Talking Heads volunteer Dipalika Mohanty has created this artistic response to The Reconnect Collection, a joint exhibition by Project Ability and Art in the Gart.

The Reconnect Collection, which runs until Friday 1 March 2024, features work by Project Ability’s Reconnect artists living in and around North West Glasgow, alongside artworks made by patients at Gartnavel Royal Hospital.

Photographed by Ingrid Mur

I decided to feature the “Purple Flowers” inspired by Stuart Low’s work on display at the ‘Art in the Gart’ Gallery. I approached it with absurd humour to explore the themes of social isolation, life of lockdown and inclusion to invite people to look at life differently. The piece is titled: “Tired of / Thirsty for human interaction?“.

Photographed by Ingrid Mur

This piece features a still simulation of my walk to the gallery. It was inspired by some elements on display and the conversations I had at the exhibition launch with artists from Project Ability. I have drawn from the things I saw while I was making my way there, along with its focus on lived experience. This piece is my appreciation for the great artists I met on that day. 

By Dipalika Mohanty

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Painting by Grant Glennie (2023)

The Reconnect Collection

Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow
Project Ability and Art in the Gart present an eclectic exhibition of new work made by Reconnect artists living in and around North West Glasgow, alongside artworks made by patients at Gartnavel Royal Hospital.
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