A renowned artist is bringing a free and sentimental exhibition to Glasgow this summer in homage to his late dad.  

Father and Sons: The Exhibition by Alexander Dakers (who operates under the brand Zander Artwork) will feature a culmination of both Alexander's and his dad’s work - including pieces created with acrylic, oils and much more. 

“My father, Alexander Stuart Dakers, passed away almost two years ago,” Alexander told the Glasgow Times.  

He continued: “He was my art teacher and though his work was not necessarily similar to mine - he too was a diverse artist, like me. 

“For the exhibition, I wanted to clash both of our artworks together and show our pieces in one place.

“It is a sentimental show about loss and beauty of life.”

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The show is not only designed to display both of the creator's works but is also to help anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. 

Alexander explained: “I want this show to attract people who may have lost someone. 

“It is an exhibition for those who have lost a person they love. I want people who may be grieving to come along and for this to help them feel some kind of connection.

“That’s the main aim out of all of this. 

“I also want the show to be about celebrating life too.”

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The exhibition, which was previously shown in London and appeared on the popular Sky Arts channel, will run at The Glasgow Art Club in the city centre. 

Opening on June 29, the exhibition will finish on July 5 and will be completely free to enter. 

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Despite the 42-year-old breaking onto the scene in 2013 with his first exhibition in Bournemouth, this will be his first show in Glasgow. 

It comes after his exhibits in Cannes International Arts, London Brick Lane Gallery, Chile, Toyko and the United States. 

The former Glasgow School of Art student said: “I am really looking forward to coming back to Glasgow. 

“Even though I studied at art school, this will be my first exhibition in the city. 

“When I'm back, I'm going to pay a visit to the school and have a walk around. 

“I am also planning on taking a trip back to Innellan (in Argyll and Bute), where I was born.”

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Any money raised from purchases of Alexander's art work always goes towards charitable causes. 

In the past, Alexander has raised money for Amnesty International and The Dorset Blind Association with his pieces. 

Alexander's artwork, which includes those shown at the upcoming Glasgow exhibition, are framed by designer, Keith Lauffer – Alexander’s childhood best friend. The handmade wooden frames are made from old whisky barrels.

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Alexander wanted to give a shout out not only to Keith, but also to his partner and ‘rock’, Basia Gauden, who has been a ‘huge support’ in all of his exhibitions. 

To find out more about the exhibition or Alexander's work, click HERE