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Homecoming for Shrigley's Life Model sculpture

Homecoming for Shrigley's Life Model sculpture

The sculpture of a naked man which formed part of artist David Shrigley's Turner Prize exhibition is now on show in Glasgow, the first time it has been seen in Scotland. Life Model caused controversy when in Londonderry after several Northern Irish schools boycotted the work over fears pupils would be offended by the image of a larger-than-life man urinating into a bucket.

Life Model is on show at the Young Gallery in Sword Street, where Shrigley is a patron. The gallery, run by charity Impact Arts, is the first in Scotland dedicated to showcasing children's artwork. The exhibition is free and members of the public are invited to visit and sketch the sculpture. The drawings will then be hung on the gallery walls.

"This is the first time Life Model has been displayed in Scotland and it feels like he's coming home!" said Shrigley. "He was conceived just up the road at my studio, so he's glad to be returning from his travels to Manchester and Derry/ Londonderry.

"Glasgow is an exciting place for art and culture in 2014, with the Glasgow International Arts Festival, and the Commonwealth Games Cultural programme going on throughout the city so I'm pleased people in the east end of Glasgow have the chance to get involved in participatory art right on their doorstep."

Life Model is on show Tuesday to Saturday, noon-5pm until March 6.

l www.impactarts.co.uk

Glass exhibition hopes to dazzle

A new exhibition of works from the collection of glass held by Perth Museum and Art Gallery will open on March 4. Dazzle: A Glossary Of Glass brings together some of the best examples of locally made artisan glass including works from the Monart, Vasart, Strathearn and Caithness studios, as well as contemporary Scottish art glass pieces and examples of the museum's rarely seen collection of historic Venetian glass.

The exhibition will also feature, for the first time, a small selection of Caithness glass from the recent donation of the Graham Cooley Collection - an extensive private collection of more than 300 pieces, gifted to Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Admission is free, and the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

l www.pkc.gov.uk/museums

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