Final Post – Artist in the Archive Project

Edited SVL2222C-114120208222Edited SVL2222C-114120208211Edited SVL2222C-114120208180Hello again. This will be my final blog post for the Artist in the Archive project. It has been an incredible journey being in the archive. It made me realise that every single piece of paper or object connects to those who lived in Glasgow. Whether they were passing through or stayed the rest of their days it’s all part of the history here.  The history in Glasgow is really astounding if we could just breathe and take in all that surrounds us.

The time spent in the archive being educated about Glasgow through making art has given me joy on a multifaceted level. For example reading a letter about the University’s construction may not seem pivotal but without those pieces of communication nothing may have been built. We may not be able to stand in the beautiful courtyard of the Gilmorehill building and have such a breathtaking campus. I think quite often of my time in the archive as one of profound appreciation.  One in which each item I have looked at in regards to Glasgow tethers my heart more to this place.

My hope through this project is that others feel inclined to find joy in the archive as much as I have. You can see a Flicker set of my work here. If you want to follow along on my future endeavours please check out my website at

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  1. Reblogged this on Karen McAulay Teaching Artist and commented:
    A wonderful example of creativity being sparked by library collections!

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