The first Red Road Underground exhibition opens on the 1st February 2012 and runs until the 2nd March at the New Glasgow Society, Glasgow.
Leslie and Miller have been invited to exhibit at the recently revamped New Glasgow Society gallery in February 2012. The show Red Road Underground will show previously unseen material concerned primarily (but not exclusively) with the underground leisure complexes built at Red Road.
Artists Talk – Apple Store Buchanan St – 1st March 6.00 – 7.00pm
The Red Road Underground exhibition is an examination of the lives of those who lived in the Red Road Flats – one of Glasgow’ s most striking modern housing developments and a landmark for decades. On the eve of its demolition, documentary filmmaker Chris Leslie and illustrator Mitch Miller set about creating a unique memorial to the housing development through photography, film and illustration. Come along and hear from the creators of this exhibit that’s captivated Glasgow over the last month.
Closing Party / Talk – Friday 2nd March, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
(PUBLIC EVENT, FREE) The Roots of Red Road: Discussing the wider legacy of the Red Road Flats. Join Johnny Rodger, lecturer in History + Theory at the Mackintosh School of Architecture (GSA) and invited guest speakers for debate and discussion on the wider cultural and political legacy of the Red Road Flats. When architect Sam Bunton dreamed of American style tower-blocks in 1960s Barmulloch he both identified with and distinguished himself amongst a pan-European trend for Modernist high rise residential developments. Now regarded by many as a wrong turn in urban planning and housing policy, the legacy of High Rise continues to provoke strong feelings and lively debate. A chance to hear from the experts on how Glasgow fits into the wider history of modernist architecture, and put your own questions to the panel. The discussion will last approx 1 hour and then their will be live music and wine to close the exhibition.
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