Artwork of the week - ‘Mobile’ by Cameron Morgan

We're celebrating the closing of two exhibitions this week with another brilliant slip-cast telephone made by Project Ability's Cameron Morgan. This candy coloured phone is the last in a series of slip-cast telephones which looks back at the evolution of this marvelous invention! 'Put your sweet lips closer to the phone' has been on show in our Gallery II for the past month, and tomorrow is the final day. Each of the phones on display is an edition of five, and each one is priced at £180. Read more about Cameron on his webpage, or check out the brand new TV Classics website to see what Cameron has been up to over the past year.

Tomorrow sees the final day of this exhibition as well as The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World; a beautiful exhibition of paintings and drawings made by six very talented artists from the West Midlands who have been involved in a mentoring programme with acclaimed portrait artist Tanya Raabe-Webber

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Walking Group - Week 3: The Lighthouse

"For anyone who has yet to visit The Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane, now is a good time to go as the place is heaving with interesting exhibitions. Mind you, even without the exhibitions it’s a great place to visit as from the top of the building there are wonderful views across the city in every direction.

On the day that our group visited, the lift to the indoor viewing platform was out of order so they bravely took the tower staircase up to the outdoor one. It’s quite a tiring climb but the views from the top make it more than worth the effort.

After some time in the Lighthouse looking at the views and the exhibitions the group took a walk across to the nearby St Enoch Centre to have a look in The Unexpected Artist.

This is a relatively new shop which houses an exhibition space and a couple of areas for resident artists to work in. The group were welcomed by one of the artists who carried on working on his painting while the group had a look around.

A fine day for views and viewings."

You can find out more about The Lighthouse here and even take a virtual tour of some parts of the building.

More information about the Unexpected Artist can be found here.

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Four Little Birds’ by Liz Blair

This week's Shop Item of the Week is Four Little Birds by Liz Blair.

This beautifully vibrant painting is perfect for springtime and is available from our gallery shop or online for only £50! These little birds are sure to fly off the shelf soon, so be quick! 

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Artwork of the week - by JM Boyce


Artwork of the week features this beautiful painting on canvas by ReConnect artist JM Boyce. The Doberman Pinscher has a perfect sheen to his coat and it’s colouring is complimented by the deep magenta flowers and green foliage in the back ground.
JM Boyce is extremely gifted in painting and this subject matter is her specialty. She has been painting many different types of dogs for several years at the Project Ability studios, and, as is visible here, she has perfected the art. This painting measures 70 x 50 cm which makes the dog just about life size. It is picture perfect in every last detail and stroke of the brush. If you would like to see more of this artist’s work please contact the gallery.

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Tanya Raabe-Webber on co-curating ‘The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World’

"I was very excited when Project Ability asked me to co-curate this exhibition with them.

The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World is an exhibition of the work of five learning disabled, and one non-disabled, artists who I have been mentoring and supporting back home in Shropshire and Birmingham.

The artists all have their own unique style of working and the themes are all very different too. There are landscapes, mood landscapes, trains, motorways, Japanese gardens, portraits, and abstract forms. Curating this exhibition meant that I had to really look hard to seek out the connections and relationships that were present in the works so that each artists work complimented the others.

I worked very closely with Heather, Project Ability's Exhibitions Coordinator on this. We unwrapped and laid the artwork around the gallery, stood back, looked, moved the work around into different positions and talked about the artists’ work and creative processes. This gave us a kind of story to tell; the artists’ journey in their creative professional development as they made their work over the last 12 months, as part of their mentoring and for this exhibition.

This is the first time that the artists have exhibited outside of the West Midlands in a professional gallery. It was important that the exhibition shows a strong cultural identity as well as showcasing the artists’ creative and artistic development through the mentoring.

The artists themselves will be visiting their exhibition 22-25 February through an Arts Council England and Lottery funded cultural exchange trip #Take6. I can't wait to see their reactions when they see their exhibition."

The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World continues until Saturday 25 February, open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm.

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Shop Item of the Week - Hand Painted Canvas Bag by Tommy Mason

Shop Item of the Week time again, and this week we bring you this rather fetching canvas bag, hand painted by the ever popular artist Tommy Mason.  Amazingly, this bag is only £15 from our online shop, so you'd better be quick if you fancy purchasing something truly unique! 

