Colin Robertson: UNCONNECTED FRAGMENTS

Opening on Thusday 2nd May, 6-9pm (as usual), the exhibition is on until Saturday 18th May.

'Drawing is needed.  It sets me on the way to try to understand.  Understanding is unachievable, so I have to keep on trying – to keep on drawing.'
Colin Robertson.

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iota welcomes you to this third solo show of new work by Colin Robertson. He mentions needing 'triggers' to start drawing, and cites 'things seen- figures, or parts of figures- adverts on a van- works by other artists- the dark line of the sea where it met the sky- the perspective on a slope of cobbled concrete blocks under a motorway...Photos in the newspapers- of female pop singers, pop groups and of women soldiers from North Korea marching (goose-stepping) on parade. A doodle where I let music activate my hand and pen.'
Robertson was born in Glasgow 1936, graduated in Dundee and travelled the world. He lives and walks and works in Scotland. Turn the image, see this work.    
Original work available for purchase. 

iota will not let you down! an action packed programme for 2019!

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As 2019 continues (with it’s own unique brand of chaos), you can rely on iota to bring you a great range of new work from across the arts disciplines and from Scottish and International artists. Having started the year with a packed house for Lewis Waugh’s EAST-WEST:WEST-EAST show, we will sustain your cultural needs!.

Drawing, mixed media, photography, poetry, film, installations. We have it all in the bag! sign up for our emails or like iota gallery on facebook to get the latest info.

LEWIS WAUGH : EAST-WEST:WEST-EAST

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Lewis Waugh’s ‘EAST-WEST:WEST-EAST’, inspired by travels and cultures from Morocco to Scotland, opened on Friday to a packed audience at iota. We promised you art, poetry, calligraphy, Scottish & Arabic culture and VIPs. All duly delivered. A Meg Bateman poem was read in Gaelic, Iyad Hayatleh’s poem ‘50’, was read by the author in Arabic. The VIPs? Guests, Artists, Poets & Politicians. This show is on until 2 March.

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LEWIS WAUGH : art and poetry: EAST-WEST:WEST-EAST

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Glad to report that at as well as this exhibition of new work by Lewis Waugh, we are happy to present words & poetry at the Preview on Friday 15th February. There will be short readings of work by Gaelic poet Meg Bateman & Glasgow/Palestinian poet, Iyad Hayatleh.

Edinburgh – based artist Lewis Waugh acknowledges the influence of Islamic art on his imagery. The resultant abstract forms are a fusion of Islamic geometry and Hebridean dreaming.

Hope to see you there.

DAVID CAMPBELL 'METTA'

‘METTA’ oPENS 6-9PM tHURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

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All religions share the same fundamental principles of love and peace expressed through wisdom and compassion for others. How then can these immutable tenets be interpreted in such a way as to promote intolerance, hatred and extreme violence, is it in fact politics more than religious fanaticism that has led terrorists to blow themselves up?

This new exhibition by David Campbell challenges the nature of what western media brands as “Islamic terrorism” and “Buddhist oppression”

Exhibition until Saturday 20th October.

Crossing @ iota

Tuesday 22 May – Saturday 2 June 2018

Artists Talk 4p.m. Saturday 26 May followed by Private View.

10 years of meeting, making and exploring the boundaries of warp and weft.

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From the freshness of first experiments, through developing technique and an emerging ‘voice’, each weaver’s journey is shown by a retrospective collection of tapestries.

14 artists, 14 outlooks, passion and palette. Paths crossing, converging, responding. Images of love and admiration, of landscapes dark and dense, scoured, vast, worked and wild.

Judith Aylett, Lorraine Darwin, Alan Gilchrist, Eileen Hughes, Libby Hughes, Susan Hunt, Daphne Kirk, Robin Low, Louise Martin, Margarett Maxwell, Gillian Morris, Gill Owen, Mhairi Stewart, Jan Watson

People/Place: 3 Photographers

Laji Varghese + Emma Crichton + Ian Graham.

Opening 6-9pm, Thursday 15th March, until 31 March 2018.

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Featuring three photographers with Glasgow connections, we present contemporary photography in a Scottish and International context.

Uncontrived reality is portrayed by all three artists. In works linking Glasgow, The Forth, Galicia and the Himalayas, we may all have more in common that we realise.

T. D. Coats: 'Reflection, Deflection, Detourment'

IN THE PRESENCE OF AGNES

by Rita McGurn

Until 3 March 2018

About the artist:

T.D. Coats is based in Glasgow, ‘though he thinks in Leadhills. 

A Glasgow School of Art Graduate, education has been a consistent feature in his life, taking on various apprentices and collaborators, and tutoring part time at various institutions. 

He is of eternal optimism that things will get better. 

Many years have been spent demonstrating and remonstrating about how the arts should talk less and do more. 

Observation is his bag, comment is often reserved. 

‘Reserved’ in the sense of ‘being kept back’, rather than ‘being shy and quiet’, 

What you see is what you get.

Fanfare for 2017?

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iota would like to thank all the creative people who have contributed so much to iota this year, and those of you who came to our events. 


Here's the last event that iota will tell you about this year. Happy to report that through your support we have been able to take a hefty box of art materials to the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity.


We have a stonking programme for 2018, so get your calendars at the ready!

'Borders' thematic exhibition

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iota is happy to host this exhibition by the Scottish members of the British Tapestry Group, from1-9 December. 28 exhibitors explore the theme, in a variety of woven formats.  A sense of place - from the inner self, the impact of global warming, physical borders, barriers and being on the edge, the politics of exclusion, war and refugees, is juxtaposed alongside images of the beauty around us in gardens and landscape.  Exhibits include 3-dimensional weaving on “found” objects; the diversity of these pieces showcase how creative weavers can be. The work can be purchased.