Cornelius Quabeck ‘Glasgow Girls and Boys’

Preview Friday 24th August, 6-8pm

Exhibition continued 27th August – 7th September Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Artist Cornelius Quabeck exhbited a series of portraits that he has made whilst being based in Glasgow since January 2016.

Usually based in Dusseldorf, Wasps first met Cornelius when he did our Anna Lobner Glasgow/Dusseldorf exchange in 2010.

Whilst being based in Glasgow, Cornelius has been working on a series of paintings at home and in Glasgow Independent Studios and has also been making brush pen and black ink portraits of a multitude of new friends, artist colleagues and musicians from Glasgow’s thriving cultural scene.

Many of these portraits have been made in All That is Coffee, the café in South Block Studios and it feels very special to be able to show all these portraits together in the space before Cornelius moves back to Dusseldorf.

The exhibition ‘Glasgow Girls and Boys’ showed all 46 portraits in one place for the first time, and also created an interesting portrait as a whole, of many of those that work in Glasgow’s art scene.

“I’ve been focused on painting since I was a student in Dusseldorf in the mid nineties and couple of years ago I decided to go back to working from life.  To actually sit in front of another person and turn that moment into a portrait is a magical moment for me. I started drawing portraits in Dusseldorf but when I moved to Glasgow in 2016 I thought it could be interesting to ‘record’ the meeting of new friends, artists, musicians as drawings. The title ‘Glasgow Girls and Boys’ refers to a historic group of Scottish artists and I thought it would be a nice way of referencing a historic moment, adding a bit of balance to it and trying to create a contemporary portrait of Glasgow.”


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The Surfaces That Surround Us: Chris Coleman Smith

20.07.2018 – 10.08.2018

Chris Coleman-Smith is a director at Hoskins Architects, an award winning architectural practice with studios in Berlin and Glasgow.  Alongside his work as an architect Chris’s education and experience has given him an interest and enthusiasm to explore ideas in a variety of creative mediums.  Chris first exhibited when his work was selected for open exhibitions in 2008 by the Royal West of England Academy and Royal Scottish Academy, he has since gone on to exhibit in a variety of group and solo shows.

The work exhibited at South Block is a collection of pieces that use surfaces such as concrete, plaster, timber, and plastic, in different ways to capture transformational change.  Each piece has been made in response to a specific context and environment including a new work ‘all that is’, placed on the window sill.

RE: SEARCH at The Glasgow Science Festival

RE:SEARCH – a conversation between Art and Science is an exhibition by painters Jonathan Meuli and John Robertson and ceramicist Jonathan Wade. All three artists are near neighbours in the WASPS Hanson Street Studios in Glasgow.

The show took place in two Wasps gallery venues: The Briggait, (141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ) and South Block, (60-64 Osborne Street, Glasgow G1 5QH).

During the Science Festival there was a complementary series of events – a play workshop, and talks and discussion sessions featuring contributions by the artists and by Professors Paul Soler and Aidan Robson of the University of Glasgow and CERN.





Marbles: Lost and Found


Creative Therapies’ exhibition Marbles: Lost and Found showcased work produced by young people from their two flagship programmes EPIC, transforming the hospital experience for children and families, and KINNECTIONS, for vulnerable young people living kinship care.

Marbles: Lost and Found Exhibition was part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017. The exhibition ran from 10th October – 5th November 2017 (9am-5pm) Therapists tours also ran on the 14th and 28th October at 10.30am and 12pm

 MArbles statues

MARBLES exhibition

Showcased work produced by young people from Creative therapies flagship programmes: EPIC, transforming the hospital experience for children and families, and KINNECTIONS, for vulnerable young people living in Kinship Care due to parental alcohol and substance abuse.

Mon 9th October – Friday 3rd Oct (Official Exhibition Opening 6-8pm on Wed 11th Oct)


South Block, 60 Osbourne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QH


Therapists Tours – were available on 14th and 28th October to guide you around the exhibition from a therapeutic point of view at 12pm. FREE.


Marbles: Lost and Found (RECLAIM Panel Discussion)

Hosted by Scottish Cultural Broadcaster Janice Forsyth, this discussion event shared a range of experiences and insights into mental ill-health from those who live with it, treat it and create policy to alleviate it. The panel consisted of artists, mental health agency, and healthcare professionals including singer/songwriter Emma Pollock and Simon McAuley of Project Ability.

Sat 28th October
South Block


Monday 28th August – Friday 9th September, 2017

City Structures featured a small selection of work by visual artists and architects based in Wasps studio spaces in Glasgow whose practices focus on the built environment.

The exhibition included contributions from Hoskins Architects, Rosalind Lawless, Paul Kennedy, Anne-Marie Pinkerton, Helen Wilson and Warren Maxwell. The opening event for City Structures included a networking event between the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Exhibition Dates:
Monday 28th August – Friday 9th September, 2017

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Following a two week show in Dumfries, the Stove Network’s exhibition was installed and available to visit in Southblock.

The Midsteeple Quarter Ideas Exhibition featured 15 different submissions to their Architecture Ideas Competition that was launched in April in partnership with the Glasgow Institute of Architects.

The winners were selected by our panel of judges (see here for details) and were as follows:

Winner – First Place
Gordon Fleming, ARPL Architects


Second Place
Andie Cooke, Megan Ward, Cara Brunton and Ashley Mitchell

Third Place
Pioneer Landscape Architecture

Drawing Commendation
Ryan Canning and Titas Grikevicius, Holmes Miller

Following the close of the Dumfries exhibition our People’s Choice Winner, selected by popular vote, was awarded to Gordon Fleming, ARPL Architects.

Exhibition Dates:
Friday 30 June – Wednesday 12 July 2017

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

As I See It: Missing Statues


The Duke of Wellington sitting on a horse with a traffic cone on his head. La Passionara on the banks of the Clyde with her arms in the air. A group of Gorbals boys wearing oversized stilettos. Glasgow has a lot of statues; a celebration of the city’s heritage, a collective remembering, a projection of hope for the future. But there are so many stories missing from the city’s landscape. People and events have been forgotten, erased, ignored.

Terra Incognita has been working with four community groups from across Glasgow to create four new statues for the city. Working with visual artists Rosemary Cunningham, Charlotte Duffy-Scott, Jen Smith and Alice Dansey-Wright, and drama facilitators Victoria Beesley and Rosie Reid, each artwork reflects the passions, history and experiences of the group.

The statues were unveiled on Saturday 17th June, 2-4pm; and the exhibition of the statues will run from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd 9am – 5pm.

The statues are being created by:

Terra Incognita’s Visually-Impaired Arts Group
The Women’s Creative Company
Young Carers at Glasgow South West Carers Centre
Govan Community Project.


Hoskins Architects
Friday 20th January – Monday 20th February

From numerous iterations of study models used to test ideas to presentation models communicating our vision to others, models play an integral part of our design process.

The exhibition explores the role of the model as a design tool throughout the various stages of a project.

We hope you can join us for drinks at the opening night of Hoskins Architects’ exhibition ‘Maquettes’, Friday 20th January 2017. The opening will run from 6pm – 9pm and include special guest talks by artist Lorna Macintyre, graphic designer Neil McGuire and Gabriele Bernatzky, Director at Hoskins Architects’ Berlin office.






Thursday 8th December– Sunday 18th December

UNIT 60 are back at South Block this December with their designer pop-up featuring a curated selection of unique lifestyle products and gifts.

More info incoming…