Project Ability Gallery
Project Ability is a developmental visual arts organisation that grew out of a yearlong project to mark the International Year of Disabled People in 1981. Since then we have been promoting equality of access to the arts by supporting people of all ages and abilities to take part in artistic projects, exhibitions and events.
Each week we provide artistic support, training and access to professional resources to around three hundred people. We work with children and adults with learning or developmental disabilities, people with mental ill health, and others who find it difficult to access mainstream activities.
Project Ability is based in Trongate 103, and has a fully accessible gallery and workshop spaces in Glasgow’s city centre. Our workshops take place both in Trongate 103, and in our extensive outreach programme in schools and community venues throughout Glasgow and the surrounding local authorities.
Gallery, Association or society
Tues - Sat, 10.00-17.00
Closed: Mondays and Sundays
Project Ability runs an exhibition programme that showcases work created in our projects as well as the work of local, national and international disabled artists and arts organisations.
We also run exhibitions in other organisations and offices.
Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art
The Rainbow Collection
- 2 — 18 June 2016
There is magic in these paintings - there are days in the studio when it is as fitting to refer to Paul as an alchemist as it is an artist. Although forth coming with explaining process and technique, at first inspection it is a wonder how Dowden creates these reactive explosions of colour. The paint is clearly responding to the different mediums and oils it is combined with directly on the surface of the work. Paul finishes a painting by giving it the highest reflective qualities possible through polishing and varnishing.
The techniques Dowden has perfected come about from years of painting practice and experimentation with materials. Colours and organic forms play off each other in an infinite number of arrangements, each focusing entirely on colour, technique and arrangement.
We are delighted to exhibit this selection of Dowden’s newest abstract paintings, descriptively titled ‘The Rainbow Collection’.
Read more at http://www.project-ability.co.uk/exhibitions/new-works-by-paul-dowden.
- Any age
Project Ability Gallery
0141 552 2822
0141 552 3490