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I'm an arts journalist & PR consultant living and working in Scotland. I've been a journalist for more than 25 years. I write a regular column for Scottish quality newspaper, The Herald. I deliver a PR service with an arty bent and work on a consultancy basis with arts organisations, including Scotland's leading creative industries festival, XpoNorth & broadcast support body, ScreenHI. I am currently co-writing a book about the celebrated Scots artist, George Wyllie, with his daughter Louise. Instrumental in making a celebration of his life's work happen in 2012. For more information, see www.georgewyllie.com When I'm not being a mum/working, I talk to my dog. He laps it up. Contact me on janpatience@me.com (All work © Jan Patience)

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The River Runs Through It (Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, Nov 12-Jan 31)

The tension mounts...

Yesterday, I spoke to George Wyllie's daughter, Louise, and we are hopefully going to display a piece by George, whose reaction when he heard about the exhibition was: 'Thank goodness someone has recognised the importance of The River.'

If you look closely at Alasdair Wallace's piece (above) you will see George's trademark Question Mark hovering with the birds. There is also a wee Paper Boat on the river.

Captions from the top:

Riverside Flock by Alasdair Wallace
(my colleague at Homes & Interiors Scotland saw the connection to the late Abigail McLellan instantly when she saw this even though she didn't know that Ali is Abby's husband. They both use acrylic paint and there is a similarity in the way in which Ali paints the background. I LOVE this piece and if I win the lottery, I'll buy in a flash!)

Riverside Construction by Charles Jamieson (Pleased to say that Charlie's painting is the main image which you'll see in the posters)

Inner Circle by Paul Kennedy

Perpetual Motion - Black by John Mackechnie

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