Glasgow Sculpture Studios was the destination for our Walking Group last week. The GSS moved to The Whisky Bond building next to the Union Canal at Port Dundas just a couple of years ago so the building is still being developed.
The group had arranged to meet Elizabeth, the new community engagement manager who invited us to have a tour of the gallery and workshops.
We started with a tour of the workshop facilities, popping into the metal, wood, resin, plaster and clay rooms. We also had a look outside at an area next to the car park which has been made into a community garden by local residents to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs.
We concluded our tour in the gallery where we looked at the work of Canadian artist Gareth Moore who had spent a few months as artist in residence in the studios and made an exhibition which included work using items and materials excavated from the canal.
Elizabeth informed us that the canal next to the building is currently undergoing improvements and she would like to invite the Walking Group to return in the near future to participate in some group activities looking at how this work will be developed.
We finished our walk with a pleasant ramble along the canal and back into town.