This week we have had various new additions to our shop here at Project Ability. Above is just one sample of some brilliant new watercolour and ink drawings by Cameron Morgan.
We also have a few more of Ruth Mutch's wonderful hand-stitched felt dolls. Each doll is a unique design and they are for sale at a bargain £20.00, and are only available in our shop.
Artist Susan Christie has added to our stock of small drawings with these quirky little pieces, which can also be given as gift cards.
Our shop is open for business Tuesday to Saturday from 10am till 5pm and is right next to our gallery where we are currently showing a solo exhibition by Luigi Bertonesi.
After producing two books ('Say What You Mean' and 'It Might Look Simple to You'), this year's calendar, and showing her work in several exhibitions (including You, me and ASD currently on show in Trongate 103), the very talented Ruth Mutch has started a new artistic endeavour: these beautifully crafted dolls.
It's as if Aspen and other characters in her illustrations came to life! The felt dolls are now on sale in our shop in Trongate 103, for only £20. You can also order your own customized doll, like the Loki doll below, for £35.
If you are not yet familiar with Ruth's illustrations, just have a look at her blog: http://www.penguinparade.co.uk/
Project Ability’s 2013 unique calendar, designed by artist Ruth Mutch, can be purchased from the shop and costs £7.50.
For mail order please add an extra £1.50 p&p.
Don't forget you can buy these wonderful unique Christmas cards, designed by our Aspire participants, in our gallery shop for only £5.00.
We also have these delightful 2013 Calendars for £7.50, designed by one of our Connect artists Ruth Mutch.
We have replenished our gallery shop with plenty of lovely new artworks and crafts, all handmade in our studios in Trongate 103.
As well as our usual postcards, books, prints and stained glass jewellery, we have a series of new ceramic tiles by our Friday group artists, responding to the transportation theme of our current show 'The Highway Code'. We also have a new series of LP clocks, with titles like 'Dangerous Times' by Cher, 'Ride on Time' by Black Box or 'For the Good Times' by Perry Como!
Next time you are in the area, come see us! You might find a great present for someone, and our current show will put a smile on your face!
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
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!
In four weeks we have raised a massive £783.
This is a considerable amount of money and we are thankful to every person who has been kind enough to donate. This money will help us provide more visual art workshops and film classes to more people.
‘Gives you something to get up for in the morning, mixing with other people, gives you the opportunity to do things that if you didn't come you wouldn't take on” - participant on the Connect programme. Connect is our specialist arts and well-being programme for people with mental health issues.
“My seascape picture has worked out beautifully and I feel confident that I have achieved something.” – young person attending the Saturday Art Class.
You can help us reach our target of £2500 by donating money – cash, cheque or card or through JustTextGiving (text PABL11 £10 or any other amount of your choice to 70070), buying our original xmas cards and 2011 calendar, purchasing original art work from the gallery (Project Ability takes a 40% commission on all sales) and publications and gift items from our shop and coming along to our fantastic fundraiser on the 15th December at Mono.
“Keep up the awesomeness!” - Create participant.
Many of the staff and tutors at Project Ability have an artistic practice outside of their work here, as do the steady stream of volunteers. While participating artists get to see and experience how the tutors and volunteers work on a daily basis, there are not many opportunities for them to find out more about how these artists work on their personal creative projects.
It was with this in mind that the idea for this book was conceived. We wanted to demonstrate the vast variety of choices and decisions that artists make to maintain the relationship between their working life and their practice. The visits were documented and comments and reflections gathered after the events.
The Studio Visits book is now available to buy in our shop, for only £7.50. (For mail order, add £2 p&p. Call us on 0141 552 2822 to order your copy).
Our thanks to everyone involved who helped make this project such a success.
Our Project Ability 2012 Calendar is available to buy for £5 from Project Ability’s Shop, 1st floor Trongate 103.
The artwork is by Project Ability artists, and is inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and reflects a wide range of styles, abilities and interests. If you want an original calendar for the new year, look no further: bold colours, striking images, and plenty of space to write on, for only £5! (For mail order, add £2 p&p. Call us on 0141 552 2822 to order your copy).
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.
After a very interesting artist talk by drama artist Clare Hume (more information on the talk coming up soon), Project Ability's gallery opened its doors to 'Le Pop-Up Shop', a wonderful event organised by the lovely ladies at Preloved Popup.
Shoes, bags, jewellery and other vintage / preloved clothes were on display and for sale for one night only. The vibe of the shop mixed in perfectly with Pum Dunbar's exhibition, with the items on display colour-coordinated in response to Pum's incredible paintings!
Many people (staff included!) found something to their taste, and asked for the shop to come back in the future. A really great evening if you ask us!
Are you interested in re-cycling and saving cash on clothes and accessories?
For June's First Thursday, Preloved Popup will bring 'Le Pop Up Shop' to Project Ability's gallery! The ladies behind Preloved Popup source vintage and preloved clothing/accessories of various sizes, eras, styles, for various budgets, and from high street to designer, so there's every chance you'll find something great that you love.
The shop will be set up in the Gallery, and will be open from 6pm - 9pm.
For more information: http://prelovedpopup.com/
Xmas Show - prints prints prints closes this Thursday, so come see it before it's too late! All prints are for sale and they make great Christmas presents.
Project Ability will then close for the holidays, until Wednesday 05 January.
3 original designs created by Project Ability artists: Daniel Dillon, Carole Lee and Edward Henry. 10 cards per pack at £5 per pack. Buy now from the Project Ability shop.
As we mentioned a few months ago, Project Ability is now part of the Own Art scheme, but the good news doesn't stop there!
You can now buy the work of brilliant Project Ability artists in just a few clicks! And you have the possibility to spread the cost with Own Art Online.
The website is being launched today, Wednesday 06 October, and to mark the occasion, an exhibition of works on sale on the website has been organised in London. Three beautiful paintings from Project Ability artists John McFlynn and Katie Barton will be part of the show.
If you are in London, make sure to go and have a look:
Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance St
Shoreditch, London E2 7JB
Private view: Wednesday 06 October, 6.30pm - late
Public View: 7th to 9th October, 10am - 7pm
Click below to check our online store!
Image: Untitled, John McFlynn
Project Ability is now one of the 250 participating galleries in the Own Art scheme. This scheme is designed to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art and craft including paintings, photography, sculpture, glassware and furniture.
You can borrow up to £2,000, or as little as £100, and pay back the loan in 10 monthly instalments - interest free. Clich here to read more about the scheme and the terms and conditions.
So next time you are in our gallery, don't hesitate if you see an artwork you enjoy!
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- Singing with Julia
- A visit from the Hayfield Day Centre and Aspire
- Meet the Volunteers: Katie Hawson
- Opening of Catherine Rankine’s Solo Showcase
- Film & Animation
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