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Born Manchester,1951. Lives and works in Glasgow.


Former member of Glasgow League of Artists, 1974/5 and the Glasgow Group, 1988/91.


Elected RGI (Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts) 2016.






Compass Gallery, Glasgow: 1972, 1993, 2003, 2006, 2011


Hillhead Underground Gallery, Glasgow: 1981


Open Circle, Glasgow: 1986, 1989


Arts Guild, Greenock: 1987


The Inn on the Green, Glasgow: 1989


Cormund Gallery, Glasgow: 1990, 1991


Flagstones, Thurso: 1997


Thompson’s Gallery, London: 2007, 2009, 2017


House for an Art Lover, Glasgow: 2007


The Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh: October 2017 (review below)

















Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, regular exhibitor and….

Invited Artist, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2010 curated by Ian McCulloch.


Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh


Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow, regular exhibitor.


Paisley Art Institute, Paisley


Kunsthaus, Nurnberg, W. Germany, 1985, exhibition of ‘Contemporary Scottish Art’ and touring to four other venues.


The Compass Contribution, ‘21 Years of Contemporary Art’, Tramway, Glasgow, 1990


‘Surrealist Tendencies in Contemporary Scottish Art’, Open Circle, Glasgow, 1990


Fundacion Alzate, Bilbao, Spain, 1990


‘Patron and Painters’, Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling, 1995


‘Compass Celebrates the Life of Robert Burns’, touring exhibition to five venues, 1996


‘Pride and Passion’, RoyalScottish Museum, Edinburgh, 1996


‘A Patch of their Own’, Compass Gallery touring exhibition to seven venues, 1997/8

Critics Choice, (Clare Henry), Glasgow Art Club, 1997


‘Contemporary Scottish Art’, touring exhibition to Maastricht, Amsterdam, Aachen, Rheims, Troyes & Paris, 1997/8


Contemporary Art Fair, The Hague, Holland, April 1998


Art 1992-2010 inclusive, The Business Design Centre, Islington, London, with Compass Gallery


Glasgow Art Fairs, with Compass Gallery


Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh


Thompson’s Gallery, London


Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh


Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold


Langham Fine Art, Bury St. Edmunds


The Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie.


Glasgow Group 50th anniversary exhibition, Glasgow City Concert Hall 2008


Invited artist, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2010


“The Force and Form of Memory”, Compass Gallery, Glasgow and thereafter touring to many venues across Scotland, throughout 2011/12.


Stafford Gallery, London 2012 – 2018 inclusive.


RSW (The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour), Edinburgh.


Realisme Art Fair, Amsterdam 2015, with Thompsons Gallery.





“We’re All Big Boys Now”, twenty minute film about Glasgow League of Artists, Siddharta Films, 1975


“Glasgow Group 1958-1990”; 36p ill.b/w, pub. Glasgow Group, 1990


“Surrealist Tendencies in Contemporary Scottish Art”; 32p ill. b/w, pub. Open Circle, Glasgow, 1990

(Author of introduction and notes on artists)


“James Tweedie – New Glasgow Paintings”; 12p ill. Col & b/w pub. Compass Gallery, Glasgow, 1993


“James Tweedie – New Paintings”, 6 sided card, full colour, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, 2003



“James Tweedie  - Imagination & Reality” 6 sided card, full colour, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, 2006


“James Tweedie” 4 sided card, full colour, Thompson’s Gallery, London, 2007


“The Glasgow Group, 1958-2008”, 110p ill. colour throughout, Glasgow, 2008


“James Tweedie” 4 sided card, full colour, Thompson’s Gallery, London, 2009


The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2010 catalogue.


“The Dictionary of Scottish Painters, 1600 to the Present”, ed. Julian Halsby and Paul Harris, pub. Birlin 2010.


“Away from Convention: Sophie Levi and James Tweedie”, 20p colour, Thompson’s Gallery, London, 2017


“Journey to find strangeness in the shadows”, Giles Sutherland, The Times, October 6, 2017.


Works on the Art UK website;




Wm. Bowie award, Paisley Art Institute, 2003


Maude Gemmill Hutcheson Prize, Royal Scottish Academy, 2010


Scottish Arts Club Award, Royal Scottish Academy, 2015

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