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Patricia Cain brings Riverside artworks to Kelvingrove

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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

Revealed: Robbie Coltrane’s Riverside bloopers

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Last week came the news that actor Robbie Coltrane had donated one of his treasured cars to the Riverside Museum. Colrane’s Chrysler Jeep will take pride of place in the north window of the Zaha Hadid-designed museum, and will be one of the first objects that most visitors see.

Coltrane, who is a Trustee of the Riverside Museum Appeal, also starred in a series of bloopers, aided and abetted by Chewin’ the Fat and Still Game star Greg Hemphill, to help promote Riverside’s £5million appeal. In the cheeky YouTube vids, which you can watch below, Coltrane loses it with his producer; is humbled by a modern irritation; and, err, makes an embarrassing discovery about just how windy the Riverside site can be …

The Riverside Museum Appeal has now raised £4million, and in these last few months of the project it’s making a final push to reach its £5million target. Please help by donating online at www.riversideappeal.org or, to make a £5 donation, text “Riverside” to 70700. All donations will be permanently recognised in the new museum.



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January 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

Robbie Coltrane’s Jeep to come to Riverside Museum

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We’re delighted that Robbie Coltrane’s 1988 Chrysler Jeep is going to be one of the objects at Riverside. Here’s a picture of the actor with his Jeep following its conservation at the Museum of Transport in Kelvin Hall.

Actor Robbie Coltrane has donated his Jeep to Glasgow's new Riverside Museum.

Robbie is also a Trustee of the Riverside Museum Appeal, so it was great to see his donation attract so much publicity. Follow the links to read the Daily Record article, or to listen to the Clyde One interview.

The Riverside Museum Appeal has now raised £4million, and in these last few months of the project it’s making a final push to reach its £5m target. You can help by donating online at www.riversideappeal.org or, to make a £5 donation, text “Riverside” to 70700. All donations will be permanently recognised in the new museum.

Riverside Mini goes for its MOT test

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Today the Riverside Museum Appeal’s Mini Cooper Sport revved up and sped off for its annual MOT test. Fingers crossed that all will be fine!

Some of you who visited the Museum of Transport may remember the Mini while it was on display. Its bespoke Riverside Museum Appeal decals adorn its British racing green bodywork, and give details about the appeal. The Mini, built in 2000, is one of the last models of its kind, and was very kindly donated to the Riverside Museum Appeal by Douglas Hutchison. If you would like to donate to the Riverside Museum, please follow the link on your right, or click here.

The photos above show Museum of Transport technician Norma Tennent leaving MOT and taking the car for its MOT. Who knows, perhaps you saw it out and about on the streets of Glasgow too!

Written by Rebecca Jackson

November 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

The art of war: Linda Kitson on the QE2

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In 1982, war artist Linda Kitson set sail on the Clyde-built QE2, along with troops heading for the Falkland Islands. In the film below, curator David Scott outlines Linda’s journey on QE2 and describes how her drawings captured the intimate details of life on board.

The new Riverside Museum in Glasgow, opening in 2011, will share some of Linda’s drawings alongside the museum’s QE2 ship model, presenting a new perspective on this much-loved ship.

This webcast is the of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring Scotland’s earliest cars, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, stylish dress shops, rally hero Colin McRae, and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

The super Subaru: Colin McRae’s race-winning car on show

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In 1995 Colin McRae became the youngest person to win the World Rally Championships. His race-winning Subaru rally car is one of the objects to feature in the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow. 

In the film below, curator Alex Robertson talks about the nail-biting 1995 tournament, and describes how Colin’s Subaru will feature in the new museum.

This webcast is one of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring Scotland’s earliest cars, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, stylish dress shops, the QE2 at war and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

Written by Colin Campbell

August 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Scottish transport to help tell evolution of the motorcar

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What links a horse-drawn carriage and a car? The new Riverside Museum in Glasgow, opening in 2011, will show off the city’s definitive collection of Scottish cars. In the short clip below, curator Alex Robertson describes the coachbuilding display that will reveal how the men who built horse-drawn carriages turned their expert hands to constructing the earliest motorcars.

This webcast is one of a series of broadcasts published by the Riverside Museum Appeal. Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring rally hero Colin McRae, the razzle dazzle ship models, prams in the city, stylish dress shops, the QE2 at war and Glasgow’s cinemas.

To make a donation to the Riverside Museum Appeal, please click here.

Written by Colin Campbell

August 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm