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Interactive Exhibition Celebrating Paisley’s Past, Present and Future Opens at Paisley Museum


Part exhibition, part workshop and part digital studio, the new Made in Paisley exhibition at Paisley Museum is an experiment in creativity and collaboration. Drawing on the rich creative talents of individuals and communities across Renfrewshire, this is the first ever exhibition that is inspired and shaped by our visitors, with hands-on activities for all the family, film screenings and artist-led workshops including free Minecraft workshops. Made in Paisley will open on Tuesday 11 October and close on Sunday 15 January. Admission is FREE.


Neil Bristow, Creative Learning Co-Ordinator at Renfrewshire Leisure and organiser of the exhibition states ‘Made In Paisley draws on a strong authentic tradition of making which exists within the communities of Renfrewshire. We are really excited about drawing on this heritage in fun and exciting ways to reconnect people with their past, and inspire them for the future.’

This constantly evolving exhibition will encourage visitors to explore and celebrate what makes Paisley and Renfrewshire unique. Taking place across 4 art galleries at Paisley Museum, Made in Paisley will feature a Story Wall; a large scale installation made up of hundreds of individual squares, each featuring people’s individual stories. The squares will comprise a variety of different materials and mediums, some created through facilitated workshops others will be created onsite throughout the exhibition.

The ‘Future makers’ part of the exhibition will comprise a digital maker space, featuring computer editing facilities and a specially created ‘Paisley in Minecraft’. There will also be tutor-led drop-in Minecraft workshops during the October week for visitors to learn how to use Minecraft to create their own version/story of Paisley.

A series of films will be screened at our ‘Made in Paisley’ cinema, with a programme of films all about Paisley as seen through the eyes of local filmmakers, celebrating 50 years of filmmaking in the town.