Glasgow International festival of art to open

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image captionJohn Russell's work Cellular Worlds at the GoMA is featured

One of the biggest celebrations of contemporary art in the UK will open in Glasgow on Friday, 20 April.

GI - the Glasgow International festival of art - is the biggest to date, featuring the work of 268 artists in 78 venues.

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image captionMark Leckey's piece Nobodaddy at the Tramway

The venues include conventional art spaces and more unusual locations including a charity shop and a disused gas purifier shed.

The Scottish government has announced that this will be the second Glasgow festival to be eligible for their Expo fund which allows artists to develop events and partnerships beyond their 18-day event.

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image captionLubaina Himid's Breaking in, Breaking out, Breaking up, Breaking down at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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image captionMick Peter's The Regenerators at Dalmarnock Gas Purifier Shed is one of the most prominent features at this year's festival
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image captionNicolas Party's Head stands out at The Modern Institute
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image captionTorsten Lauschmann's War of the Corners at the Reid Gallery

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