The AIR Space Artists celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Arts + Wellbeing

Hello! This is my first post and it is rather exciting. I am Alex and  am one of the lucky 4 artists in residence in the Portal’s A.I.R (artist in residence) space. All four of us have an interest in socially engaged art practice and believe in the importance of everyone having the opportunity to be creative. Being based in our space on Govan Road gives us the opportunity to work directly with the local comunity and respond to what they want.

So when the Commonwealth Family Festival came to Govan we decided to run a screen printing workshop to celebrate, focusing on the Queens Baton Relay. Particpants were invited to explore imagery from the 70 Commonwealth nations and territories which the Queens Baton will pass through. They then had the opportunity to make this image into a screenprint. To do this they went through the whole process screenprinting; making the image, exposing the screen, then printing. Their prints were made into flags which can be used next year to wave at Commonwealth Games events.

We had a great day, despite the weather and got some great results from some very young screenprinters!

teamwork  IMG_7506

This project was in conjunction with Glasgow Life.

By Alex Bowie

  1. Cool, what a great idea to do flags, and a good way to show off the art! That map looks very professional, love the colours.

    Comment by Lesley Fyfe on 13/11/2013 at 9:54 am -

  2. Welcome to the Blog, Alex – nice one 🙂

    Comment by Angela Ross on 13/11/2013 at 10:31 am -

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