I am a Scottish artist and designer based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore place, narrative and participation. My work encompasses painting and drawing, installation, print and delivery in the community. Learn more about my approach and interests in this blog section of my website. For a more frequently updated insight into my practice please follow me on twitter @josievallely
Postcards to Maryhill
I teamed up with Maryhill Health Centre’s arts strategy team to offer some health and wellbeing guided walks.On Friday 27th January we set off to explore the hidden beauty of the Forth and Clyde Canal by the Maryhill locks and local walkways, looking back at postcards and photographs from the Maryhill Burgh Hall archives.
After a short walk along the canal, we headed back to Maryhill Burgh Hall for a creative arts workshop. Using photography that was taken by previous workshop participants we created our own postcards to be exhibited in the health centre.
Maryhill’s story begins with Mary Hill herself, who inherited the Gairbraid Estate from her father, Hew Hill. When she sold the land to allow the canal to be built, she did so on the condition that it be named after Mary. We wrote to Mary to let her know how things have changed.
A VERY SHORT RESIDENCY INDEED!
All set for a few weeks off focusing and making, I set off to Cove park in December for a self-funded residency as part of their bursary scheme for winter residencies. Unfortunately I had to cut it short... managing only one night! But still, here are the fruits of my one day of contemplation!
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!