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Artwork of the Week - ‘Untitled’ by Aymen Sohail

This week, our Artwork of the Week is this beautiful plaster relief by young artist Aymen Sohail.

A wonderful exploration of mark making, Aymen has brought together a range of shapes and forms to create a vibrant and cheerful landscape complete with sunshine, grass, trees and even a stripy zebra.

You can see Aymen’s piece currently on display in Project Ability’s third floor Project Space as part of ‘Found Impressions…’ Delivered by Project Ability in partnership with Glasgow Print Studio, PAMIS, The DASH Club and The Anchor Centre, ‘Found Impressions…’ is an exhibition celebrating the work created by children and young people with profound and multiple disabilities, and includes a short film capturing the making process.

Exhibition dates: 13-18 February 2017
Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm (closed Tuesday afternoon)

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Walking Group - Week 2: Glasgow

Our walking group didn't stray too far from home last week with visits to some nearby arts venues.

First stop was The Briggait, a magnificent historic building next to the river Clyde and headquarters of Wasps studios. The building was Glasgow's fish market for over 100 years and after a short spell as a shopping centre in the early 1980s, it lay empty before it was converted to artist's studios and exhibition spaces.

The next stop was another historic building; The Gallery of Modern Art.

This building was originally built as a townhouse for a wealthy tobacco merchant and slave trader before spending time as a bank, a library and then it's current function as home to much of Glasgow's collection of modern art and visiting exhibitions of contemporary art from across the world. It is perhaps most famous now for the statue of the Duke of Wellington that stands outside its entrance and often sporting some iconic headgear.

Click here to find out more about the Briggait, and here to read more about The Gallery of Modern Art.

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An evening with The RSA and Project Ability

Join The RSA and Project Ability for an evening of art and creativity on Thursday 23rd February, 6-8pm.

Artists, including RSA Fellow Cameron Morgan and award winning artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, will be on hand to talk us through two exhibitions which will be on show – Put Your Sweet Lips Closer to the Phone and The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World.

There will be drinks available and a chance to visit the exhibitions, the Project Ability Studios and to network with other Fellows.

The event is free to attend but places are limited. Please register your attendance here via Eventbrite.

Cameron Morgan has been working as an artist with Project Ability’s Aspire programme since 1991 and in this time he has gone from strength to strength with his studio practice, exhibitions and commissions. In May of 2016 his recognition was further enforced when Cameron was awarded a life time Fellowship to the RSA.

Tanya Raabe-Webber is an acclaimed award winning disabled artist working with contemporary portraiture, and collaborative arts practice specialising in supporting learning disability artists to develop their practice in mainstream inclusive settings within high profile public art galleries and venues.

The RSA Fellowship is a global network of 28,000 people who support the RSA's mission to enrich society through ideas and action. 

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Artwork of the week -  #21 by Ross Prince

Ross Prince works in oil pastels on paper and canvas, creating 'mood landscapes' of various colours and compositions. #21 is an abstract drawing that has the look and feel of a painting. Using oil pastels in a creative and painterly way, Prince beautifully captures light and movement. Although he hasn't used any brushes, one can almost see the brush strokes that have made this artwork. The challenge of using this pallette should not be underestimated; we don't often see a painting with greens and oranges together in a harmonious way like this.

This is one of several 'mood scapes' by Ross in our current exhibition, 'The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World', which features six young artists from the West Midlands. This exhibition has been orchestrated by acclaimed artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, who also curated the exhibtion with Project Ability. Tanya also acted as mentor to these artists and has helped them to develop their artistic talent.

We are delighted that Tanya has secured funding to allow the artists to come to Project Ability for a two day Cultural Exchange, titled ‘Take 6’, which will include workshops at Project Ability and gallery visits around Glasgow. This has been funded by a ‘Grants For The Arts, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Vote for Project Ability with Tesco Bags of Help!

Project Ability has been shortlisted to receive a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. 

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive a cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. By voting for Project Ability, you will be helping our walking group!

Project Ability’s walking group helps people with disabilities and mental ill health meet up once a week to walk to cultural and heritage places of interest. They benefit from the exercise and from exploring their community.

