Project Ability's latest exhibition runs from 16 January – 5 March 2016, representing the culmination of a project that saw artist Tanya Raabe-Webber in residence with the organisation during their 'International Summit' for learning disabled artists and their supported studios.
Acclaimed artist Tanya Raabe-Webber has a unique talent for capturing the essence of her subject's personality with skillful expertise in painting and drawing. This body of work tells us a story about the community of artists that work at Project Ability, and other like-minded studios around the world.
In 2015, Tanya was awarded a Grants for the Arts fund to be Project Ability's artist in residence. Tanya was with the organisation for five weeks, and over the three day summit she used her talent to 'document' the different personalities present at the event. During this time Tanya painted portraits of the artists, visitors and delegates; anyone at the summit who wanted to be painted! These portraits are full of character, action and inspiration.
Whilst the exhiition of these works is on display in Project Ability's Trongate 103 gallery, Tanya will be painting one more portrait for the exhibition – of couple Robert Softley Gale and Nathan Gale – live in the gallery for the public to watch from start to finish.