News: Charles Anderson, Artist


Charles Anderson awarded Hon FRIAS
Charles Anderson Receives Hon FRIASCharles Anderson has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (Hon FRIAS) for “services to art and the public realm” at their Annual Dinner held on 18th June. The photograph shows Charles receiving his award from President of RIAS, Ian Connolly.
Saving of Charles Anderson's mural created for the Provosts’s Pool at Rainbow Slides Leisure Centre in Stirling.
June, 2014

Charles with Provost Robbins and Duncan Ogilvie alongside the murals new home in Stirling.
Charles Anderson's mural created for the Provosts’s Pool at Rainbow Slides Leisure Centre in Stirling has been saved from the threat of demolition and relocated at the Headquarters of Ogilvie Group, who steped in to save the mural which otherwise would have been lost. The Swimming Pool was built by Ogilvie in the 1970's and the mural was part of the integral structure of the building.
Saving of Charles Anderson's Burnley Sculpture
September, 2011

     Detailed Section of the 150 ft Mural by Charles Anderson
Possibly the longest sculptural frieze in the UK (150ft long and 9ft high) has now been saved for posterity. Constructed in precast concrete panels in 1974 the frieze ran the full length of the main facade of The Thomson Sports Centre, Burnley. The building was demolished in 2009 and the panels carefully removed, section by section from the building. The local Burnley Council made strenuous efforts to have the panels re-sited within the town with the help of local interested groups and received an offer of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Sadly the onset of the current recession and Government cutbacks forced the project to be abandoned. All seemed lost in spite of efforts by the Twentieth Century Society to highlight its plight.

However this important major work by sculptor Charles Anderson has now been installed in a new setting within the town due entirely to the efforts and finance of local businessman Andrew Brown of Crow Wood Leisure Ltd, Burnley (who purchased the frieze from Burnley Council and carefully stored the panels for two years). To mark the completion of its installation at Crow Wood Leisure Centre in Burnley by the Mayor of Burnley Coun. David Heginbotham unveiled a plaque in front of the frieze at a ceremony on Friday, 2nd September 2011. See report in the Burnley Express.

Exhibition held at the Glasgow Art Club
Held - 3rd to 19th November 2007

'The President's Retrospective'

Exhibition of Charles Anderson's Paintings 'The President's Retrospective in the Gallery at the Glasgow Art Club

An exhibition of paintings by Charles Anderson RSW, President of the Glasgow Art Club - The work contained photographic archive material from the artist's 35 year career as an architectural sculptor and mural painter which can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnails below: -
The Work of Charles Anderson 1   The Work of Charles Anderson 2
Click on the thumbnails to download pdf versions of displays of some of Charles Anderson's works as a Mural Designer and Sculptor.


'Still Life in Blue'
'Still Life in Blue'
Major Exhibitions
    Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
    The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)
    The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
    The Paisley Art Institute

He exhibits paintings at the following Galleries: -
    The Edinburgh Gallery
20a, Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ
    The Glasgow Art Club
185 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU
    Green Gallery
The Coachhouse, Ballamenoch, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire FK8 3NX
    The Leith Gallery
65, the Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA, UK
    Lime Tree Gallery
Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9JF
    Red Rag Gallery, Brock Street, Bath BA1 2JN
    The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street,
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN