Summer Party 2015

Saturday 11th July, 11am – late

To follow on the success of previous years we’re collaborating with Glasgow Sculpture Studios for this year’s Summer Party. We’re inviting tenants, friends and neighbours from the local community for a day of creative workshops, good food, drinks, music and guaranteed sun, starting from 11am.

GSS Saturday Sculpture Club Parents and Toddlers
GSS Gallery Space
Drop in sessions 11am-2pm
Casting workshops with artist Lauren Printy Currie creating plaster plaques from clay press moulds.

GSS Saturday Sculpture Club Under 8s /Under 12s
GSS Gallery Space
Drop in sessions 11am-2pm / 3-5pm
With artist Sarah Rose

Making Instruments
Creative Cargo Barge
Moored at the GSS/TWB gate
Drop in 11am-2pm
Create horns and amplifiers with artist Alys Owen with various recycled materials and clay.

Creative Workshop with RSPB & Kate V Robertson
Community Garden
Drop in 12pm-5pm
Befriend the birds in your garden, learn woodworking skills and create bird boxes with artist Kate V Robertson and build seed bombs with the RSPB.

2 – 5pm
Come along and watch the various attempts to pull a canal barge loaded with 10 tons of timber along a stretch of the canal using an assortment of ‘engines’ (including a heavy horse, artists, kayakers, pack of dogs and Scotland’s strongest man). Displacement is part of Then/Now, a public art project for the Forth and Clyde Canal by artists Minty Donald, Neil McGuire and Nick Millar as part of the Artworks to Unlock the Story of Glasgow’s Canal project.
Forth and Clyde Canal, Glasgow, opposite TWB

SS Showcase: Owl Project
Shipping Container, TWB Car Park
Performance 6:30-8:30pm
Collaborative artists Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons conclude their Canal based residency for Creative Cargo showcasing performative and sculptural work with music making machines, interfaces and objects which intermix pre-steam and digital technologies.

Creative Cargo Barge Cruise
Departs GSS 3pm
Voyage 1 hour to Applecross Basin
Returns to GSS 4pm
Embark on a cruise along the Forth & Clyde waterways aboard the Creative Cargo barge to the Applecross Basin.

Sculpture Launch
Walk to the Clay Pitts from GSS
Depart TWB Main Entrance 5pm
Return 6pm
Beth Shapeero has produced a new semi-permanent installation in the Hamiltonhill Claypits, a wild, natural green site adjacent to The Whisky Bond (TWB). Residents is the conclusion of a project supported by Creative Cargo (Glasgow Sculpture Studio’s learning and engagement programme) and Glasgow Life, where Shapeero has worked with local groups developing relationships and ideas for interaction between her work and the community. Join the artist on a short walk to the Hamiltonhill Claypits, discover the greenspace, see Residents in situ and discuss the project as well as current and potential links between the site, artists working in the area and community. The work will remain for three months until October 11th.

Printmaking with Mobile Print Studio – Fionnuala McGowan & David Farrer
1.30 – 5pm
in the GSS assembly space
Two sessions that run from 1.30-3pm and 3.30-5pm
Booking essential email

A Notebook of TWB
2 – 4pm
A notebook-making workshop with My Bookcase. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to create your own little notebook by re-using printed material from the TWB community.

Let’s Blow
3 – 5pm
An Introduction to Glassblowing with Natty Glass.
Spaces are limited so booking essential. Each workshop lasts for 30mins and will run on the hour and half hour between 3 – 5pm. Email to book your place.

GSS Exhibition Opening: Marysia Gacek: pleasant setting
5 – 8pm
Join us at the preview of Marysia Gacek’s solo exhibition of new work, pleasant setting, developed throughout her one year Graduate Fellowship at GSS from November 2014 until November 2015.
Ground floor gallery space

Pecha Kucha Society by Design curated by Sarah Drummond
7 – 9pm
Society by Design will take you on a journey of the principles of design and how they are being applied to a wide range of sectors from Smart Cities to frontline health, Governments to high street bakeries.
This event is ticketed (£6/£4) – tickets can be bought in advance here and on the door on the night in The Distillery on the 3rd floor.

Gin tasting with Open Source Distillery


Bar on the ground floor

DJs and Bar

8pm – late

Bar on the ground floor


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