A new exhibition titled 'Domestic Bliss' is opening this week at Glasgow's GoMA.

Domestic Bliss is a new exhibition that brings together works from Glasgow Museums’ collection to reflect on GoMA’s building history as a former house, Royal Exchange and civic space, and explore how artists work with fine art, design and craft practices amid social and political changes.

With works on show by 27 artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, Grayson Perry, Jessie M. King, Alasdair Gray and Jacqueline Donachie, the exhibition examines domestic labour and feminism, public and private space, intimate relationships and historical narratives. 

GoMA Producer/Curator, Katie Bruce, said: “We live in a consumerist world where home interior, lifestyle magazines and social media present flawless examples for us to emulate in our own lives. In the thinking for Domestic Bliss I am interested in what happens if we question what is seen as ‘domestic bliss’ and whose stories are hidden or revealed?”

Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor David McDonald, said: “This new exhibition, comprised of works from Glasgow Museums’ collection, presents of range of thought-provoking drawings, paintings, sculptures and craft objects in a new way, encouraging us to think about how they might be viewed in light of changing social and cultural values.

“Visitors to the exhibition will be able to enjoy works that have until now never been shown in GoMA before, alongside works that have not been displayed for some years, such as Adesso Pero by Ettore Sottsass. Domestic Bliss will also feature new acquisitions to Glasgow Museums’ collections by Anne Collier and Siân Robinson Davies.”

“Glasgow Museums has an extensive and internationally significant collection of art, which is quite rightly regarded as one of the best in Europe. Alongside the popular ongoing show TASTE! in Gallery 2, Domestic Bliss is a collection-based exhibition of artworks from Glasgow Museums’ collection which I am sure will fascinate both locals and visitors to the city.”

Domestic Bliss opens at Gallery 4, GoMA on Friday 8 March 2019.