Monuments for the Present

7 - 23 June / Centre for Contemporary Art Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm. Byres Community Hub Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm
Centre for Contemporary Art, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Both venues have: ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors, gender neutral toilets, a wheelchair-accessible toilet and baby change facilities. A hearing loop is available and there is also a café or somewhere where you can purchase refreshments.

Presented by Paria Goodarzi, Mia Gubbay and Francesca Zappia in collaboration with the Maryhill Integration Network Museum of Things Group

Heritage Visual Art

Monuments for the Present is an open-ended project that invites dialogue around equalities and public space. Public monuments in the UK have been the focus of debate and action that have questioned dominant narratives of national identity that glorify violent imperialist extraction and white supremacy. Complex power struggles around these contested sites have made room for new forms of representation. ‘Monuments for the Present’ relates temporal experience to social and structural inequalities and explores potentialities for different value systems to be represented in public space.

Exhibitions at multiple sites in Glasgow were co-created by participants from Maryhill Integration Network’s Museum of Things Art Group with the Monuments for Equality creative initiative.

Exhibition runs 7 – 23 June (excluding 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th June) at:

Centre for Contemporary Art, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD


Byres Community Hub, School of Health & Wellbeing, Clarice Pears Building, University of Glasgow, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB

The exhibitions are open to the public, registration is not required.

Funded by Glasgow International. Presented as part of Glasgow International, Refugee Festival Scotland and Common Ground Festival.

Image credit: Monuments for the Present. Collage. Sadaf Syeda, 2023. Photo: Paria Goodarzi