Antiques Roadshow expert Anita Manning launches Òran Mór’s magnificent new permanent art installation

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Due to public demand we have organised an additional Open Day on Saturday 26th January, 10am – 2pm  showing the magnificent paintings of Nichol Wheatley’s rendition of Tam O’Shanter, commissioned by Colin Beattie for Òran Mór.

Almost 300 people turned up on Monday evening for the launch of our brand new ten painting commission depicting the tale of Burn’s epic poem Tam O’Shanter by renowned Scottish artist Nichol Wheatley. Thanks to all who attended.

The current President of the World Burns Federation Bill Nolan opened the unveiling with a short rendition of Tam O’Shanter. Bill also thanked Nichol Wheatley for “his spectacular contribution to the canon of art celebrating Burns.”


Anita Manning of Antiques Roadshow fame joined the star-studded event and spoke of her admiration of Colin and Òran Mór, she said “Òran Mór is a wonderful centre of culture for Glasgow, it brings together the visual arts, theatre, literature and music, making them available to us, the ordinary guy.”

Nichol Wheatley was very gracious in his short dignified thank you to all who attended. Colin Beattie finished off the proceedings by thanking Nichol for his “magnificent creations” that will now adorn the walls of Òran Mór and further cements Òran Mór’s philosophy of ‘Arts for All – All Year Round.’


Tam O’Shanter by Nichol Wheatley – The Paintings

Nichol Wheatley

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