The Remember Mary Barbour Association aims to create a lasting memorial to one of Glasgow’s greatest heroes.

We are at an exciting stage of the campaign to raise a statue of Mary Barbour. After a call for tender over the summer in September 2015 we shortlisted five sculptors.

  • Andrew Brown
  • Mark Longworth
  • Kenneth Mackay
  • Roddy McDowall
  • Morag McLean

The sculptors have each now produced a maquette (a small model) created to illustrate their vision of a statue to commemorate Mary Barbour.

The maquettes were unveiled to the public at an event at the Pearce Institute in Govan at 18.30 on Tuesday 17 November 2015, the centenary of the great Rent Strike demonstration.

The Maquette Tour

The Remember Mary Barbour Association wants the public to view the maquettes both on-line and on tour.

The Remember Mary Barbour maquettes are home in Govan for Christmas and you can see them at Elder Park Library at normal times and at the following times:

Elderpark Opening times:
21 Dec, 1-8pm
22 Dec, 10-5pm
23 Dec, 1-8pm
29 Dec, 10-5pm
30 Dec, 10-5pm

There will also further public showings in January and February 2016 at venues including Riverside Museum, Fairfield Heritage Centre, Wheatley House and the Scottish Parliament.

Dates and times to be announced soon.

Full details via the Remember Mary Barbour Association website.

The Maquette Tour so far

The maquettes have been on tour from 17 November as below:

Unveiling of maquettes, Pearce Institute, Govan – 17 November 2015

Elder Park Library, Govan – Wednesday 18 November – Friday 20 November

The People’s Palace, Glasgow Green – Saturday 21 November – Sunday 22 November

Fairfield Heritage Centre, Govan – Tuesday 24 November – Friday 4 December

with a trip out to:

Govan loves Christmas event, Govan Cross – Wednesday 2 December (2-6pm)

Glasgow Women’s Library – Monday 7 December – Thursday 17 December




    1. catrionaburness Post author

      Dear Robert
      Please see the update on the Remember Mary Barbour Association website. The winning sculptor is Andrew Brown.
      Best wishes
      Catriona Burness


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