(This exhibition has been postponed)
Project Ability’s exhibition ‘It’s in the detail’ is part of the curated arts festival: Glasgow International 2020.
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.
Leslie Thompson, an established artist within the disability arts scene, works out of the support studio Venture Arts in Manchester. He will create a large drawing live in the gallery during the first few days of the festival. This will be a brilliant way to begin the exhibition, and a unique experience for audiences.
Nils McDiarmid is an emerging artist working out of the support studio Garvald in Edinburgh. He is interested in depicting rappers and musicians of the hip hop and RandB scene.
Robin Wise lives in an interestingly designed community for adults with learning disabilities called Newton Dee. Newton Dee offers a home, meaningful work and opportunities for personal development to adults with learning disabilities and other special needs. Many of his drawings depict his life in this unique community.
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 skillful ability to draw both from memory and life. Each of these artists leads very different lives, 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.
Top image by Robin Wise