Gallery of Modern Art
Gallery of Modern Art
Royal Exchange Square
0141 229 1996
0141 204 5316
GoMA is the second most visited contemporary art gallery outside London, offering a thought-provoking programme of temporary exhibitions and workshops. The focus of the Gallery is on contemporary social issues, often featuring groups marginalized in today’s society. Opened in 1996, the Gallery of Modern Art is housed in an elegant, neo-classical building in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Refurbished to house the city’s contemporary art collection, the building is an appealing combination of old and new architecture, incorporating a number of artists’ commissions. The GoMA Library is a resource of books and information on art and artists. As well as holding a series of events, the library has a training suite both for hire and for general public use; 22 PCs for use by the public on a drop-in basis; a fax machine and photocopying facility; as well as a café selling food and refreshments.
Closed: 25th & 26th December
1st & 2nd January
Free. However, some temporary exhibitions may carry an admission fee.
The Gallery of Modern Art currently has wheelchair access to main gallery areas. Male and female toilets are accessible to wheelchair users, and the café is also accessible to wheelchair users.
Adult Art Afternoons: Performers Painted
- 15 March 2015 1-3pm
This week bring along your own photographs, ballet programmes, theatre paraphernalia or dance costumes, as inspiration to paint.
Adult Art Afternoons: Alasdair Gray Painting
- 22 March 2015 1-3pm
Take inspiration from Alasdair Gray and the 'Spheres of Influence I' exhibition to explore an unusual way to create an artwork.
Adult Art Afternoons: Portraits & Drapery
- 29 March 2015 1-3pm
Working as individuals and in groups, participants will make portraits and figure drawings influenced by Alison Watt.
Adult Art Afternoons: Watercolour Painting
- 5 April 2015 1-3pm
Master the art of watercolour painting techniques such as colour mixing and brush control before creating your own work of art.
Adult Art Afternoons: Charcoal Outline, Paint, Fill
- 12 April 2015 1-3pm
Be spatially aware like John Morrison. Be spatially aware like John Morrison. Sketch out a scene in charcoal, draw objects and people, then paint!
Adult Art Afternoons: Adult's Choice Still Life
- 26 April 2015 1-3pm
Create and draw your own still life. Contribute items to our still life – an interesting object, fruit, vegetables or flowers. This is an ideal way to explore the work of Ivon Hitchens.
Saturday Art Club
Lively practical art activities in the galleries designed for children aged 3-12 years, and their parents. Find fun ways to explore the art on display with drawing, collage, sculpture making and games. Come along every Saturday 10.30-13.00. Sessions are led by our professional art educators, with different activities each week, so come along and get arty.
How to obtain
Workshops are free, welcoming to all and you can just drop in. Call the galleries on 0141 287 3050 for more information.
Art and Design provision for secondary pupils at Glasgow Museums
Our programme for 2004 offers a range of talks, workshops and activities for secondary pupils studying Art and Design.
Workshops can be tailored for any year group
How to obtain
For further information, or to book sessions, please call the the Museum Education Service on 0141 565 4112/3.
GoMA Education Events Mailing List
If you would like to find out about forthcoming education events and activities at GOMA, why not join our education mailing list.
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