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Alys Owen

Alys Owen (b. 1981 in Pwllheli, Wales) lives and works in Glasgow, UK.  Alys Owen’s sculptural practice encompasses a wide range of media. She utilises drawing, painting, moving image, performance and sculpture to explore the relationships between humans, animals and the natural world.  She creates immersive environments that offer a form of escapism through constructed realities that question how we see ourselves. 

Recent exhibitions include: Raoul Reynolds, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow International 2016 and Raoul Reynolds, La Belle Friche de Mai, Marseille (2016); The Clinic, The Albus building, Glasgow International (2016); The Clinic Summerhall, Edinburgh (2016); So It is, YAKA Collective, The Lauriston Arches, Glasgow (2014); Forecasting, Tehtaankatu, Gothenburg, Sweden (2014); Le Swimming, The Underground Car park, Glasgow International (2014); Lucy Donna, The Underground Car Park, Glasgow (2014); Che Vuoi, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow (2013); Acts of Longevity, The Briggait, Glasgow (2013); 1913 The Rite of Spring, The Hidden Gardens Tramway, Glasgow (2013).

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Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero



For ‘LOOP’ artworks by Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero are situated across Glasgow’s network of subway stations (SPT). Prints, drawings, large scale installations and live pieces examine the nature of travel and daily routines, exploring the overlooked absurdities of everyday life.

In an interactive ‘artwork giveaway’ golden tickets will be dispensed randomly when customers purchase tickets to win a free original artwork or limited edition print.

The installation at Buchanan Street Station has been designed with local young people as well as a moving image piece viewable online at

#LOOPglasgowSubway #gi2018

Supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow Connected Arts Network.


Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sat, 6.30am-11.30pm
Sun, 10am-6pm

With garments designed by Asia Apolonia Przytarska

Fri 20 April: 2-2.30pm
Looping between St Enoch and Buchanan Street stations.

Fri 27 April: 4-4.30pm
Looping between Cowcaddens and St. George’s Cross stations

Fri 4 March: 4-4.30pm
Looping between St Enoch and Buchanan Street stations

Partially accessible

Simon Buckley and Othmar Farré Present FOUNDATION PAINTING SHOW

Jedrzej Cichosz, Olga Cerkasova, Adrian Falkner, Michael Fullerton, Paula Henrike Herrmann, Jan Kiefer, Andrew Kerr, Mathis Gasser, Raphael Linsi, Sophie Mackfall, France-Lise McGurn, Victoria Morton, Alys Owen, Max Ruf, Justin Stephens, Mandy Ure, Anna Diehl


Instead of being hung on a gallery wall, the paintings in this accessible and playful exhibition are placed on sofas in the window of the British Heart Foundation shop on Stockwell Street. Each day, Simon Buckley and Othmar Farré will arrange a new configuration of three or four pieces by a host of international artists.

Placed on the sofas, the paintings project a hard-won casualness, a contorted scene set and there they sit, hiding in plain sight, quietly championing the relevance of a little bit of irreverence.

Supported by Glasgow International. With thanks to The British Heart Foundation.

Thu 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm
Sat, 9am-5pm
Sun, 11am-5pm

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