Govan Sculpture Trail

Are you interested in contributing work to our exciting forthcoming Govan Sculpture Trail? We’re looking for 6 existing sculptural works that are suitable for outdoor display.
Sculpture Placement Group are creating a trail of sculptures around the Govan area – from Pacific Quay to Elder Park, highlighting existing historical and contemporary sculpture and newly placed temporary works. This event will coincide with Doors Open Day (September) and COP26 (November). There will be a virtual map and events programme to engage audiences. 
The trail will begin at the Canting Basin, just behind Glasgow Science Centre, with Floating Head by Richard Groom, an iconic sculpture originally commissioned for Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988, and newly restored and relocated for this event. It will also include existing permanent works by artists including Daniel Buren, Toby Paterson and George Wyllie. This provides a chance to consider the legacy of the event alongside historic, modern and contemporary sculpture in the area.
We plan to place 6 artworks in new outdoor locations, which we will source from local artists who have existing work in storage which is suitable for outdoor display. It is part of our remit to give new life to work, which may be in storage or have no current plans for future display. We hope this will lead to renewed interest in the work and, if you are keen – we can use this project to open up potential for relocating these works via our Sculpture Adoption Scheme or by other means. Please send on details of any works that you would like to be considered for inclusion.
To do this, we need images and descriptions of works and the inclusion criteria is as follows:
  • Works must be suitable for outdoors – or be able to be modified in order to withstand the elements.
  • Works are available between September and November 2021.
  • Works can be easily transported to Glasgow.
What we can offer:
  • Exhibition fee of £250 for selected artists.
  • Covering of all installation, transport and associated project costs.
  • In-kind brokering and support to find homes for works after the project ends.
  • Inclusion in our Stored Sculpture Inventory and/or Sculpture Adoption Scheme (if desired).
What we cannot offer:
  • Insurance for damage to works while installed in public (Public Liability can be provided).
DEADLINE for submission of interest – Monday 21st June 2021