The Young Gallery is going to have a visitor in the
form of David Shrigley’s ‘Life Model, 2012’. The East End based art gallery,
Scotland’s first dedicated to showcasing children’s artwork, is run
by charity Impact Arts. David became
Patron of the gallery in 2013 and has so far helped Impact Arts to raise over £14,000
through a crowdfund campaign and subsequent public support.
exhibition of Life Model will take the same format as it did in Derry,
Londonderry where it was last exhibited as part of the Turner Prize competition.
The free exhibition will be open to the public and the charity is particularly
keen to encourage local people to come along and sketch the artwork. Drawings will subsequently be displayed on
the gallery walls.
CE Impact Arts said:
been the patron of The Young Gallery since October, and his involvement has
made such a difference in a short space of time. We’ve run a successful funding
campaign and brought the gallery to the attention of an international audience.
We’re offering something really unique with The Young Gallery, the opportunity
for children to express themselves, engage with their families and do something
that they can really be proud of. Exhibiting Life Model is a unique opportunity
and one that we hope the local community will take advantage of, by visiting
and drawing their own interpretation of the artwork.”
Gallery has been open for two years and has recently been awarded Glasgow 2014
Legacy Project status. Through the gallery, Impact Arts works with
approximately 300 children and hosts around 1000 local people each year. The
space is normally reserved for exhibiting children’s artwork but an exception
has been made for the Patron of the gallery.
“This is the first time that Life Model has been
displayed in Scotland and it feels like he’s coming home! He was conceived just
up the road at my studio, so he’s glad to be returning from his travels to
Manchester and Derry, Londonderry. Glasgow is an exciting place for art and
culture in 2014, with the Glasgow International Arts Festival, and the
Commonwealth Games Cultural programme going on throughout the city so I’m pleased
that people in the East End of Glasgow have the chance to get involved in participatory
art right on their doorstep.”
The Young Gallery, 112 Sword Street, Glasgow G31
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-5pm
more information please contact [email protected] or 0141