The exhibition launch at the gallery was a great success. With many thanks to the Project Ability staff there was a good flow of audience throughout the evening.Arty Party performers Andrew and Erica welcomed all the visitors and discussed how they made their works and the dance making processes used. There was a great buzz throughout the 103 Trongate building as a variety of artists shared their work. It was heartening to see audiences really take their time and absorb each solo film piece.
An outreach team of learning disabled artists Andrew Kelly , Erika Juniper and project artists Ray Jacobs and Rachel Liggitt have been facilitating a residency at Project Ability in Glasgow.
The team have been facilitating performance based workshops with disabled artists from Project Ability and learning disabled dancers from Glasgow based Indepen-dance.
The team facilitated exploration and artistic responses to the art studios in the same way that work was made in Tycanol woods. The participants enjoyed and made good work from the process. The outreach team enjoyed working together, learnt a lot about sharing our working processes with other groups and enjoyed the welcome from Project Ability.
A Safe Place to Rest, created and made by learning disabled dancer Graham Busby won first prize at The Mits international dance video festival in Barcelona.
Graham Busby and Project director Ray Jacobs were present to receive the award.
The festival included a powerful and diverse selection of films from all over the world. The project is delighted that ‘A Safe Place to Rest’ received first prize.
Four Solos in The Wild is currently showing at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.The exhibition is being shown in The Mandy Bowdler Gallery on the third floor There has already been lots of visitors and and lots of feedback in the comments book. Please come and spend time gazing at the four films together or watch each one separately. As well as the films and photos on show at the gallery there are also photos exhibited in the first floor bar area.
The exhibition was opened by the four artists, who spent time talking about their work and answering questions to the audience.
The exhibition will be on show until October 22nd
Over 100 people attended our exhibition tour launch at The Place, Telford. It was a fantastic celebration to launch the exhibition. The audience enthusiastically viewed the films, spent time talking to the artists and gazed upon the photographic images.
The films and images were exhibited beautifully within The Place Theatre auditorium and gallery.
The evening included a celebration and prize giving to the Arty Party artists who made the work. It was great that the whole artistic team could come together and celebrate their achievements .
The evening included an incredible mosaic of emotions, moods and dancing ! While some people danced their socks off on the dance floor, others were spending quiet time , watching and listening to the films. Arty Party had also recently had tragic news about the loss of one of its most creative members Dean Warburton, many people were spending quiet reflective time at a table of remembrance for Dean.