Walks, Exhibitions & Visual Art

View pop up projections, join artist led walks, experience new online exhibitions and ancient forms of magic.



TRANCND by Bruce Newlands 

Friday 30th October:

From 6pm Newark Castle | from 8pm Sugar Sheds

Saturday 31st October: 
from 6pm Beacon | from 8.30pm Custom House

Keep an eye out, as TRANCND’s guerrilla projections are back and popping up at landmark buildings across Inverclyde.


This year’s theme of 'Streams' is being explored through the human imagination and how we connect with the sea & unknown through "Fantastic Streams of Consciousness." Look out for imaginary sea monsters, nautical iconography and depictions of the sea.

with RIG Arts

Utilising Inverclyde’s stunning coastal landscape, local artists have developed creatively driven walks to encourage people to use and celebrate the natural environment. These guided outdoor walks feature performance, spoken word, poetry, and encouraging poetry creation.


Meditative Coastal Walk with Alexander ‘Twig’ Champion

Meet at Wellpark Mid-Kirk Church, Cathcart Sq, Greenock

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October



A walk through Greenock and along the coast with with Alexander ‘Twig’ Champion. We will be discussing the history of streets and buildings with meditative, poetic readings throughout. All in all, a calm, therapeutic, meditative experience.

Spooky Poetry Sharing Walk with Rebecca Livesey Wright

Meet at Ginger the Horse to walk through Greenock

Saturday 17th October

2.30pm - 4pm & 5pm - 6.30pm


Walk with poet, Rebecca Livesey-Wright as she shares a collection of family-friendly poems and prompts for writing your own, inspired by what we see, hear and imagine. Be prepared for horrifying tales of wicked witches, headless horsemen and grizzy ghouls.

You are invited to share your poems - either those you write on the day, or ones you’ve already penned… if you dare! Bring something to write with and something to write on, and don’t forget to dress up and dress warm.



Greenock Past and Present Poetry Walk with Katharine MacFarlane

Meeting at The Beacon Arts Centre

Saturday 31st October

11am – 12.30pm


Join Scottish National Poetry Slam Champion Katharine MacFarlane on a walk along the coast. Along the way she will share her Greenock inspired poetry and pieces from some of Greenock's finest writers such as W.S. Graham.


Together you can contribute to a community poem, seeing the streets we all love in a new, poetic way.

Wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes.


at the Watt Institution

Wednesdays – Fridays from 28th October
Open 10am – 2pm


For Galoshans the power of ancient ‘spells, magic and curses’ is brought to life by rarely seen artefacts from the archaeology collections of The Mclean Museum & Art Gallery.


Discover spells of the ‘Book of the Dead’, decorative amulets and how ancient Egyptians used magic as part of their daily lives - to ward against evil in life and protect their body after death.


Look out for daily social media bursts from the 26th October 2020 about our artefacts and the way the Ancient Egyptians used spells.


with Inverclyde Libraries 

Online exhibition:

Inverclyde Libraries presents an online public art & creative writing exhibition and music recital showcasing the work produced by the people of Inverclyde through a series of free expert led creative and cultural classes in Inverclyde Libraries; Au-some Art, Creative Writing, Creative Art, Discover Your Inner Songwriter & The Splash Panel.

View videos with session leaders Yvonne Lyon, Catherine Simpson, Martyn McKenzie, Kate McAllan, Annie McKay & Paul Bristow who provide insight into their experiences with the project. Making Waves is funded by Scottish Libraries and Information Council Public Library Improvement fund.