Jim Feeney is the fifth artist to be awarded one of Project Ability's six one month residencies. Congratulations to Jim. The six selected artists will exhibit their work in the gallery in January 2011.
The other artists taking part in the programme are:
-May: Simon McAuley (Connect)
-June: Catriona Thomson (Connect)
-July: Michael Earll (Create)
-August: Gary Turner (Aspire)
Click here for more information on Jim and his work.
Two Glasgow based organisations, Casablanca Arts and Ugly Duckling Exhibitions have organised group exhibitions featuring Project Ability artists.
Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival’s Mind’s Eye event, Dis/integrate is an exhibition which intends to look at the continuum of wellbeing and mental health.
Curated by Clare Crines of Casablanca Arts and Paul Steer, Project Ability’s Arts Development Worker, the works in the show question the processes of integration- growth, maturity- and disintegration- the potential we all carry for periods of despair. The artists include Lea Cummings, Pum Dunbar, Daniel Donelly, Simon McAuley, Kristen Neilsen and Kirsty V Stewart, all of whom have been associated with Project Ability.
Preview: Casablanca Arts, Pentagon Centre, Washington Street, G3 8AZ. Friday 1st October, 7pm. The exhibition will run until 29 October. For more information, click here.
Over the last six months Stephanie Spindler, who runs Ugly Duckling Exhibitions, has been coming in to the Connect programme, sharing her insights into the process of exhibiting.
She was so impressed with the standard of work here that she offered to organise an exhibition at Montgomery’s involving Project Ability artists.
Preview: Friday 24th September from 6.00-8.00 pm at Montgomery’s Cafe, 9 Radnor Street and Octavia, 40 Edlington Street. The exhibition will run from 25th September to 29th November.
"My work is based on and is about images of myself and other disabled people in environments which are dominated by a society obsessed with physical beauty and perfection. I work with the notion that my self-identity changes depending on what situation I am in. I can be; a woman, a disabled woman, person, a disabled person, an artist, and a disabled artist. Who decides this and when? It maybe a particular experience that changes the way society sees us. Disability is part of my life's experiences therefore it is my art form."
Artists, staff, everybody at Project Ability is very much looking forward to working with her. For more information on Tany Raabe's work, click here.
Images: Tanya Raabe's studio
Sitting at Tate Modern, Tom Shakespeare portrait
Robert Reddick's beautiful and striking exhibition Recalling Lines will end on Saturday 18 September.
If you haven't already seen it, make sure you come by in the next few days!
Our next show, No-one watching will be a group show featuring six Connect artists. It will open on Thursday 7 October. Click here for more information.
Project Ability's Board of Directors would like to thank the staff, artists, tutors, supporters, families, funders, art buyers, friends and all our partner organisations....... for a successful first year in Trongate 103.
The four short films, funded by First Light, that were shot over the summer by young Project Ability filmmakers are now in post production!
The young film makers have been coming to Project Ability on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in order to edit and finish up the films. They will also market them and organise a screening in October.
The films are:
Wizzy and the week of Prison
The Restaurant part 1 and Part 2
Robert Smith: An Autobiography
Make sure you check the website to know the date of the screening, it's an event not to be missed!!
Project Ability is offering free visual arts taster sessions for people with learning disabilities. Groups of up to 10 people (minimum 3) can book one of two free workshops. Each workshop runs for four sessions.
Date: Friday 17th, 24th September and 1st and 8th October.
Workshop 1: 10 – 11.30am
Workshop 2: 1 – 2.30pm. FULL
Venue: Project Ability, 3rd floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Try your hand at printmaking, textiles, collage, drawing and painting.
Telephone 0141 552 2822 to book your place
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