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City Streets, Scottish Islands and Silhouetted Hills: Bet Low - Art and Life

City Streets, Scottish Islands and Silhouetted Hills: Bet Low - Art and Life

Date: Thursday 22 February 2024
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Venue: University Library, Level 12 seminar room
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Hildegarde Berwick
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-streets-scottish-islands-and-silhouetted-hills-bet-low-1924-2007-tickets-815082502707

A Friends of Glasgow University Library talk which explores the life and work of artist Bet Low (1924-2007).

Best known for her tranquil landscapes of Scotland, Low was born in Gourock and studied at Glasgow School of Art. She began her career creating sets for Glasgow Unity Theatre and co-founded the influential New Charing Cross Gallery in 1963 to help promote her work and that of other young ambitious artists. Low was the recipient of many awards and in 1999 was awarded the distinction of Doctor of Letters from the University of Glasgow.

The talk will be accompanied by a pop-up display of items from the papers of Bet Low, held at the University of Glasgow Library Archives and Special Collections.

Places limited - please book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-streets-scottish-islands-and-silhouetted-hills-bet-low-1924-2007-tickets-815082502707 

About the speaker

Hildegarde Berwick studied History of Fine Art and Psychology at the University of Glasgow and a post-graduate Diploma at Manchester University. She has held a number of curatorial roles in galleries across Scotland. She has also worked for Scottish charities in a governance role. 

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