Project Ability Gallery

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Association or society

Opening hours

Tues - Sat, 10.00-17.00

Closed: Mondays and Sundays

Admission charges

Free entry

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.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Flyer for exhibition

The Everyday and the Fantastic

  • 20 January — 24 February 2018 *on now

"The Everyday and The Fantastic is an exhibition about where our experiences and routines merge with fantastical, abstract and transcendental realms – a space in which the imagination blossoms and where creative actions take place. Exploring this space is not just crucial to our activity as artists working at Project Ability, but also to our experience as people that sense, think and feel.
The show is the result of a collaborative effort that has been made over the last six months to set up an exhibition at Project Ability. It will be accomplished by a series of publications that we developed over the same period – one booklet by each participating artist, offering further insight into their individual practice."
-David Roder

Curated by David Roeder, following his Artist Residency with Project Ability in 2016, The Everyday and The Fantastic has been devised specifically for the artists working in Project Ability’s ReConnect programme. Project Ability would like to thank David for his time working with us and this exhibition about creativity!

Exhibiting artists:
Allan Oattes
Sarah Jane McColl
Sian Mather
David Roeder

Suitable for

  • Any age


Flyer for exhibition

can't take my eyes off you

  • 20 January — 24 February 2018 *on now

'can't take my eyes off you' is an exhibition of dolls.
Not just a child’s toy, the doll has been part of civilization since as far back as 2000 BC.

Every civilisation has their own evolution and history of doll making. Materials such as corn, bone, clay, cotton, wood and much more have all been used to make dolls. In addition to toys, they’ve held strong function as fertility charms, company in the afterlife and as important symbols during religious ceremonies.

'can’t take my eyes off you' showcases dolls from as far afield as we could spread the word; Canada, Australia, Sweden to name a few. Over 50 artists in total, working in supported studios as well as artists working independently have been selected in this juried exhibition. When we announced the open call we couldn't have expected the vast amount of submissions we would receive. It has exceeded our expectations in every way. There’s a lot of love out there for the doll, and ‘can’t take my eyes off you’ has been curated to give the viewer as much to look at as possible!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Project Ability Gallery
Project Ability
Trongate 103
G1 5HD




0141 552 2822


0141 552 3490

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