“We are delighted to be on the shortlist for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Our walking group is accessed by people of all ages; it is a sociable, supportive group which welcomes everyone and gets people out and about and better connected to their community.” – Elisabeth Gibson, Executive Artistic Director, Project Ability.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 25 February on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. 

Cast your vote using the token given to you at the check-out each time you shop.

Local participating stores include:

Argyle Street Tesco Express, G2 8LY
Cochrane Sq Tesco Express, G1 1EJ
Sauchiehall Street Tesco Express, G2 3LW
York Hill Tesco Express, G3 8ND
Glasgow Trongate Tesco Express, G1 5HF
Byres Road Tesco Metro, G12 8AW
Napierhill Tesco Express, G20 7YA
Queen Street Tesco Express, G20 8NX
St Enochs Tesco Metro, G1 4BW
North Street Tesco Express, G3 7DA
Maryhill Tesco Extra, G20 9SH
Merchant City Tesco Express, G1 5AA
Renfield Street Tesco Express, G2 5AH
Sauchiehall Street Tesco Metro, G2 3HQ
Great Western Road Tesco Express, G4 9HS

To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the tesco website here.


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Artwork of the week - ‘Brick 1980’ by Cameron Morgan


Artwork of the week features this slip-cast ceramic  'Brick' mobile phone made by Cameron Morgan. Part of our current Gallery II exhibition, 'Put your sweet lips closer to the phone', this 1980's style cell phone is an edition of six, and sized a bit larger than the real thing. There are four different types of phones in this show, each one an iconic piece of history and design.

In 1876, 29-year-old Scottish born Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone. This marked the beginning of an evolution of wired and wireless communication that has proven to be one of civilisation's greatest and most important achievements. 'Put your sweet lips closer to the phone' highlights this evolution through Morgan's usual vibrant and bold style. Priced at £180 each phone is a limited and signed edition of either six or seven. 

The exhibition is up until February 21st, along with 'The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World', at our first floor gallery at Trongate 103. Stop by for a look at the exhibitions and a browse of our gallery shop, which features a wide variety of hand made crafts and fine art - all made by our artists in our third floor studios!

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Walking Group - Week 1: Edinburgh

"Our walking group got off to a fine start to the year with a trip to Edinburgh to see some exhibitions.

First stop was the National Portrait Gallery to see the BP Portrait Awards. This annual exhibition is made up of a selection of submissions from across the world and is always good for at least one ‘my goodness is that really a painting?’ moment. There was also a lovely show of landscape photography.

Next was The Fruitmarket Gallery for a show of paintings, objects and video work by South African artists William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland.

Finally a visit to Dovecot where the staff had kindly organised a space for the group to have their packed lunches before a visit to the gallery to see ‘Colour & Light’, an exhibition of textile works. Dovecot Rug Tufter Kristi Vana was on hand to treat the group to a demonstration of colour mixing with wool which was both fun and enlightening."

We look forward to seeing much more from the walking group throughout 2017! 

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Artwork of the week - ‘Severn Valley Railroad’ by Mark Lloyd


Artwork of the week features a  piece from our new show, 'The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World'. Titled 'Severn Valley Railroad' by Mark Lloyd, this painting has been created with watercolour on paper. Mark works out of  ArtStudio01 in Shrewsbury, a new emerging inclusive studio collective setup by Tanya Raabe Webber and Alison Picknell. Mark, along with the other five artists in this exhibition, have all been part of a mentoring programme devised and lead by acclaimed artist Tanya Raabe-Webber. Tanya has co-curated this exhibition and will be returning to Project Ability at the end of February with all six of the artists.  This two day cultural exchange trip to Glasgow will see the artists, along with Tanya, take part in workshops here in the Project Ability studios as well as visiting some of Glasgow's favourite galleries and museums. 'Severn Valley Railroad' can be viewed in our gallery until the exhibition closes on February 21st.


