We Create Govanhill

11 Jun 2021

We’re pleased to be working on an exciting visual art project, in partnership with Glasgow Education Services & Glasgow CREATE.

We Create Govanhill is bringing together young people from Primary and Secondary schools in Govanhill. Working with visual artist Beth Shapeero and mural artist Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng, pupils will create an original mural about what their area means to them. The mural will be showcased for the community of Govanhill on Westmoreland Street on the 21st June 2021.

Thanks to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Beth Shapeero has been able to deliver workshops in-person to P7 pupils at Cuthbertson Primary School, Holy Cross Primary School, St. Bride’s Primary School and Annette Street Primary School. In these sessions, pupils created drawings exploring their own relationship to Govanhill and what living in the area means for their identity.

Secondary pupils Keira Groves and Ashleigh Griffin from Shawlands Academy and Logan Graham and Lauren Gaffney from Holyrood Secondary School have now been selected to work with Shapeero and Cheng to design the mural, based on the drawings by P7 pupils.

Painting will take place the week beginning Monday 14th June. On the last day of mural painting, Secondary school pupils will be taking part and may be available to give interviews.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years said: “This is a lovely project that’s bring together the schools of Govanhill and igniting the community spirit using colours and expression that has a language of its own…I can’t wait to see the results and well done to all involved in this artistic adventure.”

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The mural site at West Moreland Street


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