Local news from the Community Council

23 July 2017A Very Successful Launch of the Glasgow School of Arts' Students Exhibition in Helensburgh

Friday 21st July saw the Opening of the GSA students’ Exhibition in Helensburgh organised by the Helensburgh Community Council. The event was opened by Professor Alistair Payne, the Head of the Fine Arts Department of the GSA who was pleased that the students of the M.Litt course of the Department were displaying their work in Helensburgh.

He indicated that the School places great importance on the opportunity offered to the students of presenting their art to an audience other than academic, and stated that the School would have an interest in returning to Helensburgh next year.

A spectacular display structure for the Exhibition was put together from scratch by a team of specialists from the Fine Arts Department including John Quinn the Academic Manager and Mick McGraw, GSA staff member and well-known Helensburgh resident.

Some twenty students had set up their displays. The work included fascinating pieces ranging from thought-provoking paintings to dynamic structures that change perspective both in space and time; impressive collages; photos taken by a pin-hole camera, and other three dimensional arrangements. All reflected amazing skills, dexterity and imagination. The Exhibition was full of light, colour, sound and movement, showcasing the best from the GSA.

This is the first occasion that such an event has been held in Helensburgh, and the town is proud to host such an important representation of the budding talent of artists.

The visitors were enthralled by the presentations, fascinated and intrigued by the art work and look forward to a similar Exhibition in the future.

The Exhibition was organised in parallel with a similar event in the Mackintosh Club in Helensburgh, where a subset of displays was also on show.

HCC is grateful for the support provided by the Deli in the Square that sponsored the lunches for the GSA students presenting their work at the Exhibition.

15 July 2017Mental Health Hub Open Day

Helensburgh Community Council is proud to be a partner at this event:

15 July 2017Helensburgh Food Festival

Helensburgh Community Council are pleased to announce the first ever Helensburgh Food Festival.


15 July 2017Glasgow School of Art Exhibition

The latest poster for this exciting exhibition which is being organised by Helensburgh Community Council.

25 May 2017Glasgow School of Art Exhibition

Helensburgh Community Council is pleased to announce that Glasgow School of Art students will be exhibiting their pieces of work in Helensburgh on 19th-23rd July.  This is the first time that the GSA has held an exhibition in Helensburgh and we are proud to offer a forum for the students to demonstrate their art.

More details will be announced as the arrangements are finalised - please keep an eye on our Facebook page.

06 May 2017HCC Beach Clean April 2017

The community council organised a beach clean in April that was well attended by other volunteers and we managed to clean a significant area of the beach.  Drumfork farm had kindly dragged the beach beforehand with their tractor and so there was a mass of seaweed/rubbish to be removed from the pier corner of the beach.  We removed over 200 bags!

There's still more to do - watch this space for the next beach clean date.

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend.