Dates: 1 October, 2022 - 5 November, 2022
Reception: 6 October, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Project Ability Gallery, 1st Floor T103
Admission: Free


Erin Keogh

Chandrakant Patel

Kathy Wilmott

We are delighted to announce Abundance, a new exhibition featuring the work of three artists, Erin Keogh, Chandrakant Patel and Kathy Wilmott, selected by artist Sonia Boué. Abundance is the culmination of x3, a three-year collaborative project between ActionSpace, Project Ability and Venture Arts celebrating the excellence of their work with learning disabled artists. All three artists in this exhibition have significant bodies of work and are being shown on a larger scale for the first time in this exhibition. Selector Sonia Boué said:

‘There is an abundance of line, colour, texture, energy and talent, which I would love audiences to experience in real life, after such prolonged periods of confinement and remote contact. My vision is for audiences to connect with the immediacy, energy and abundance of life within the three selected practices.’

Following the Glasgow exhibition at Project Ability, Abundance will tour to Manchester and London in 2023. x3 is a collaborative project between ActionSpace, Project Ability and Venture Arts which began in the Covid19 lockdown, as a way of connecting these three organisations and showcasing their artists’ work through digital exhibitions.

x3 is part of the Explorers Project.

Explorers is a dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society. Explorers is led by Project Art Works, in conjunction with eight key partners: ActionSpace, Autograph, BALTIC, IntoArt, MK Gallery, Outside In, Photoworks and Venture Arts.

The Explorers Project is supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Erin Keogh

Erin’s richly textured and expansive exuberance from a place of confinement is utterly compelling. Erin Keogh is a young artist with complex support needs. Keogh creates large, expressive and thoughtfully composed canvases. The colour palette, layering and application all become physical choices for Erin and together the result is a rich, beautiful, movement filled painting. With studio support from her mother, along with the tutors at Project Ability, Erin’s studio practice has really developed over the last few years, despite the long pause enforced by lockdown.

Chandrakant Patel

Chandrakant Patel is based at ActionSpace’s Studio at Studio Voltaire in London. His exquisite and culturally layered practice combines painting and drawing, which are then used to create multiple wall collages. Chandrakant frequently works on several pieces at once, layering inks, acrylics and pen in his unique style. His drawing technique combines crisp free flowing lines and delicate short marks, echoing the patterns of traditional Hindu mandalas, to form brightly coloured contours and organic shapes. Chandrakant’s painting is often large-scale, full of movement with flowing brush marks combined with loose layers of rich, immersive colour. Once a series is created, he will develop many varied layouts with the same works over a period of time, reusing them repeatedly to explore connections between the works. His work encompasses both grand-scale and fine detail highlighting the dexterity of this distinctive artist.

Kathy Wilmott

Kathy Wilmott’s work is full of joy and movement, with flowing circular patterns, combined with immersive colour combinations. She works across a variety of mediums, including illustration, textiles and ceramics, but her work always starts with illustration.

Kathy’s practice draws on her love of music and she cites her inspirations as Elvis, Michael Jackson, Shakin’ Stevens and Freddie Mercury.

Image gallery:


We have an additional online gallery with images of the artworks accompanied by poetic audio descriptions, composed and spoken by Sally Hirst, link below:

Picture gallery with audio descriptions by Sally Hirst.

As part of the Glasgow Abundance exhibition we commissioned a short film about Erin Keogh.

View Erin Keogh short film here.


11-5, Wednesday – Saturday

Trongate 103, 1st Floor

Free entry / wheelchair accessible toilet and lift to first floor gallery