Southside Festival Presents Art in the Park: 22/23 May 2010

Art in the Park is a free temporary exhibition housed within the Victorian Glasshouses in Queens Park. Now in its second year, the show will run over the weekend of the 22/23 May 2010. Opening times are Saturday 11am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm. 

The exhibition forms part of the Southside Festival, which attracts thousands of people into the park. Last year’s exhibition attracted in excess of 2,000 people.

The event supports both established and emerging Glasgow Artists.  Some of the many artists displaying work at this year’s show include Patricia Cain, winner of this year’s Aspect Prize, Paul Kennedy Aspect Prize runner up, Joe Hendry, Rosalind Lawless, Simon Laurie, Sam Carter, Julia Smith and Alexandra Milsom  The show encompasses paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and prints

Art in the Park is a unique exhibition where the public wanders between art and trees, through the Victorian Glasshouses.

New for 2010 is Print for a Pony, which will be running alongside the main event, showcasing artists’ prints for under £25.

Print for a Pony allows everyone the opportunity to purchase a piece of art and, for some artists, their first opportunity to sell work.

Ann Nisbet, Art Co-ordinator for Art in the Park/Southside Festival  said:

“The aims of Art in the Park are to support both established and emerging Glasgow artists, and create a relaxed environment for the public to view and purchase artwork.

“A wander around the beautiful Victorian Glasshouses, viewing great art and listening to live Jazz, is a perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon

“We are delighted that the RGI has decided to get involved in this year’s Art in the Park giving the public a chance to view and purchase work by the likes of Rosalind Lawless and Simon Laurie.

“Once again, Art in the Park will be showcasing a whole host of Southside artists including Julia Smith, Alexandra Milsom, Allistair Burt, Malcolm Dobson and Heather Lander.”

Participating artists, and event schedule:

Patricia Cain, this year’s winner of the Aspect Prize, will be exhibiting at Art in the Park.   Cain’s highly detailed work focuses on buildings, particularly at the construction stage, and brings a forensic insight into the process of drawing as a means of understanding the modern built environment.

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Further artists’ websites:

Alexandra Milsom  – 

Joe Hendry –

Julia Smith


Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts

RGI will be taking part in Art in the Park to promote the aims and activities of the Institute in supporting contemporary artists to show their work in the city. They will be exhibiting postcard-size pieces of work from artists including Rosalind Lawless, Simon Laurie and Patricia Cain.  See

Work has also been submitted from:

Southside Art Studios, Albert Drive Studios, Queens Park Camera Club, WASPS Studios, Hudson Mackay Gallery, Albert Drive Studios and a number of other Glasgow-based studios.

Live Music in the Glasshouses

On Saturday, there will be music by the Moonshiners, Hatfiz with Cara Robinson and the Ballachulish Hellhounds, while on Sunday afternoon there will be live Jazz throughout the afternoon with Joni Keen and Bobby Deans. Art in the Park, and all live music, is free.

Ends                                                                                                    05 May, 2010

For further information or images, contact Ann Nisbet, M: 07786 083937

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Notes to Editors:

Additional Southside Festival Art Events

  • Albert Drive Studios will be holding a open studios day and exhibition in Pollokshields on 16 May 2010  [11am – 4pm]
  • Southside Studios will be opening an exhibition of work by John Martin at 7pm on 15 May 2010.
  • Langside College’s end of year art show will be held in the Queens Park Glasshouses on the 22/23 May 2010
  • Queens Park Camera Club will hold an exhibition and talks on 22 and 23 May 2010 [11am – 5pm]. They will also be participating in a guerrilla exhibition in and around Queens Park. See

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