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Artwork of the week - Ocellaris Clown Fish

Our artwork of the week features this Ocellaris Clown Fish by Aspire artist Andrew Boyle. This painting has been months in the making and the final finish has been achieved beautifully. Using different transparencies of paint layered on top of each other, the artist has created an underwater look to the compliment the subject matter. The Clown Fish appears to be smiling and one is subtly reminded of the most famous Clown Fish of them all, Nemo. It is a gorgeous painting and we are proud to have it on display in our studios at the moment. We hope to exhibit it this year at our annual Aspire exhibition at Platform in Easterhouse. If you are interested in this painting, or learning more about the artist, please be in touch!

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Meet the Volunteers - Roisin Cairney

Roisin Cairney has been a great addition to our Saturday Create workshop team working with children and young people. Here is what she had to say about her time volunteering with Project Ability.

“I was drawn to Project Ability through regularly attending the exhibitions. The work that the students were making was exciting with an energy to them and each artist has their own well-developed style. I wanted to be part of this and in doing so gain experience in helping people to develop their art.

When I first started, I was very nervous and didn’t know where to begin but the staff and the children were very helpful in showing me the ropes. I found that when I relaxed and just got stuck in I learned very quickly about each child and their process. Each child is completely different and it's exciting to see the different ways of working and helping to develop their individual methods.

The kids are very intuitive but they are also perfectionists and take great pride in making the best work possible which has taught me a lot in my own practice, by taking this step back: watching and teaching the children has given me more patience within my own process.

It has been a great experience working with the staff, the kids and other volunteers and I've learned lots from my time here. I hope to continue to work with others when I complete my studies.”

Thank you Roisin

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Shop Item of the Week - Moorhen by Lewis Scott

Our shop item this week is this beautiful ceramic Moorhen by Lewis Scott. The surface mark making on this piece really shows off the subtle multi coloured glazing of it plumage.
A must have for ceramic and bird lovers alike!

Available to buy from our Gallery or online shop for just £25.

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Meet the Volunteers - Short Film Series: Scott Lang

Today we share the last of our excellent short films offering an insight into volunteering with the organisation. This week we hear from Scott Lang.
Scott began his involvement with Project Ability through attending classes and cites this as his way back into creating artworks after a break. He then volunteered with us, before undertaking a ReSearch Residency.
The ReSearch Residency programme offers an artist a studio within our workshops for a month, where they can work alongside Project Ability artists to create new works.Scott talks about the inspiration behind his artwork and how the opportunity of having a studio space has allowed his work to develop.
If you are interested in joining our volunteer programme we are currently calling for applications for volunteers in 2017. Click here for all the details. Deadline Friday 6 January 2017.

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Christmas Party 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Christmas Party last week, and helped to make it a truly memorable night! We had excellent music from Rapido Mariachi and DJ Pete Bowers, both of which got a good crowd dancing on our specially created glittery dancefloor!

This year’s raffle was particularly successful with a dazzling array of prizes and an abundance of tickets sold. There were some gorgeous original artworks in the mix, as well as food and drinks vouchers and even a night away in a B&B on Arran. Thanks to all those who generously donated prizes and to all those who bought tickets.

Altogether we raised over £650!

This makes an excellent close for our fundraising activities this year, and a brilliant boost to supporting our ongoing activity in 2017.

Happy holidays to one and all and look forward to seeing you in 2017!

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Artwork of the week - ‘The Thing’ by Lewis Scott

Artwork of the week is The Thing by Lewis Scott.  Our Superheroes show has proven very popular, and there's still one week left before it's gone forever! The Thing measures 40x56 cm unframed and 53x70cm in its beech wood frame (£40/£65). He is a bit of scary and a bit of fun, both at the same time. If you're still looking for gift ideas, this exhibtion will not disappoint. We're open until Friday the 23rd, all welcome! 

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Shop Item of the Week - Mighty Women by Celine Mcilmunn

This week we have available a series of three prints from Celine Mcilmunn's powerful 'Mighty Women' series, featuring Hedy, Malala and Rosa.

These beautiful digital prints have been made from the original gouache painted artworks and are avaible to buy from our online shop here or in the Gallery.

The works feature in our Superheroes exhibition which run until 23 December 2016.

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Walking Group - Week 22: Milngavie

Photo by Alan

The Lillie Gallery in Milngavie is a popular spot with our walking group and they have visited several times before and always received a warm welcome. On this occasion they were met by James, the gallery manager, who gave an introduction to the current exhibition of works by Joan Eardley.

