At the beginning of the year, Project Ability welcomed five students from The Glasgow School of Art to work alongside their artists at Trongate103.
The five students shared ideas, working collaboratively and exploring new art mediums with the regular Project Ability artists.
Each student’s project will contribute to their final degree in ‘Sculpture and Environmental Art’.
This week we would like to introduce you to the work of Charlotte Hayes!
Johnathon and I recreated scenes from the film The Wickerman, by painting on fabrics and making ceramic bees which we planned on turning into a mobile. I thought making flags alike to the type which would be carried in a traditional parade would be a fun collaboration. At the IASSIDD exhibition opening in the Project Ability gallery earlier in the year, a small group of the Aspire artists volunteered to draw portraits of the public. This gave me the idea to put on a workshop with John, Doreen and Cameron drawing self-portraits or portraits of other people. We then turned these drawings into flags using scrap fabric. I am hoping to put on this workshop again with more of the artists, in order to create a collection of the flags. The flags may be shown in a parade on midsummers day, as this is traditionally a day of celebration of the summer solstice. We could walk from the Project Ability studios to Glasgow Green, where the artists could draw portraits of the public and have a big picnic with the flags on display.”