You are invited –
THEN and NOW, a talk about time spent in house boats, water ways. The practice of guddling about and other ways to engage and think about water and with water in the landscape, in the city, in the Claypits and in the canals.
Saturday 23 October 2021, 10:30AM Start.
Meet at Scottish Canals Offices at the end of Applecross Street, G4 9SP.
Have you thought about the relationship between art, performance and water? How about the way water moves through the claypits, how the canal built in the 18th century suddenly got ‘smart’? How about when the first house boats showed up at Applecross or why you might want to touch the water, be with the water, and see the land in new ways.
Who will lead the walk and talk?
Minty Donald is an artist and Professor at the University of Glasgow based in Glasgow and Madrid.
Nick Millar is an artist and freelance technical manager based in Glasgow and Madrid.
Minty and Nick’s collaborative art practice focusses on humans’ interrelationships with other-than-human things, such as rivers, canals, and rocks. Minty and Nick lived on a barge on the Forth and Clyde Canal in the mid 1990s. Between 2014 and 2016, working with Neil McGuire, they undertook a public art project with and for the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow, called THEN/NOW. www.then-now.org
Then on Sun 28th Nov 2021 at TBD –
Join us for a walk with Chris O’Connell, the Heritage Officer at Scottish Canals who will talk to us about the canal as social, material and cultural heritage. Considering the basin, its relationship to the claypits and the buildings and programmes that have been revealing lost histories!