Supporting the recently graduated and emerging artist

They’ve worn their fingers to the bone putting together the art work of their life – so far anyway – and their parents, siblings, Aunties and Granddads have grinned with justified smiles of pride, but what comes next in the world of the art graduate? It can be a daunting

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Top 10 Animal Artists

Would you buy a masterpiece from a mini Pig-asso, or are these all just a little bit silly… 1 – Pierre Brassau (Leonardo da Chimpi) French artist Pierre Brassau, was an unknown talent, until he erupted onto the art scene in an exhibition in 1964. He was highly praised by

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Hannah Grace Ryan Gems in the Gallery

Hannah Grace Ryan is one of the first jewellers to join Art Pistol, with her impressive collection finding a spot in the 15° Graduate Show. Hailing from Glasgow School of Art she produces statement jewellery that has a particularly regal air about it. The contemporary pieces have a modern take

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Artists Wanted – Dram2o Whisky Box Design Opportunity

 Art Pistol and Dram2o collide to bring artists and designers a fantastic opportunity. Dram2o are putting a contemporary twist on a traditional story with their flagship whisky Dram Orach. Visit dram2o.co.uk to wet your digital whistle and get a taste for what we’re talking about. Bottom line – it is

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Drugs in Art – An Assumed Relationship

There has long been, both a true and speculated, connection between drugs and art on the creative scene, claiming that certain mind-altering substances can influence and effect artists work to staggering degrees. However, although this is an open relationship and is widely accepted by both the art community and those

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Glasgow Art

Glasgow has grown from its industrial roots to become a buzzing and vibrant city with a growing art scene and culture. Far from a grey, rainy town Glasgow has a colourful personality with bustling districts, well-loved places and a soul which is emotionally connected to art in the city and

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New 15° Graduate Show Now Open

We’ve opened our latest show called 15°. We’re showcasing the work of 15 Top Scottish Art School Graduates from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. 15 degrees between them, plus 15°C is the rather generous/ambitious/ridiculous average temperature for Glasgow in July. All set amongst new work from some Art Pistol regulars and

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Stereotypical Artists and All the Clichés

Artists are a certain group of people that can conjure up a whole host of clichés. Maybe you’re one of the cliché enablers enjoying a party whilst politely sipping on some wine, when the person next in-line to provide you with some chit-chat introduces themselves as an artist, cue the

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Art Conspiracy – What’s Really Behind It All?

The Art World can be a funny place, with hidden puzzles and secrets dotted throughout the artists work – a conspiracy theorists dream – and here’s a few of the believable, ludicrous and even completely true theories that we’ve come across… 1 – Van Gogh’s Ear Vincent Van Gogh seemed

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New Art Gallery in Cresswell Lane, West End Glasgow

Hello again to Glasgow’s West End! We’re back where it all began (our first pop up gallery was almost 3 years ago now at the Hilton Grosvenor) turning an amazing space on the beautifully cobbled Cresswell Lane into our new gallery, with an outstanding line up. Featuring new art from

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New Art Pistol Gallery at Waterstones

Here’s something a little different for the latest in a growing line of Art Pistol Pop Up Galleries. We’ve partnered up with the wonderful Waterstones on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, to take over a space in their impressive tardis like store. Our first exhibition includes the work of 6 superb artists,

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