Christmas Comes Early as

Paintings by some of Scotland’s most coveted artists will be going for a song later this week (Friday, 4 December 2009) at the annual Christmas exhibition organised by The RGI (The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts).

The show will run at The Kelly Gallery in Glasgow until 19 December, featuring almost 200 ‘postcard-size’ paintings.  The work has been contributed by many of Scotland’s most successful leading contemporary artists whose work is more usually exhibited internationally but can be purchased – at this event only – for a modest £250.  They include Helen Wilson, George Devlin, Simon Laurie, John Inglis, Jack Knox, James Spence, Philip Reeves and Charles MacQueen.

RGI President Gordon Macpherson said:

“The RGI’s annual fund-raising Christmas exhibition offers a hard-to-resist chance to pick up a fabulous Christmas present, or a sound investment, through purchasing one of these stunning works of art which will deliver immeasurable pleasure, day after day. 

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our many member artists who have contributed work this year, helping the RGI to raise much-needed funds to provide further opportunities for living, contemporary artists to exhibit their work in the city.”

The RGI’s Christmas exhibition will take place at The Kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas Street, Glasgow from Friday, 4 December until Saturday, 19 December 2009. Admission is free, and the show is open Monday to Friday, from 10.30am until 5pm.  Saturday opening hours are 10.30am until 1pm, with the exhibition closed on Sundays.  

Further information, including membership forms, is available from the website or from The RGI office, 5 Oswald Street, Glasgow G1 4QR, T: 0141 248 7411.

Contact: Pamela Bailey
Phone: 0844 445 1661