Creative Communities: Artists in Communities (2020-2023)
Part of Creative Communities: Artists in Communities, funded by Glasgow City Council and delivered by Glasgow Life.
Creative Communities: Artists in Residence is an ongoing Glasgow-wide initiative placing 23 artists and organisations into the 23 wards of the city. In 2021, a new series of residencies were launched, which will see arts activity continue across Glasgow until March 2022.
In 2021, Martin O’Connor was been appointed Artist in Residence for Ward 6: Pollokshields, and worked with groups and individuals in the area on new poetry projects, celebrating the many languages spoken in the area.
Martin continued his role in 2022 and 2023, with projects details below.
2021: The Pollokshields Pantoum
The Pollokshields Pantoum is a series of short poems in four languages that are spoken in Pollokshields - English, Punjabi, Urdu and Scottish Gaelic. Please see here for more info.
2022: O Dhoras gu Doras
A Gaelic poetry trail inspired by the house names throughout Pollokshields West. Please see here for more info.
2023: When You Move You Move
A sound piece created for the UCI Cycling World Championships, created with pupils from southside schools. Please see here for more info.
If you are interested in participating in any aspect of the project, please email Martin on email@example.com.