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Video of the Riverside Museum and Tall Ship

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Written by Colin Campbell

June 5, 2011 at 7:50 am

Tall Ship Glenlee moves to new home by Riverside Museum

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The Tall Ship Glenlee today moved downriver to her new berth at Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum. Three tugs moved Glenlee out from her former home at Yorkhill Quay this morning. After years of planning and preparation, it’s wonderful to finally see The Tall Ship and the Riverside Museum together!

You can read about the move on the BBC and STV websites.

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May 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Patricia Cain brings Riverside artworks to Kelvingrove

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Copyright: Patricia Cain

Artworks detailing the construction of the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum are currently on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Drawing (on) Riverside is an exhibition by Patricia Cain which features 100 works, many of them new, and runs until August 14.

Drawing (on) Riverside is a powerful body of work from an award-winning artist who explores the development of the £74million museum in drawing, painting and sculpture highlighting the different phases of construction.

Patricia Cain has become a familiar figure on the site of Glasgow’s new transport museum and her work based on the project has already won the prestigious Threadneedle Prize and the Aspect Prize.

Councillor George Redmond, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “Anyone who sees the works Patricia Cain has been creating that are based on Riverside will be astonished by her unique vision and the detail she has captured of Britain’s most exciting museum project. This exhibition not only showcases Patricia’s incredible talent, it also affords visitors an insight to the various stages that have brought this iconic building to life.”

Patricia Cain said: “Watching the Clyde landscape changing has had a major influence on my art practice for the last 10 years and as part of this, I’ve been observing and recording the construction of the new Riverside Museum. I’ve made this process the focus for this exhibition by trying to expose aspects of this through both solo work, and collaborations with Ann Nisbet, Alec Galloway, Rosalind Lawless and Phil Lavery that mirror the working on-site collaborations that occurred.”

The exhibition has been generously sponsored by Clydebank Rebuilt, Varla, Paterson Timber, The Ballast Trust, Glass and Mirror, Optium Acrylic, The GalGael Trust, Independent Glass, The Norma Frame Foundation, The Bet Low Trust (amongst others) and Ferguson Shipbuilders and AD Associates who have leveraged match funding from Arts & Business Scotland.

Katriona Holmes, Investments Manager at Arts & Business said: “It is great to see local businesses involved in the staging of such a significant exhibition, and A&B Scotland is pleased to support these partnerships under the New Arts Sponsorship scheme. This funding has been made available by the Scottish Government to encourage business investment in the arts. The grants match-fund a sponsorship, doubling the associated sponsorship benefits for the business.”

The exhibition runs until 14 August 2011. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship open to the public on June 21 2011. To donate to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please visit www.riversideappeal.org

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May 5, 2011 at 7:53 am

Clyde Cruises reveals details of Govan Ferry crossing

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One of the best ways to get to the Riverside Museum will be by ferry. Walk, bus or get the subway to Govan’s historic Water Row and take the MV Fencer for the short trip across the Clyde.

Here’s the timetable.

The service will run 7 days a week, 360 days a year

  • Monday – first service departs – 1000
  • Tuesday – first service departs – 1000
  • Wednesday – first service departs – 1000
  • Thursday – first service departs – 1000
  • Friday – first service departs – 1100
  • Saturday – first service departs – 1000
  • Sunday – first service departs – 1100

Services will run approximately every 20 minutes and the last departure from the Riverside Museum is 1705 each evening.

Visit the Clyde Cruises website for more details.

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April 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

Opening Day – June 21st

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Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship Glenlee open to the public on June 21st, 2011, at 10am. Expect queues, and please walk or use public transport.

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April 24, 2011 at 6:48 am

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Riverside architect Zaha Hadid wins Stirling Prize

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Congratulations to Zaha Hadid Architects, the designers of Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, who won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize on Saturday.

Zaha Hadid Architects won the architecture prize for the MAXXI National Museum for 21st Century Arts in Rome. This was the third time that ZHA had been nominated for the Stirling Prize, which is run by the Royal Institute of British Architecture.

This year’s other nominated buildings included the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Batemen’s Row and Clapham Manor Primary School in London, Christ’s College School in Guildford and Neues Museum in Berlin.

It’s a great win for Zaha Hadid – who has also won the Pritzker Prize and a string of other awards – and a great boost for the Riverside Museum prior to its opening next year.

The north facade of Glasgow's Riverside Museum, designed by Stirling Prize-winner Zaha Hadid Architects.

Written by Colin Campbell

October 4, 2010 at 11:47 am

Award for Riverside Photographer

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Riverside Museum Under Construction - Jim Dunn's winning entry for the Art of Building competition.

Congratulations to Jim Dunn on winning the Chartered Institute of Buildings’s Art of Building contest with his atmospheric photo of the construction of the Riverside Museum steelwork. It is a fantastic photo and deserved winner. Well done!

Lawrence Fitzgerald
Riverside Museum Project Director

Riverside Short-Listed for Photography Award

Written by Colin Campbell

July 21, 2010 at 11:10 am