Updated: Sep 2, 2019
From April until the end of June 2019 each electoral ward in Glasgow has its own Artist in Residence through Glasgow City Council’s Creative Communities project run by Glasgow Life.
For Baillieston, Fraser MacLeod has been out and about meeting people and working with local primary schools to help design what a longer-term programme could be. Caledonia, St Bridget’s, St Francis of Assisi and Swinton Primaries have all had workshops with both pupils and parents as they took part in Baillieston Blether – a menu of conversations and activities exploring community and what a longer term artist in residence could achieve in the area. Fraser also attended the Caledonia Primary Open Day on the 28th May
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The Baillieston ward stretches to include Wellhouse, Easthall, Swinton, Garrowhill and Broomhouse.
As well as the primary schools Fraser has engaged with Connect Community Trust, Newhills Secondary, FUSE, YOMO, the Glenburn Centre and Baillieston Library. Throughout the project Fraser has been working with other local artists to design and deliver drama workshops, drawing workshops, photography workshops and more. After the summer there will be a second phase and Fraser would love to hear from you about what kind of activity you would like to see happening in the Baillieston ward.
If you would like to know more you can read about the project or contact Fraser with your thoughts, stories and ideas on www.frasermacleod.com.