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.

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.