Art inspired by Glasgow architecture on show at the Arlington Baths

November 14th 2017

An exhibition at the Arlington Baths will display collages inspired by Glasgow’s magnificent Victorian architecture, including features from the Arlington Baths’ building.

Artist Marion Gardyne creates works using photographs taken with her ‘sketchbook’ camera of iconic Glasgow buildings. Art and architecture merge in her work and results in quirky, kaleidoscopic, 3D-effect collages. She also paints in watercolour and gouache to produce detailed designs using building features as the source.

A keen swimmer and member of the Arlington Baths Club, she is delighted and excited at being given the opportunity to exhibit her work at the club. She has created new bespoke collages illustrating some of the details of the magnificent Category A listed Victorian building along with a selection of small artworks inspired by the architectural facade and interior features.

These will be displayed for the first time in the December exhibition, in the Club, as well as collages inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Macintosh including Glasgow School of Art, Scotland Street School and Alexander Thomson’s Holmwood House with collaged details from Strathbungo tenements and townhouses.

Marion has exhibited in various locations this year including solo Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Cass Art Glasgow Gallery and with groups at The Stirling Smith Gallery and the Lillie Gallery. She was asked to exhibit as a guest artist in the Lines of Thought exhibition at the Lighthouse, to celebrate and mark the bicentenary of the birth of Glasgow architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

Visit the exhibition

  • Opening night is Friday, 1 December 2017, 5.30pm to 8.30pm – all welcome!
There will be original collages, other artworks, cards, calendars and prints for sale on the night with proceeds going towards the Arlington Baths Club Restoration Fund.
  • The exhibition is on from Friday 1 December to Thursday 18 January.

  • Open every day, including weekends, from 2pm to 5pm.

About Marion Gardyne

Marion has lived and worked in Glasgow most of her life. She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee graduating with a degree in Textile Design. She later gained a post graduation Certificate in Primary Education from Jordanhill.

A full time teacher until recently, she worked for several years as a children’s tutor at Glasgow School of Art and has written and illustrated art educational packs for Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Museums.

A two year secondment to the Education Department as Art and Design Specialist, Marion visited primary schools working with children and teachers delivering art lessons and has also organised, managed and led continuing professional development sessions.She continues to deliver CPD to teachers for Glasgow Life and Glasgow Museum Education Department and has recently tutored at GoMA and Kelvingrove. She has also presented practical workshops for the Luminate Festival at the Gallery of Modern Art.

She is Vice President of Glasgow Southern Art Club and an selected artist member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists.

Accepting an invitation from the Glasgow Institute of Architects, she has participated in judging for the Glasgow Institute of Architects annual Design Awards in the Leisure/Arts building category.

Her work is part of several private collections including Glasgow and other Scottish locations, The Lake District, London and Australia.

A collage showing a symmetrical geometric red shape a bit like a star
green collage
blue collage
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