Wonderful Weave Parkhead – Identity, History, Industry

The launch of the Weave Parkhead project at East End Campus this week witnessed an excellent turnout from the local and artistic community.

Our GKC Level 5 & 6 Art & Design students helped to organise, set up and curate the entire exhibition, as well as developing their own exquisite pieces for display alongside commissioned works.

The project is delivered as part of the Parkhead Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative and involves a commission of 4 woven pieces from 4 artists, inspired by the physical space of the Parkhead community.  Added to this, the students’ work including their Multi Media pieces and ‘Wild Weaving’ at the East End campus delivers a strong and uplifting exhibition which is perfectly suited to its surroundings.

The large crowd of suitably impressed guests were also delighted to savour the delicacies delivered by Level 5 Professional Cookery at East End Campus, whose delicious canapés and tempting mocktails proved to be a great hit on what was an excellent evening.

Vice Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College, Alan Inglis, said;

“This collaborative project with staff, students and partners celebrates the heritage and regeneration of the Parkhead Cross area.  The College has a long and enduring relationship with Parkhead and the East End of Glasgow and we are proud to be able to support this very important community regeneration initiative.”

Ingrid Shearer of Northlight Heritage added,

“It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the students and staff at Glasgow Kelvin College.  The art and design students responded in such a creative way t the Weave Parkhead panels, creating their own original works as well as taking on the challenge of curating and designing an exhibition in a challenging space.  The canapes and mocktails were the icing on the cake!

On behalf of the Weave Parkhead team I would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the College staff and students for their support and enthusiasm.”

Yet another shining example of cross-college collaboration, the Weave Parkhead launch event, in conjunction with Northlight Heritage, delivered on all fronts!  Well done to all of the gifted students and remarkable staff involved.

The exhibition will be on display at Glasgow Kelvin College’s East End Campus until April 24th between 9am-5pm.

Pictured here are three of our Art & Design students whose work is being displayed as part of the Kelvin Collective.