Shop Item of the Week - GOMA by Martin Sloss

Our Shop Item of the Week is this playful mixed media painting of the Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art. Painted by Martin Sloss, this painting packs a punch with its colour and form. Recently on display at the Glad Cafe on the South Side, it is back at Project Ability now and available to purchase from our online shop. Measuring 50x70cm, and available for purchase for £70, this original painting would make a lovely gift for someone special who loves Glasgow and art!

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Shop Item of the Week - 2019 Calendar!!!

It's coming to that time of year again when we start thinking ahead! Our Shop Item of the Week is hot off the press... These lovely calendars showcase images from our exhibition titled 'Scotland, the land beneath our feet', and they are filled with images of Scotland! They have just arrived with us and you can find them for purchase for £10, both in our gallery shop at Trongate 103 and our online shop just here.

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Our Christmas Cards and Calendars have arrived!

Is it too early to mention Christmas yet? Because we have just received our Christmas cards from the printers, and they look fantastic! This year, you will have a choice between Ashley Campbell's 'Snowman', James Pert's print 'Hygge' and Pauline Jackson's 'Rudolph'. Each pack of 10 cards is for sale for £5

Our brand new 2019 calendar is also now available to purchase in our shop, for only £10. Featuring paintings of Scottish landmarks and landscapes from last year's Christmas show 'Scotland, The Land Beneath our Feet', it is a thing of beauty! 

Pop by our gallery shop and get yours now! A great way to get something different from the high street and to support our inspiring artists! 

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘£1.69 in Danglers’ by Cameron Morgan and Charlie Hammond

'£1.69 in Danglers' is our Shop Item of the Week! This limited edition print was created by Cameron Morgan and Charlie Hammond during their residency collaboration this past year. Signed by both artists, and measuring 84 x 59cm, this print can be purchased from our online shop for £185.00. There is a green version as well, as pictured below...

You can read more about Morgan and Hammond's project, and the exhibition their exhibition, 'Dangler's of Today', here.

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Shop Item of the Week - Stained Glass Sailboat by Jan Thomson

Our Shop Item of the Week is this lovely little stained glass boat by Jan Thomson. Measuring 16x11cm, this sailboat would be a perfect gift for anyone that loves the sea. Jan Thomson has made a small selection of stained glass sailboats for our gallery shop, all in different sizes and colors. You can see a few more pictured below. If you would like to purchase the yellow and green sailboat you can find it available for £15 from our online shop and also our gallery shop at Trongate 103

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Shop Item of the Week - Jarvis Cocker by Jaqui Smyth

Shop Item of the Week this week is this rather cool pen on paper work by Aspire artist Jaqui Smyth. Jaqui loves her indie music, and this peace portrays the enigmatic legend that is Jarvis Cocker. Jaqui’s work is very popular in our studios, and this piece can be your very own for just £45. Buy it here!

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘croft’ by David McCracken

Our Shop Item of the Week is this beautifully rendered ceramic croft by David McCracken. We've had our eye on the beautiful creations David has been working on for the past few months. We now have a collection of ceramic Scottish abodes in our shop and each one describes a different type of shelter commonly found in the highlands. As this one is, they are all exquisitely crafted with a real-life weathered look about them. Measuring 21x14x9 cm this unique piece of ceramics is priced at 50 pounds. You can purchase 'croft' from our online shop or come by to have a look at the whole collection at our gallery shop at Trongate 103.

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Mother and child’ by Scott Smith

This week we bring you ‘Mother and Child’ by Scott Smith as our shop item of the week. Scott’s beautiful drypoint print has been made into this delightful gift card – perfect for Mother’s day! These are sure to be popular, so get down to our gallery shop and get yours for just £2.50!

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Project Ability pop-up shops coming soon!

Save the date! We will be hosting a series of pop-up shop in the gallery in the run up to Christmas! 

Looking for something original, inspiring and that can't be found in the high street shops? This is your chance, our pop up shops will be packed with original gift ideas, cushions, cards, ceramics, artworks, mobiles, wooden objects, and plenty more! 

Saturday 25 November, 2nd & 9th December, 10am - 5pm in our gallery in Trongate 103.

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Get your Superheroes calendar now!

Pow! The 2018 calendars are just back from the printers, and this year's theme is: Superheroes! 

With drawings and paintings from last year's 'Superheroes' exhibition, this calendar is bright, fun and full of powerful characters: Superman, Elastigirl, the Human Torch, Wonder Woman and many more!

Only £10, on sale in our gallery shop and online

Artworks by Jack Woodall, Michael McMullen, Edward Henry, Gerard Gallagher, John McCormack, Jonathan McKinstry, Lea Cummings, Lesley Nimmo, Obi Oguguo, Pauline Jackson, Peter Johnston, Ronnie McCulloch and Ruth Mutch.

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Shop Item of the Week - Various Ceramics by SooJa Massey

Shop Item of the Week time again, and this week we bring you some more superbly crafted ceramics by SooJa Massey.  SooJa’s ceramics are incredibly popular in our shop, so thankfully she is rather prolific at expertly hand crafting these delightful little pieces! These won’t last long, so be sure to pop into our gallery shop and have a look.

