GLASS artist Alec Galloway is to open a new show in Greenock next week, inspired by the theme of migration and his own links to the town.

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.

Mr Galloway, who grew up in Greenock and used to play on the site where the Beacon Arts Centre now stands.

Part of his latest show includes the work Rain Harp, which is inspired by the town’s rainy reputation.

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.

Walking In Your Shadow art works will utilise forms of collage as well as glass and paint on canvass.

Mr 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.”

The work in the show was created after Mr Galloway started on it in the summer.

“I am looking forward to showing some new work, it has been a while since I have in Scotland,” he said.

Mr 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.