From the artist
Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng

This work on view at Wh:eat Cafe was created in response to the landscape of care and women's responsibilities during the pandemic. I was drawn to thinking of the woman that came before us, that provided and nourished us. Those women that created real change for the next generation. Our well being and health are at the centre of it . They promoted care as part of our everyday life and that should be recognised and appreciated.

I believe there shouldn't be an imbalance of responsibility and we can all have an individual impact and responsibility to bring kindness and care into our everyday lives. My own personal heritage stems back to Govan so I felt a personal journey of exploring and honouring this in the artwork.
This work got shaped along the way navigating through current circumstances and involving contributors to share their stories and create work as part of this public display. I wanted to consider the work of mothers, women that gave , the expectations of gender and the politics involved in this.

From the Artist
Audrey O'Brien

I'm an artist, working across photography, collage, sculpture and live events. For example, bringing people on curated walks, like the one featured here.

I am very curious about how we use our senses. My projects raise awareness of our own senses. For Woven in Govan, And it's micro-commission, seven artists were to highlight or respond to women's experiences during the pandemic.
Covid-19 has taught us that the health of all life on the planet is connected – humans, animal, plants, entire ecosystems
all mutually dependent.

This all happens here in Moogety garden; growing, cooking, eating together in an Open garden.

From the artist
Donna Rutherford

Donna is one of 7 artists coming together to take part in Fablevision's Woven in Govan project - highlighting the experiences of women during the Covid-19 pandemic and the historical burden of care placed upon women in society as a whole.

Donna's work is an audio piece, featuring interviews with women on their experiences over the last year in the Covid climate and the effect the pandemic has had on them and their lives. Here is a small taste of her full 15 minute long piece, currently being exhibited at the wh·eat cafe in Govan.

From the artist
t s Beall

A care/full history…
In celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the NHS today here in Scotland, let us share with you some lovely footage of T S Beall's creative intervention at the Mary Barbour statue, Govan Cross – highlighting the history of women in Govan and the burden of care shouldered by women; both historically and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
This short video shows the process of the work being brought to life on location in Govan.

The finished work included placards:

" Fair wages for care workers"
"Women shoulder the burden of care
From the artist
Deirdre Nelson

*Spoken Words written by Ruth Little*

Deirdre Nelson is one of the 7 artists coming together for Fablevision's Woven in Govan - part of the Woven Network European collaborative project, highlighting the experiences of women during the Covid-19 pandemic and the historical burden of care placed upon women in society as a whole.
From the artist
Alex Wilde and Ailie Rutherford

"We talked with women about formal and informal care, paid and unpaid
labour and personal reflections on how we care for each other, our
communities and our society. These women are passionate about the
communities of people they support and are involved with; in hospitals,
community gardens, social justice projects and housing campaigns.

Drawing on our own experiences and listening to the experiences of women
who live and work in Govan involved in collective care, caring far
beyond their immediate bubbles, a set of ideologies and demands evolved
for centering a post pandemic recovery on care.

The resulting diagram (a visual manifesto) pulls together some of the key
themes and ideas we discussed with the women we interviewed, turning
them into demands for change. Our simple diagram could never convey the
depth and richness of each conversation but we hope it goes some way to
highlighting the incredible work and vibrant intellect of the women who
so generously gave their time to these conversations."