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Take the train to Glasgow…for the Glasgow Art Show 2012

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Head off to Scotland by train to see and buy art works by talented contemporary artists from around the world at the Glasgow Art Show 2012 – and visit the city’s art galleries to see some old favourites while you’re there.

And don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you travel – you could put the savings you make towards your next arty acquisition.

What to see at the Glasgow Art Show … and how to get there:

The inaugural Glasgow Art Show takes place on 23 – 25 March 2012 at the Grand Ballroom in the city’s Thistle Glasgow hotel, on Cambridge Street. There will also be a black tie preview evening and wine reception on 22 March 2012, between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m.

More than 40 galleries will be exhibiting at the event, including:

Arte in Europa – dealers and event organisers specialising in contemporary Italian art, including works by Marco Tamburro, Francesco Toraldo, Giampiero Malgioglio and more.

Artists of Russia – exhibit of works by contemporary Russian artists, many of whom have studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Artists represented by Artists of Russia include Katya Gridneva, Vyacheslav Sinkevich, Elena Bazanova and more.

Gallery Q – a Dundee-based gallery which exhibits works – including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery – by contemporary artists from Scotland and elsewhere, such as Liz Murray, Nichola Martin, George Gilbert and Taisir Gibreel.

Getting to the show is simple when you take the train to Glasgow too – as the Thistle Glasgow is just ten minutes’ walk from Glasgow Central Station or five minutes’ from Glasgow’s Queen Street Station.

Take in Glasgow’s wider art scene:

Glasgow is known as a city of culture, so it’s well worth extending your stay and discovering some of its many attractions. Book a hotel room and spend a day or two immersing yourself in Glasgow’s artistic and architectural heritage by:

• Visiting the city’s Gallery of Modern Art in the city’s Royal Exchange Square to see exhibitions of work by contemporary artists.

• Discovering Salvador Dali’s oil painting of ‘Christ of St. John the Cross’ and artworks from many periods of history at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Argyle Street in the city’s leafy West End.

• Viewing works by Rodin, Cezanne, Degas and more in the Burrell Collection, in Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park.

• Exploring the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, in Castle Street, to see some stunning devotional paintings.

• Taking a tour of the city to see architectural masterpieces by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Glasgow’s most famous sons.

Will you be taking the train to the Glasgow Art Show? What will you be looking out for? Let us know below…

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