A disused oil works on the Crinan Canal is set to be transformed into an industrial art canvas as an innovative pop-up exhibition celebrating the creativity, history and future of the canal corridor gets underway this Friday (26th August).
Celebrating the recent Crinan Corridor charrette, and in support of Artmap Argyll’s Open Studios event, Scottish Canals and Argyll & Bute Council have commissioned local artists Lesley Burr, Melanie Chmielewska and Sian MacQueen, as well as Edinburgh-based designers StudioLR, and Scottish Canals’ Artist-in-Residence Lesley Banks to transform the derelict Gleaner Oil Works in Ardrishaig into a unique art installation.
The free event, ‘Refuelling the Crinan Corridor’, will run from Friday 26th August until Sunday 28th August, with members of the public encouraged to come along and explore the exhibition between 10am and 5pm each day.
The exhibition will also feature art and video installations focusing on the area’s rich history, as well as outputs from the charrette. At 11am and 2pm each day Scottish Waterways Trust will run historical walking tours of the canal at Ardrishaig (sign-up on the day). There will also be an opportunity for visitors to tell their stories of living and working in Argyll and on the canal.