2020-09-23

The Govan Stone Project

The Fablevision team is very excited to announce the project of Mary Conroy from Limerick, Ireland to Govan, Scotland! - in collaboration with The Govan Stones Project!!

Over the next two months, a series of public art projects will be happening across Govan, Glasgow, as part of Fablevision’s role in Memory of Water, delivering the Artists Production Residency.

Mary Conroy has created a series of drawings based on selected artworks, maps, architecture and stones in and around the historic Govan Old Church, which holds the oldest and most extensive collection of Viking hogback stones in Europe. The church also holds a collection of early Medieval carved stones in a distinct style known as 'the Govan School'. The Church and it's surrounds hold clues to the history of the mysterious 'Kingdom of Strathclyde', an indication that Govan was once a great city of royalty with centuries of cultural exchange.

Mary’s drawings will be produced in Limerick, digitised and sent to a local traditional printing press in Govan to produce a set of unique high quality prints and other products which will be sold to help raise funds for the ongoing research work of the The Govan Stones Project (an independent Trust linked to the Church). The form and content of the printed material is being produced in collaboration with Govan Stones staff and volunteers.

To compliment this project, a life sized stencil of Hogback Stone No 12 has been handmade in Limerick by Mary and posted to Govan, where local artists and volunteers will install it in a public location to promote the project and generate further interest in these mysterious objects.

To discover more, follow The Govan Stone Project FB.



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