Gallery 966 certainly has a lot of reasons to be cheerful, following its transformation from a basic workspace into an arts and crafts hubbub of activity. Looking rather fashionable in grey, white and red, the space is a far cry from what it once was.
It is clear that the recent run of craft classes have inspired the groups, with many continuing to develop the techniques they have learned and creating end results to behold, such as a stunning mirror using decopatch.
The pièce de résistance of 966 is no doubt its window display. Dressed in the same colours as its interior, it boasts a snapshot of just what can be achieved with a little bit of imagination.
A new run of craft classes are due to begin in the next coming weeks so watch this space.
Over the last couple of months, the AIR Space art class have been learning the basics of silkscreen printing, and have created some beautiful prints, as part of the 100 Flowers project.
The 100 Flowers project is a new Collection of 100 framed works inspired by flowering plants from the greater Glasgow area, for the new NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s New South Glasgow Hospitals.
Here’s some photos of the process and artworks made
A new ceramics project for adults is starting at The Portal AIR Space, next Wednesday evening for 6 weeks, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, with 3 of the Portal Artists in Residence.
The course is a 6 week project exploring the use of architectural ceramics in traditional buildings in Govan, with the opportunity to design and produce some of your own ceramic tiles in the AIR Space. For beginners, no previous experience of ceramics work is necessary.
Community Ceramics Project
‘Wally Closes & Mosaic Shop Entranceways’
Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm
21st, 28th May, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June
AIR Space, The Portal, 978 Govan Rd G51 3AJ
21st May Central Govan guided walk to see examples of traditional architectural ceramic tiles
28th May An introduction to design for ceramics
4th June Developing your ceramic tile design
11th June Mould making
18th June Press moulding with clay / firing finished tile
25th June Glazing and Firing
Please note on the first session on 21st May, the guided walk will cover some distance on foot within central Govan. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, and please let me know in advance if you have any questions or considerations regarding mobility.
Course run by Portal Artists in Residence Sarah Bland, Fiona Fleming & Geraldine Greene, and the project is part of the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative, funded by Glasgow City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Please let us know if you’d like to book a place, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us
Woolly Wednesday knitting group rose to the nationwide challenge from Voluntary Arts Scotland – decorate your local area and celebrate your craft during Voluntary Arts Week 9th-18th May. Needles have been rattling away for weeks and weeks … Members decided to knit an enormous chain signifying we are all linked together and stronger for it!! In place for all to enjoy at Elderpark Library.