An exhibition showcasing some of the most influential and ambitious works of contemporary art in Britain, the British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet has resulted in a significant increase in visitors at three of Glasgow’s leading art venues.
The British Art Show’s return to Glasgow after more than 20 has been so popular with art lovers and the general public over the past ten weeks that across the three host venues – GoMA, CCA and Tramway, who are working together on a major project for the first time - there has been a total of 150,000 visitors enjoying the contemporary art exhibition. That is an increase of around 20%.
And with a little over one week to go before British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet closes on Sunday 21 August, organisers are encouraging people to come down and see for themselves why the exhibition has been so popular. Full details of what can be enjoyed during the last few days of the exhibition can be found at //www.britishartshow.co.uk The British Art Show is widely considered as the most influential and ambitious touring exhibition of British contemporary art. It arrived in Glasgow after critically acclaimed showings in Nottingham and London. Following the Glasgow exhibition the show will be presented in Plymouth.
Councillor George Redmond, Chair of Glasgow Life, said: “Since its opening the British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet has really captured the imagination of the public and quickly established itself as the number one exhibition in Glasgow this summer. Acclaimed exhibitions such as this add to the real buzz around Glasgow’s thriving contemporary arts scene and shows why we are regarded as Scotland’s cultural capital.”
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: “Glasgow has an outstanding reputation for contemporary visual arts and the hosting of this major national show has proved popular with visitors from all over the country. Taking place every five years, The British Art Show is a must-see exhibition and this final week is the last chance to catch it in Glasgow.”