Alec Galloway

Alec Galloway ©2013 Alastair Cook
Generations of Greenock-born Alec Galloway’s family worked in the sugar industry. His great grandfather was killed while working in Walkers’ sugar factory during the Greenock Blitz of 1941. Alec is one of the foremost architectural glass maker in Scotland. In 2009, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Aspect Prize for painting.

Alec worked as chief glass designer with Glass Effects, the largest commercial glass studio in Dubai, UAE. This involved designing and fabricating glass for some of the most iconic buildings in the Far and Middle East, including the famous Burj Al Arab building in Dubai.

In 2000, he set up Cara Stained Glass in his native Inverclyde. Today he continues to create new glass works for the commercial sector, as well as exhibiting his own personal glass creations in galleries in the UK and Europe. He was a driving force in Watersongs, an art initiative established in 2007 in response to the changing geography of Inverclyde’s industrial waterfront region.

Last year, during The Whysman Festival, a year-long celebration of the life and work of the late George Wyllie, he created a series of large question mark sculptures, visible from the M8 along the shoreline from Langbank on the way to Greenock.