I like things I remember

7 Jun 2024 – 20 Jul 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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I like things I remember is a collection of paintings made by Jonathan McKinstry, inspired by childhood memories of fun, games, and tasty treats. The paintings explore a nostalgia that comes from growing up while holding onto a love for pop culture from a time past.


This exhibition has been organised by Project Ability in collaboration with Glasgow International.

Iconic imagery from the 70s and 80s, including, Wimpy Burgers, My Little Pony and Star Wars are referenced, with the colours of branding and packaging used to invoke memories of McKinstry’s youth. Jonathan’s favourite childhood board games are featured too, like Operation, Buckaroo and Hungry Hippos. Action figures, one of Jonathan’s lasting loves, also play a part in the exhibition

McKinstry attends Project Ability’s Aspire programme for people with learning disabilities, where his practice has expanded thanks to the supportive environment and his love for popular media makes people smile.

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Jonathan McKinstry

Taking part

Glasgow International Festival


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