Tall Storeys
video project


Red Road Flats
Camera Obscura

Mothers Of Purl

I Believe ..


Young People's
Photo Project

Women's Photo

West End
Parade '09

multi-story : Red Road Flat Obscura and Pinhole Photography workshops

imagemulti-story artist Iseult Timmermans has converted rooms in an empty flat in the Red Road Estate into camera obscura’s. In the living room the image of the Iconic flats wraps around the walls, while in the bedrooms clouds blow wildly across the floor, tiny cars can be seen scurrying across the ceiling and occasionally seagulls swoop across the whole view.

Iseult involved people from across the community in workshop sessions during the Easter holidays, viewing the obscura rooms and then making their own pinhole cameras from old tins and boxes. The groups then made and developed their own pinhole photographs in a temporary darkroom set up in the flats kitchen. Iseult will use a selection of these images to create digital collages that will be printed as posters and these will be displayed in the GOMA exhibition alongside a set of large scale pinhole prints made from within the obscura..

Iseult is also producing a set of large scale black and white pinhole photographs, made from within the obscura rooms, alongside a series of color digital and film prints. These works will be displayed later in the year, venue TBC.

The camera obscura and pinhole photography demonstrates the simple magic of the photographic process and never fails to amaze and engage people of all ages and backgrounds.

This project strand has been devised with support from the Red Road Cultural Project Team: an initiative developed by Culture and Sport Glasgow (CSG) and the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) in partnership with community and arts organisations. This cultural project aims to deliver a range of historical and arts based programmes for the residents of Red Road Flats and the surrounding neighbourhoods to commemorate, educate, celebrate and mark the end of an era of the Red Road Flats. The project will integrate continuous community engagement throughout the 7 to 8 year life cycle of the project as it will run alongside the demolition plan for the whole site.