The Portal Artists In Residence studio (AIR Space) is a purpose built workspace where the community can participate on a range of creative projects with our resident artists – Geraldine Greene, Fiona Fleming and Alexandra Bowie. As working artists they have years of experience of working to bring the communities artistic ideas to life and create something to be proud of.
Working from their base at the Portal, the Artists In Residence also deliver an outreach programme, sharing their wealth of skills with local groups from across the South of Glasgow.
The welcome videos offers a list of organisations for those arriving who do not know the area and acts as a signposting tool for those in need of advice and support. The videos have been translated by participants into Amharic, Tigrinya and Arabic.
Once again in 2015, we were invited into local schools to design and build the colourful lanterns for the Xmas Light Switch On parade from Govan Cross to Elderpark Library.
Every day we walk down the same streets and visit the same places, yet how often do we forget to take a good look around us? Local Artist in Residence, Fiona Fleming would like to invite you to take a fresh new look at the streets and buildings of Govan and join her Urban Sketching Group.
You can sign up NOW for the Artists in Residence Community Arts Workshops running this Autumn/Winter. Workshops include ceramics, drawing, graphics and painting. The above Ceramics Class will incorporate a variety of hand building and clay sculpting methods.
The 100 Flowers project is an artists’ residency working together with three community groups to produce artworks inspired by flowering plants from the greater Glasgow area. This is an Exciting opportunity to be a creation of a new Collection for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s New South Glasgow Hospitals.
This 6-week ceramics project for adults explores the use of architectural ceramics in traditional buildings in Govan, with the opportunity to design and produce some of your own ceramic tiles
Our resident Artists will be running a 12 week art course, exploring various forms of visual art and leading to an exhibition in Gallery 966 in the New Year.
Our resident Ceramicist, Sarah Bland, will be running a short course in the lead up to Christmas, making hand-crafted ceramic gifts and decorations for the festive season.
Taking its name from the motto of the Govan Weavers Society, ‘Weaving Truth With Trust’ is a collaborative project to create a textile screen to be displayed in Govan Old Church.
The aims of the Traditional Today – Community Engagement Shop Front Project were achieved through a series of community engagement activities and workshops.