Govanhill Baths is one of Forty-four creative projects across Scotland taking place thanks to £903,734 National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Fund Awards.
Three ambitious and unique art works including a large-scale hand-crafted mosaic from artist from Nathan Coley will be incorporated in the redevelopment of Govanhill Baths. The Baths are due to reopen as a community-led wellbeing centre in summer 2022.
Alex Wilde, Chair of Govanhill Baths Community Trust said: “Creativity has always been key in the campaign to save Govanhill Baths and we are excited that because of this award, permanent artworks can be commissioned to help us celebrate that legacy and continue our commitment to art in the community for the community.”
Nathan, a Turner Prize nominee, is internationally renowned and has produced site-specific sculptures for a wide variety of contexts. He also lives locally and has a personal connection to the building. He is excited about working with the Trust and contributing to the redevelopment.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. It distributes funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Further information visit : www.creativescotland.com