Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art
 The image shows a detail from a collage made of paper cuttings combining a cactus tree, a leg of a woman wearing parachute pants, three Matakam huts that can be identified as cylindrical long pointy thatched roofs, a cat and meerkat.
The image shows a detail from a collage made of paper cuttings combining decorative elements, blue and white Eyo festival hats (Nigeria), golden domes from the cathedral in Kiev, and details from Renaissance Sculptures.
The image shows a collage made of paper cuttings combining parts of a photograph of the Shawlands cross and a star-shaped form made with colourful decorative elements.
The image shows a detail from a collage made of paper cuttings combining  images of mangoes, cacti, islamic ornamental elements and plaster copies of eyes, noses, ears from Renaissance sculptures.
 The image shows a collage made of paper cuttings combining images of custard apple, pyramidal monuments, nigerian huts, stones and soil
Dates and Opening times

Byres Community Hub
Wed 5 – Sun 23 June
Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm 
Sat 8 June, 11am – 3pm

Centre for Contemporary Art
Wed 5 – Sun 23 June
Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm


Byres Community Hub
School of Health & Wellbeing
Clarice Pears Building
University of Glasgow
90 Byres Road
G12 8TB

Centre for Contemporary Art
350 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3JD

Billboards around the city 
Locations to be confirmed in May 

Presented by

Paria Goodarzi, Mia Gubbay and Francesca Zappia with Maryhill Integration Network Art Group Museum of Things 

Supported by

Glasgow International, Maryhill Integration Network through the National Lottery Community Fund, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Byres Community Hub, See Me, Buildhollywood


Good access: The venues have ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors

Toilets: The venues have toilets available for visitors

Accessible Toilets: The venues have a wheelchair-accessible toilet

Gender Neutral: The venues have toilets not separated by gender or sex

Hearing Loop: The venues have a hearing loop available

Refreshments: There is a café or somewhere you can purchase refreshments

Baby Change: The venues have baby change facilities

The Maryhill Integration Museum of Things Art group include: Beauty Osayomwanbor Nosa, Inna Hordiiko, Mehri Abdi, Rezvan Faghani, Sara Abdelnasser, Shahid Mahmood, Sadaf Syeda, Tanisha Sarkar, Tara Gomary, Tomilola Owolabi, Valentina Vodolazska and Valentyna Dolottseva. 

Monuments for the Present is an open-ended project that invites dialogue around diverse ideas of equality and public space. The works on display were co-created by participants from the Maryhill Integration Network Art Group with artist and heritage and art curators Paria Goodarzi, Mia Gubbay and Francesca Zappia. In recent years, public monuments in the UK have been the focus of debate and actions that have questioned dominant narratives of national identity that glorify violent imperialist extraction and white supremacy. The complex power struggles around these contested sites have made room for new forms of representation within the public realm. 

Monuments for the Present has come together through collaborative dialogue and artistic creation that has unfolded over the past nine months through a series of participatory action research workshops. The exhibition presents works created with different media and techniques, such as videos, collages and monuments made with the soap. These forms disrupt values intrinsic to traditional Western European monuments, providing space to re-imagine them as platforms for the diverse voices that make up Glasgow's social fabric.