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
- 4 September — 24 October 2015 *on now
Our annual Create exhibition is back for 2015!
Each year Young Talent showcases and celebrates the artwork created by children and young people from the Create Programme, now in its 15th year. For 2015 we are presenting a diverse selection of painting, drawing, sculpture and film from our Saturday Visual Arts Programme for children and young people aged 5-21 and our Art Matters Programme for young people aged 21-28.
Young Talent provides Project Ability’s youngest artists with a unique platform to display their creative achievements, produced in our workshops through experimentation with multi-layered artistic practices and methods. Each year our young artists produce a distinctive collective display which punctuates the year with a colourful playground of artwork of different techniques and visions, a wealth of experimentation, innovation and adventure.
Project Ability’s Create programme engages with children and young people with disabilities in a wide range of creative activities including visual arts, film and new media. The programme includes evening and weekend workshops, one-off projects, events, film screenings and exhibitions. All of our activities are tailored to the individuals we work with and are fully inclusive. We work with individuals, families, schools, voluntary sector groups and other arts organisations with a target participant age group of 5 – 25 years.
Opening events: Thursday 3 Sept, 6pm-8pm & Saturday 5 Sept 1pm-2pm.
- Any age
Aspire at Platform
- 10 September — 30 October 2015 *on now
The Aspire artists are back in Platform for their annual exhibition of large paintings.
Always a favourite, this annual group exhibition showcases the wide range of skills and creativity of the artists attending the Aspire workshops. Expect beautiful, vibrant, and inspiring artwork.
Exhibiting artists are Alan Dott, Amna Sharif, Andrew Boyle, Anna Russell, Billy Harper, Cameron Morgan, Christopher Newman, David Esselmont, Doreen Kay, Edward Henry, Ian Doake, James Weston, John Cocozza, John Smith, Jonathan McKinstry, Kirsty McFarlane, Lewis Scott, Marina Devlin, Martin Sloss, Marion Burns, Neil Gillies, Rehan Yusuf, Ryan McMullen, Ronnie McCulloch, Tommy Mason, Scott Smith.
Platform, The Bridge
1000 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow G34 9JW
- Any age
Project Ability Gallery
0141 552 2822
0141 552 3490