Puns, Puckers, Particles

17 June - 2 July

by Claire Ashley

Inside the gallery a collection of small, painted, inflatable sculptures and skins reference natural treasures found in tide pools, seaside holidays, beach toys, nautical buoys, gob-stoppers, and sea anemones among other things. Claire Ashley is originally from Edinburgh; she is now based in Chicago USA. 


9-30 July 

by Ruby Flowers

‘I have been a Glasgow based florist for 20 years. My appreciation of flowers and their transient pleasures started at an early age. Both my parents loved gardening. I watched them so content in the garden planting flowers and vegetables. Cutting flowers and bringing them into the home comes naturally to anyone who spends time in their garden. It’s a way of mapping the seasons and appreciating the beauty of the present. My drawings are a gesture to their beauty, whether closely examining the fragile ruffle of a crinkled leaf or the grand physique of their form.’ -  Ruby Flowers

Urban Landscape

6 – 27 August 2022

by Martin Churchill

Martin Churchill was born in Glasgow and studied at the Edinburgh College of Art between 1972-77. He set up his studio in London in 1983 and has shown at solo and group exhibitions through-out his career, predominately in Scotland and London. Martin’s paintings are often on a large scale and depict architectural subjects. He has made something of a speciality of representing buildings and building sites, transformed by scaffolding and tarpaulins, as an almost abstract pattern. Martin exhibited at the Fine Art Society, Edinburgh and Glasgow during the 1990s and his work is in the collection of Hove Museum and Art Gallery. This is the first time this group of paintings have been shown together.

Shining a light on art at the Beacon

At Beacon Arts Centre we host a constantly changing programme of inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions in our light and airy upstairs gallery space. Guest Curator Fraser Taylor presents a year-round programme by local, national and international artists – some exclusive to the Beacon.

Fraser studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. His internationally exhibited work includes large-scale sculptural installations, set design, print media, filmmaking and painting. From 2001 to 2017 he was a Visiting Artist and Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Glasgow School of Art.

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