Design of Public Artworks
January - April 2012
Pidgin Perfect were appointed by GHA and Glasgow City Council to engage and consult the local community of Pollokshaws and commissioned to support WAVE in the production for proposals for artworks for the Pollokshaws area.
There were two sites of focus, the first was an area of slack space adjacent to The Vennel (Kirk Lane Cemetery) which will be transformed into a new distinct public realm with integrated artworks. The second was the The Shilling Ground, a site of significant historical importance in Pollokshaws, which will be reconditioned and brought back to life through consultation and collaborative design with the local community.
Pidgin Perfect lead on engagement and consultation with the local community and other key stakeholders to help draw out material from the community that would shape and inform future works. Pidgin Perfect spoke with the local community to learn more about the rich history, heritage and culture of Pollokshaws as well as developing and delivering a series of exciting workshops and events that included school workshops introducing stone carving and creative writing, investigative mapping exercises and community exhibitions.