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Laurieston public realm project launched

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September 18 2013

Laurieston public realm project launched
Plans for a five-year public realm project intended to help build a new community at Laurieston, Glasgow, have been launched by Urban Union.

The developer has set out a range of 20 ‘opportunities’ identified by ‘Art and Living: Laurieston’ for a series of artworks, tree planting and sculptures together with a mobile art studio.

To that end artist Peter McCaughey of arts organisation WAVEparticle has been appointed to lead the project, following on from his commission to design an artist led journey along the Clyde in advance of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

McCaughey said: “This exciting project is one of the largest artist-led commissions of public artwork in Glasgow in recent years.
“We want to take the memories and stories collected by the people of Laurieston over decades and incorporate them into the fabric of the new development, as well as bringing to life ideas from workshops with community groups, local historians, artists, individuals and principal partners encountered during our research into this development.”

Laurieston is a £90m initiative to deliver 800 new homes on brownfield land to the south of Glasgow city centre.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by brian on 21 Sep 2013 at 17:07 PM
I remember when it used to connect and flow into city centre,Thats why the bridges were there in first place!

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