Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, G34 9JW
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.
At 240-feet long, the Easterhouse Mosaic was one of the largest handmade murals in Europe, well-loved locally and one of the most significant works of post-war public art commissioning. Unveiled in 1983 and widely celebrated, it nonetheless fell into disrepair and was de-commissioned in 2004. Platform have commissioned collaborative artist duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich to uncover the radical working-class history of this lost community artwork.
Through an exhibition and a series of performative walks, Walker & Bromwich are bringing physical fragments of the mosaic back to life through re-enactments and eyewitness stories. From Platform to the ruins of the wall at Lochend Road the artists and residents are restaging the mosaic’s five-act narrative of work, housing, education, socialism and ecology.
Supported by Glasgow International and Seven Lochs Wetland Park