Photo by Doalty

Before visiting the gallery, the group went for a short walk through the village and then along a pathway by the Allander Water.

Alongside the Joan Eardley exhibition, the Lillie currently have their Christmas show which is a mix of paintings, prints and craft pieces.

Photo by Julie

Photo by Julie

Click here to find out more information about these exhibitions.

Photo by Simon

Photo by Simon

Photo by Simon

Photo by Doalty

Photo by Doalty

Photo by Alan

Photo by William

Photo by William

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Meet the Volunteers - Ruth Laird

Today we are happy to introduce volunteer Ruth Laird who has been a fantastic addition to our Saturday Create Visual Art Classes team. Here is what Ruth had to say about her time volunteering with us;

“I’ve really enjoyed my experience at Project Ability, where I volunteer on the ‘Create’ Saturday workshops. There is a great atmosphere in the studio, and it is such an inspiring and non-judgemental space for the young people to create in. When I arrive every Saturday I feel a sense of relief and welcome break from my usual work, and find myself going away from sessions with a renewed excitement at the possibilities of various creative techniques and materials.

In my own practice as a jewellery designer I sometimes get bogged down in the details involved in creating a finished piece, so it’s liberating to watch alternative approaches to the creative process. The young artists are really inspiring in the way they choose which materials they want to explore. The freedom to choose is greatly encouraged in the workshops, whether they stick to one technique over the course of a few sessions or prefer to try out different things every week. Through painting, clay-modelling, 3D prop building and using a variety of materials, amazing works of art are created, with artists displaying a clear sense of enjoyment in what they do.

From watching the young artists work I have often learnt a new technique or been able to recall something which I had long forgotten. After each session I find I have a better and more varied understanding of materials and how to apply my own skills to assist with different processes. Being involved in this environment is a weekly reminder to me that the process of creating is just as important as the end result.”

Thanks Ruth!

If you’re interested in getting involved in our volunteering programme we are currently calling for applications. Click here for the full details. Deadline Friday 6 January 2017.

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Meet the Volunteers - Short Film Series: Saula Zuk

This week as part of our Short Film Series we are introducing volunteer Saula Zuk. Saula worked with some of the children and young people on our Saturday Create Visual Art Classes. She reflects on the importance of art as a therapy and how art can help with wellbeing. Watch her film and find out more.
If you found Saula's story inspiring, why not join our volunteer programme? We are currently calling for applications. Click here for all the details. Deadline Friday 6 January 2017.

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Shop Item of the Week – Beside the Sea by David Bradley

Shop Item of the Week this week is this gorgeous painting by David Bradley.

'Beside the Sea' captures beautifully the essence of a wintry walk at the Scottish Seaside.
Available to buy from our online shop or in the Gallery.

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Artwork of the week - Hedgehog by Michael Yelding



A wee break from our amazing Superheroes exhibition to show our admiration for another type of creature.....Hedgehog by Michael Yelding is our artwork of the week! He's only just come out of the kiln and has already left the building. The artist made this little creature on request, in our Aspire workshops, as a gift for a friend. We're hoping there might be some more Hedgehogs in the new year from Michael! 

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Meet the Volunteers - Short Film Series: Isabella Bunnel

As part of our Meet the Volunteers Short Film Series we are sharing a film about volunteer Isabella Bunnel's experience of working with us. Isabella volunteered with our ReConnect our visual arts programme for adults with mental ill health. Isabella is a freelance illustrator and reflects on what she's been able to offer the artist's that she's worked with, but also what she has learned through the experience of working with them.

Watch the film and find out more. If you are interested in joining our volunteer programme, we are currently calling for applications. Click here for all the details. Deadline Friday 6 January 2017.

You can see all the films that are part of this series by clicking here.

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Walking Group - Week 21: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Photo by Stuart

The bus journey to the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) was long and winding and our group was a little late in arriving but they were greeted by a smiling Joanna who was to be the tour guide for our visit.

Only 2% of Glasgow's collection of over one million objects is on show at any given time and the GMRC houses all the pieces that are not currently on display either in Glasgow or on loan to other galleries and museums throughout the world. There are more than 3000 paintings in storage there and it was this particular area of the collections that this visit focused on.

