After being a volunteer with us, Ross Byers spent the month of August in residence at Project Ability.
You can find a short profile about Ross, his work and his time in residence here.
The other artists involved in the 2011 Residency Programme are Lea Cummings, Patrick Butterworth, Duncan Wilson, Abi Pirani and Simon McAuley. Their work will be exhibited in a group show in January 2012.
This month, tutor John Fitzpatrick held a week-long workshop for three members of Connect, during which they explored the printmaking process of drypoint. The length of the workshop allowed participants to properly explore the medium and to familiarise themselves with it.
The three artists -two of whom had never tried drypoint before- learnt the basics of the technique and then experimented to create a finished work. Most of the work was made with two plates (two colours), and one of the artists used the chine-colle technique which mixes printing and collaging.
For those of you who missed our last Everyone @ Trongate 103 event with John Shankie, his talk is now available to view online.
Make sure not to miss our next event, with a talk by Project Art Works' Alison Digance: Thursday 6th October, 4pm - 5pm.
For the last few months, the five artists who founded Art Trek - an innovative and exciting arts cooperative - have been working on a blog, with tutor Zeynep Arman. It has been a great learning curve for John Cocozza, Edward Henry, Tommy Mason, Cameron Morgan and Steven Reilly, as most of them were very unfamiliar with everything computer related!
The artists have learned how to research images and videos of subjects that inspire them, take photos of their own work, and then upload it all on their blog. Paintings, drawings, video clips of TV shows (the Bionic Woman and Star Trek are obviously all time favourites!) and random images, the blog is a sort of mood board that will let you know what the artists are interested in and what inspires them. They update it every Monday, so make sure to check it regularly!
For more information on the artists, please visit our artists database.
For October's Everyone @ Trongate 103 event on Thursday 6th October, we are very pleased to announce that Alison Digance, Deputy Director of Project Art Works in Hastings, will be our invited speaker.
Through a responsive and collaborative practice, Project Art Works conduct a wide range of visual art based projects with people who have complex and high support needs. The organization is artist led and its programmes of work embrace and address the social, cultural and political forces that both enable and disable children, young people, adults, families and carers affected by neurological impairment.
Alison will speak about Project Art Works' current programme and their experience of working with people with complex disabilities as co-consultants on developing practice-led investigations of built space within contemporary visual arts environments. The talk will mainly focus on the processes involved in their current collaboration with M K Gallery (Milton Keynes Gallery), who are curating an exhibition of their work in December 2011. The collaboration is part of a strategic drive to share knowledge with the mainstream contemporary art sector about their work with severe neurological impairment , and particularly to drive forward inclusion of these participants in mainstream programming.
Thursday 6th October 2011, Project Ability Gallery, 1st floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD. Note: the talk will be from 4pm - 5pm.
The theme being Home, the exhibition showcases eclectic objects including customised crockery, cupcakes sculptures, and tea cups. So what better than a tea party in the gallery to celebrate? Real cupcakes joined the fake ones, and everybody cheered to the artists and the work.
The exhibition runs until the 1st of October, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5pm.
The SECC Project is well under way now, and the artists involved have made an amazing amount of (great) work!
For three days, every week, they paint and draw images relating to the SECC one way or another: boxing games, Batman, the Cirque du Soleil, dodgems, landscapes past and present, and even Kylie Minogue! We don't envy the SECC team when they'll have to chose only 25 artworks! There are so many great pieces already.
The Connect participants have been taking part in some mug design workshops, and the results are brilliant! Abstract motifs, cows, rorschach images, text, they have shown great inspiration!
If you would like your own Project Ability mug, come see our shop, as we have a few left from the Young Talent show. We will also have some new ones in for Christmas, which will make for lovely, original presents.
Project Ability are pleased to announce the return of our Introduction to Film workshops for 6-12 year olds from Wednesday 14th September 2011. Bookings are now open.
Dates: 14 September – 9 November (excluding 19 October)
Cost: £40 for 8 weeks
To book a place, call us on 0141 552 2822 or download the booking form here, fill it in and send it back to us. Places are given on a first come first served basis.
Our oldest participant, Albert Greig, just turned 90 on Friday!
Albert, a true 'Glasgow Man' as he likes to call himself, has been coming to our workshops for 12 years now, and his enthusiasm hasn't changed. Prints, drawings, paintings, he has tried his hand at many media.
This weekend, Albert, his family and friends (including a few other Project Ability artists) celebrated with a ceilidh and a disco! 90 years-old and his dancing shoes are still on!
Happy Birthday Albert, from all of us at Project Ability!
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