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Kelvingrove art exhibition to document Transport Museum build

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April 12 2011

Kelvingrove art exhibition to document Transport Museum build
Patricia Cain, winner of the Threadneedle and Aspect prizes for art, is to stage an exhibition in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum dedicated to the construction of the cities Zaha Hadid designed Transport Museum.

Drawing (on) Riverside will showcase around 100 works of drawing, painting and sculpture documenting the different phases of construction.

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.”

Running from April 15 – August 14 the free exhibition is intended to provide an insight behind the construction process. The Transport Museum itself will open its doors to the public on June 21.
Construction of the architectural installation
Construction of the architectural installation
Watercolour images provide a different perspective on the Museum build
Watercolour images provide a different perspective on the Museum build


#1 Posted by derek on 13 Apr 2011 at 13:08 PM
Just a pity theres no transport to get there.the walk from partick is to far god knows how elderly will deal with that.come on Glasgow
#2 Posted by Elgin on 13 Apr 2011 at 13:43 PM
There are bicycle racks to secure up to 28 bikes and these are located close to the Museum.

By Bus
First Bus services 9, 11, 16, 23, 42 and 62 from City Centre - alight at Partick Bus Station - follow signs to Riverside Museum.
There will also be a new dedicated bus service connecting Partick train, subway and bus station, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the new Riverside Museum - further information coming soon.

By Train and Subway
Riverside Museum is 10 minutes' walk from Partick subway station and 10 minutes' walk from Kelvinbridge subway station - follow signs to Riverside Museum.

By Car
Riverside Museum is just off the Clydeside Expressway - M8, junction 19.
There is a Pay & Display car park at the Museum. The car park will have 12 spaces reserved for blue badge holders and these spaces are free of charge with no time restrictions. The car park will also have a similar number of bays for parents with children. These parking spaces will be located in front of the museum. There is also public car parking at Kelvin Hall, the previous home of the Museum of Transport - about a 10-minute signposted walk to Riverside.

Ferry - coming soon
Glasgow City Council has approved the funds to construct a public slipway adjacent to the Riverside Museum. A ferry service operating from Glasgow city centre to Bowling will call at Yorkhill Quay alongside the museum.
There will also be a Govan to Riverside cross-Clyde ferry link. More information coming soon.
Use the Traveline Scotland journey planner to plan your trip by public transport.
#3 Posted by Susan on 13 Apr 2011 at 14:05 PM
From the above article it appears the exhibition is at the Kelvingrove museum not the Riverside Museum. Sounds like a very interesting Exhibition.
Alan Dunlop
#4 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 13 Apr 2011 at 14:16 PM
The exhibition is at Kelvingrove and features astonishing paintings of the development of the Riverside Museum. It will be absolutely worth going to see and you can take someone elderly Derek too.

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