Patrick Grady

SNP MP launches 'local artists project' to showcase up-and-coming Glasgow talent

Patrick Grady has launched an initiative to support rising creative talent in the constituency.

As part of this new 'Local Artists Project', Patrick Grady MP is keen to bring some of the diverse, creative and contrasting buzz of the constituency into his Firhill office and promote up-and-coming artists across the area. The new Project will see local artists displaying their artwork in the constituency office for 4-6 weeks at a time. Passers-by will be able to pop in anytime to marvel at the local creative talents and take away leaflets and business cards to contact the artist directly for purchases and more information.

Patrick Grady, SNP MP for Glasgow North said: "Glasgow has one of the most exciting creative scenes in the country, and my constituency covering the West End and Maryhill has a particularly high concentration of artists, musicians and writers.

"Using my local office in Firhill to showcase some of the best local talent will hopefully be of interest to visiting constituents and of course any passer-by is welcome to drop in as well."

Local artists who might be interested in taking part in the project can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0141-946-3062 for more information.

Patrick Grady MP with artist Blair Scott

I'm pleased to welcome new artist Blair Scott as the latest artist to take part in the local artist project to help showcase creative talent in Glasgow North. His work will be on display in the Firhill Road constituency office, for passers-by to admire until the end of September.

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 Michael Cavanagh is the latest gifted artist to take part in Patrick Grady MP’s ‘Local Artists Project’. 

 Glasgow North is home to many incredibly talented and creative artists and this project hopes to promote up-and-coming artists across the area. The project sees local artists displaying their artwork in the constituency office for 4-6 weeks at a time, and has proven to be real a talking point for passers-by. Since its creation in 2015, a total of 8 local artists have taken part and Michael will be the 9th.

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Will Knight and Patrick Grady in front of Will Knight's art work

It is a pleasure to welcome our next local artist Will Knight, who will be displaying his stunning art work in the constituency office on Firhill Road until the end of March. Will graduated from a Masters of Architecture Course at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Throughout his studies he was always interested in how we inhabit space, and how the ‘architecture’ which we occupy impacts upon this.

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Marwa Ebrahim's colourful illustration

I am pleased to welcome Marwa Ebrahim as the latest artist to take part in my project to promote local creative talent in my constituency office.

Marwa Ebrahim is a multidisciplinary designer based in Glasgow, with a passion for illustration and animation, and a background in Product and Service design from The Glasgow School of Art. 

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I am delighted to welcome Ross Muir as the latest artist to take part in my project to promote local creative talent in my constituency.

Ross is an emerging artist based in Glasgow with an interest in portraiture painting and figurative art. In 2014 he became a full time artist and has exhibited professionally in the last two years. 

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 It is my pleasure to welcome Jane Gardiner as the latest participant in the local artists project. Jane's painting The Superwoman is on display in my constituency office where you can view it until the end of August.

Jane Gardiner graduated in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1998. Her paintings and drawings have been seen in group exhibitions including the Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy Small Works Open Exhibition and the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition as well as this year’s BP Portrait Award. She has a studio in the east end of Glasgow and the people she paints tend to be friends as well as fellow artists, although she does accept commissions on occasion. Recently she has expanded her subject matter to include museum interiors and displays.

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I am delighted to announce that artist John Martin Fulton has joined the ‘Local Artists  Project’, as reported by the Evening Times here

Glasgow North is home to many incredibly talented and creative artists and this project hopes to promote up-and-coming artists across the area. The project will see local artists displaying their artwork in the constituency office for 4-6 weeks at a time.

J M Fulton is an award-winning Scottish artist who studied at the Glasgow School of Art's Fine Art course and has been awarded a scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy. His art celebrates the symbols that make up Scottish culture and the objects and characteristics that make up Scottish life.

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Frances Corr - NEW local artist exhibiting until April 2016

I am delighted to announce that a new artist has joined the ‘Local Artists Project’ set up to support rising creative talent in the Glasgow North constituency. Frances Corr will be showcasing her art work in my Firhill office until the beginning of April.

The first artist to kick off this exciting project was Christopher Stevens of Nautilus Inkworks. Following on from Andy Peutherer and Michelle Campbell, who exhibited their work until the middle of February, I am thrilled that Frances Corr’s calming, original oil paintings are now part of the Project.

“Drawing and painting have always provided me with somewhere to go. I love the idea of making an imaginary place look real. Space restrictions in the last few years have made my paintings go from large to tiny, and health restrictions changed the subject matter from landscapes to interiors. At present landscapes have reappeared, but on a different scale, slightly larger than the interiors but much smaller than landscapes of the past. The subject matter in all of the paintings is invented, made up from pieces of memory, observation and imagination, and imbued with some mysterious element when it takes on a life of its own.”

To view Frances Corr's work just pop by the office in Firhill Road where her art will be on display until the beginning of April.

Local artists who might be interested in taking part in the project can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Patrick with the artist Christopher Stevens

The first artist kicking off this exciting project will be Christopher Stevens of Nautilus Inkworks, a self-taught artist who has been active on the Glaswegian urban art and music scene for 7 years. Until recently he had a full-time job in Employment Development, but when his job disappeared beneath his feet he decided it was time to follow his dream. Design and urban fashion are his passions and he already has an extensive network of artists and manufacturers.

Christopher Stevens, of Nautilus Inkworks said: "I am delighted to be involved. It's great that Patrick is using his office as a platform to help local artists. It came about really naturally when we met at a local event, and it just goes to show how genuine his intentions are."

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