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Our Community: The Arts

Reidvale Housing Association has sponsored art in our community since the late 1970’s. In the front garden of our offices at 13 Whitevale Street there is a sculpture commissioned by the Association from Stan Bonnar and funded through the Art in the Community Budget of the Glasgow Eastern Area Renewal Project.

For a period in the 1980’s two artists in residence who worked with local children were based at 13 Whitevale Street.

The two initial appointments to RAPA, Denise Black and Jackie Marno, were both artists and art played a large part in the activities at RAPA.

In the 1990’s the Association, through Julia Radcliffe of Visual Arts Projects, commissioned two artists to work on our Sheltered Housing Complex. Etched glass with a beachcombing theme is installed on all glazing to communal areas and benches and a love seat sit in the garden area.

At about the same time we provided premises, at no cost, to Patricia Fleming to create the Fly Gallery on Duke Street. This subsequently grew to occupy four shop units and adopted the new name of Market in 2000. Regular exhibitions and artists residencies bring contemporary art to the East End of Glasgow in an approachable and accessible way.

To see images related to the arts search Our History archive.