Waymarkers: a creative heritage

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Finally had a chance to see the Harland Way waymarkers in Govan by artist Matt Baker.  These pieces have enhanced the urban landscape and are a great example of artistic practices informed by the rich texture of the past.

Amongst the pieces are several granite sets originally from a quayside of the ship yards which were once here. These stones wedges have been inscribed with images relating to the history of Govan and then anchored, ship like, with substantial chains rooted to the ground of Govan. Several of the stones have marks and holes on their surfaces which reveal their previous lives…

Another great of example of creativity in Govan, and another good reason to explore its rich heritage.

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