Development of a graphic work re-imagining the Glasgow Necropolis (Slateford Press)

  The proposed project is to develop a prototype publication with the working title ‘High Ground – a place of wonder, light & the lost’, a study of the Necropolis in Glasgow. The book will be a graphic study of place, something that has not been undertaken before in relation to the Necropolis, although it has been widely used as a film location (e.g. Angel’s Share), and has been briefly discussed in documentary footage. The Necropolis has had a very interesting history in that it contains the graves of a number of famous people but it has also been and still is a ‘home’ for homeless people, with its own unique social history

The aim of this new publication is to re-imagine this place in an innovative graphical print format, supported by words generated from those who currently use it and live beside it and it will provide a unique study in Scottish urbanism. Some text material will also be supplied by Glasgow writers. It is the aim of the project to develop a unique publication, which explores the territories between Graphic/book design and fine art, and celebrate this unique and place visually both in terms of its historic and current context and produce a work that is part historical, part social and part urban.

  • Start Date:

    30 September 2013

  • End Date:

    5 June 2014

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Funding Council

  • Value:

    £4997

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