Sat 15 Jul – Sat 26 Aug
Beacon Arts Centre is delighted to host local artist and cartoonist Tom Johnstone. A past president of Greenock Art Club and a former member of Paisley Art Institute, he is the cartoonist with the Greenock Telegraph. Tom has also worked with Alzheimers Scotland and presents bi-monthly illustrated talks at local organisations and institutions.
Presented in partnership with Street Level Photoworks
Mon 28 Aug – Sat 30 Sep
Rosco Thomson ‘A Glasgow Fair’
A Glasgow Fair recalls the city’s traditional holiday fortnight by re-imagining stories passed down through generations like precious family heirlooms. It is created from the memories of people and places as experienced by others rather than any kind of then-and-now style comparison. A Glasgow Fair is an impressionistic work illustrating the blurred lines between reality and fiction. It’s been made by retracing a series of journeys to various town such as Millport, Rothesay, Dunoon, Largs, Southbeach, Saltcoats.
Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
Tue 3 Oct – Sat 14 Oct
Hillend SC Art Club, a registered charity, is a friendly, tutor let group for artists of all levels, including beginners. This exhibition is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
Wed 13 – Sat 16 Sep
History of Greenock and the Morton
History of Greenock and the Morton will run in conjunction with Mon Eh Ton! The centre piece will be old match footage, old Greenock images and new interviews with club legends.
Tue 14 – Sat 2 Dec
WS Graham Centenary Schools’ Exhibition
Poet WS Graham was born in Greenock 100 years ago next year. He lived in Cornwal for most of his life but much of his work remains rooted in Greenock and the West of Scotland. Working with four professional artists, children and young people from King’s Oak, St Patrick’s, Whinhiill and Clydeview Academy explore and celebrate Graham’s life and work through visual art, poetry and film-making.
Tue 5 Dec – Wed 3 Jan
In the run up to Beacon Arts Centre’s 5th anniversary, the Creative Learning Team showcase the wealth of arts development work that has taken place since first opening the doors in January 2013.
Free entry for all exhibitions.