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This renowned cooperative of established and emerging artists has been promoting the arts in the west of Scotland for more than half a century.

 The Group was founded in 1958 by three students from Glasgow School of Art, namely, James Morrison, Anda Paterson and James Spence, who were irritated by the conformist, unadventurous policies of the local exhibiting societies and by the dearth of commercial galleries in the city at that time. Their call to action persuaded a number of other like-minded students to join with them and stage an exhibition at the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow.

From its inception, the Glasgow Group has been instrumental in nurturing emerging talent in the city, and it has helped to launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to gain national and international acclaim. The roll call of notable members and exhibitors has included Ronald Birrell, Alexander Allan, Bet Low, George Wylie, Willie Rodger and Douglas Gordon, to name but a few. During his lifetime, sculptor Benno Schotz was elected as the Group's Honorary President.

The forthcoming show at the New Glasgow Society gallery will feature an eclectic mix of painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography to suit both taste and pocket. Visitors can expect to see vibrant, engaging high quality art from a group of artists passionate about their work and committed to promoting new art in the West of Scotland.

The exhibition runs from October 29th to November 3rd with a public reception on Thursday, November 1st 6-8pm. For profiles of the featured artists please visit: www.glasgowgroup.org.uk