Leontios Toumpouris

Leontios Toumpouris with Oakgrove Primary School
Palimpsest of voices
Oakgrove Primary School
20 St Peter's Street, G4 9PW
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Thu 23 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Fri, 3pm – 7pm Sat – Sun, 12pm – 6pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Artist Leontios Toumpouris presents Palimpsest of voices, a new site-responsive work installed in the Assembly Hall of Oakgrove Primary School. Through a series of workshops, Toumpouris has been working with the school’s extended community – including pupils, families, and staff – in order to produce bisque-fired ceramic pieces that form parts of a mural and invent the characters of a fictional language.

Alongside the mural, holographic projectors display 3D animations of the invented language, floating within the main communal area of the school. Palimpsest of voices explores the fragility of language and communication through a process of creative learning that aims to extend beyond words or shared background.

In partnership with Oakgrove Primary School, Queens Cross Housing Association and Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Supported by Creative Scotland, Cultural Section of Cyprus High Commission and Glasgow International

Produced by Alex Misick

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