At Langside Church, we have an ambitious programme for installing the best contemporary art by artists of both local and international standing.
Over a year in the making, this spectacular 12 foot oil on canvas was unveiled in the sanctuary in March 2012. It was painted as a replacement for the first one (also by the artist) destroyed in the fire of 2009.
If you would like to know more about the symbolism in the painting, please click here.
A series of ten beautiful mosaic panels by Lynsey MacIntosh originally mounted on the outside wall of the apse. Largely salvaged after the fire in 2009 they are now more accessibly displayed on the street corner at ground level.
The First Adam – a living being
A spectacular 9 foot high contemporary Celtic cross by Scottish sculptor Pauline Beck. Commissioned by Langside Church, it features “the First Adam” and “the Risen Christ” on the reverse.
After the flood.
A beautiful mosaic panel designed by the children at
Battlefield Primary School with Glasgow based ceramic artist
Lynsey conducted a series of workshops in school with the children, encouraging them to explore their own faith traditions and backgrounds (which includes Judaism, Christianity and Islam). The children made a portfolio of drawings from which Lynsey composed and made the mosaic.
Designed by Stephen Adam (1848 – 1910) for the original church building at Langside in 1909, these windows on the theme of womanhood link the Old Testament art with the birth of Jesus and the Gopsel themes in the church’s sanctuary. They are beautiful examples of Adam’s pre-Raphaelite inspired work.
Along with two other major windows designed these were designed and made by Gordon Webster (1908 – 1987). He was the son of well established stained glass artist Alf Webster and one of the most sought after stained glass makers of the 20th century. He was commissioned to make these windows by Langside Church in 1952.