Heres’s a few images from a recent commission by Sanctuary Housing Group to document elements of the sprawling, Old Victoria Hospital site as it finally closes a chapter on its life, prior to redevelopment and partial demolition. In someway the grandeur, character, and ambition for the hospital, its aspiration for the healthcare of the city’s people, epitomises […]
The Turner Prize exhibition, brings a juggernaut of expectation, debate and ideas to the city’s art scene. An interesting and diverse line up of nominees, this write up focuses on the art of collaborative efforts to animate and confront under utilised and neglected urban space in rebuilding and creating new futures for a place.
Lots has been happening since my last addition here and perhaps for more constant updates – take a look at my twitter or flickr posts. Generally I’ve been honing my techniques, process and image editing capabilities with some recent examples of my architecture photography commissions added under the architecture drop down menu
Edge Condition Vol 5 published at the end of January included some of my Govan images in its placemaking edition. Those who know me will know I have spent much time in the last few years involved with various initiatives in Govan that attempt to reinterpret Govan’s incredible past story, responding to the problems Govan has […]
So I finally got round to completing this image, which took a fair bit of time but turned out how i wanted in the end. The Glasgow tenements are such an evocative part of the Glasgow sky line and streets. This image coincides with some photography i have been doing recently looking closer at these buildings. Limited edition print run of 20 images and printed at Glasgow Print Studio on archival quality photo rag paper.
A quick look at some of the projects Ive been involved with over the last year, some interesting clients.. new acquantainces and friends, and some ramblings on what I’ve learnt and am looking forward to in moving forward…
Collaborative working has helped regeneration in Govan. Having won Civic Pride award for best neighborhood a new future is being shaped which is threatened by proposals for a carpark. Over the last year it has been great to have been involved with many talented and committed people working towards encouraging a brighter future for Govan. Mapping, celebrating and initiating projects, art led practice adds value to traditional urban development processes.
Glorious Govan… Resilient and exciting; it is rich in stories, and today the site of much activity and construction, cultural and community development. From its humble and strategic beginnings, located at a vital crossing point on the River Clyde, Govan has been a significant centre… once at the heart of the Kingdom of Strathclyde it […]
Cobain loved a lot of bands from Glasgow…and the sounds and melodies of these bands, such as Teenage Fanclub, seem to resonate in the music Nirvana created. As Nevermind turns 20 years old and the lecacy of Nirvana remains potent, I wrote this review for The Northernline Blog and was published on September 24th the day of the original release.
The opening of Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum on the 21st June 2011, is another prime example of cultural regeneration aimed at breathing new life into vacant city sites. The shimmering mass of zinc, being a new home for the city’s transport collection, its design playfully symbolising Glasgow’s industrial and shipbuilding past.
Jean-Marc Bustamante is a senior French artist and major figure in the international art world. His direct vision is both playful and refined. This review of Dead Calm at The Fruitmarket Gallery was first published on Interface 1st April 2011.
With recent events and the preparation for demolition bringing the attention of journalists and other eyes to focus on the Red Road Flats in Glasgow, the current situation and future of this area is both sensitive and uncertain. In an attempt to put expectations and stereotypes to one side I was curious as to what […]