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Glasgow Slow Down

Visual Arts

See Glasgow transform into a rainbow of colour when Scottish artist Jacqueline Donachie brings her public performance event to the city on Sunday 13th April 2014.

Marking 101 days to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow Slow Down will involve 100 cyclists slowly travelling through the city with a small attachment on each bike – leaving a line of chalk on the ground and resulting in a ribbon of colours throughout the streets of Glasgow.

Cyclists will embark from different city centre locations at 09.00, riding along public roads and cycle paths before converging at George Square from approximately 10.00 and parading colourfully to the Briggait at 10.30.

You can get involved by cheering the cyclists on their journey, and admiring the multi-coloured drawings left behind. Make sure to get snapping at some of this vibrant street art before the rain comes!

Born in Glasgow, Jacqueline studied at Glasgow School of Art, completed a Masters of Fine Art at Hunter College in New York, and was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts in 2005. After presenting Slow Down in Huntly, Aberdeenshire (2009) and Melbourne, Australia (2013), Jacqueline is excited about bringing the event to her home city.

“With so many artists living and working here, Glasgow is the perfect setting for art in the public realm. With the world watching the Games, the timing couldn’t be better.”

Glasgow Slow Down is a VELOCITY commission, presented by Patricia Fleming Projects and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. For full routes, check out the Glasgow Slow Down Facebook page a week before the event.

Search more arts events which are part of Culture 2014, and join the nationwide countdown to the Games this summer. 

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