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Put Your Sweet Lips Closer to the Telephone - Project Ability Art Exhibitio...
Thu 23 February 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Join us for an evening of art and creativity at Project Ability in Glasgow
Artists, including RSA Fellow Cameron Morgan and award winning artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, will be on hand to talk us through two exhibitions which will be on show – Put Your Sweet Lips Closer to the Telephone and Artists of the West Midlands – A New World.
Drinks will be available and there will be opportunites to visit the exhibition and the Project Ability Studios, and to network with other Fellows.
The event is free to attend but please register your attendance at the top of the page.
Put Your Sweet Lips Closer to the Telephone:
Cameron Morgan’s latest creations come in the form of ceramic slip-cast telephones. Ranging from the ‘Candlestick’ telephones of the 1880’s to the ‘Brick’ mobile phone of the 1980’s, each piece is an edition of five and as with much of Morgan’s ceramic works, they are sized to be just larger than the real thing.
Following on from the success of Cameron Morgan’s ceramic pieces from Project Ability’s ‘Food To Go’ exhibition in 2015, and his enormously popular Glasgow International exhibition of paintings titled, ‘TV Classics Part 1’, this latest exhibition combines these two ideas into one new concept. Morgan has created a series of slip-cast ceramic phones which will highlight the grand evolution of one of human kind’s greatest inventions to date.
The Unlimited commission awarded to Cameron Morgan in 2015 has given him the time and financial support to create ‘TV Classics Part 1’ for Glasgow International (touring to Wales and London as well, http://www.tvclassicspart1.co.uk/cameron-morgan/) as well as ‘Put your sweet lips closer to the phone’, which has already been part of the Tramway’s Unlimited Festival in 2016.
The Artists of the West Midlands: A New World
Rory Baird, Birmingham
Ross Prince from Loudwater Studios, Ludlow
Mark Lloyd, Wendy Sutton-Lloyd, Alison Picknell and Krisstel Bentley from ArtStudio01 in Shrewsbury, a new emerging inclusive studio collective setup by Tanya Raabe Webber and Alison Picknell.
Guest curator Tanya Raabe-Webber
This exhibition explores the artwork of six emerging artists from the West Midlands. The artists were mentored and supported in the development of new contexts and avenues for their individual creative practices. Acclaimed award winning artist, and great friend of Project Ability, Tanya Raabe-Webber, has been mentor for the artists and is also the guest curator for this colourful exhibition.
The mentoring was supported by DASH’s regional mentoring scheme, Cultivate, a three year programme supporting disabled artists in the West Midlands to develop their professional arts practice. This is the first time learning disabled artists in this region have had access to this kind of support, giving them opportunities to engage in professional arts practices.
In addition to the exhibition itself, Tanya has secured funding to allow the artists to come to Project Ability for a two day Cultural Exchange, title ‘Take 6’, which will include workshops at Project Ability and gallery visits around Glasgow. This has been funded by a ‘Grants For The Arts' ,supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Cameron Morgan has been working as an artist with Project Ability’s Aspire programme since 1991 and in this time he has gone from strength to strength with his studio practice, exhibitions and commissions.
Cameron’s first wide-reaching recognition came about in 2014 when he was selected as one of the 60 ‘Generation’ artists to represent ‘25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland’. In 2015 Cameron was awarded an Unlimited commission, which enabled him the time and financial support to create his Glasgow International exhibition, ’TV Classics Part 1’. This Unlimited commission also supported the making of Morgan’s newest exhibition titled ‘Put your sweet lips closer to the phone’ as part of the Unlimited Festival at the Tramway, Glasgow. In May of 2016 his recognition was further enforced when Cameron was awarded a life time Fellowship to the RSA.
Tanya Raabe-Webber is an acclaimed award winning disabled artist working with contemporary portraiture, and collaborative arts practice specialising in supporting learning disability artists to develop their practice in mainstream inclusive settings within high profile public art galleries and venues.
Including Portraits Untold: an Ambitious live portrait project exploring and celebrating our common humanity – the beauty and strength of humanity lies in the diversity of its people: OutsideXchanges: Contemporary Collaborative Arts Practice of learning disability artists/non-disabled artists with Venture Arts, Castlefield Arts, Baltic and Contemporary Outsider Art: the global context conference in Melbourne Australia co-produced with Project Ability and artist in residence International Summit of learning disability artists and their supported studios.
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