Two Permanent Works in the new Baths Building

Govanhill Baths is excited to announce two public art commissions for the building reopening as a Wellbeing Centre in 2023. We are seeking two Glasgow-based artists and keen to receive applications from people who self-identify as being from groups that are underrepresented in the arts. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their commitment to the grassroots activism represented by the work of the Govanhill Baths and to socially engaged arts practice.

1. Timeline Mural

The Trust is seeking an artwork that captures the full, varied, and exciting history of Govanhill Baths and the wider community it serves. That history extends from the municipalisation of Glasgow in the earlier 20th century, to the recent years of activism and community empowerment.
The Timeline Mural will be on wall that extends from the east side of the building that is the boundary of the Peace Garden. Although fixed to the wall the mural does not have to be 2D. We will be interested to receive proposals that allow the mural to be received via multiple senses.

2. Glass Balustrade and Screen

The Trust is seeking engaging artwork for a glass balustrade and screen, prominently located in the foyer, at the main entrance and exit of the building. The artwork will reflect the history of the Baths since the occupation of the building in 2001, the depth of engagement with the community and the grassroots activism at the core of the culture of the organisation.

Each commission has a budget of £7500, includes fee and production, to be managed by the artist and Arts Manager.

Click to download the Artist Brief and how to apply

Deadline 9am, 25 April 2022