Washing Lines

Washing Lines is a community centered portraiture project in the area of Dennistoun, Glasgow. The washing line is a site of domestic ritual and interaction between neighbours. Both a public and private space, it is a traditional site of support, exchange and unique etiquette that is in decline in the modern urban community.

The project uses the washing lines of the area as a backdrop to the personal stories of the residents, but also as a motif of community value and a traditional gathering space.

An area of mixed generations and continuing transformation, Dennistoun represents a traditional community under transformation from contemporary pressures. The images are a meditation on the changing nature and shifting values of community and seek to explore perceptions of identity and collectively represents a tapestry of local life in the community.

Washing Lines was first exhibited as part of Glasgow Open House.



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