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Exhibitions

On at the Gallery

April 15th, 2017

There still a few weeks left to catch the end of the MARGARET WATKINS 1884 – 1969 THE CLASSIC IMAGES exhibition. This is the eighth show in our ‘Forgotten Women’ series and provides an opportunity to see the classic works made mainly in New York between 1917 and 1928 establishing Watkins as one of the […]

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Previously showing: MASKS, MUSIC AND MAGIC

June 6th, 2016

On until September 2016: MASKS, MUSIC AND MAGIC (Please note the gallery will be closed on Tuesday 13th of September) This is the second of our forays into exhibiting aspects of the art of Africa at The Hidden Lane Gallery. ‘A fascinating insight into the marvels of African art: masks, drums, and other artefacts, mostly […]

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The New & The Old- Inge Bos & Tom Campbell

October 8th, 2015

West highland-based Dutch artist Inge Bos has her first exhibition in Britain of imaginative works on paper and board, in complete contrast to the traditional Scottish paintings of Tom Campbell (1865-1943)- woordland and other scenes in Milngavie and other Central Scotland locations. From Oct 10 to late Nov 2015.             […]

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Robert Burns: A Window on Ukraine (April 17 to May 22)

April 11th, 2015

On holiday in Crete in 2006, a chance meeting by Robert Burns with three Ukrainians kindled an interest that has brought the Glasgow photographer back to that ravaged country again and again. Best known for his portraits and coverage of jazz festivals, Robert is internationally recognised as a printmaker for his ability to get the […]

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Margaret Watkins: Glasgow in the 1930′s II, finishes April 14th 2015

December 11th, 2014

The renowned Canadian-born photographer Margaret Watkins lived in Glasgow unknown for more than forty years until her death in 1969. She left a legacy of more than twelve hundred superb images of exhibition standard, mainly of her work in the 1910′s and 1920′s in New York. A further treasure emerged after her death of thousands […]

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Previously showing – Glasgow Ancient and Modern.

October 15th, 2014

Traditional views of Glasgow in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries balance contrastingly with the Shadows series of photographic images by Glasgow-born digital artist and filmmaker Robin Johnston, whose work has been selected for several awards. Key influences for Robin are Bill Brandt and Brassay. The older Glasgow paintings and prints underline how much the city […]

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Previously Showing: Margaret Watkins

June 5th, 2014

The Hidden Lane Gallery is delighted to be showing the most complete collection of pictures by photographer Margaret Watkins to date, including previously unseen work. Margaret Watkins was of Scottish and Canadian descent, and went to America in the 1910′s, where her gift for composition and bold choice of subject made her a considerable success. […]

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Previously at the Gallery: Alasdair Gray and Franketienne

February 21st, 2014

Leading Scottish writer Alasdair Gray is also an established artist, who this year celebrates his 80th birthday. Poet, painter, graphic artist and short story writer, he will have a major retrospective exhibition at Kelvingrove later this year. He has recently been branching off in a new direction with his paintings, experimenting with abstract design and […]

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Previously at the Gallery: 101 artefacts from Africa

February 1st, 2014

8 February – 15 March 2014 This month the Hidden Lane Gallery hosts a selection of African artefacts, brought to Europe by colonists, evangelists and soldiers, and collected over several decades from auctions and on European trips. Available for public viewing for the first time, the collection consists of masks, statues and carvings from the past 200 years, and some […]

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Margaret Watkins: Art and Advertising

October 25th, 2013

Continuing its series of exhibitions of the work of Margaret Watkins, the celebrated Canadian-born photographer who lived in obscurity in Glasgow for the last 40 years of her life, the gallery shows, for the first time, her innovative approach to photography for advertising. Much of it appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar and the […]

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Sue Macpherson Paintings and Sculptures

September 17th, 2013

An artist of extraordinary diversity, Sue Macpherson has exhibited extensively in the north and northeast of Scotland. Artist-in-residence for the Whale and Dolphin Conservancy Council, Sue’s work often reflects her environmental and social concerns. This is her first exhibition in the west of Scotland. The show opened on September 28th and will be running until […]

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Domicele Tarabildiene opening August 10, 2013

July 24th, 2013

10 August – 20th Sept Domicele Tarabildiene – A Challenge to Time Domicele Tarabildiene (1912–1985) was a well known interwar artist whose spectrum of creative means and expression was wide – engraving, book illustration and applied graphics, painting, and sculpture. Her poetic and surreal photography, however, has only recently attracted public attention in Europe. This exhibition is […]

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Images of Glasgow

June 3rd, 2013

Paintings, photographs, prints, etchings and models of Glasgow and its river, including works by Margaret Watkins, Oscar Marzaroli, Hilda Goldwag, David Peat, Robert Burns, Craig and Thomas Annan and many others. On until August 3rd, 2013

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Margaret Watkins and the Clarence White School: Palladium and Platinum Prints 1919 – 1925

