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Tommy Lydon


Tommy was born in 1955, Glasgow, Scotland. He studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art where he also completed his post graduate studies. He has been Artist/Designer on several projects: the Garnethill Mural Project, Glasgow and has worked in performance both alone and in association with others; seven large-scale gable Murals commissioned by the Scottish Development Agency; and on the Easterhouse Mosaic Mural in Glasgow. He has worked in mixed - media installations, video and site specific projects. Since 1992 he has taken part in the Keleia Project as painter and selector. In 1996 he was elected a Member of the Council of the Keleia Project. Tommy is presently living and working in both Glasgow and Düsseldorf, Germany.

Solo Exhibitions

1997 Galerija Keleia, Celje
1991 Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
1989 Todd Gallery, London
1988 Hillhead Library, Glasgow (Queer sausage - Two man show)
1985 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (Cornice Hat, two man exhibition)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000 Tuchfüllung 2, Kusthaus Langenberg, Germany
1999 International Weeks of Paintings, Piran/Celje/Ljubljana, Chaumont sur Loire Sculpture Festival, France
1998 International Weeks of Paintings, Piran/Celje/Ljubljana, Lillie Gallery, Milngavie
1997 Galerija Keleia, Celje (IX. Celjski Mednarodni Slikarski Tedni)
1996 Group exhibition East Campbell Street (Gallery & Studio spaces)
  Stirling Smith Gallery, Stirling (The William Wallace Exhibition)
  Galerija Keleia, Celje (lz zbirke Kovinotehne)
1990 The Shelter Gallery, Glasgow
  Glasgow Group Gallery, Glasgow (Glasgow Group drawing show)
  Glasgow Group (New Members Show)
  Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh (The Glasgow Group)
  Everyman, Glasgow (Glasgow Group)
  Glasgow Arts Centre (A basketful of currencies)
1989 The Glasgow Group (Invited Artists)
  Todd Gallery, London (Summer Show)
  Stirling Smith Biennial
  Glasgow Group (Xmas Show)
1988 Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (Nicaragua Show- organizer / contributor)
  Glasgow Garden Festival Exhibition
  Nürenberg / Glasgow Touring Exhibition
  Barbican Art Gallery, London (Athena Art Award - Prize Winner)
1987 Glasgow School of Art (Art Auction for Nicaragua - organiser / contributor)
  German touring exhibition, Nürnberg and Düsseldorf
  The Glasgow Group (Invited Artists)
  Sterling Smith Gallery (Sterling Smith Biennial)
  Third Eye Centre, Glasgow (Invited Artists)
  Glasgow Art Centre, Glasgow (Observation tree)
1986 Smith Gallery, Stirling (The Eye of the Storm) - touring exhibition Newcastle/Lancaster/Glasgow
  Glasgow School of Art / Transmission Gallery (War of Images - selected artists)
1985 Methodist Church Woodlands, Glasgow (Save Eldon Street Campaign - exhibition organiser and exhibitor)
1984 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow (Scottish Peace Festival Exhibition - invited artists)


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