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St Mirren Kit Signing JD Sports Photographs

St Mirren FC

St Mirren Kit Signing JD Sports Photographs

Photographs of the official kit launch in JD Sports the other day were taken by Anchor Mill Studio, our community partners.
Anchor Mill Studio help train up emerging new talent and give their students the skills and confidence in taking photographs for photo shoots and commercial work.

They were on hand at the official launch of the new kit and signing session at JD Sports in Braehead.

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Paisley Museum Pillar Gallery Opening

Paisley Museum

Paisley Photographs of Paisley Museum Gallery

Paisley Museum opened its doors last night to the new look Pillar Gallery which is the main hall where Buddie the Lion used to be. Buddie was the first thing visitors would see when entering the room, and the good news is that he  is still in pride of place and overlooks a stunning space full of Paisley history and memorabilia.

It is well worth visiting just to say ‘Wow’ when you enter the gallery due to the roof space being opened up once again. In our partnership with Anchor Mill Studio we attended the launch night and from what you can see below the results are simply spectacular. We would like to convey to the Council our appreciation of the hard work and dedication that they have put into this building in re-creating a special space for us all to visit.

You can find out more about Anchor Mill Studio by clicking here.

Sympathetic restoration puts Victorian gallery back in proportion

The Pillar Gallery, part of Paisley’s Museum and Art Gallery, has returned to its original Victorian splendour 40 years after it was ravaged by a 1970s make-over.

The original double arched ceiling was lost to view when a lowered ceiling was installed. The 1970s ceiling halved the height of the gallery, significantly affecting the look and feel of the display space.

The ongoing nine month restoration has seen the removal of the suspended ceiling and associated lighting. During the work air handling units were also removed along with plinths, display structures and redundant ICT cabling.

The double arched ceiling and walls have been redecorated, the pillars have been re-plastered and the floor has been resurfaced.

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Community and Family Care Policy Board, said, “The Victorians had an eye for space and believed in architecture which inspired and impressed. The 1970s saw a rebellion against what was seen as the over ornamentation of the 1870s.

“What we have done is to return the Pillar Gallery to its correct proportions while carrying out a sympathetic upgrade. Our aim has been to make the display space fit for the 21st century without taking anything away from its character.”

The upgrade has involved fitting new energy efficient lighting and installing two banks of seats with projection and screen capabilities, new information graphics and new display cases.

The new/old look Pillar Gallery was officially opened on 7 November. Exhibition themes are expected to include: natural history, the Victorians, World War I and II, archaeology and the Egyptians.

The Paisley Museum opened in 1871. The building was designed by the well-known Glasgow architect John Honeyman and was paid for by Sir Peter Coats of the famous Coats thread manufacturing family. www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

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Paisley Fireworks Display build up

Paisley Fireworks display 2012

Anchor Mill Studio were on hand to take some photographs of the build up to Saturdays Fireworks Display in Paisley, as you will see it was a fantastic day all round, well done to everyone involved.

Paisley.org.uk would like to announce our new partnership with Anchor Mill Studio. This partnership comes out of the Positive Paisley workshop that we took part in last week as part of the #positivepaisley Day in which over 2005 individual people took part in a 24 hour long promotion of the town.

Anchor Mill Studio also promotes new photography talent.  They took some of their team to the Fireworks Display in town to showcase the wonderful fireworks event which took place.

You can find out more about Anchor Mill Studio by visiting their Facebook page here.