January 31st, 2013

Margaret Watkins and the Clarence White School: Palladium and Platinum Prints 1919 – 1925 The Hidden Lane Gallery shows palladium and platinum prints by Margaret Watkins and many of her students at the Clarence White School of Photography in the period 1919-1925. The School opened in New York in 1914. Watkins attended its Summer Schools […]

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Margaret Watkins in Moscow and Leningrad 1933

January 22nd, 2013

Arrested by officers of OGPU — the KGB’s predecessor — Margaret Watkins claimed her photographs of their HQ in Moscow were purely to record post-revolutionary Russia. The Glasgow-based photographer was in a group organised by a fellow member of the Royal Photographic Society, through Intourist, the State agency charged with bringing visitors, and foreign currency, […]

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Images of Glasgow – From 1680 – 2000

June 14th, 2012

On until 21 August, 2012 An exhibition gathering together a hundred depictions of Glasgow through the ages by some of the many artists – citizens and visitors alike – who have recorded the changing faces of the city during the past four centuries. Quality prints of most of these will be available to order through […]

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Hilda Goldwag – Drawings from the dustbin (or what the lawyers missed)

March 30th, 2012

Hilda Goldwag was born in Vienna in 1912. As an artistically gifted child she attended Art School in her native city and graduated in 1938 with distinction. With the growth of Nazism life became increasingly fraught for anyone of Jewish origin. She got a permit to “escape” to Scotland in 1939, and worked as a […]

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Margaret Watkins – Paris, 1931 Exhibition (Extended until March 24th)

December 12th, 2011

The third exhibition at the Hidden Lane Gallery of the work of Margaret Watkins, almost half of whose life was spent unknown in Glasgow, covers previously unseen images from Paris, where she spent two productive months in the autumn of 1931. When she died, in the gloomy seventeen room house in Glasgow’s West End in […]

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Windows for the Rock Chapel, St Beuno’s, North Wales and other stained glass by Claire Mulholland

October 5th, 2011

Born in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1941, Claire Mulholland studied at University College, Dublin, and the National College of Art, Dublin, before moving to Glasgow in 1964. Having spent much of her career painting in oils, she began working in glass in 1994. Her work has been exhibited in Scotland and Ireland, and is […]

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Scottish Press Photography Association and Red Road Flats Exhibition

August 27th, 2011

The idea for this exhibition came in conversations with freelance press photographer John Linton, and Suzanne Bunniss, who among many commitments , works with groups dedicated to assisting asylum seekers and other immigrants. The Red Road flats had become synonymous in central Scotland with the often grudging help given to those newcomers to Scotland in […]

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Charcoal as you’ve never seen it before: Lorcan Vallely

June 9th, 2011

Lorcan Vallely was born in Armagh in 1979. His family have been involved in the art and music scene in Northern Ireland for two generations. He completed a foundation course in art and design at the Belfast Art College in 2000, before moving to Bath School of Art to study painting. After completion of his […]

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Mountain and flood: The paintings of Ewen McAslan. 1936 – 2008

March 11th, 2011

Ewen McAslan, a founder member of the Glasgow Group in the 1950’s, spent almost three decades as artist and teacher in Canada, returning to Scotland to live and paint in Pittenweem in 1994. His lifelong quest for “something else” found satisfaction in painting the Rockies and the prairies of Canada, and Scotland’s hills and valleys […]

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Hannah Frank Exhibition – Sculptures and Drawings

September 6th, 2010

Hannah Frank, 1908 – 2008. This new Hannah Frank exhibition opens at the gallery on 11th September and runs until the end of October. Hannah Frank studied at Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art. She produced her hallmark black and white drawings, with their elongated structures, medieval romanticism and often melancholy air, from […]

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Douglas McBride – Archaeology – Photography Exhibition (Now Closed)

July 20th, 2010

Douglas MacBride is a professional photographer. He lives in Killin , West Perthshire. His work involves commissions for advertisements and commercial work, for promotions of all sorts. But, between assignments, Douglas has quietly developed a hitherto hidden talent for spotting the obscure, the unlikely, the mysterious and the beautiful in the hills and valleys and […]

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Hilda Goldwag Exhibition (Now Closed)

February 26th, 2010

A fugitive from the Nazis, Hilda Goldwag arrived in Scotland in March 1939. Her family were due to follow from Vienna six months later – on the day war was declared, September 3rd. They all died in the Holocaust – probably in Dachau in 1943. Hilda eked out a meagre living, first as a domestic […]

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Margaret Watkins Exhibition 1884 – 1969 (Now Closed)

December 22nd, 2009

The opening exhibition is under the general theme of Forgotten Women, the first being the photographic work of Canadian-born Margaret Watkins, who was at the centre of artistic life in New York in the 1910’s and 20’s. She came in 1928 to Glasgow to visit her three maiden aunts – and got stuck, dying in 1969 in the Hyndland family home she inherited, alone and forgotten.

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