Linthouse Housing Association to host Mary Barbour maquettes



‘The Mary Barbour Five’ Five short-listed sculptors with their maquettes in a search of the prize of making the historic statue which will remember Glaswegian social pioneer, campaigner and Rent Strike 1915 leader Mary Barbour.   l-R are Andrew Brown, Mark Longworth, Kenny Mackay, Roddy  McDowall and Morag McLean.
‘The Mary Barbour Five’
Five shortlisted sculptors with their maquettes in a search of the prize of making the historic statue which will remember Glaswegian social pioneer, campaigner and Rent Strike 1915 leader Mary Barbour.
(From left) Andrew Brown, Mark Longworth, Kenny Mackay, Roddy McDowall and Morag McLean.

Campaigners behind plans to create a lasting memorial to political activist Mary Barbour have put models of their proposed statue on public display.

The Remember Mary Barbour Association have unveiled five shortlisted maquettes (small models) created by sculptors to illustrate their vision of a statue to commemorate Mary Barbour, who fought for fair rent prices during the First World War and was Glasgow’s first female Labour councillor.

Linthouse Housing Association is delighted to be the temporary guardians of the coveted Mary Barbour maquettes until January 21. The maquettes are on display within Linthouse’s iconic Luma Tower Building in Glasgow.

Linthouse are honoured to have the privilege of displaying these maquettes, which will allow residents, partners and stakeholders of Linthouse, as well as colleagues from other housing associations and their committee members, to have the opportunity to privately view them in a spectacular setting.

The Luma Tower building offers fantastic 360 degree panoramic views of the city, which at night is particularly breath-taking through its illuminated windows.

If anyone wishes to view the maquettes please contact Theresa O’Neill or Michelle McColl at Linthouse Housing Association on 0141 445 4418 or email enquiries@linthouseha.com.

There will also be further public showings of the maquettes in January and February 2016 at venues including Riverside Museum and the Scottish Parliament.



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