An Untold Story
In partnership with The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and supported by Festival 2018, Govan & Linthouse Parish provided free community arts workshops encouraging participation of cultural activities as a means to promote health, well-being and conversation around mental health.
We commissioned Veronica Jane Lynch, a stained-glass artist with a background in teaching who engaged the community of Govan & Linthouse Parish and facilitated arts workshops with different groups to develop artwork and draw on their own practice to create a publication which focus on the history of the Govan Cross building, Govan and the project itself. The workshops we held included t-shirt and bag printing, glass painting, clay work and chalk painting and they were open to the community, church groups, school groups and anyone wanted to be involved. This took place over the summer of 2018 and an exhibition of the work was held in the former Royal Bank of Scotland building where the different community groups and the community at large could come and see their work.
Over the course of the workshops and through the church history Veronica create a series of glass panels which share the untold story of Govan, its people and the church. The finished panels have now been displayed in the church and the smaller glass panels that were made during the workshops are the boarder for each panel. We are delighted with the finished product and they are now part of the story of Govan and Linthouse Parish.