For the month of April 2014, Govanhill Baths was a venue for the Glasgow International Art Festival. Anthea Hamilton & Nicholas Byrne, LOVE
Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne inhabited Govanhill Baths with large brightly-coloured suspended and free-standing inflatable sculptures. The inflatables incorporated influences from advertising, popular culture, psychedelia and an underlying cheeky sexuality. It was a re-imagining of a project originally presented at Poplar Baths in London during the 2012 Olympics. The collaboration extended the duo’s interest in the theatrical and sensory experience of art. The project allowed visitors to access this beautiful example of early twentieth century civic architecture, which first opened in 1914. Supported by Homecoming Scotland and Culture 2014. Commissioned by Glasgow International 2014.