215 High Street, Glasgow, G1 0AN
1897, William Forrest Salmon
Visit Civic Room and step into a former British Linen bank where the foundations and origins of Glasgow's Victorian wealth and development are responded to by artist, Thulani Rachia within the show, 'of sugar and Bones'.
My body tells Me that this land is built on sugar and Bones.
How do We excavate the Dreams which were laid to rest in these walls?
From the end of the 19th Century, Glasgow’s geographical position makes it the Second City of the Empire. The River Clyde in particular becomes a conduit for transportation and trade, aiding the generation of wealth and the advancement of Glasgow to a centre of colonial profits. Today, the built fabric of the city is scattered with reminders of the city’s connections with the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. However, these emblems of authoritative memory and the continual process of urban renewal are petrifying the city into a state of collective amnesia.
Of sugar and Bones is a site specific installation responding to the imperial architecture of the Civic Room and its surrounds and seeks to make an interjection about our collective memory and who we are as a city.
Wed, Sat & Sun, 1pm-6pm
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Refreshments, Information available in large-print
Accessibility: Fully Accessible
Parking: Parking bays adjacent to building
Accessibility: Main hall is level access, upper floors only accessible via stairs
We may be able to cater for diverse language needs, and provide information in larger print
Restricted access to first and second floors for individuals with accessibility/mobility requirement