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Keeping Glasgow in Stitches

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

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Keeping Glasgow in Stitches

Malcolm Lochhead, Sandi Kielhmann, Janice Forsyth and Julian Spalding at the unveiling of the first panel in the Keeping Glasgow in Stitches project at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The photograph appeared in the April 1990 issue of the Glasgow City Council newspaper The Bulletin.

Keeping Glasgow in Stitches was a major community arts project organised by the community sewing project "Needleworks" and Glasgow Museums as part of Glasgow's year as European City of Culture. Twelve banners were created, one for each month of the year, and the designs celebrated various aspects of the people, culture and life of Glasgow. Over 600 people were involved.

Malcolm Lochhead was responsible for the overall design of the project, with Sandi Kielhmann the designer of the first panel. Janice Forsyth is a well known radio and television broadcaster. Julian Spalding was the often controversial director of Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries from 1989 to 1998. He was instrumental in the opening of GOMA in 1996 in Royal Exchange Square, which proved popular with visitors despite critical derision.

Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 13, April 1990

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
banners, broadcasters, Bulletin, community arts, design, embroidery, European City of Culture, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, GOMA, Keeping Glasgow in Stitches, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, needleworks, sewing



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