Bits and Pieces


Sat, 17 December 2022 - Sun, 18 December 2022

11am - 4pm


The Pipe Factory - 42 Bain Street The Barras, Calton Glasgow G40 2LA

Further info

Cost: Free

Type: Exhibition

Image Credit: Still Life, with Targets, 2017, James Jimbo. Poster Design: The Kirkwood Brothers. Image Description: Hand drawn pineapple, skull, can, banana and cactus in blue with targets on them, floating on a yellow background with exhibition details hand written beneath.

The Kirkwood Brothers & James Jimbo

Free drop in workshop and live portraits with the artists on both days

Artist shop with free mince pies!

We are pleased to welcome you to a pop up exhibition by The Kirkwood Brothers & James Jimbo at the Pipe Factory, sharing a selection of new and old work, all available to buy, just in time for Christmas.

New paintings and drawings by Glasgow based artists The Kirkwood Brothers, Jonny and Jordon, build upon the central themes of their work; neurodiversity, mental health and humour. The brothers utilise text and imagery, often in the form of playful visual puns, to capture snippets of thoughts and memories that are brought forth through conversation between the brothers, evoking their childhood, and their own experiences of disability and mental health. The continued rise in the Cost of Living and the frustrations that come with it are the focus of their new work, looking closely at its impact on their mental health and the world around them. 

James Jimbo is a Glasgow based drawer and painter who has been doing not much of either since telling people he retired in 2019. This exhibition is the eagerly unanticipated comeback. His work reflects slices of the imagery, information and emotion encountered in daily life through news outlets, social media, personal recollections, his mobile phone and the such like. For this weekend, as it’s Christmas, Jimbo sharpens his crayons, and brings back with a vengeance, his famous interactive live drawing come installation event ‘Get Your Portrait Done Here!’

Free Activities for all ages:

Both activities will take place between 11am – 4pm on both days on a drop in basis. Donations welcome.

Christmas Card Workshop with The Kirkwood Brothers

Get Your Portrait Done Here! with James Jimbo

This exhibition is supported by Strangefield and Cabbage. The exhibition will take place on the ground floor of the Pipe Factory (accessed via the Moncur Street entrance) which is wheelchair accessible. Please contact [email protected] for further access information.

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