Children, their friends, and families are invited along to the official opening to see their work on display and celebrate their creativity. All artwork is for sale. A launch event on Friday 31st January 2014 will take place from 10:00am until 12:00pm and then 1:00pm until 3:00pm. The exhibition then runs until the 14th February 2014, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00pm until 5:00pm.
The Young Gallery is Scotland’s first dedicated children’s art gallery and supported by internationally acclaimed artist and Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley. Leicester-born Shrigley is passionate about supporting the Glasgow-based project having lived and worked in the city since 1991.
Work by children from two local primary schools (Garrowhill and St Benedicts) will be exhibited as part of an ongoing programme of theme-based visual workshops for young people aged 3-12 years old, within schools and community groups.
Taking inspiration from artists Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, and grafitti artists too, the P5 and P6 pupils look at two- and three-dimensional design, colour and shadow. They worked with paint, pens and stencils to create a playful collection that will delight and inspire visitors to the gallery.
The children work over an eight week period, creating artwork which then forms the show. At the end of each series of workshops the children’s artwork is professionally displayed. Each exhibition then runs for a period of two weeks, giving the local community the opportunity to interact with the arts on their doorstep.