A brand new artwork gallery, exhibition house and café is opening on Byres Highway as we speak.
The Alchemy Experiment is positioned within the previous Males’s World and was set to open earlier than lockdown by the household behind Houlihan Pharmacy.
The house will exhibit work from native artists, and began doing so already by way of their lockdown Zine, “Love within the Time of Covid”.
Pierce Houlihan, The Alchemy Experiment supervisor, stated the concept for the house got here to his dad, Denis, after his first solo exhibition.
“Final yr my dad wished to host his personal exhibition..He paints in his shed and would not present anybody” stated Pierce.
“My dad pitched this concept to the remainder of household and we stated sure.
“One in all dad’s authentic solo exhibitions was referred to as ‘Alchemy’, which my sister got here up with because it means lead turning to gold, and the way there’s symbolism within the transition from a hobbyist to an artist. It is all an experiment, and lockdown has positively proved that, so we’re going with that title.”
The gallery goals to present artists an area to exhibit works which can be each established or that have not been seen earlier than, and in time hopes to run workshops and be used as an occasion house.
“We wish to exhibit work from different artists in related conditions, who want to host exhibitions however do not essentially have the chance” explains Pierce.
“Folks need artwork, particularly now – the Zine confirmed us the true starvation that individuals have for it.”
The house can be a little bit of lightness at nighttime of reports proper now, and can convey artwork to the principle highway of Glasgow’s west finish.
The Alchemy Experiment will at present function a takeaway espresso service from Monday to Sunday, 10-4pm, with Pricey Inexperienced Espresso accessible in addition to bakes from Glasgow primarily based Akara Bakery.
Resulting from current restrictions the opening exhibition will begin from Friday the 30th of October, the place there’s a restrict on individuals permitted in on the one time with bookable slots.
Alchemy’s Zine “Love within the Time of COVID” options written items from some extremely gifted womxn, with many from Glasgow and surrounding areas.
Together with poetry from award successful spoken phrase poet Leyla Josephine Leyla, out of doors journalist Sophie Mead, poet Susan Brown and Bethany Houlihan.
Bethany, Alchemy architect, created the zine and illustrated every of the accompanying artworks for the written items while additionally working her full-time job.
Discover out extra about The Alchemy Experiment right here.