This is a guide to the art scene in Glasgow, a city which in 1990 will become European City of Culture. It introduces the revival of the Glasgow style in the 1980s, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh phenomenon, the rise of the new Glasgow School of Art Painters and lists of museums and galleries.
In 1990, Glasgow will become European City of Culture and this guide covers the lively Glasgow arts scene, explaining the background of colour in Scottish painting and the revival of Glasgow style in the 1980s, as well as the Charles Rennie Mackintosh phenomenon and the rise of the new Glasgow School of Art painters. The guide also lists museums, art galleries, studios, art schools, bookshops, dance, musical and film organizations, literary venues and theatres. There is a general section covering restaurants, pubs, tearooms, fashion and design outlets. Art specialists, visitors to Glasgow and above all Glaswegians themselves should be interested in this guide. Alice Bain is a freelance dance and art correspondent for "The List" and "The Glasgow Herald". Heather Waddell is a freelance photographer and art correspondent, originally from Glasgow.