LUV – Linthouse Urban Village

LUV – Linthouse Urban Village
Dates: 10 July – 19 September 2004
Spaces: Balcony 1 & 2

LUV – Linthouse Urban Village were selected from over 30 entries to GoMA’s first Open Community exhibition call. The concept of Linthouse Urban Village, or LUV, was developed by Linthouse Housing Association, with support from the local economic development company, Govan Initiative Ltd. The project took a grass roots, cultural planning approach to regenerating the local area, rebranding positively and creatively the image of Linthouse as a place of dilapidated and neglected shops to a vibrant local community.

A catalyst for the whole LUV project was the Creative Shop Fronts Project which used art and artists as a way to lift aspirations, engage with local people and businesses and create innovative physical changes to the area.

This also included the LUV Café, a much needed social meeting place for the Linthouse community and used for a programme of community activity including film nights, poetry and book groups and healthy eating classes. The Urban Village Gallery and Training Facility was a focal point and show shop for LUV providing a community gallery and exhibition space, supporting locally-based creative industries.

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