8 September 2018 (11 am to 3 pm)
9 September 2018 (11 am to 3 pm)
The Tobacco Warehouse was built in the late 19th century. This historic five-storey building, which is located on the corner of Clarence, Hood and Haig Streets, dates back to 1896. It is a large 5-storey building built of red brick with contrasting yellow brick dressings. The B-Listed bonded store, although known as a tobacco warehouse, was also used for the storage of whisky and was built by Greenock whisky distillers and blenders R Thorne & Sons Ltd. The building was also used as accommodation for American soldiers during World War Two. There is World War Two GI graffiti, the soldiers have written their names on the window frames.
The ground floor is a converted workshop and office space for RIG Arts.
We will be holding an exhibition in our studio of work produced during out Arts & Mind project. Arts & Mind allows young people with additional needs to express themselves creatively in a safe environment. The young people lead the workshops and have used many different mediums including paint, clay, animation and spray paint. The work produced will be on show downstairs, upstairs will be open to view the original Tobacco Warehouse space as it remains untouched.