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15 September 2019 until 21 September 2019
BUS PASS is a durational performance and community-based project by artist Kate Clayton. During the week of 15-21 September, Kate will use her bus pass to ride her regular routes the 41 and 60 into and out of Glasgow city from her home in Dennistoun. Through conversations and exchanges with other over-sixty passengers, the artist will address the experience of ageing in an urban context.
While on the buses, Kate will wear a custom-designed boiler suit with inbuilt storage for her bus pass, smartphone, reusable coffee cup, and limited edition BUS PASS badges. She will break her journeys at local green spaces and encourage others to join her in practicing self care through gentle exercise. By making herself hyper-visible and approachable, Kate hopes to give a greater voice to her age group.
Sunday 15 September | The artist will set out on the east-bound 41 bus, where she’ll introduce the project at Platform’s ‘Made in Easterhouse’ festival. (Details: https://www.platform-online.co.uk/whats-on/event/608)
Thursday 19 September | Kate along with writer Duncan McLaren and curator Lindsay LeBoyer will publish a collection of stories and insights from the project. The free BUS PASS news sheet will launch at Tapa Coffeehouse and be distributed throughout the week by Kate on the buses. (Tapa Dennistoun: https://tinyurl.com/y3sk4fgf)
Friday 20 September | Kate will make an appearance at Platform’s ‘Autumn Big Band Tea Dance.’ (Details and tickets: https://www.platform-online.co.uk/whats-on/event/603)
Saturday 21 September | The programme will conclude with an informal talk and celebration in Garnethill Park. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. (More details to be announced)
BUS PASS is made possible by the Glasgow Visual Arts Fund and through generous support from Margaret McCormick at Platform Glasgow, Jenny Brownrigg at GSA Exhibitions, Harriet Sims, Duncan McLaren, Lindsay LeBoyer, Frank McElhinney, and Ross Fleming. Accessibility information for First Bus Glasgow can be found here: https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/extra-help-travel