We are offering artists the opportunity to work in our studios for one full calendar month - from May to September 2011.
Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
We have open studio space, a ceramics studio, print making facilities and a glass studio. There is an opportunity to exhibit work produced during or, after the residency in our gallery in January 2012.
New Deadline: Friday 1st April 2011.
The Monday Night Social is back! It will start again on Monday 4th April 2011.
A fun, focused and friendly art class for people with learning disabilities where you can try painting, printing, collage, ceramics, textiles, glass-art, drawing and construction.
Is it an art class? Is it a social club? It’s the Monday Night Social!!!
6.00pm - 8.30pm, pay £5 at the door.
Project Ability, 3rd floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD. t: 0141 552 2822
The five founding members of the artist-led collective Art Trek have been hard at work!
With the help of volunteer web developer Danielle Devin, the five artists have been busy gathering information and photos for their new website. And by the look of it, it will be a fun, quirky website!
Cameron Morgan finished his giant mural today! It will be on display in our Gallery until April 21st. Make sure you come by, it is well worth a look!
For the next couple of days the gallery walls will also be adorned with the results of Cameron's workshop with Croftcroighn School. The pupils responded to the exhibition by drawing on the walls and floor with coloured tape.
Our very brave staff member John Fitzpatrick ran The Mighty Deerstalker 2011 this weekend, and made it to the end in one piece! Not only that, but he also raised a fantastic £324.91 for Project Ability!
"It was really tough. It ended up being 14K instead of 10K over all types of terrain. Road, mud, grass, scree, rivers, more mud, up steep gradients, down steeper ones, more mud, waist deep water....and all done at night. It was great fun.
We had a lot of support before and during the race, and I'd like to say a very big thank you and well done to everyone who sponsored us and helped us smash our target. Your support made every squelchy step a good bit more endurable. Thank you all very much."
Thanks to everyone who donated, and thanks to John!!
We are delighted to announce a new two year pilot project in partnership with NHS GGC Directorate of Forensic Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Occupational Therapy services.
The project begins April 2011 and works-in-progress will be exhibited in our gallery in Trongate 103 in September 2012.
This project is funded by the LankellyChase Foundation.
We have three great opportunities for local and international artists:
- Our residency programme for 2011 will start soon. Glasgow based artists are invited to submit a proposal before 28 March. Click here for more info on the residency and how to apply.
- For 'Everyone at Trongate 103', we are inviting artists across all disciplines with a professional interest in Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities to share their own practice during public events at Trongate 103: we are calling for artist talks, performances, evaluation reports, research papers etc. Click here for more information. Deadline 04 April 2011.
- We are calling for submissions for collected a collective exhibition in Project Ability’s gallery in Trongate103, as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2011. We are welcoming submissions in any medium and on any theme. Anybody can submit one (or more) piece, the only restriction is one of size. Deadline Friday 12 August 2011. Click here for more information.
Volunteer and award winning artist Emma Davis RSW is running a series of workshops exploring contemporary landscape in mixed media and painting.
The first workshop, last week, saw participating artists produce beautiful and colourful landscape themes artworks. To see photos of the artworks, please visit our Facebook page.
Emma has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and along with her husband set up Wilson Davis Fine Art gallery in Quarrier's Village.
Robyn Nicoll has just completed a six week student placement. Everyone at Project Ability would like to thank Robyn for her time and energy and good humour!
"During my time at Project Ability I had the privilege of glimpsing all their different programmes (Create, Aspire, Connect, Outreach). The majority of my time was spent with the Aspire group, where I enjoyed getting alongside the artists, assisting them and seeing how their individual projects developed. I loved getting to know the individuals - they have huge personalities. My experience at Project Ability has enthused me and given me fresh outlook for the rest of my degree. Thank You everyone at Project Ability"
- Robyn Nicoll
Our volunteers and occasional student placements are really appreciated by staff and the participants. The latest recruits to our volunteer programme have just begun and they bring with them an intresting and diverse range of skills and expertise!
If you would like to volunteer with us, the next recruitment date is July / August. Keep an eye on the volunteers section of the website for more information.
Market gallery put out a call for people to make short movies in their neighbourhood. As part of this, people working in the Trongate 103 building from various organisations decided to make a collaborative piece, each making a one minute segment. These segments were then edited together. To make the pieces work together as a whole, it was decided that each segment should begin and end with the same image – a paper mask.
Max Mcilmunn, who regularly takes part in Project Ability film and animation projects, conceived and shot his segment of the film in our workshops one afternoon. He arrived with no real idea of what he was going to do and, once started, wasn’t sure if what he was doing was going to work but with only a very short production time, he thought he "might as well just roll with his idea and see how it would turn out". He later spent a few hours at home on post production, editing and adding voices, sound effects and CGI. The final piece is less than one minute long.
Everyone at Trongate 103: Call for papers: an action research project on visual art and people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.
Everyone at Trongate 103 is an action research project funded by Engage Scotland exploring how our gallery education and interpretation programmes can be accessed by people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Project Ability, Glasgow Print Studio, GMAC, Glasgow Life and Street Level are working together to improve access for people with PMLD to Trongate 103.
To inform and inspire Everyone at Trongate 103 the project partners wish to hold a series of public events where a range of practices and approaches will be shared. We are now inviting artists across all disciplines with a professional interest in PMLD to share their own practice at such an event: we are calling for artist talks, performances, evaluation reports, research papers etc.
Programmed to coincide with First Thursdays at Trongate 103, there will be 6 events starting with a talk by artist John Shankie on the 7th April 2011. John Shankie recently spent eighteen months working with Sense Scotland as an artist-in-residence at TouchBase. The talk programme will take place in GMAC screening room. This space is suitable for talks, performances, screening etc.
Working together the T103 organisations will reflect on the learning and conversations instigated through the talks programme to agree a multi-disciplinary, cross-art form approach to gallery education and interpretation. This programme of activity will involve people with profound and multiple disabilities, their families and supporters in exploring how they experience the different exhibition and workshop spaces encountered within Trongate 103 and how the spaces and organisations relate to each other. This workshop delivery will take place in September and October and the project evaluation will be delivered in November 2011.
If you would like to be involved please submit an outline on one page of A4 by the 4th April 2011, images and dvd’s etc can be included. Please include a description of your experience and practice, how you wish to present you work/talk/event and any requirements you may have. Presentations will be one and a half hours including a Q&A and time for networking and discussion. Fee to be arranged.
Please send your outline to Project Ability at Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Selection will be made by the project partners. You can expect to hear back by the 15th April 2011.
If you wish to discuss your outline please contact: Elisabeth Gibson, Project Ability, Executive Artistic Director. Tel: 0141 552 2822
Last week, Art Trek and Friends artists Gary Turner and John Cocozza with tutors Sandi Kiehlmann, and Iona Grey organised a day of free taster workshops in Trongate 103.
Participants taking part in Project Ability's workspace learnt about stained-glass techniques and were able to experiment with their own ideas. The technique was glass outliner and paint on perspex squares to create a stained glass (cheat) effect based on 1960's textile fashion design
The workshop in Trongate 103's Foyer produced a wonderful banner, with spring like flowers and leaves.
'The Spring Banner workshop began with participants drawing from botanical illustrations, then they developped their drawings onto coloured and bonded fabrics, using paper cut techniques.'
Funded by Glasgpw Life the banner will soon be exhibited in Trongate 103.
For more photos, check our Facebook page.
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- Screening of Project Ability films at GMAC on Saturday 25th May
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