Saturday Art Club – A New Public Artwork for GoMA
Outside the Gallery of Modern Art sits the Duke of Wellington on his horse, a sculpture by the Italian-born French artist Carlo Marochetti, erected in 1844. This has now become an iconic Glasgow emblem especially due to the unusual addition of a traffic cone to the top of his head!
Imagine that you are an artist and have been asked to design a new public artwork to sit outside GoMA, what would you make? Have a go at doing this by making a scale model of GoMA, a plinth and your very own sculpture!
- Recycled packaging (cereal packets) and toilet roll tubes
- Odds and ends found around this house (lego, plastecine, plastic toys, bottle tops etc)
To make GoMA open out a large cereal packet and secure with tape so it can stand up. Cut the top flap in a triangle to resemble the ‘tympanum’.
Use toilet roll tubes to recreate the columns.
Use a small cereal packet and cover with white paper to make the plinth.
Have fun with all sorts of odds and ends to create fantastic sculptures and a new public artwork to sit outside GoMA.
Did you know?
In Trafalgar Square in London sits a plinth without a sculpture on top. The Fourth Plinth was built in 1841 and was meant to hold a statue of William IV but, due to insufficient funds, remained empty. Over 150 years later, the Fourth Plinth now hosts a series of commissioned artworks by world class artists such as David Shrigley (you can see one of his artworks in the Taste exhibition in gallery 2 at GoMA).