Glasgow: Cafe Gandolfi, Merchant City

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'A Flock of Fishes' , Left Window

This piece is a panel inserted into the left main window on street level at Cafe Gandolfi. This panel was commissioned by Iain Mackenzie, Cafe Gandolfi's founder for the opening of the restaurant.

The panel depicts a shoal of fish called Gatern Gaternus or more commonly called 'Sweet Lips'. This group of fish is gathered under a coral reef.

John Kenneth Clark (1957- ) was born in Dumbarton. He attended the Glasgow School of Art for his BA and MA, graduating in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Clark continued to lecture at GSA until 1985. In 1990 he relocated his studios from Scotland to Germany. Clark has completed many notable commissions in Scotland and abroad and has made a massive contribution to modern Stained Glass design. ‘A Flock of Fishes’ was award a Saltire Award for Art in Architecture in 1988.


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Who: John Kenneth Clark (artist)
What: Restaurant
Where: Merchant City
Scotland, Glasgow, Cafe Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Merchant City
When: 04-Nov-14 (photograph taken)
1984 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Record ID: 000-000-764-001-C
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Subject/Keywords: fish, sea, restaurant, realistic, modern stained glass, art glass, Glasgow School of Art, GSA, male artist
Photographer: Rachael Purse