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.