Creative Communities 2021-22: Artists in Residence

Our Work | February 16, 2021

Building on our 2019 residency, Tricky Hat were Creative Communities: Artists in Residence in Partick East and Kelvindale from January 2021 to April 2022.

Round Our Place is an exploration of meaningful places filled with voices, visions, dreams and memories.

Over this time of lockdowns, isolation and changing restrictions we invited people from across the community to work with us to tell us about places in their neighbourhoods that were special to them. We gathered tales and memories and transformed this into a sound walk, with a unique story and soundscape at each location along the route, marked by specially commissioned waymarkers to spot along the way. We were led to places of sanctuary, secret paths, parks and post industrial spaces, community gardens, bowling clubs and places filled with positive visions for a greener, healthier future.  We launched the sound walk at the Alchemy Experiment in August 2021.

The Round Our Place soundwalk on the Echoes App was a GPS triggered sound walk

You can listen to the stories here by clicking on the link for each location and can enjoy the route from your own home with downloadable map here Print at Home Map

  1. The Alchemy Experiment
  2. Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  3. The Sneaky Way
  4. Temple Gas Works
  5. Walled Garden, Gartnavel Royal Hospital
  6. Old Station Park
  7. Partick Community Growing Spaces, Purdon Street
  8. Mansfield Park

Extras  Canal Walk      Sneaky Way 2 

In November 2021, Glasgow came into global focus for the climate emergency as UN Climate Conference COP26 was hosted in the city, as part of the residency we created The Sit Down with Brass Aye? – encouraging and recognising the work of youth climate activists and their call to action.

From November 2021 to April 22  we collaborated with community groups, individuals, local artists and musicians.  We welcomed a return to live events in the Walled Garden at Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Partickhill Bowling Club celebrating these places with live stories and live music.  Unearthing and creating new soundscapes in more places across the community.

Hyndland Bowling Club

Kelvindale Bowling Club

Partick Bowling Club

Partickhill Bowling Club

Lock 27

Meredith, Who’s in the water?

Cross that Bridge when I come to it.



With thanks to everyone who took part, shared stories and places with us.

Maeve and Gabriel Dixon, Fraser Taylor, Lionel Most, Barbara Oliver, David Belcher, Pip Kidd
Ann Laird, Christie Williamson, Mary Blatchford, Brian Sweeney, The Alchemy Experiment, Mairi Mackenzie, Pene Herman Smith, Joe Macfarlane, Rowan Paterson, Alex Dingwall, Albert Leaf, Johnston, P D McQueen, John Macfarlane, Pierce Houlihan, Helen Lee Robinson, Marianne Yeomans, Tom Malone, Jenny Brooks, Jean Houston,
The Strathmore Players, Daisy Richardson, Liza Dimbleby, Olwen Weber – Dimbleby, Helen Lloyd, Ellie Homewood, Andy Alston, Jessica Wolfson, Con Weber, Mos Weber – Dimbleby, Alice Sinclair, Beth Sinclair, Benjamin Homewood, Flora Homewood, Ida Wolfson – Stoddart, Hal Wolfson – Stoddart, Nina Harvey, Jess Fitzgerald, Emma Schad, Tam Dean Burn, Alan Dimmick, Louise McVey, Fiona Sinclair, Art in the Gart, Jamie Renwick, The Conservation Volunteers, Camilo Brokaw, Alison Sommervile, Common Wheel, Michelle Jamieson, Partick Housing Association, Partick Community Council, Friends of Old Station Park, Annexe Communities, Glasgow West End Today, Dowanhill, Hyndland & Kelvinside Community Council, North West Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network, Our Story Scotland, Andrew Sinclair, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Friends of Glasgow West, Everyone at Partickhill Bowling and Community Club, Kelvindale Bowling Club, Amina Davidson, Sophie Rocks, Veronica Rocks, John Melvin, Partick Bowling Club, Hyndland Parish Church, Hyndland Bowling ClubNeil McGuire @ After the News,  Simon Biggam and Carla Da Luz.

Tricky Hat Team – Artistic Director – Fiona Miller, Assistant Director – Emer Morris, Sound, Music and Composition – Mick Slaven, Associate Musician -Andy Alston, Digital Filmmaker and Sound – Kim Beveridge,  Associate Filmmaker – Daryl Cockburn, Associate Filmmaker – Jack Gartley, Digital Artist and Social Media – Candice Harvey, General Manager – Ondine Oberlin, Producer and Project Manager – Sally Johnston

Special Thanks to Louise McVey for making the Waymarkers, Alan Dimmick and Brian Sweeney for use of their photos during the project.  Thanks also to Tam Dean Burn and Brass Aye?

Creative Communities: Artists in Residence is a citywide project for Glasgow, employing an artist in residence for every community.  This phase of Creative Communities: Artists in Residence has been devised – and may well be delivered – at a time when there are national restrictions in place to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Related activity will follow Scottish Government guidelines at all times.
Creative Communities: Artists in Residence is funded by Glasgow City Council and managed by Glasgow Life. Find out more by visiting