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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

Written by riversidestaff

May 5, 2011 at 7:53 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 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

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

Your snapshots in the Riverside Museum

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One of the first things visitors will notice at the new Riverside Museum is the stunning array of photographs that will accompany the displays. 

Curators on the project have searched for photographs that relate directly to each display.  In fact, there are already 583 photographs identified for inclusion in the new museum!  Compare this to the old Museum of Transport at Kelvin Hall, where photographs were hard to come by and information on how they related to the objects on show was scant.

Many of these photographs at Riverside have come from museum visitors who responded to appeals for information.  When information was needed on how parents chose and bought their prams in the 1960s, Graeme and Jean Smith offered to talk to museum staff about how they chose their children’s pram.  In fact, the Smiths had donated their pram to the Museum of Transport in 1981, so they were delighted to be able to share their story 30 years later!

Photographs, like this from Graeme and Jean Smith showing their daughter Fiona in 1970, will make the Riverside Museum a much more visual and personal exploration of Glasgow’s history.

Like many of the photos we’re using in the Riverside Museum, the photo above came to us following a public appeal. It’s thanks to the support of the Smiths and many other people who have shared their photographs that the displays at Riverside will be so rich in personal stories.

As well as photography, there are other ways to support the Riverside Museum. The Riverside Museum Appeal has raised £3.7 million of its £5m target and is still seeking donations – every pound helps! Please visit the RMA site for more information on the appeal and to find out how you can help.

Written by jmessner

September 7, 2010 at 1:56 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