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Shop Item of the Week - Hand Painted Canvas Bag by Doreen Kay

Another delightful creation by Aspire artist Doreen Kay has been chosen as our Shop Item of the Week. Doreen has made a number of bags which have found their way in to the Project Ability shop, and they do not last long! Get yours now for just for just £20. 

Availible here

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Cleopatra’ by Ronald McCulloch

Shop Item of the Week is 'Cleopatra' by Ronald McCulloch. This is an amazing painting with so much going on. The composition is inspired from a photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe posing as actress Theda Bara from the silent film Cleopatra, taken by photographer Richard Avedon.

We love this painting and after being out and about as part of a few exhibitions in the last year, it has now arrived in our gallery shop! Measuring 90 x 120 cm, this acrylic canvas is stretched and ready to hang. You can find it in our online shop for £120. Below is an image of the photograph McCulloch used as a reference to make this wild painting!!

 

 

 

 

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Meet the Maker: Garnet McCulloch

For the second in our series of Meet the Maker events, we travelled up to Garnethill to Fireworks Studio to meet ceramicist Garnet McCulloch and get a tour of his studio there.

The studio consists of a shop space at the front, and then various workshops spaces for constructing ceramics, glazing and firing them, as well as a space dedicated to running ceramics classes in the back.

Garnet showed us round and talked about how he started out in ceramics and how he worked to the point where he is now. Originally from Canada, Garnet began studying ceramics in 1994. He was instantly hooked by the process of working with clay and specifically throwing pots on the wheel. His dedication to the craft was inspiring as he talked about how much time he has spent honing his skills over the years. He also talked us through his process of making new pieces, and how he often looks at objects made by others within the history of ceramics for inspiration, with a particular interest in Korean and Japanese ceramics.

He gave us a demonstration on the wheel and it was fascinating to watch him throw a pot in a matter of minutes. He also showed us a range of tools, many of which he had adapted himself, that he used to build and finish the pieces to his own exact specifications. Watching the small adjustments and learnt techniques of such a skilled crafts person was certainly inspiring to all of those who attended. We all left feeling enthused and many were keen to get back into the ceramics workshop at Project Ability to try out some of the things that they had seen.

The next event in the series will be a Textile Printing Workshop with designer Mhari McMullan, taking place on Tuesday 5th September at Project Ability and is open to all artists working at the studios. 

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Shop Item of the Week - by Tommy Mason

Shop Item of the Week is this lovely drypoint print by Tommy Mason. Titled 'Hill', this piece measures 20 x 28 cm and is priced at £25. You can view it on our online shop here, or pop by the gallery to see it in person. As always, if you would like this print framed, we can assist. Just contact us at exhibitions@project-ability.co.uk or ring 0141 552 2822.

Tommy Mason has work in a show that opens this evening at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. Organised by RECOAT, 'This WIll Ruin Everything' features the work of 40 fine artists who cross over into design. We are delighted that Tommy has been invited to exhibit with RECOAT. Please follow this link for more info about his exhibition.

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Donkey’ by Ian Doak

‘Donkey’ is our shop item of the week! This simplified impression of the big eared horse is a bright and cheerful painting. Measuring 30x30cm, it is on stretched canvas and ready to hang. Simple blocks of fresh vivid colours give this painting its charm.
Ian Doak works in our Aspire programme. As he has done with this character, he often outlines his subject with a bold continuous line of colour.  Ian seems to effortlessly create a picture that leaves a lasting and memorable impression on the viewer. This little guy can be yours for just £40 pounds. Purchase ‘Donkey’ from our online shop or visit us at Trongate 103 where you’ll find it hanging in our gallery shop.

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Glasgow Skyline with Man and Dog’ by Tommy Mason

Shop Item of the Week time, and this week we bring you another fine piece by Aspire artist Tommy Mason.  Tommy's well received exhibition has just ended, and now we can offer one of his drawings in our shop for just £30!  Tommy's work is always growing in popularity, so now is a good time to snap one up!  Available from our online shop

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Eeveelution’ by Ruth Mutch

Shop Item of the Week time yet again, and this week we are featuring a rather wonderful digital print - this is ‘Eeveelution’ by Ruth Mutch!  Ruth's penguins are - as always - expertly realised, a joy to behold, and just adorable. This print can be yours for as little as £25 from our online shop, so get a move on and capture it! 

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Zebras’ poster by Brian McGinnis

For this week's Shop Item of the Week, we bring you Zebras, a brand new, limited edition poster by Brian McGinnis.

You could have this group of friendly zebras on your wall for only £6! We think they would also make a fantastic gift. Available online now, or from our gallery shop.

If you would like to have your poster framed, we can do that for you! Please contact the gallery on 0141 552 2822 or info@project-ablity.co.uk. The framed price is £40.00 + delivery.

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Artwork of the week - ‘Mobile’ by Cameron Morgan

We're celebrating the closing of two exhibitions this week with another brilliant slip-cast telephone made by Project Ability's Cameron Morgan. This candy coloured phone is the last in a series of slip-cast telephones which looks back at the evolution of this marvelous invention! 'Put your sweet lips closer to the phone' has been on show in our Gallery II for the past month, and tomorrow is the final day. Each of the phones on display is an edition of five, and each one is priced at £180. Read more about Cameron on his webpage, or check out the brand new TV Classics website to see what Cameron has been up to over the past year.

Tomorrow sees the final day of this exhibition as well as The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World; a beautiful exhibition of paintings and drawings made by six very talented artists from the West Midlands who have been involved in a mentoring programme with acclaimed portrait artist Tanya Raabe-Webber

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Four Little Birds’ by Liz Blair

This week's Shop Item of the Week is Four Little Birds by Liz Blair.

This beautifully vibrant painting is perfect for springtime and is available from our gallery shop or online for only £50! These little birds are sure to fly off the shelf soon, so be quick! 

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Artwork of the week - by JM Boyce

 

Artwork of the week features this beautiful painting on canvas by ReConnect artist JM Boyce. The Doberman Pinscher has a perfect sheen to his coat and it’s colouring is complimented by the deep magenta flowers and green foliage in the back ground.
JM Boyce is extremely gifted in painting and this subject matter is her specialty. She has been painting many different types of dogs for several years at the Project Ability studios, and, as is visible here, she has perfected the art. This painting measures 70 x 50 cm which makes the dog just about life size. It is picture perfect in every last detail and stroke of the brush. If you would like to see more of this artist’s work please contact the gallery.

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Shop Item of the Week - Hand Painted Canvas Bag by Tommy Mason

Shop Item of the Week time again, and this week we bring you this rather fetching canvas bag, hand painted by the ever popular artist Tommy Mason.  Amazingly, this bag is only £15 from our online shop, so you'd better be quick if you fancy purchasing something truly unique! 

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Artwork of the week - ‘Brick 1980’ by Cameron Morgan

 

Artwork of the week features this slip-cast ceramic  'Brick' mobile phone made by Cameron Morgan. Part of our current Gallery II exhibition, 'Put your sweet lips closer to the phone', this 1980's style cell phone is an edition of six, and sized a bit larger than the real thing. There are four different types of phones in this show, each one an iconic piece of history and design.

In 1876, 29-year-old Scottish born Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone. This marked the beginning of an evolution of wired and wireless communication that has proven to be one of civilisation's greatest and most important achievements. 'Put your sweet lips closer to the phone' highlights this evolution through Morgan's usual vibrant and bold style. Priced at £180 each phone is a limited and signed edition of either six or seven. 

The exhibition is up until February 21st, along with 'The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World', at our first floor gallery at Trongate 103. Stop by for a look at the exhibitions and a browse of our gallery shop, which features a wide variety of hand made crafts and fine art - all made by our artists in our third floor studios!

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Shop Item of the Week - Moorhen by Lewis Scott

Our shop item this week is this beautiful ceramic Moorhen by Lewis Scott. The surface mark making on this piece really shows off the subtle multi coloured glazing of it plumage.
A must have for ceramic and bird lovers alike!

Available to buy from our Gallery or online shop for just £25.

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Shop Item of the Week - Mighty Women by Celine Mcilmunn

This week we have available a series of three prints from Celine Mcilmunn's powerful 'Mighty Women' series, featuring Hedy, Malala and Rosa.

These beautiful digital prints have been made from the original gouache painted artworks and are avaible to buy from our online shop here or in the Gallery.

The works feature in our Superheroes exhibition which run until 23 December 2016.

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Shop Item of the Week – Beside the Sea by David Bradley

Shop Item of the Week this week is this gorgeous painting by David Bradley.

'Beside the Sea' captures beautifully the essence of a wintry walk at the Scottish Seaside.
Available to buy from our online shop or in the Gallery.
 

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Artwork of the week - ‘Untitled Impressions’ by John McNaught

Artwork of the week is this beautiful painting on canvas by Project Ability artist John McNaught. John works in our Aspire studio and has been a member of Project Ability for several years. 'Untitled Impressions' takes its composition from the much loved subject matter of many impressionist painters - bridges, flowers and women in hats.

This painting is bursting with colour and warmth. Measuring 110 x 110cm it is a powerful and serene presence and would be a gorgeous addition to any home. This painting will soon be for sale in our gallery shop so please contact the gallery if you are interested. 

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Shop Item of the Week - Ceramic Snowflakes!

It’s Shop Item of the Week time again, and this week we have some festive cheer to brighten up everyone’s day.  These freshly fired ceramic snowflakes would look fantastic on any tree, fireplace, or wherever you’d like to hang your decorations from!

Now available from our gallery shop, these Christmas treats are yours for just £3 each, or get 2 for £5! Be quick!

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Shop Item of the Week - ‘Gate of Life’ by Steven Reilly

Another stunning print from our Aspire workshop for Shop Item of the Week today, as we bring you ‘Gate of Life’ by Project Ability veteran Steven Reilly.  Steven’s print is a truly stunning piece, and one lucky person could own it for just £45. Steven’s work is very popular, so try not to miss out!

Available from our online shop

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