Walking Group - Week 17: Clydebank Museum

Our walking group ventured into the west last week, to visit Clydebank Museum and to see the current exhibition of artworks by Joan Eardley.

The group were met by Museum Coordinator Ann who was a very welcoming and informative guide to what proved to be a very interesting and varied tour.

The museum houses an intriguing collection of Singer sewing machines and displays information and photographs about the Singer factory which was once a major industry and source of employment nearby with 16,000 people being employed there at the peak of production in the 1960s.

The Joan Eardley exhibition was next, with several rooms of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by and of the artist. The exhibition will be on until 24th October and is well worth a visit.

The group were also allowed a sneak preview of another exhibition. This was of paintings by John Lowrie Morrison, also known as Jolomo, who paints very vibrant rural landscapes.

The tour was rounded off with a visit to the old police cells before emerging into a very grey, wet outdoors. Our planned walk to the Titan Crane will have to wait for another day and was substituted with a dash for the bus back into town.

You can find information about the museum here.  

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