Monday 20 Mar – Sunday 30 April

Supported by Inverclyde Placed Partnership and Beacon Arts Centre, Emerge commissioned young and early career artists from Inverclyde to explore their creative practice in new ways, honing their skills and developing new work. This exhibition features diverse examples of the work produced by the four young artists selected – Tiffany Broadfoot, Martyn McKenzie, Chris Patrick and Calum McMillan – and includes photography, landscape painting, writing and contemporary dance.



Artchair is a new creative initiative that offers a selected group of artists the opportunity to be resident at Beacon Arts Centre for one month at a time. Each artist will produce a body of new work inspired by the venue and its surroundings. Local Glass artist, Alec Galloway, will be the first to take to the chair.

Craigmarloch Art Exhibition

Mon 1 – Sun 21 May

Craigmarloch School

Craigmarloch School invite you to see art works by its talented and creative pupils. The school has been working on some large scale expressive paintings that have involved pupils painting with car wheels, toy cars, twigs, water pistols and lolly sticks – who needs a brush? Come and see some of their landscape images produced using a range of print-making techniques. The exhibition will also include exciting and imaginative 3D jewellery design, fashion and sculpture.

10 x 12

Sun 4 Jun – Fri 30 Jun

Ayr Sketch

Ayr Sketch Club was founded in 1901 and has spawned a long line of professional artists whose work has been exhibited throughout the breadth of Scotland. We are delighted to host this ambitious group at Beacon Arts Centre with an exhibition of work from guests who have collaborated with the club in the past.

Tom Johnstone

Sat 15 Jul – Sat 26 Aug

Tom Johnstone

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.

A Glasgow Fair...28

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.

Free entry for all exhibitions.