Press Articles

"A glass act as artist inspired by town, migration and rain"

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"Walking In Your Shadow, which opens on Friday at the Beacon Arts Centre at Custom House Quay, will feature about eight glass works as well as around 25 paintings by the artist."

"The work includes a reference to the psychedelic Beatles song Rain, a street map of Tobago Street in Greenock, old transparencies of people holidaying in the rain and a clothes line complete with pegs."

The Herald - 03/12/16

"Glasgow’s Finnieston crane becomes tribute to George Wyllie"

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"A BRIGHT yellow question mark has been hung from Glasgow’s Finnieston crane as a tribute to the Scottish artist George Wyllie."

"The current sculpture was designed by Greenock-based artist and friend Alec Galloway, and was manufactured using steel from Ferguson’s shipyards in Port Glasgow."

"It is part of a series of events that pay homage to the life of Wyllie, who died last May."

The Scotsman - 13/10/12

"Centre 'needed' to showcase Scottish stained glass"

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"Alison Robertson said Scotland had some of the finest examples of stained glass in the world"

"Alec Galloway is working on a new set of trade and industry windows for halls in Glasgow."

"Mrs Robertson said she believed the Scotland’s stained glass artists rivalled some of the greatest artists in Europe."

BBC News - 28/12/11

"Sweet day for the Sugar Sheds"

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"The buildings at James Watt Dock are all that remain of the massive industry that dated back to the mid-1800s"

"This is remembered through a unique project by a group of eight artists and musicians, led by local artist Alec Galloway under the banner Absent Voices."

"The £100,000 arts project Absent Voices is supported by EuroMillions winners Christine and Colin Weir.. the Heritage Lottery Fund, Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde."

Evening Times - 07/12/13

"Clyde tribute to George Wyllie leaves questions unanswered"

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"When Alec was asked by the Friends of George Wyllie to get involved in the year-long celebration of his work in his 90th year, he jumped at the chance."

"Working with welders who built boats on the river, Alec also recruited a group of unemployed and retired Inverclyde folk to create a series of question marks - an important motif in George’s work."

Daily Record - 03/12/16

"Clear way to see beauty of glass"

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"A senior tutor at the architectural glass department at Edinburgh College of Art, Alec Galloway is one of the world's leading glass artists. He has been commissioned by Clackmannanshire Council to create a large architectural glass installation within the new Alloa Academy."

"As well as raising money for Maggie's Centres and Women's Aid, the event is a celebration of glass, with Retro Glass hosting an exhibition of its customers’ work."

Daily Record - 03/12/16

"Greenock artist and musician Alec Galloway gifted replica of the guitar used by hero Rory Gallagher"

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"Alec Galloway received the present after being asked by the rock star’s brother Donal to produce a piece of glass artwork for global giant Fender USA."

"His creation will hang in the conference suite of the Rory Gallagher Conference Room at Fender’s headquarters in Arizona."

"It has has seen him interview stars such as Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, who was so delighted with his glasswork tribute that he is displaying a print of the artwork in his London restaurant."

Daily Record - 03/12/16

"Greenock artist hosts exhibition at Beacon"

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"An acclaimed Greenock artist is going back to his roots with his latest solo exhibition at the Beacon."

"Alec Galloway, who was brought up only yards from where the arts centre stands, says his new project - Walking in Your Shadow - has been inspired by his childhood and passion for music, art and local history."

"The display features a range of Alec’s work, including 25 pictures and eight stained glass pieces."

The Herald - 03/12/16

"Rory Gallagher honoured at Fender guitars HQ in Dublin"

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"Irish guitar great Rory Gallagher has been honoured at Fender guitars Irish HQ during a special event attended by President Michael D Higgins and Rory’s brother Donal Gallagher."

"President Higgins, who arrived at Fender’s offices from the funeral of piper Liam O’Flynn who passed away on Wednesday, also unveiled an artwork by Alec Galloway, especially commissioned for the occasion."

RTE - 17/03/18