Children and Chalked Wall 31962
In 1935, a major housing survey conducted in Glasgow revealed that an estimated 65,000 new homes were needed to resolve the city’s continuing overcrowding. Since only about half of these could be accommodated within its existing boundaries, Glasgow City purchased additional building land outside the city. From 1945 onwards, it built large-scale developments such as Castlemilk and annexed suburbs like Drumchapel. Whilst providing much-needed housing, these schemes did destroy close-knit Glasgow communities as thousands of people were forced to move to Outer Glasgow and beyond. Rather than making the case for social reform, the artist Joan Eardley documented the reality of Glasgow tenement street life before it completely disappeared under these measures.
- Glossary (1 term)
An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.
- Credits Purchased 1963
- Medium Oil, newspaper and metal foil on canvas
- Size 61.00 x 68.60 cm