- 1971-1981 (Creation)
Level of description
2 Linear Feet
Content and Structure
Scope and content
Treasurer's reports, 1972-1974
Catalogues of exhibitions, 1971-1979
Ephemera - invites etc., 1971-1979
GLA Exhibition posters, 1974-1979
Slide pack of members work, n.d.
Colour photographs of members work, 1978-1979
Photographs of GLA members, 1978-1979
Colour photographs of exhibitions of members work, 1974
GLA Print Pack, c1971-1981
Film - We're all Big Boys Now - a quick look at the GLA, 1974
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Name of creator
The Glasgow League of Artists, Glasgow, Scotland, was founded in 1971 as an artist's co-operative designed to overcome some of the difficulties encountered by the artist working in isolation. By pooling resources, and with the assistance of the Scottish Arts Council, they were able to provide workshop facilities and studios at 45 St Vincent Lane, Glasgow. The group saw themselves as "a framework within which artists have been able to exchange ideas and information; and from which lines of communication have been opened between the artists and the public". The League exhibited frequently in Scotland, and also had exhibitions in England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada, often facilitating exchanges with artists from the host country. Members organised and supported other ventures including the Gable-end Scheme in Glasgow and an exhibition of prints and sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi at the Glasgow Print Studio in 1979. Founder members included Ronald Forbes, Stan Bell, George Docherty and Gregor Smith. Members included several Glasgow School of Art graduates and staff, but there were also graduates of Edinburgh College of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone and other British art schools. They were usually no more than twenty members at a time.
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Existence and location of copies
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Level of detail
- Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001.
- Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 18 September 2001.
- Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002.
- Fonds level descriptions imported from the Archives Hub 24 August 2006.
- Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011.
- Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.
- Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.
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