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An exhibition that celebrates and explores the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Glasgow's East End. Work by Gemma Dagger, Julia Billings, Alis Le May, Agnes Jones, Callum McLennan, Hannah Draper & high school students of the East End of Glasgow.


Time & Location

03 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 17:00

Strange Field, 105 French St, Glasgow G40 4EH, UK

About the event

In collaboration with local high schools, 'Eastern Ground' facilitated a series of workshops on sewing and natural dyeing techniques.  Led by Alis Le May and master dyer Julia Billings, the program aims to engage students in their local heritage. The nine-month-long project culminates in an immersive exhibition at Strange Field (Barrowfield Weaving Mill) featuring garments, photographs, and wall hangings, each inspired by the architecture and stories from local residents.

6 garments have been designed to reflect the unique characters of six historic buildings in Glasgow's East End. - St Anne's RC Church, Dennistoun 1933   - Templeton Carpet Factory, Calton  1892 - Shettleston Hall (Also known as 'Wellshot Halls'), Shettleston 1925   - Tollcross Winter Gardens, Tollcross 1848 - Olympia Cinema, Bridgeton 1911 - Barrowfield Weaving Mill, Dalmarnock 1889 An accompanying digital version will feature a walking map of all six historic sites and recorded oral histories, offering a broader context to the exhibition. Nine wall hangings created by the students will be also be displayed. 

The exhibition will be open daily from 3rd -12th November 12-5pm. 

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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