This Saturday me and Nathan joined Lewis Watson who is sculpture and environmental art student at Glasgow school of art public art project at Possilpark. This was part of Picture Window initiatives for 75 bus route which goes from Glasgow to Milton. Picture window is an on-going project which animates vacant and transitional commercial spaces and shop fronts. In different locations across the city, these temporary spaces present work outside the gallery environment, allowing artists and musicians to engage with the public directly.
Lewis’ idea was to make life scale building blocks to release peoples imagination and let them play and build their spaces or objects within the park area. Possilpark around 1967 when the main employer Saracen Foundry closed down its bussiness has become one of the poorest Glasgow area with an above average crime rate. Area is missing activities for kids and community feeling. I was greatly surprised how much fun we all had spending a day just playing with cardboard boxes which were supposed to be binned.We had around 130 building blocks to use for our structures. Kids were happily involved and invited their friends to play. Little boy Jamie insisted us to employ him for our future projects. Woman passing the park said she will come to demolish our structure and release her stress. Unfortunately kids enjoyed demolition first.
Me and this wee kid built a shelter for our lunch cause it started snowing.
Our cafeteria “The lunch box”
Harry and our cafeteria
Building the tower
…And demolishing the tower.
Few years ago together with Stone Opera Architects and help of Blackfriars Primary School we built this labyrinth out of plumbing material, pipes and joints at Briggait art gallery.