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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

Picture of the Week – Empty Artstore

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The artstore in the Museum of Transport is now just about cleared out with all the paintings previously stored here now having moved to state of the art storage at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.

This image shows the final steps being taken in safely protecting and wrapping the paintings before the store becomes completely empty. The contrast between the light and the shade in the store give an almost ghostly feel to the scene. It is important when undertaking photography in dark museum stores, to properly expose for the areas in which you want to show detail, while trying to avoid blowing out highlights and shadows. And not to get spooked!

Written by ionashepherd

September 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Razzle Dazzle video reveals all

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The Riverside Museum Appeal has just published another batch of short videos about the displays at the new Riverside Museum.

In the clip below, you can find out about Riverside’s Razzle Dazzle display. Curator Neil Symington explains the display’s multi-disciplinary approach, and reveals why juxtaposing the ship models HMS Sefton and SS War Drake with stuffed animals, insects and Modernist artworks will help illuminate a most unusual camouflage technique from World War I.

Click here to watch more of the RMA’s videos examining Riverside’s displays. Find out about our stories featuring rally hero Colin McRae, Glasgow’s cinemas, the earliest motorcars, the QE2 at war, prams in the city and a rack of designer dresses.

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

Written by Colin Campbell

August 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm