Visitors of the Day: Helen Moore and Moira Jeffrey of SCAN (Scottish Contemporary Art Network) dropped in yesterday to catch and other exhibitions on in Trongate 103. SCAN is an advocacy organisation for the visual arts in Scotland - tag , the campaign which champions the valuable role visual art plays within communities across Scotland and calls for stronger recognition of this in decision-making. . Check out the website and join if you are an artist or producer: https://sca-net.org/.
Sense Scotland was approached last year by Project Ability to create art works for a COP26 exhibition in Trongate 103.
Project Ability was working with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to deliver a national banner making project to support people with learning disabilities to have their concerns on climate change seen and heard.
The Touch Base Lanarkshire group created the Eat Green banner. The idea for this was inspired by WWF wrestling and World Wildlife Fund. Working with James from the arts team, the people we support developed characters for a wrestling match with the veggies versus meat.
The group created the tagline “smackdown on meat” to highlight the global impact of eating meat, the greenhouse gases this produces and how we should try and eat more healthy fruit and veg. You can see John and Nathan's brilliant banner for the exhibition below.
The “Ocean Plastic Not Fantastic” exhibition runs until the 26th February 2022 at Trongate 103 foyer space, so please do come along if you can.
Last day of FOTO IMPRINT! We’ve added more titles today and there are still plenty of bargains to be had.
We’re open until 3pm so head down to Trongate 103 and grab a photo book bargain! 📚📚📚📚📚
Peter Kennard's CODE RED at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall ends tomorrow Friday 26th at 2pm in Edinburgh. The exhibition at Trongate 103 continues until the 19th December. Get to see it and buy one of the postcard packs which accompanies it from Street Level's in-house shop.
CODE RED - a print installation of 28 hard hitting monochrome artworks by Peter Kennard presented by Street Level Photoworks at Gallery 103 @ Trongate 103 in Glasgow and at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh in partnership with Peace & Justice (promoting nonviolence and a culture of peace across Scotland).
"Impassioned, ambitious and furious, this extensive series of montages is bookended by images featuring black military style watch dials. ‘Past Midnight’ opens the show, economically apprising viewers as to the parlous state the planet and humankind finds itself in. Its watch hands mounted on a WW2 gas mask are nuclear missiles. The time reads 5 past midnight.
In the final image of the CODE RED series the watch dial this time is an image taken by Apollo astronauts in 1972. It shows planet earth as a whole, swathed in its diaphanous, swirling, life giving atmosphere. A hand reaches into the image frame, it’s holding onto a cord attached to the minute hand. The concluding work’s title ‘Pull Back’ reads both as a command and a desperate plea."
Adrian Burnham - www.buildhollywood.co.uk/features/code-red-one-last-chance
The exhibitions opened to coincide with the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference but both remain viewable until the 26th November in Edinburgh and 19th December in Glasgow. Keeps an eye out for a livestream of Peter discussing the work.
Last chance to see the striking work of young photographer Dylan Lombard at Project Ability
Jock's Jokes in Sharmanka at Trongate 103
Jock's Jokes in Sharmanka at Trongate 103
We have welcomed many groups to Mandy Barker's exhibition 'Our Plastic Ocean' and hopefully there will be many more before the show ends on October 10.
Here is a snap of the enthusiastic students from Bloclair Academy, Bearsden, who visited us yesterday. They also enjoyed viewing the work 'G20' by Brian Sweeney in Trongate 103 which end tomorrow.
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WHEELS OF LIFE features most of the works originally created by Eduard Bersudsky in Russia in the Soviet Union era prior to Sharmanka finding its new home in Scotland, as well as a selection of more recent works.
These unique kinetic sculptures are fused with synchronised sound & lighting in a 60 minute performance, which runs 2 - 3 times each week at our Glasgow's base in Trongate 103 - A centre for arts and creativity.
AM BEAIRT - THE LOOM (made in 2016)
Currently featured in all of our shows at Trongate 103 in Glasgow, Am Beairt was commissioned by An Lanntair, - an arts centre in Stornoway (Lewis & Harris). Am Beairt is made from an old Hattersley Pedal Loom, acquired from the village of Balallan on the Isle of Lewis. For weavers of Harris Tweed it was the workhorse of the Industry throughout the 20th Century.
The original loom was disassembled, re-imagined and rebuilt by Sharmanka team to tell its own compelling story through a metaphor of regeneration. There is only one human figure - a weaver, a crofter, a wise old fellow whose relentless work supports the life of all his animals who populate the rest of the The Loom.
On the radio this afternoon talking all things Creative Citizens and how we responded to the pandemic. Tune in to the afternoon show with Janice Forsyth to hear Kate and Phil talk about the project and our exhibition that opens this week at Trongate 103 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000xt8t