Glasgow City, United Kingdom

SPG Govan Sculpture Trail 2021

SPG Govan Sculpture Trail 2021

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24 tour stops

1

Floating Head by Richard Groom

Large Sculpture floating in the Canting Basin adjacent to Glasgow Science Centre

 
2

Poised Array by Toby Paterson

Large sculpture made of multiple cut out coloured shapes

 
3

Untitled: 170 Bollards, Daniel Buren

Ship's bollards painted with Black and White Stripes running alongside Clyde

 
4

Rest, Squat and Steady by Alex Allan

Three multi-coloured interactive sculptures installed throughout park

 
5

Free Parking by Jack Cheetham

Sculpture of sleeping man inside parked car

 
6

The river once ran red by Matthew Barnes

Series of images installed on outdoor wall along Govan Road

 
7

Govan Town Hall

Govan Town Hall

 
8

The Govan Press Building

Govan Press Building with sculptural reliefs on the exterior

 
9

Assembly and Riverside Waymarkers

Assembly by Matt Baker and Waymarkers by Tara Beall

 
10

Aitken Memorial Fountain

Aitken Memorial Fountain

 
11

Mary Barbour Sculpture by Andrew Brown

Bronze sculpture with a number of female figures

 
12

Horse by Esther Gamsu

Life sized papier mache horse mounted on plinth

 
13

Sir William Pearce Statue

Statue of Sir William Pearce, between Burleigh Street and Govan Road

 
14

Wee Cat, Brechin's Bar

Small cat sculpture on the south wall of Brechin's Bar.

 
15

Govan War Memorial

Govan War Memorial

 
16

Jordan Hill Cross Replica

Replica of Jordanhill Cross

 
17

Folly for the Short Lived by Deniz Uster

Sculpture consisting of a folly and rubble within Govan Old Parish Church

 
18

The Govan Stones

The Govan Stones

 
19

The Govan Milestone by Helen Denerley

On the corner between Govan Road and Elder Street: also known as "The Cormorants".

 
20

K13 Memorial

K13 Memorial

 
21

The Launch, George Wyllie

The Launch, a sculpture by George Wylie in Elder Park

 
22

The Isabella Elder Memorial

Statue of Isabella Ure Elder in Elder Park, mounted on plinth

 
23

Linthouse Portico

Portico structure behind gates in Elder Park

 
24

Not Good by Tiago Rodrigues

A sculpture of the word BYE made from house bricks and mortar

 

Overview

SPG invite you to take part their Sculpture Trail celebrating Govan’s rich and varied sculptural heritage. The trail starts at Glasgow Science Centre with the wonderful Floating Head by Richard Groom, created in collaboration with Govan’s shipbuilders for Glasgow's Garden Festival, and a triumph of heritage, engineering and sustainable artwork, and newly restored for Doors Open Day.

You will find works showing the legacy of Govan’s great female philanthropists: Isabella Elder, Dinah Pearce, Jane Cossar and Glasgow’s first female Magistrate, Mary Barbour. This tour takes a look at all sides of Govan’s artistic past, Linthouse Portico's links to John Spreull, the first slave owner in Glasgow, and Govan’s War Memorial that provided work for disabled veterans.

SPG has also sited six contemporary works installed specially for the trail. Works by Alex Allan, Deniz Uster, Jack Cheetham, Tiago Rodriguez, Matt Barnes and Esther Gamsu will be sited in exciting locations in Govan.

Itinerary 4.1 km / 2:00

Offline map included

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