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David Shrigley's Life Model at The Young Gallery

The Young Gallery

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.

The 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.

Lynne Carr, CE Impact Arts said:

“David has 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.”

The Young 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.

David said:

“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 1SF

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-5pm


For more information please contact or 0141 575 3001


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