Project Ability is pleased to present an exhibition of works made from a partnership with Sense Scotland and collaborations between artists from both organisations. The exhibition will showcase a rich mixture of eclectic objects including customised crockery, paintings, a bold sprawling cityscape made from skirting boards and other curios.
The exhibition is a result of five months of artistic sharing and experimentation (January to May 2011) and presents new work by the artists depicting notions of home through collaborative work and togetherness. The term home is traditionally perceived as the place of the family, evoking images of warmth, security and belongingness. Home Works attempts to recreate this picture of contemplative bliss and through a series of artistic personal and collaborative interactions with each individual object, embodied in its own unique vocabulary, personifies home to the maker.
Participating artists are Ghazalla Akram, Jonathan Barr, Luigi Bertonesi, Willie Docherty, Ruth Foley, Jemma Gilchrist, James Hardie, David Kerr, Robert McCamley, Ronnie McCulloch, John McDermott, David McGready, Ann Neeson, Lesley Nimmo, Claire Parker, David Richards, Lewis Scott, Amna Sharif, Scott Smith, George Stevenson, Fletcher Stobbs, Tracy Thomson, James Weston, Jonathan Wright and Andrew Young.
Sense Scotland is part of the UK National Deafblind and Rubella Association, a charity established in 1977 to offer support and to address the need for a development of services offered to the deafblind community. Sense Scotland is a leader in the field of communication and offers innovative support services for people who are marginalised because of challenging behaviour, health care issues and the complexity of their support needs with an emphasis on communication in order to find out what their aspirations are and how they want to live their lives.
Project Ability is a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation with an international reputation for excellence. We create opportunities for people with disabilities and people with mental health issues, aged 5 years to 80 plus, to achieve artistic excellence. Over three hundred people each week take part in our year round programme of workshops, events and exhibitions which are held in our centre in Trongate 103 and in community venues throughout the city. We work in partnership with people with disabilities and their support agencies across the UK and develop local, national and international arts projects, creating opportunities for people to network, share their practice and exhibit their work.
Image: ‘Red Flag’ by Ronnie McCulloch