About the project
All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched in 2012 in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funding and support, community groups will carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.
Northlight Heritage is one of the first groups in the UK to receive an HLF All Our Stories grant. Archaeologist Ingrid Shearer, and public realm artists Alexandra Bowie, Fiona Fleming and Geraldine Greene have been working together on the project, leading workshops, research trips and co-collaborating with stakeholders in the design and production of a textile screen to be displayed in Govan Old Church.
Screen Manufacture: MYB Textiles
Morton Young and Borland Ltd was founded in 1900 in Newmilns, Ayrshire, specialising in the manufacture of Scottish lace and madras textiles.
MYB Textiles is now the only producer in the world manufacturing with original Nottingham Lace Looms. This manufacturing process is extremely labour intensive using traditional skills and processes which are passed on from generation to generation through MYB’s apprenticeships.
The company has an innovative and forward-thinking approach to textiles, blending traditional techniques and skills with cutting-edge contemporary design.
Frame Design & Manufacture: Fluxworx
Founded in 2001 by Chris Barrowman, Fluxworx are specialist fabricators of sculptural and architectural pieces. Fluxworx specialises in the creation of unique pieces - when required using new techniques specially developed to realise a clients concept.
Since 2009 Fluxworx has been based in the Boilerhouse, a dedicated workshop in Govan, Glasgow where there are facilities for woodwork, metal work, casting and acid etching metal.
See our Credits page for a comprehensive list of those involved in the project.
After graduating from GSA’s Painting Department in 2009, Alexandra has worked as a community artist for various organisations in the South West of Glasgow, and is currently engaged as artist in residence for the Govan and Craigton Integration Network’s Diving for Pearls Project.
Fiona regularly works with several local groups, including from Platforum, a mental health organization, and The Portal Senior Film Group.
Geraldine is the artist in residence at The Portal and has recently completed a community arts project creating graphics with local people for a shopfront improvement project.
Ingrid is an archaeologist with Northlight Heritage. She has a long-standing interest in Govan and worked on the redisplay of the Govan Stones. Ingrid predominantly works with communities - however they choose to define themselves.
All three artists, along with Northlight Heritage archaeologist Ingrid Shearer, collaborated on the Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us project, which was shortlisted for the Creative Scotland ‘Best Community Arts Project 2012′ award.