Sunday, 31 January 2016

New Artworks on the Canal

Yesterday, I attended an event at The Whisky Bond marking the installation of THEN/NOW, three linked artworks for the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow, commissioned by Scottish Canals/Scottish Waterways Trust. This project was undertaken by Minty Donald, Neil McGuire and Nick Millar. 

View of the location for most of the artworks, next to The Whisky Bond.

There are carved stones representing the reservoirs of the Forth and Clyde Canal, including Birkenburn, Townhead, Black, Lilly, Hillend, Johnston, Woodend, Bishop, and Lochend.

Carved stone near Baird's Brae representing reservoirs 
of Johnston, Woodend, Bishop, and Lochend.

Also, there are seven cast iron ingots marking the distance travelled by a barge laden with 10 tons of timber, under different methods of propulsion.

The ingot for the kayaks and kayakers 
involved in pulling the barge.

The event focused on the process of making the works and there was a screening of a documentary film by Christopher Quinn. 

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