AN EXHIBITION is set to launch which will hail the work of women in Govan during the pandemic.

Fablevision’s project, Woven in Govan, will open a touring exhibition within the Kinning Park Complex from Thursday, June 23 until Thursday, July 21.

The project will see commissioned artists' work which they created after being inspired by the stories and voices of women working as carers or in healthcare.

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It will support the refurbishment of the community-owned space and cultural centre in the Southside of Glasgow.

It comes after the successful touring exhibition was showcased in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament, where the project contributed towards parliamentary debates on the structure of a National Care Service.

The exhibition is made up of artists who are socially-engaged practitioners with decades of experience working with local communities to create innovative, and temporary artworks.

It includes pieces by Ailie Rutherford, Alex Wilde, Audrey O’Brien, Deirdre Nelson, Donna Rutherford, Beall and Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng.

The project’s aim is to act as a platform for people to hear the stories of women’s care burden during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the importance of community, connection and wellbeing.

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In relation to community, Woven in Govan is locally-rooted and has been locally developed and delivered.

It is the Scottish contribution to a larger European project, Woven Art Network led by Plat-form TU based in Mariupol, Ukraine and, with the current crisis in Ukraine, this is an especially relevant time to partner with Scotland in Europe to deliver locally within an international frame of reference.

Helen Kyle, founder and director of Scotland in Europe, said: “This public exhibition is community-based, providing participants with an interactive opportunity to co-create artwork and allow others to learn about the undervalued work of women throughout Europe.

"Commissioned artists gathered stories and responded to women’s experiences with artistic interventions and pop-up exhibitions: allowing voices to be heard.

“It is particularly appropriate for the final leg of the project to be returning home to Govan from where all the participants are drawn.

“Local women working in healthcare or caring for their families and communities have shaped the work and will be invited as guests of honour at the opening reception which will include musicians from Scotland in Europe and a ‘pay what you can’ banquet from the Kinning Park Complex.”