Streetland Festival Artist Residency 2013
Streetland Festival ‘aims to engage and inspire communities in a creative exploration of their streets and communal spaces’. The annual festival held in Govanhill, brings together members of the community in a series of collaborative creative events, leading up to the main festival at the beginning of May, when the streets and backcourts of Govanhill are animated by a wide range of creative community activity.
During the Streetland Artist Residency, Geraldine worked within the community for a number of months leading up to the festival, with local residents, community organisations, Annette St primary school and a care home in the local area, engaging people in creative activities, dialogue and visual art workshops.
For the festival, Geraldine created a series of public art street installations in the form of 2 dimensional pavement artworks which respond to, reflect and explore the architectural context that they inhabit, creating opportunities for people to re-imagine, re-experience and re-invent familiar spaces.
The artwork designs were informed by the community workshops, and during the festival, the graphic artworks were reproduced in mobile silkscreen printing workshop with participants. Geraldine also worked closely with a number of volunteer artists throughout the project, looking for experience to be involved in a participatory community art project.
For further details on the project, visit my project blog on the Streetland website: