Arts for All

At the very heart of Òran Mór is our founding principle of ‘Arts for All, All Year Round.’

Our entire ethos was beautifully summed-up by TV personality and antiques expert Anita Manning, when she recently described Òran Mór as “A most wonderful centre of culture for Glasgow, one of the most wonderful centres that Glasgow has ever had. It brings together the visual arts, it brings together theatre, it brings together literature, it brings together all these things to make them available to us, the ordinary guy.”

We will continue to support Scottish artists, actors and writers throughout our diverse arts programme, and our ever expanding collection of artwork, on display throughout our beautiful building for all to enjoy.

Currently on Display

  • Tam O’Shanter – 10 major paintings by Nichol Wheatley
  • Celestial Ceiling Mural – by Alasdair Gray
  • Bella Caledonia – by Alasdair Gray
  • Alasdair Gray – by Sandy Moffat
  • David MacLennan – by Sandy Moffat
  • The Homecoming – Adrian Wiszniewski
  • Landscape Stained Glass – by John K. Clark
  • ‘Songs of Scotland’ Panels – by Sheila Tandy
  • Wee Folk Dancing – by John K. Clark
  • Scottish Wildflowers – by Lizzie Lochart
  • Various Artwork – by Bill Blackwood
  • Alasdair Gray – David Richardson
  • ‘Striving for Grace’ – Òran Mór Halo
  • Billy Connolly and Chic Murray bronze – by David Annand


We also continue to commission artwork for display in the local community and recently installed The G.I. Bride – a long running character in Bud Neill’s Lobey Dosser series – by Ranald MacColl, at Partick rail/underground/bus station.

I think Bud Neill might have been amused at the GI Bride finally making her journey home to an integrated transport hub in Partick. I hope it will bring a smile to the millions of people who will use the station each year.

Colin Beattie, Òran Mór owner and patron of the arts

North Garden Project & Petition

Help us with our North Garden campaign to see our bronze statue of Billy Connolly and Chic Murray ‘The Patter’ installed in its intended home on Great Western Road