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Against the Grain in Glasgow

Wednesday April 25 2018

Anderston Kelvingrove Church. Picture by Derek Butters, (CC BY-SA 4.0)


A Glasgow church is hosting a new performance artwork this week.

Against the Grain, by Glasgow-based visual artist duo Gardner & Gardner, is taking place in Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church this week.

Gardner & Gardner comprises the Rev Peter Gardner, the Church of Scotland’s pioneer minister to the visual arts community, and his wife Heidi.

During the week, a two metre length of newly cut, locally sourced cherrywood will gradually be reduced to sawdust, using handheld tools. This physical task is set within the context of a modernist sanctuary and the ancient words of Jesus: ‘First remove the beam from your own eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your neighbour’s eye’

Visitors will be encouraged to take part, to experience the slow, manual work and to reflect on the inner work of acknowledging prejudices that can cloud our view of the world.

The event takes place from 11am-6pm, daily until Friday April 27.


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