Walking in your Shadow: Alec Galloway

Glass artist Alec Galloway is opening a new exhibition in The Beacon this December, inspired by the theme of migration and his own links to the town.

Walking In Your Shadow, which opens on Friday 9 December and runs until 30th December, features about eight glass works as well as around 25 paintings by the artist.

Alec Galloway grew up in Greenock and used to play on the site where the Beacon Arts Centre now stands. Walking In Your Shadow art works will utilise forms of collage as well as glass and paint on canvass.

Alec Galloway, who trained at Edinburgh College of Art, said: “There’s a theme of family and also migration, especially as from the point where the exhibition is taking place [on the waterfront], lots of families said their last farewells, so that is one of the main themes of the work. The very spot where the Beacon now stands was my childhood playground, so there is something very personal too.”

“I am looking forward to showing some new work, it has been a while since I have in Scotland,” he said. Alec Galloway’s work has been featured in public and private commissions and exhibitions over the years including exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates as well as across Scotland and the UK.

Alec Galloway recently became the new Patron of Beacon Arts Centre and is championing a campaign to ‘Light up lives in Inverclyde’ which offers young artists and performers a chance to shine through arts participation. Beacon Arts Centre is a registered Scottish charity and exists to provide life enriching creative, social and work training experiences. The Beacon aspires to offer the widest choice of affordable arts and cultural activities to everyone in Inverclyde.