A KILCREGGAN artist has set up an exhibition showcasing his work alongside famous musicians, Turner-Prize winners and students from Glasgow school of Art.

Ross Sinclair, a tutor and researcher at Glasgow School of Art, developed the exhibition to celebrate his two passions, art and music.

He said: “The gallery invited me to do something in the space and the whole theme of art and music is something I have been exploring in my own art practice for about 30 years.

“I really just wanted to open that up to a wider range of artists and musicians to see what that would look like in the gallery.”

Ross took a break during his career at Glasgow School of Art to become a founding member of the popular Glaswegian band The Soup Dragons, in the 1980s.

His musical career meant Ross knew a lot of artists and musicians personally.

He told the Advertiser: “I used to play myself so I knew quite a lot of these people from before, and the artists as well, they were generally people I knew so I would say it was a network that existed already.

“I just went through and sent lots of invites to people and phoned folk up and sent texts.

“Part of the reason that there is so many people in the show was that I was slightly surprised that almost everybody I asked said yes so I think it was just a combination of quite an unusual idea for an exhibition to have musicians and artists together.”

The exhibition is on the platform of Queens Park railway station, meaning commuters can pop in to visit the exhibition while waiting for their train.

Ross admitted that he liked the unusual location but was unsure if all the displays would fit.

He said: “It’s quite a small space, it’s literally the old waiting room of the station and it’s quite tiny so that was another concern once everybody had said yes, how I would fit it all together but in the end i just spoke to people and said that the space was kind of modest so don’t go crazy.”

Ross was inspired to mix the work of musicians and Turner-Prize winners following a trip to China which students helped create music and performances for.

He said: “I had the idea to mix it with older people in bands and Turner-Prize winning artists but also to include some younger students who are still at the art school just now.

“So it was a real mixture of folk who are still in their teens through to oldies like me.

“It’s a good experience to do that and it makes it all a bit more accessible and a bit less daunting. Sometimes I think whether it’s art or music it just seems a bit out of reach, it just makes it a wee bit more accessible somehow.”

The exhibition will feature work from musicians including Bob Hardy, the drummer from Franz Ferdinand.

He created a project where he has photographed every hotel room he has stayed in since 2004 and then created a set of 378 unique postcards that he will give away to visitors at the gallery.

The show is open on Friday to Sunday each weekend from March 2 to March 25, from 12 to 6pm.

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