New Linlithgow art exhibition goes online so locals don’t miss out

West Lothian art lovers won’t have to miss out on a new exhibition by Scottish artist James Cosgrove at Linlithgow Burgh Halls.

The poster for the Paths to Other Places: Drawing Parallels exhibition, a collection of works by  James Cosgrove.
The poster for the Paths to Other Places: Drawing Parallels exhibition, a collection of works by James Cosgrove.

Although the Gallery is closed, a virtual tour of Paths to Other Places: Drawing Parallels has been created so no-one misses Cosgrove’s work. To take the virtual tour, visit www.linlithgowburghhalls.co.uk, and select James Cosgrove from the exhibitions drop down menu.

West Kilbride-based Cosgrove, known as Jimmy, is a Scottish artist and designer who was a deputy director at Glasgow School of Art before he retired from academic life in 1999.

A regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Paisley Art Institute, Cosgrove also exhibits widely in a number of commercial galleries.

His current work in acrylic, collage and painting is based on international travel in general and people and places in the west of Scotland, in particular Arran and Ayrshire.

The work on display is a blend of new and previously displayed works, featuring imagined journeys and communities in fabricated landscapes. The images are predominately rooted in drawing, although more about the dynamics and psychology of visual form than capturing exact likeness.

For more information on the artist, please visit https://jimmycosgrove.wordpress.com/about/

This is the second virtual tour of an exhibition at the Gallery in Linlithgow Burgh Halls. The previous virtual tour of Settlements by Alasdair Wallace is also available at www.linlithgowburghhalls.co.uk.