Project Ability Gallery

Project Ability Gallery
Project Ability
Trongate 103
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G1 5HD
Scotland

Website

www.project-ability.co.uk

E-mail

info@project-ability.co.uk

Telephone

0141 552 2822

Fax

0141 552 3490

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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 of Mos Eisley by Jonathan McKinstry

Solo Showcase - Jonathan McKinstry

  • 22 October — 1 November 2014 *on now

Project Ability is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Aspire painter Jonathan McKinstry.

Jonathan creates his paintings with flatly applied colour, often in thick oil-stick strokes with a sketchiness and air of caricature. Jonathan is also a productive maker of comics with his paintings often containing the character of cartoons. His work offers a gleeful viewing experience of life, through the lens of high-comic drama.

Jonathan has been industriously working towards the exhibition, creating large scale paintings of places visited; real, imagined and yet to visit from Edinburgh Zoo, the inspiring landscapes of Ireland, to the fictional bar of the Star Wars universe located in the pirate city of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.project-ability.co.uk/exhibitions/solo-showcase-jonathan-mckinstry

Painting by David Bradley

Solo Showcase - David Bradley

  • 5 — 15 November 2014

David Bradley paints portraits with a recurring characteristic; the emphasised nose which has become his own signature mark. David’s work is a diary-like chronicle of his observations of the people and situations that surround him, subtitling these everyday scenes by painting them. Every image the artist creates has personal significance, whether it is stimulated by a particular mood, reflection, or thwarting moment; emphasising the idea that everyday life happens alongside his art.

For his first solo exhibition, David is also working on a series of landscape paintings of the city. We associate landscape painting with the picturesque but with the emphasis on the city, and the forcefulness of keeping such places maintained, echoes some of the tension we see in David’s portraits.

David Bradley recently exhibited in 'The Dizziness of Freedom' in the Bermondsey Project, London as part of 'Anxiety 2014', a new London-wide arts festival curated by the Mental Health Foundation.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.project-ability.co.uk/exhibitions/solo-showcase-david-bradley

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