Artists In Residence

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.

  1. Govan Loves Xmas – Lantern Parade 2015


    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.

  2. Artist In Residence – Urban Sketching Group


    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.

  3. Penilee Public Art Group


    Penilee Public Art Group run artist-led workshops for adults, developing techniques in painting, drawing, arts & crafts. Their ongoing program has included working with Portal Artists in Residence, Fiona Fleming

  4. Community Workshops

    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.

  5. 100 Flowers Project – Exhibition


    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.

  6. Community Ceramics Project


    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

  7. AIR Space Ceramics Project: ‘Wally Closes & Mosaic Shop Entranceways’

  8. “Winter in the AIR” – Visual Art Course


    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.

  9. “Winter in the AIR” – Ceramics Course


    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.

  10. Weaving Truth With Trust


    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.

  11. Traditional Today


    The aims of the Traditional Today – Community Engagement Shop Front Project were achieved through a series of community engagement activities and workshops.