Guardian, Italian Centre
Guardian, Italian Centre, Glasgow

This evening, I am focusing on Glasgow’s Italian Centre in John Street off Ingram Street. Glasgow has a reputation as second only to London’s Oxford Street as a U.K. shopping destination. Here, at the Italian Centre can be found such high end outlets as Versace and Armani together with various eateries. Location is convenient to such high footfall areas a George Square and Argyle Street. 

Inside the Italian centre can be found a fascinating courtyard with water feature and a collection of intruiging art works which are the subject of this post.

Above image shows one of Jack Sloan’s metal ‘Guardians’ which stands above a glass canopy whilst immediately below is a sliding window shutter depicting  the story of Phaeton,a human who stole the Apollo’s chariot and rode across the sky.

Phaeton, Italian Centre

Phaeton, Italian Centre, Glasgow

This image shows the inner courtyard with foreground statue of man and his dog by Shona Kinloch entitled ‘Thinking of Bella’.

Internal Courtyard, Italian Centre

Internal Courtyard, Italian Centre, Glasgow

Here is the statue of the dog connected to the above.

Dog by Shona Kinloch

Dog by Shona Kinloch, Italian Centre

Here is a frontal view of the ‘Thinking of Bella’ statue.

Thinking of Bella by Shona Kinloch
Thinking of Bella by Shona Kinloch at Italian Centre
The architecture reflects the smart, stylish image of Italian fashion wear and is work of Page and Page Architects.
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