Posted by: brigid benson | May 6, 2010

All Aboard

I love train travel – time to stare out of the windows, talk with or avoid fellow passengers and all that.  En route to Glasgow the train stopped at St Helen’s station where school was out for the day and relaxed students chattted on the platform under the cameras of Big Brother.

St Helen's Station

After a chat with Alison from the Glasgow Herald there was time to pop into the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) one of the most popular contemporary art galleries outside London.

Was the traffic cone on the statue an ironic artistic statement I wondered?  The neo classical building is full of surprises, walls of splintered mirror create wacky reflections in the entrance and beautiful glass windows cast great washes of colour around the stairwells, and that’s before you’ve seen the exhibits or stopped to raid David Shrigley cards in the shop.

Glasgow blues

But is it art?

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