Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Maryhill Burgh Halls

Among the things that have kept me busy is the submission for a community project and design and construction of modern windows for the Maryhill Burgh Halls. You can read about its importance in 19th century Glasgow at the Maryhill Burgh Halls website.

The proposal I put forward with another artist - Brian James Waugh - was to involve the Maryhill community in the thinking about what would represent modern Maryhill, and making preliminary designs. This is a kind of public awareness programme with a high degree of hands on in terms of designing and making small portions or maquettes. The second part was to draw up the final designs for 10 windows with the same kind of detail of representation that Stephen Adam did with the original 20 windows that he designed and made for the Burgh Halls.

These windows represent a social and industrial history in their images, which can be seen on the Maryhill Burgh Halls site. These window are being conserved by Mark Bamborough at Scottish Glass Studios.

Although the preparation and submission of our proposal took the best part of a week, we did not make it beyond the long list of eight. Now for some feedback from the selectors.

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