All of us at Project Ability would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Our offices will be closed from the 24th of December to the 9th of January, so if you haven't yet seen our current show, there are only a few days left to do so!
Happy holidays to you all!
Thank you all so much for all your generous donations!
The Mono event last Thursday was a great success, with great music from Danny Saunders of Correcto, and Lenzie Moss, who very generously accepted to play for our big event. Our pop-up shop was very successful, and we sold almost 300 raffle tickets! We had a brilliant evening, so thank you all for coming.
Thanks also to Stephen at Monorail for his continued support and his great DJ set! And thanks to all the organisations that very kindly gave us prizes for our raffle: Saramago at CCA, SECC, National Theatre Scotland, Cupcake, GFT, ArtStore and Mr Ben!
We now have raised almost £2300!!! This is a fantastic amount! Our target is £2500, and the appeal runs until the end of the year, do you think we can reach it?? Every penny counts, and all the money raised will go towards providing more workshops to more people.
Once again, thank you all for your support and your donations! And happy Christmas!
We are well on target for reaching our 2011 Xmas Pounds Appeal fundraising total of £2500. To date we have raised a staggering £1358 in cash donations and a magnificent £650 profit from the sale of our original xmas cards and calendars making a grand total of £2008.
We are accepting cash donations up to our close of business on Friday 23rd December and the BIG annual fundraiser complete with music, exhibition, pop-up shop and a RAFFLE !!!! is this Thursday 15th December at Mono from 8pm ‘till late. There are wonderful prizes to be won, and the money made through the raffle goes towards our Xmas Pound Appeal!
Please join us for a fabulous evening of music and laughter.
Every donation contributes directly to Project Ability’s original and innovative programme of visual art production and exhibition.
Come along and learn more!
Outside In 2012 is a National Open Art competition for people who find it difficult to access the art world, whether due to disability, health, social circumstance or art process. Outside In has changed the landscape of the art world. It has no set creative criteria or boundary in art process or limit on subject for the artists that choose to align themselves with the project.
Thursday 26th January 2012
1.30 – 4pm
At: Project Ability
Please RSVP to Project Ability:
By Phone: 0141 552 2822
Come along for a chance to meet the Outside In team and an artist engaged with the project. We will tell you how you can get involved, how to create an online gallery and all about the Outside In: National in 2012 and the regional exhibitions in 2013.
Agenda for the day:
13:30 – 14:00 = Arrive at Project Ability for coffee/tea.
14:00 – 16:00 = Outside In overview, how to get involved, regional exhibitions and how to set up an online gallery. There is time at the end for questions and to practice gallery set up.
Outside In was set up by Pallant House Gallery in 2006 to showcase and give opportunity to artists who would otherwise be excluded from taking part in the art world.
For more information, please visit http://www.outsidein.org.uk
Image: Dannielle Hodson, Swallow
As part of our Christmas preparations we have hosted two ceramic workshops to create some lovely gifts for our shop. Participants from both our Aspire and Connect programmes worked with our artist Tracy Gorman to produce a range of quirky ceramic birds and vases. These pieces are currently on sale in our shop, complementing our current print exhibition, ‘Press to Paper’. Each of the pieces feature embossed clay with subtle colour rubbed in to enhance the print.
Come along and see them in all their glory!
Many of Scotland’s leading learning disabled artists, dancers, musicians and actors live and work in Glasgow. On Your Radar is an annual celebration and showcase of their talent.
On Wednesday 7th December 2011 Project Ability, Indepen-dance, Theatre Arts and Artform took over the Tramway for a day of workshop, performance and exhibition.
A team of artists from Project Ability had prepared a GIANT painting depicting the new transport museum (thereby linking the work to the Tramway) and its surroundings. This was installed on the day and added in situ while performers from Theatre Arts used the imagery as inspiration for physical theatre.
In the studio next door Indepen-dance danced to music performed by Artform to celebrate winter festivals.
After lunch everyone came together and shared their work. Over sixty people took part in this day of celebration and everyone reported that they had a fine day.
Project Ability are pleased to announce the return of First Light film workshops for 14 to 25 year olds with disabilities from January 2012.
The workshops will be running on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 18:00 to 20:30, for 8 weeks from 10 January to 01 March 2012. The provisional date for film screenings is 10 March 2012.
Each class of 8 participants will have the opportunity to create 2 comedy shorts, up to 90 seconds in length, based on the following film ideas, created in collaboration with young people from previous film workshops:
Tuesday Class (14 to18 years)
Wizzy and his friends are an accident prone bunch and never seem to miss trouble when they are out and about. Whether they are being locked in prison when a silly joke gets out of hand or getting lost on the bus there is always plenty of humour and camaraderie to get them out of any situation.
‘The Lowest form of Whit?’
A short sketch illustrating some comical Scottish slang, common misunderstandings and double meanings.
Thursday Class (18 to 25 years)
A comical yet cautionary tale of a house party gone wrong.
‘Disability Mockumentary – the media portrayal of disability’
A witty mockumentary style film with a light hearted look at the serious subject of how the media portrays people with disabilities. The young film makers will look at just how far the media's portrayal and public perception of disability has come in recent years and whether any real ground has been made in the representation of people with disabilities in TV and film.
The cost for the 8 week workshop is £40. Bookings can be made for these workshops by completing the attached form and returning it to Project Ability, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD by no later than Thursday 22 December 2011 (please note we can not accept telephone or email bookings).
Places are booked on a first come, first served basis and we expect these workshops to be very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
A great way to support us and help us reach the total of £2500 for our Xmas Pound Appeal is to join us at our big fundraising event at Mono on the 15th December from 8 pm. There will be music, art and laughter, as well as a raffle with great prizes, a pop up shop with original art work and a donations tin. We have now reached over £1060.00!!! This is all from cash donated in person and through text giving. (Text PABL11 then an amount up to £10 to 70070.).
Raffle tickets will be sold at the door on the night, £1 for one or £4 for 5. You could win one of these wonderful prizes:
- 4 tickets to see John Barrowman and the Krankies in the SECC panto Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates
- 2 tickets to An Appointment with the Wickerman thanks to National Theatre Scotland
- A meal for 2 plus a bottle of house wine at Saramago, the new cafe/bar in the CCA
- Vintage curios from Mr Ben
- 2 complimentary tickets to the GFT
- A voucher for 6 cupcakes at Cupcakes
- 2 Swedish weaved clothes of the Dala horse
- Framed drawing by a Project Ability artist
- £50 voucher to the ArtStore
A huge thank you to all the organisations that very generously donated a prize for our event!
Enjoy a good night out and know you are contributing towards a good cause!
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