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.
Painting; acrylic on paper; impressionistic/ calligraphic brush strokes; metallic hues.

Sam Perks

  • 16 August — 24 September 2016 *on now

Born in 1995, Sam works in our Create group for young artists, and has developed a distinct painting style during his time working with us. The movement and brush strokes of his compositions can be recognised in each of Sam's paintings. Using bold brushwork and lots of dripping paint, these abstract paintings have an expressionistic feel to them.

Perks’ use and variation of colours are strong and confident, he has a talent for choosing a sophisticated colour palette and making the most out of the complimentary and contrasting hues and shades.

Preview: Saturday 13 August, 2-4pm

More info:

Suitable for

  • Any age


Painting; acrylic on paper; portrait of Disney's 'Merida'

Young Talent 2016

  • 16 August — 24 September 2016 *on now

Each year Young Talent showcases and celebrates the artwork created by children and young people from Project Ability’s Create Programme, now in its 16th year. With the artists ranging from 5 years of age up to 28, the work created for this exhibition is diverse and covers all disciplines; sculpture, painting, drawing, textiles, video, printing and more.

This is a fun exhibition filled with a huge variety of subject matter and styles. An inspiration for artists and art lovers of all ages!

Preview: Saturday 13 August, 2-4pm.

Find out more about the exhibition by visiting our website:

Suitable for

  • Any age


Project Ability Gallery
Project Ability
Trongate 103
G1 5HD




0141 552 2822


0141 552 3490

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