As I See It: Missing Statues

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The Duke of Wellington sitting on a horse with a traffic cone on his head. La Passionara on the banks of the Clyde with her arms in the air. A group of Gorbals boys wearing oversized stilettos. Glasgow has a lot of statues; a celebration of the city’s heritage, a collective remembering, a projection of hope for the future. But there are so many stories missing from the city’s landscape. People and events have been forgotten, erased, ignored.

Terra Incognita has been working with four community groups from across Glasgow to create four new statues for the city. Working with visual artists Rosemary Cunningham, Charlotte Duffy-Scott, Jen Smith and Alice Dansey-Wright, and drama facilitators Victoria Beesley and Rosie Reid, each artwork reflects the passions, history and experiences of the group.

The statues were unveiled on Saturday 17th June, 2-4pm; and the exhibition of the statues will run from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd 9am – 5pm.

The statues are being created by:

Terra Incognita’s Visually-Impaired Arts Group
The Women’s Creative Company
Young Carers at Glasgow South West Carers Centre
Govan Community Project.