The bridge is complete, the paths are open, several artworks are installed already and others are to continue to develop over the next few months. I look forward to this Saturday the 3rd of December when the bridge will be officially opened, with a carnival of light, lanterns, and more from the Carnival Arts Yard.Continue reading “Stockingfield Bridge opens this weekend!”
A long gap in posts, as I’ve been working hard designing the river. This has meant creating the final design on the computer, incorporating hand-drawn elements. Designs are now with the manufacturers, and we are working out the fine detail of how to put the design into production. More here soon!
There are eight artists/groups working to create artworks for the project. Over the winter, we’ve been busy! Community engagement has included workshops in clay, drawing, poetry – some in person, some virtual. Some glimpses of what’s been going on: Lambhill Stables workshops: Boom Arts have held drawing workshops and litterpicks: Louise Nolan has made hundredsContinue reading “Stockingfield Bridge Artworks”
I’m now working on the final designs for the river. Part of the design is using different fonts, typefaces, and lettering. Today, I’ve been gathering some of the special images I’ve found and selecting which ones to include.
Deep in design/contemplation process at the moment. I’ve gathered over 1,000 names that I would love to put in the river. But of course, this is far too many. So this month hard decisions are going to have to be made about which names to use. In the course of my research and consultations, I’veContinue reading “January update”
This week has been busy with workshops at Glasgow Women’s Centre and a zoom chat with Maryhill Together, as well as conversations about street songs, puffers and buddhism. The art projects for the bridge are all intended to reflect and involve the local community – it’s great to hear from local people what they valueContinue reading “Get involved!”
This week, along with Louise Nolan of Maryhill Together, I’ll be chatting via the wonder of zoom to local groups, and holding an open zoom chat on Wednesday the 1st of December. All are very welcome. The zoom meeting link can be found here. It’s a great chance to hear more about the project, askContinue reading “Chats and workshops”
While working mostly on research, I’ve also been developing the design for the ‘river’*. I’ve sortedthe names gathered so far into about twenty ‘streams’ – ‘nature’, ‘built environment’, ‘sport’, etc. These will then flow and weave and intertwine along the piece. It should make for a stronger visual, and hopefully produce some interesting combinations andContinue reading “Streams in the river”
I am now deep in researching for names to add to the ‘river’. One of the nice things is discovering people (and places) connected to the canal and local area. Hilda Goldwag was an artist recommended to me by the Scottish Jewish Archives centre. She lost her family in the Holocaust, coming to Glasgow asContinue reading “Hilda Goldwag”
Scottish Canals have issued a press release regarding the artwork for the Stockingfield Canal site. Work is now starting on community engagement, with all the following artists and groups planning various activities and consultation: Lambhill Stables Louise Nolan Boom! Community Arts Louise McVey Possobilities Nicola McHendry David Galbraith And of course, I am looking forContinue reading “Community Artwork plans unveiled”