Category Archives: Architecture and Design

Glasgow Tenements Fabric Collage

Feeling very Glaswegian and Scottish today! This is a photograph of hand and machine embroidered fabric collage depicting a Glasgow tenement facade and a gable end. The tenement was modelled from a building in Mount Florida, a Southside district near … Continue reading

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Photographs of The Arlington Baths Club Turkish Suite and Slipper Room.

Images copyright: ©MarionGardyne2017 Above is a small selection of the 150 photographs that I had taken when collecting visual information and references to begin the  the design for the collage panels. The last image although blurred is an interesting combination … Continue reading

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Art Work Inspired By The Arlington Baths

Using the beautiful mosaic centre of the floor at the old water fountain in the Turkish Suite as inspiration, this unfinished ( I’m still working on it…) circular design depicts the colours of the tiny tiles which are a variation … Continue reading

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Other Artwork Inspired by The Arlington Baths

This sequence of images shows the progression of a watercolour design inspired by the coloured glass stars on the ceiling of The Turkish Suite. Also featured in the painting are several of the Minton tile designs seen on the floor … Continue reading

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ARTchitecture Exhibition at The Arlington Baths from 1st December 2017

On Friday 1st December, The Arlington Baths Club hosted the opening event of the ARTchitecture Exhibition in the club’s Reading Room. Chris and Charlie, my good friends, assisted in curating the show with me. By the preview opening time in … Continue reading

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Glasgow Society of Women Artists New Works at The Lillie Gallery 6th October 2017

My collages were submitted and selected for this group exhibition last autumn. My contribution  was of two small collages that featured designs from the Parthenon in Athens. The photographs were taken during a recent pilgrimage to The Acropolis. I also … Continue reading

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‘LINES OF THOUGHT’ Exhibition at The Lighthouse

These photographs show examples of Alexander Thomson’s original drawings, architectural models  and my large and small collages interpreting Alexander Thomson’s architectural features.

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Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson LINES OF THOUGHT Bicentenary Exhibition at The Lighthouse.

From 18th August until 8th October 2017, The Lighthouse in Glasgow was host to the ‘Lines Of Thought’ exhibition celebrating the genius and the bi-centinary of the birth of architect Alexander Thomson. The exhibition could be viewed in Gallery One … Continue reading

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ARTchitecture Exhibition and Designs On Japan pop-up exhibition At Cass Art Glasgow

In June 2017,  Cass Art in Glasgow city centre hosted a solo exhibition of my kaleidoscopic collages inspired by architecture. I was joined by Christine Shaw who’s pop- up exhibition was inspired by the art and design of Japan. Chris … Continue reading

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Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Bicentenary Birthday 9th April 2017

The renowned and influencial Glasgow architect Alexander Thomson , was born in the village of Balfron near Glasgow on 9th April 1817. He was the seventeenth of twenty children. He never travelled abroad, spending most of his life in Victorian … Continue reading

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