A small group of Connect artists visited the GFT's Cafe Cosmo last week to see their work on the walls.
For the whole month of January, GFT showed a selection of small work from the very successful exhibition Film Noir (first exhibited in Platform). The paintings represent scenes of black and white movies, recent or old, obscure or classic, so what better place to show them than the GFT? The show is on until tomorrow, so if you haven't already seen it, now's your chance! Let us know if you manage to guess the titles of the films...
As the first block of our volunteering programme 2012 is about to start, we were given a few quotes by some of our last volunteers. They are invaluable to our organisation, and we are very thankful for their time and energy! It seems like the experience was a positive one for them as well!
“I really enjoyed working with the children on a one to one basis. It was so rewarding to see how their projects evolve and come to life and see their confidence grow as well as their skills… I wanted to learn more about working creatively with children with different learning and physical difficulties. Project Ability is a warm, friendly environment with a great team of artists, which made the experience very enjoyable and valuable.”
“I liked meeting all the artists at the workshops, getting to know them and seeing how their art work developed over the course of the workshops. I enjoyed working within a creative environment where artists were allowed the freedom to explore and experiment with different art materials and to work at their own pace and in their own style.”
“I really enjoyed the variation in the work, and the relaxed and welcoming environment working with the children and staff…..I wanted the experience of working with a professional community organisation with an excellent reputation; I knew a lot about Project Ability’s community art work and thought it would be an encouraging place to gain experience.”
Happy Burns Day everyone! This is our take on Robert Burns: Doreen Kay's beautiful 'For a' that'.
Project Ability tutor Iona Grey has been working with a group of young adults with autistic spectrum conditions from the City of Glasgow College (formerly Glasgow Nautical College), with help from Art Trek artists Cameron Morgan and John Cocozza.
During the 8 sessions they have been exploring printmaking techniques - monoprinting, blockprinting and colograph. Colourful water based printing inks have been used throughout and the students have derived inspiration from a variety of sources from Aboriginal art to sci-fi.
Thank you to everyone who applied for our Saturday staff vacancies. The standard of applications was excellent and five people were shortlisted for interview from which we selected our two new recruits.
Keep an eye on the website for more job and volunteering opportunities.
The new block of our Saturday visual arts workshops will start this Saturday (28 January). We still have a few places available in each workshop, but they are filling up quickly! If you are interested in booking a place, please download the booking form and bring/send it back to Project Ability, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD.
Don't forget to book a place to the Outside In 2012 Induction Day, taking place in Project Ability on Thursday 26 January, 1.30pm - 4pm.
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.
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.
For more information on the event, please click here.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
An extremely generous donation has arrived in our digital mailbox. We have now exceeded our target of £2500.
Thank you to everyone who donated we really appreciate your support.
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break, and that you are ready for 2012! It promises to be a very exciting year for us, with a great programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.
We're starting the year with a bang, with three exhibitions! Our gallery will showcase the Residency exhibition from the 21st of January, and we have two off-site exhibitions for the duration of the month, one in Mono, the other in the GFT's Cafe Cosmo.
We would also like to once again thank you all for your very generous donations! We have raised an amazing £2238 during our Xmas Pound Appeal, and are very grateful!
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