Current projects include:
Woven Network / Women’s Stories
Woven Network / Women’s Stories is designed to create temporary artworks in Govan’s public realm (e.g. creative interventions, pop-up or walking events, distanced/mobile performances, posters/flyers, etc.) which will also be documented and presented digitally as part of an international online exhibition platform, Woven Network. The thematic focus and aim for this project is to commission artists to develop new works which draw upon broad themes of care, caring, and women’s roles within the current health crisis.
While this project is locally-rooted and will be locally developed and delivered, it sits within the
framework of an ongoing international collaboration led by Platform TU (Ukraine) in partnership with Intercult (Sweden). It is funded by Creative Scotland, in partnership with House of Europe (via Platform TU) and Creative Europe (via Intercult). Commissioned artists will create new temporary artworks in Govan, in solidarity with post-industrial waterfront communities across Europe, as part of a ‘local’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Memory of Water EU
Memory of Water EU is an artist-led project exploring post-industrial cultural heritage on waterfront in the context of urban planning and community development. Over two years, the participating partners from six countries (Intercult in Sweden, Stad Ostend in Belgium, the Municipality of Levadia in Greece, Nadbaltyckie Centrum Kultury in Poland, Fablevision in Scotland, and Ormston House in Ireland) will collaborate on twenty-three interconnected activities including four city labs, six international residencies, and a filmed documentary.
Artists will work with citizens, community groups, politicians, urban planners and other stakeholders to create inclusive events and artistic interventions. The full programme of 23 interconnected activities is developed to meet the three priorities of the Creative Europe Co-operations programme: audience development, capacity building and transnational mobility.
Fablevision’s particular input will be to organise and curate the various artist-led projects in Govan.
Govan Gdansk – Riverside Solidarity
Four artists and their residencies will explore the Riverside Heritage Zones of Govan in Glasgow and Gdansk in Poland to discover similarities and differences of approach. We want to bring learning from Gdansk and see if/where it might apply in Govan through artistic interventions and conference events in partnership with the Universities of the West of Scotland and the University of Gdansk, Poland.
Ongoing work includes support for the Old Govan Fair each year which, as with all of Fablevision’s projects, is supported by our social enterprise trading arm, Fablevision Studios. Long term unemployed people and folks with long term conditions support, and are supported by working on our projects. They gain experience, improve skills and confidence as well as providing film, event management, social media and publication.