these questions will be posed to Vettriano during the event. Strictly limited to 120 people, this is an exclusive opportunity to hear the artist in an intimate environment.
 
A private booksigning will take place immediately after the event. Vettriano will be signing copies of the Retrospective exhibition catalogue and the newly updated book, Jack Vettriano: A Life.  Both publications are available for purchase at the Museum Shop priced at £15.99 and £30.
 
Tickets for this event are priced at £15 and include a £5 donation to Maggie’s; they are available from the shop at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or on-line from http://www.heartbreakpublishing.com/special-events-/789-jack-vettriano-in-conversation-.html
 
Speaking about the event at Kelvingrove, Jack Vettriano said:  “I’m looking forward to being back at the exhibition and I’m intrigued as to what I may be asked! I also hope to raise extra funds for Maggie’s – a charity that continues to amaze me with their work.”
 
Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Archie Graham, said; “The response to the Jack Vettriano retrospective has been outstanding, with tens of thousands of visitors flocking to Kelvingrove.  Some 90,000 people have already enjoyed this wonderful exhibition and we know many more of his fans will head to the Museum in the final four weeks of its run. 
 
“We are pleased to be able to work with Jack to host an ‘In-Conversation’ event, giving the public a rare opportunity to meet the artist and learn a little more about his inspiration, whilst enjoying the retrospective and donating to a very worthwhile cause.”
 
The appetite for the Jack Vettriano Retrospective has surpassed all expectations with a daily average of close to 1,000 visitors.   The exhibition includes such key paintings as The Singing Butler, Mad Dogs, Long Time Gone, Bluebird at Bonneville and The Billy Boys .  Alongside these classic, romantically themed paintings for which Vettriano is perhaps best known, this exhibition also features powerfully erotic works such as Game On, The Parlour of Temptation , An Imperfect Past , Fetish and Night Geometry.  All the paintings featured in this exhibition are on loan from private collections and many are being shown in public for the first time in close to 20 years.
 
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NOTES TO EDITORS:   Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective runs until Sunday 23rd February 2014.  Ticket prices:  £5 / £3 concessions and can be bought via www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums or by calling 01412769576.
 
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Tel: 0141 276 9599

Open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.
For more information about Maggie’s, visit:  www.maggiescentres.org. Maggie’s offers free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.  Maggie’s is there for people at any stage of any type of cancer and no appointments are necessary.
For more information, please contact:  Laura Brudenell on 07595 938 413 or laura@jackvettriano.com
Or Suzanne Rough, Glasgow Life on 0141 287 3575 or 0777 540 7443 or suzanne.rough@glasgowlife.org
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