Project Ability would like to present an exhibition of artwork made during Scotland’s lockdown. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other, and none of us have been unaffected by the upheaval! For many, those months of being stuck at home began to feel a bit like Groundhog Day – our measurement of time was redefined.
‘As Time Stood Still’ is a group show consisting of 34 artists that would normally be making their work in our studios at Trongate 103. Since March 2020 this hasn’t been possible, and artists have been figuring out ways to keep their practice alive during lockdown. Although the Project Ability studios have been closed, our tutors have been working with artists via Zoom workshops and other creative ways that have stayed within the boundaries of whatever restrictions were in place at that time.
The callout for this show attracted far more work than we could have imagined. Therefore we decided to have two exhibitions. We haven’t had to do that since our infamous CATS exhibition! The second part to this show follows on straight after this one, in early January. The second show will include several artists not in this show so be sure to stayed tuned in.
Time has stood still in many ways, and seems to be taking big leaps forward when no one is looking. And all the while artists continue to make art. We are very proud to see the work these artists have been inspired to make during such a dramatic and tumultuous time. We hope you appreciate the wide variety of work on show – there are 34 different worlds to escape into for a moment, enjoy!
Much of the artwork is for sale. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire. Prices, £15 – £150
Andrew Boyle, Andrew Crosbie, Fiona Donald, Alan Dott, Michael Draper, Michael Earll, Jim Ewan, James Feeney, Neil Gillies, Edward Henry, Pauline Jackson, Stuart Low, Mhairi Macdonald, Kirsty Macfarlane, Tommy Mason, Soo Ja Massey, Simon McAuley, Jonathan McKinstry, John McNaught, Cameron Morgan, Ruth Mutch, Christoper Newman, Lyndsay Oliphant, Aileen Paterson, Lucy Phillips, Bel Pye, Catherine Rankine, Anna Russell, Martin Sloss, Michael Stark, Ronnie Stokesley, Graham Taylor, Fiona Thornton, Gary Turner