Meet the Volunteer: Oliver Pitt


This week we would like you to meet Oliver Pitt.  Oliver first volunteered with us during the Lennox Castle Stories project, but as he joined us late into the project, he was keen to gain more experience and has continued to volunteer with us.  Over the past weeks he has worked with our Aspire artists, supporting them in print-making techniques. His help and support has enabled individual artists to develop their personal skills in the media of print.  Oliver’s donation of time and skills is very much appreciated by us all here at Project Ability.  

‘Since graduating with a degree in design form Glasgow School of Art, I have split my time equally between illustration and exhibition based practise, though much of my work exists somewhere between the two. Utilizing both these disciplines means my work varies widely in both scope and medium and is not restrained to any particular contextual parameter.

I have recently finished co-curating a project at the CCA called ‘What We Have Done, What We Are About To Do,’ exploring and critiquing the concept of archives in relation to Glasgow’s artistic heritage. And for this years G.I. festival, I did a month long collaborative work ‘Prawns Pee’ taking the form of 22 screen-printed daily newspapers working with 50 artists, writers and performers.

This is the second Project Ability programme I’ve been involved in and have found them both hugely rewarding. Within my own practise I always get the most from working collaboratively, be it a group project or learning/teaching new skills. So to get the opportunity to pass on some knowledge and work with such a diverse and interesting mix of people really excites me.’

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