Video: Partickhill Bowling & Community Club opens up to Hyndland pupils’ art

By Ian Marland at

A recently-refurbished bowling club in the West End is reaching out to the local community.

Partickhill Bowling & Community Club recently secured its future by selling some of its land to developers.

The loss of greenspace was not welcomed by everyone in the community.

But the club has evolved into more than just a bowling club and is offering its space to schools and arts groups.

As part of that process, the club has unveiled its first exhibition – a show of paintings by S2 Pupils from Hyndland School.

Mike Hough, a club member, said: “The paintings will be on display for eight weeks in the clubhouse and can be viewed by members of the local community at specific times to be confirmed.

“The paintings were produced by the pupils under the guidance of Art Teacher Michelle McCarthy.

“They originated from a brief they were given to produce designs that might be used for the basis of murals for the outside wall of the clubhouse.

“This ‘mural project’ has been put on hold, pending further funding but the twenty pictures produced by the pupils have been framed and the display is an excellent example of the creativity, imagination and enthusiasm of what young people can achieve.”

Watch: Partickhill Bowling and Community Club.

The exhibition was opened by Glasgow Artist Stephen Skrynka.

And all pupils received a Certificate of Achievement from Jimmy Weatherston, President of the Bowling and Community Club.

Partickhill Bowling and Community Club says it is eager to hear from other groupswho might like to hire the space for future exhibitions in the heart of the West End.