Speedwork: GI 2010

The runners of the park go in groups, running along dark streets and quiet avenues, sometimes they pass. Everyone nods and smiles.

Jacqueline Donachie is one of Scotland’s most respected contemporary artists, graduating from The Glasgow School of Art’s influential Environmental Art department, which encouraged artists to place their work in a variety of public contexts out-with the gallery space.

One of a group of artists who helped establish Glasgow in the 1990s as one of the world’s most dynamic contemporary art communities, she is still based in the city and has forged an international reputation for a socially-engaged art practice, with a particular interest in public space-based arts.

In 2010 Jacqueline Donachie created SpeedWork, a new outdoor piece in response to the time she spent during her residency with the runners in Bellahouston Park.

Further details of the GI 2010 SpeedWork project can be accessed here.

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