Education and The Centre for Gray Studies

Education Projects and Resources

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Alasdair believed that everyone has the right to access culture. Creativity unlocks our own stories, allowing us to learn and be shaped by others.

The transformative power of the imagination empowers us and leads to new thinking. At The Alasdair Gray Archive we do this by creating opportunities to engage with the collection from volunteering, placements, paid internships, research opportunities, resources, talks and tours. We participate in regular public events such as Doors Open Day and Wednesday Wanders, the Archive is free and open to all, get in touch to book an individual or group tour!

‘Wee Gray Activities’ Education resources

We are regularly making new resources to be used in schools and community learning. These resources are free and can be downloaded below, please get in touch if you have used these resources, we’d love to know more!

No.1: ‘Lanark’

No.2: ‘Magic Portals’ made with Lorna Kerr

No.3: ‘Make your own Archive’ made with Kim Crowley

No.4: ‘Make a Zine’ made with Kim Crowley

No.5: ‘Make a Rug’ made with Kim Crowley

The Travelling Archive

This is a new resource we developed in 2023 with Janaki Mistry from M.Litt Curatorial Practice in Contemporary Art at Glasgow University/The Glasgow School of Art with support from The Arts Development Scheme at Glasgow Life. This new resource, The Travelling Archive, allows community groups, schools and others to borrow the box and try out our activities we have created inspired by our collection. The box contains objects, books and facsimile versions of materials found at The Alasdair Gray Archive so you can have your own mini version of our collection visit you and use it for learning and engagement. Get in touch if you would like to find out more!