On Wednesday 27th November a group of Project Ability artists from the Heritage Lottery Fund project travelled to Pollok Civic Realm for a workshop and event on the last day of the exhibition.
“We started with a workshop based on the art of Flora Johnstone, a lady from South Uist who covered things in shells. We made small jewellery boxes and had the opportunity to decorate a clam shell each for a project that is restoring her old home. These shells will be sent to South Uist to be glued onto her former croft house which is being restored and preserved for the future.
After the workshop there were speeches from various members of the Glasgow museums team and Cheryl from Glasgow University. We learned that now our exhibition is coming down a selection from The Burrell Collection will be installed.
We also took photographs where we wrote in speech bubbles what we had enjoyed from the project. After the speeches were done Cheryl produced a cake she had made with the mouse on it. The mouse has now become a sort of mascot for the Art Extraordinary collection and it was a lot of fun to see it on a cake. The project is not complete though as we are still in the process of putting together a permanent case to go into Kelvingrove Art Gallery early in 2020!” – Morag MacGilchrist
Images by ©Glasgow Museums, Glasgow Life