New Art Space is a Major Draw for Paisley

Angela Repping, 'Presence Within', winner of the John Joseph Morrow Prize, 2021-2
Angela Repping, 'Presence Within', winner of the John Joseph Morrow Prize, 2021-2

Scottish Drawing Competition

Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

From: 4 Jun 2021

To: 26 Jun 2021

Unit 37-38, The Piazza Shopping Centre
Central Way
Glasgow & the Clyde Valley

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A new arts space in Paisley’s Piazza Shopping Centre, artspace37 is to host Paisley Art Institute‘s prestigious Scottish Drawing CompetitionReturning after a four-year gap, the competition features work by the Institute’s artist members, and open entrants, and 181 have been chosen to feature in the exhibition. Drawing has featured heavily in many people’s lives during lockdown, and although that theme was not specified for entry, themes such as people’s creative resilience and mental wellbeing during lockdown have inevitably figured in the entries, alongside social justice; the natural world and landscape also feature heavily in many of the works. Three video works also feature.

The Competition has a number of prizes, with this year’s winners as follows: The William & Mary Armour AwardInter Facade by Ally Wallace; the Jamieson AwardAlice’s Model by Mary Gillespie; the John Joseph Morrow PrizePresence Within, by Angela Repping; the Outspoken Arts Scotland AwardTick Tock & Tin Hats by Deborah Sanderson, and the Velvet Easel Gallery Prize: A memory carried away dream by dream by Zuzanna Salamon.

As part of the Competition exhibition, the new venue, which has been created by Paisley-based arts organisation Outspoken Arts Scotland, will host free-to-book artist-led drawing workshops on 5th, 12th 19th and 26th June, covering various drawing techniques.

And finally, the Institute has issued the Call for Entries for its 133rd Annual Open Exhibition, from 1st June – 31st July, which is scheduled to exhibit 23rd September – 24th October.

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