2024 programme 

'Beacon Arts Centre's 2024 exhibition programme guarantees the presentation of exciting and diverse work by local, national and international artists. During the summer we will be having an Open Exhibition providing the opportunity for anyone living in Inverclyde to have their artwork exhibited. Dates will be announced soon.' - Fraser Taylor, Guest Curator 

Accidental Transport

On display 25 May - 22 Jun 2024

‘Accidental Transport’ refers to a term found in a botanical glossary describing the movement of substances within a plant. In order to survive, a plant transports nutrients, water and minerals through its tissues and cells. This automatic process is a good metaphor for the way Jim Ramsay makes artwork. He finds ways of pulling or moving parts of paintings around the whole to create interesting images. Jim Ramsay makes paintings, prints and sculptures using various methods including vitreous enamel (which is glass powder fused to sheet steel at over 800℃). Transport signage used to be made this way.

Summer Open Exhibition

On display 6 Jul - 24 Aug 2024

Beacon Arts Centre's Summer Exhibition is open to everyone living in Inverclyde. We invite artists to submit their work for display in our Gallery space this Summer. To pick up your entry form, visit our Box Office today.


Drop off dates | 1 + 2 July, 10am-4pm

Artist reception | Saturday 13 July, 2-4pm

Collect work | 26 + 27 August, 10am-4pm

Printed and Woven Textiles

by Suzie Cichy, Erin McQuarrie + Heather Shields

31 Aug - 26 Oct 2024 

Greenock Prison

Opening 2 November 2024

Shining a light on art at the Beacon

At Beacon Arts Centre we host a constantly changing programme of inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions in our light and airy upstairs gallery space. Guest Curator Fraser Taylor presents a year-round programme by local, national and international artists – some exclusive to the Beacon.

Fraser studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. His internationally exhibited work includes large-scale sculptural installations, set design, print media, filmmaking and painting. From 2001 to 2017 he was a Visiting Artist and Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Glasgow School of Art.

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