‘Pavement Gallery’ at Graven’s design studio launched with exhibition from Briggs & Cole

Glasgow’s Albion Street is set to become home to a series of creative exhibitions and events as design studio, Graven, launches its ‘Pavement Gallery’.

Exhibitions will be hosted in the floor-to-ceiling windows of Graven’s studio at the old Herald Building, allowing passers-by to view them whilst on the move, and opening them up to a much wider audience.

The Pavement Gallery kicks off on 12 December with a pop-up exhibition from art & design specialists, Briggs & Cole, who invited twelve artists and designers to each create a scarf based on their interpretation of music and collage. The exhibition runs until mid-January and the limited edition pieces are available to buy.

Devised and curated by Jane Briggs and Christy Cole, the exhibition is called ‘No_Line_No_Wave’. The curators asked the participants to design their own unique scarf taking into consideration the theme, but also as a functional, wearable item of clothing. The result is 12 highly individual designs, which can be appreciated individually or viewed collectively as part of ‘No_Line_No_Wave’.

The designs have been inspired by a range of influences, from Paolo Nutini and The Smiths, to the Barrowlands, cubism, rhythm and musical patterns.

The show will be the first of a series of exhibitions and events to be hosted by Graven’s ‘Pavement Gallery’.

Ross Hunter, Director of Graven, said: “We love what Briggs & Cole do and are thrilled to support their latest initiative. It’s a clever, creative exhibition and by showcasing such a range of talent, we’re confident that it will capture the imagination of the many passers-by and visitors to Glasgow’s Merchant City. It’s an exhibition you can catch on the move, which really appealed to us. We plan to host many more exhibitions and events in future and are thrilled to be kicking off the Graven Pavement Gallery with this original show.”

Christy Cole, Director of Briggs & Cole, said: “It’s an absolute honour for us to be working alongside the multi-talented and experienced design team at Graven. Their support, dedication and attention to detail is second to none. We must also thank our co-contributors who have ingeniously designed very unique visual identities which go above and beyond our initial conception of what a music inspired collage design could be. This distinctive showcase of scarves allows us to think differently about our interests, motivations and ideas through design.”

The scarves are 100% silk, 90cm x 90cm and are limited edition. They are available to buy for £110 each. Enquiries should be directed to [email protected]. Graven are based at 175 Albion Street.