The river runs through it

02 Nov 2010

A major new exhibition celebrating Glasgow’s iconic new Riverside Museum will go on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum next month.

Entitled, The River Runs Through It, the show opens on Friday, 12 November, and is the first ever major selling exhibition to be held at Kelvingrove. It will raise funds for the Riverside Museum Appeal, the public trust raising funds for the £74million museum currently taking shape on the banks of the Clyde.

The exhibition will occupy the ground floor gallery space recently vacated by the hugely successful Glasgow Boys exhibition and will feature work by around 30 invited artists ranging from recent graduates to some of Scotland's most established painters.

Artists taking part include 'New Glasgow Boys', Peter Howson and Adrian Wiszniewski, whose work will be seen together for the first time in more than 20 years. Prices for the work range from £375 to £20,000, with each artist donating half their fee to the Riverside Museum Appeal, which aims to raise £5million toward the cost of the new museum. It is hoped that the exhibition will go some way to raising the remaining £1.2million required to reach the appeal target.

Source: Glasgow Life - The river runs through it exhibition