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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

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

Written by riversidestaff

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.

Written by riversidestaff

April 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

Riverside Museum on a crisp and clear winter’s day

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Many thanks to Riverside Museum Appeal supporter Ian Macleod for sending in this stunning picture of the Riverside Museum, taken on the south bank of the River Clyde at Govan. The soft wintery light gracing the Glasgow skyline makes for a beautiful photograph, while the warm hues belie the freezing temperatures!

Just a wee bit upstream and to the right, you can see the Tall Ship Glenlee, which is in her current location for only a few more months. Come February, preparations will be made to haul anchor and move the ship downstream to her new berth outside the new museum. Now that’ll be a dramatic picture!

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 – they make for great Christmas presents!

Written by Colin Campbell

December 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Glasgow Humane Society’s Bennie boat ready for Riverside move

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The long process of preparing the Bennie rowing boat for display at Riverside Museum is nearing completion. Back in August, we started the slow process of drying the boat out. Although in great condition, she’d not left the River Clyde, with a few exceptions, since her launch in the 1950s!

Bennie is named after her builder, Ben Parsonage, the former Officer of the Glasgow Humane Society. Ben built the boat in the 1950s and in keeping with the tradition of naming the boat after the Glasgow Humane Society’s current officer, it was named Bennie. Ben’s son George, who is himself now Officer of the GHS, donated Bennie to Glasgow Museums earlier this year. With the help of Bennie and the other GHS resuce boats, George and Ben Parsonage are credited with saving thousands of lives.

After drying her out, Riverside staff moved Bennie to the conservation lab.  There, under the supervision and guidance of conservator Gretel Evens, Museum of Transport Visitor Assistants carefully cleaned Bennie, revealing the different colours on her hull.

Now Bennie is ready to be transported to her new home in the Riverside Museum, which is due to open in spring 2011.

Written by Rebecca Jackson

November 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Tall Ship Glenlee celebrates reopening with its annual Christmas fair

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The Tall Ship Glenlee is preparing to celebrate her reopening with a Christmas Fair. The Tall Ship will lower her gangways to the public this weekend, 27th and 28th of November, for the first time since her three-month renovation.

It’ll be your first opportunity to see the renovated ship. The recent work includes a new education space, the expansion of the rear deckhouse and new toilet facilities.

Visitors this weekend will also be able to take part in the Glenlee’s annual Christmas Gift Fair, with stalls selling Christmas gifts, hand-made cards and decorations, jewellery, ceramics, stocking fillers and luxury items. There’ll also be a special visit from Santa. The weekend event runs from 11am until 4pm, both days, and entry is free.

The Glenlee will remain open until February 2011, when she’ll be prepared for her short move downstream to her new home outside the Riverside Musuem.

Written by Colin Campbell

November 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

Pictures of the Week – latest aerial photos of Riverside Museum

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This wee slideshow shows the very latest aerial photographs of the new Riverside Museum, on the banks of the rivers Clyde and Kelvin in Glasgow.

The building is all but complete (handover from our contractors BAM is expected in the next few weeks) and now work is focusing upon the external landscaping, which is progressing at a fantastic rate. Only this week trees were planted outside the museum’s north entrance.    

All images are courtesy of BAM/Hawkeye.

Written by Colin Campbell

November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm