Meantime Uses – Gleaner Site

Putting the Gleaner site to use before work starts on the Maritime Hub.

Putting the Gleaner site to use before work starts on the Maritime Hub.

Refueling the Crinan Corridor exhibition

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August 2016, the disused Gleaner Oil Works Site at Pier Square, Ardrishaig was transformed into an industrial art canvas.

Celebrating the Crinan Corridor: Rethink the Link charrette, and in support of Artmap Argyll’s Open Studios event, Scottish Canals and Argyll & Bute Council commissioned local artists Lesley BurrMelanie Chmielewska and Sian MacQueen as well as Edinburgh based designers StudioLR, and Scottish Canals’ Artist-in-Residence Lesley Banks to transform the derelict site into an innovative pop-exhibition in August 2016.

This free one of a kind exhibition included interpretive boards and video installations focusing on the area’s rich heritage and outputs from the charrette; historical walking tours of the canal at Ardrishaig with Scottish Waterways Trust; and visitors were encouraged to tell their stories of living and working in Argyll and on the canal. Local business, Yot Spot provided refreshments on the day.