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TryptychGlasgow’s steel-framed Riverside Transport Museum is the focus of prize-winning artist Patricia Cain’s ‘construction art’ exhibition, being held at a London gallery throughout April.

Ms Cain is well known for her art and painting of industrial regeneration. For her study of the Transport Museum she sat and worked among the construction workers as the structure evolved.

Her endurance resulted in more than 100 highly detailed paintings, drawings and sculptures, all recreating the iconic museum’s complex steel structure and uniquely contoured wave-shaped roof.

“As a relative outsider I was given a real insight into the experience of what it’s like to be on site during the construction of a seminal public building,” said Ms Cain. “I came to appreciate how construction is all about management, being able to work with others and creating something through skill.”

Paul Jaffray, BAM’s Project Manager for the £70M project, said: “BAM allowed Patricia unprecedented access to the site throughout the build process, which was vital to allow her to capture the structure in its raw state.”

The Patricia Cain exhibition is being held at the Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, east London, until 29 April.

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