Project Ability’s exhibition ‘It’s in the detail’ is part of Glasgow International 2021
The exhibition features work from three artists: Leslie Thompson, Nils McDiarmid and Robin Wise.
Leslie Thompson, Nils McDiarmid and Robin Wise are all expert draughtsmen, and this is what ties their work together.
We are interested in the differences between these three artists’ practices, as well as their similarities. Each an adult man with a learning disability, a highly creative mind and a skilful ability to draw both from memory and life. Each of these artists has lead a very different life, and we would like to draw attention to how this comes through in their art.
With all three artists, the attention to detail through line making is exceptional. This exhibition will be an astounding presentation of drawings that capture and recreate three very different lives.
Robin Wise often used his drawings to depict the life he lived in Newton Dee, an interestingly designed community for adults with learning disabilities.
Header image by Robin Wise