Photo by Stuart

Joanna had selected a few pieces to show the group to start the tour, including the oldest painting in the collection, a portrait of Saint Laurence which dates back 400 years. The group were then invited to request pieces by particular artists that they would like to see. It was a fascinating tour which left everyone wanting to see more.

Photo by Scott

Photo by Scott

The GMRC is open to visitors for tours at 2:30pm each day apart from Mondays. All tours must be booked in advance. For further information click here

There is also an online resource where you can look at images and read information about many of the pieces in the collections here

Photo by Simon

Photo by Simon

Photo by Dennis

Photo by Dennis

Photo by Morag

Photo by Morag

Photo by Celine

Photo by Celine

Photo by Alan 

Photo by Alan

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New Volunteering Opportunities - Starting January 2017

It will soon be the New Year and to start 2017 with a fresh wave of new opportunities, Project Ability is offering visual artists in Glasgow, the chance to be part of our vibrant volunteering team. Opportunities are available across our creative programmes starting in January 2017.

We are welcoming applications from both graduate and undergraduate artists, with experience in ceramics or printmaking and across the visual arts, to support our Aspire participants in the making of their artwork.  Our Aspire programme is for adults with learning disabilities. Volunteers should be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week for 8 weeks.  Workshops take place from 10am – 12noon and 1pm– 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 10am – 3pm on Friday.

We also have an opportunity to volunteer with our Thursday Night Social group, an evening workshop giving opportunity for adults, from across our programmes, to socialise and make art.

New opportunities are also available in our Create Saturday workshop programme, with places available to volunteer with our youngest artists, age 5 -12 years, from 10 am - 12:30pm and from 1pm - 4pm to support young people aged 12 - 21 years. 

We also have further opportunities to volunteer with Art Matters; a designated studio time for young adults 21 – 28 years, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on a Saturday.

Successful applicants should, as much as possible, be able to commit to 8 sessions in one given workshop, with further opportunity to extend their experience possible.  

Finally we have opportunities to volunteer within our ReConnect programme, which supports artists with lived experience of mental ill health.  ReConnect supports artists to develop their individual art practices in a supported studio environment. We would like to recruit visual artists who enjoy engaging with others and talking about art, who would like to support and contribute to our open studio. Opportunities are available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10am - 1pm.

Volunteering with Project Ability will challenge you, no matter what stage you are at in your career.  It can open up your practice and introduce you to new ways of making art, we hope you will be energised and inspired by your experience with us.  Please look at our Meet the Volunteers feature on our website for a flavour of the past and varied experiences of our previous volunteers. 

To make an application please complete our form, click here to download a copy. If you have any questions about any of our opportunities or our application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Tracy Gorman, our Volunteers Co-ordinator at

Deadline for all applications is Friday 6th January 2017.

Good Luck.

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Meet the Volunteers – Katie Weir

The fantastic Katie Weir has been a part of our Saturday Create workshops working with children and young people. She’s been a great member of the team and we’ll be sad to see her go.
Hear what she has to say about her time volunteering with us;

“Volunteering within the Create Visual Arts programme at Project Ability has been an incredible experience and I feel so honoured to have been given the opportunity. I am a Sculpture and Environmental Art Student currently in my 2nd year at The Glasgow School of Art where I love to experiment in the studio with different materials creating textural and sensory stimulated environments for people to interact with.

The Create Saturday Visual Art Class is a wonderful creative environment offering the children a chance to experiment and play with new materials and make new friends. Every week I can’t wait for another Saturday in the studio to see the children gain so much enjoyment and hearing all their funny stories, they never fail to make me laugh!

Working with children has been a really rewarding experience that has enabled me to build a rapport with each individual and to help them to develop their skills through a process that works for them. I find it really admiral and refreshing to see how carefree and playful they are when they create and the act of decision making that goes with it. They are so confident and trusting in their instincts when making and it is so lovely to see.

This has been a truly wonderful experience and I will be sad when it comes to an end! The children have been a delight to meet and work with and have inspired me to want to pursue a career in working with children in the future. Thank you!”

Thank you Katie!

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