AN exhibition showcasing merchandise created by locally-based designers has been endorsed by Glasgow#s Lord Provost Eva Bolander, following a successful launch weekend.
Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes, in partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, is open until 12 August, coinciding with the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
The Lord Provost with Richard Muir of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Dr Stacey Hunter, Local Heroes curator
The Lord Provost said: “I was so impressed by the quality and variety of goods on display from clothing to jewellery and textiles. It really is a wonderful way to showcase our city’s creative, design talent and confirms Glasgow’s reputation as a creative hub.”
Based in Merchant City at 58 Albion Street, the exhibition boasts a selection of more than 30 bold designs celebrating the spirit of Glasgow, each of which are available for sale to members of the public.
Special commissions include the Glasgow Raincoat by Love and Squalor x Alice Dansey-Wright, a Banana Bumbag from Trakke and a pair of Merino blanket scarves by Green Thomas in exclusive LOCAL and HERO colourways.
The celebratory pop-up, funded by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council, features large geological sculptures used to display the designs.
Richard Muir, deputy chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “Many thanks to the Lord Provost for supporting the exhibition, it was an honour to welcome her to the event.
“Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes is a welcome addition to the city’s current retail offering and celebrates our thriving design sector. Since opening its doors a week ago, it has welcomed a rush of local and international visitors, getting the chance to see some of the work on offer from Glasgow’s diverse and talented community of makers.
“During an exciting time within the city, as we host visitors from across the world during the European Championships, there is no better time to put our designs and products on a well-deserved stage.”
Dr Stacey Hunter, Local Heroes curator, said: “We’ve already been able to welcome visitors from as far afield as Australia and Canada.
“The critical reception from designers and artists has been very positive and we’re glad that our experimental approach has been so successful. Now with the onset of the Merchant City Festival, we’re gearing up for late-night shopping and in-store events.”