… a thousand ships is an exhibition of large scale portrait drawings and paintings on canvas by artists who attend Project Ability’s Connect programme. Over a period of several months, thirty artists have worked on this project, creating portraits of themselves, their fellow artists, people known and people unknown. 16 of these artists will see their work exhibited in the newbery gallery.
For some of the artists involved in the project it is the first time they have made a painting of this scale, duration and intensity.
Project Ability’s Connect programme is designed to provide a safe, creative environment for people with mental health issues. Taking part gives people the opportunity to work in a professional arts space, develop their artistic ability and experience a range of benefits that can positively affect their wellbeing.
Connect takes place in our brand new art centre at Trongate 103 where participants can choose to join in with group workshops or work on self-directed projects.
Creative activity can challenge us to learn new things, improve our motivation and promote positive thinking.
The artists whose work is in the exhibition are: Norrie Berrie, Lyndsey Black, Margaret Booth, David Bradley, Janette Brown, Lea Cummings, Grant Davidson, Marlies Hyman, Stuart Low, Esme MacLeod, Tommy McNeill, Ruth Mutch, Kristen Neilson, William Smith, Catriona Thompson.
Preview: Friday 8 Oct 5-7pm
Newbery Gallery, Newbery Building, The Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ
Opening times: 11 October- 22 October, Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday closed. Admission free