Artist Talk: Robin Webster

Saturday 13 April 2019 | 2pm | 54 Bell Street

Join us for a very special artist’s talk by Professor Robin Webster about the themes of our Glasgow Landmarks exhibition as well as his artistic methods and processes and the buildings that inspire his work.

  • The exhibition will be open to the public from 12-5pm on this date for anyone to come in and browse at their leisure. Usual opening hours 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. All artworks are available for sale, with 50% of the proceeds going to support Glasgow City Heritage Trust (Scottish charity no: SC038640).


About Professor Robin Webster OBE PRIAS RSA RIBA FRSA

Robin is an architect, but also the son of Gordon Webster and the grandson of Alf Webster, two very distinguished Glasgow stained glass artists, and the was brought up in a house that was also his father’s studio and workshop, so an enthusiasm for art has rubbed off. He is a partner in the firm of the award winning CameronWebster architects in the city, along with his daughter and son-in law. He has drawn and painted all his life, mostly for his own pleasure, but also exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, and at various other galleries throughout the country.

He was born in Glasgow but spent more than twenty years in London practicing with Robin Spence in the architectural firm of Spence + Webster, winning a number of architectural competitions and building his own steel framed courtyard house there. He has also taught widely, and took the chair of Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, where he was Head of School for twenty years, returning to Glasgow in 2005.

Alasdair Gray remarked in his Novel “Lanark” that Glasgow suffered from not enough being written about it, or pictures painted of it. This exhibition is a small attempt to remedy this, and focuses on buildings in Glasgow, including some that were “at risk” but have been repaired with the help of the Glasgow City Heritage Trust, where Robin has been a consultant and was also one of the founding Trustees. He is currently the Treasurer of the Royal Scottish Academy, and in 2018 he was elected President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects.