THEN/NOW Public Launch
Saturday 30 January 2016
Temporary exhibition and refreshments: 3 — 7pm
Artists’ talk/walk: 3.30 — 4.30pm; Meet at The Whisky Bond reception & please dress for the weather.
Screening/installation of 15-minute film: 5 — 6.30pm
This launch event marks the culmination of THEN/NOW, a process-led public art project by artists Minty Donald, Neil McGuire and Nick Millar, which took place throughout 2014 and 2015. The three artworks that have been installed in and around the Forth and Clyde Canal, Glasgow are the ‘permanent’ physical traces of this project, and result from the artists’ engagement with a wide range of people, animals, things and communities who use, inhabit, manage or are otherwise associates with the canal and it’s surroundings.
The three THEN/NOW artworks make subtle interventions into the environment around the canal, using materials that are intrinsic to the location: iron, stone and water. They are intended as traces of the past activities that were part of the THEN/NOW project, but also as objects which might pique the interest of both regular and occasional visitors to the canal, prompting them to contemplate its changing status and uses and it’s connection to a wider network of waterways.
THEN/NOW is supported by Scottish Canals, Scottish Waterways Trust, Creative Scotland, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and The University of Glasgow.