Works by artist John Byrne and veteran cartoonist Ralph Steadman will feature at Glasgow’s biggest contemporary art fair.
Reveal Glasgow is the new name for what was formerly known as Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair.
And what used to he held in a marquee in the grounds of Kelvingrove art gallery and museum now has a brand new home at Glasgow’s SEC.
The event takes place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May.
More than 1000 contemporary artworks will be on show from hundreds of creatives, with individual stands hosted by galleries and professional artists.
The fair - now in its seventh year - also has a new sponsor in Byres Road-based art gallery and cafe The Alchemy Experiment.
For many of the exhibiting art galleries and artists, it will be the first time they have shown their work at Reveal Glasgow, but some regular names are back.
Two remaining John Byrne etchings - Head, Drawer & Fish - produced by Aberdeen-based printmaking workshop, Peacock Studio, for the legendary artist and writer, and signed by Byrne, will be offered for sale by the Studio which has a stand at the event.
The distinctive range of original artworks it offers for sale every year has made Peacock a firm favourite with buyers attending Reveal.
David McCracken from Peacock said: “We’ve been involved in this event since its inception and we always look forward to it.
The fact that we’ve had to move to a bigger venue shows just how much exhibitors and visitors enjoy being part of this event.
“This year is particularly exciting owing to the new, larger, space. The Glasgow audience is fantastic and is always very receptive.”
Veteran British cartoonist and artist Ralph Steadman, renowned for his political and social caricatures, is another of the big names whose work will be offered by the Peacock Gallery specially for Reveal Glasgow.
The piece, entitled Fright Face, is one of a series Steadman created in homage to Pablo Picasso, who created 347 images in six months in 1968. Steadman created 547 images in five months; this particular print is by far the largest and his most ambitious from this series.
Award-winning photographer, David Gilliver, from Glasgow, famed for his “little people” macro photography, will be one of the individuals exhibiting this year.
He said: “My work tackles serious subjects in playful ways and I always get a good response to this juxtaposition.
“It’s lovely to see people’s reactions to my work and chat with them about the process behind what they see.”
Original art, prints, photography, glassware and sculpture will all be available to buy at Reveal Glasgow, with something to suit every taste and budget, from £50 to more than £20,000.
Gerry Muldoon, who founded and runs the event, said: “The fact that we’ve had to move to a bigger venue shows just how much exhibitors and visitors enjoy being part of this event.
"The larger area will enable us to provide improved facilities including complimentary art classes, a champagne, wine, refreshment and food bar and easy car parking.
"When it comes to the work for sale, our focus on quality unites the range of pieces on offer which are varied and accessible.
"Although we’ve had to expand to accommodate demand, we’ve worked hard to ensure that the personal touch remains firmly to the fore.
"People will be able to wander around, speak to some of the artists and see their work up close.
"We’re really excited and look forward to welcoming newcomers as well as regulars.”
- For more information about Reveal Glasgow and to buy tickets visit http://www.revealglasgow.co.uk/