This competition proposal celebrates the optimism and confidence of the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1938.

The exhibition in 1938 was a confident celebration of modernity which unintentionally coincided with a major turning point in world history. The proposal considers the idea of modernism as a historical movement and celebrates the idea that we have moved beyond it.

Goodbye Twentieth Century is a ribbon of steel, its length equals the height of Tait’s Tower, which was the centrepiece of the 1938 exhibition, strung through the treetops at the original site of the tower.

Awards & Mentions
Second place, Bellahouston Art Park Competition 2008
  • Bellahouston Art Park, Glasgow City Council.

The sculpture reads as a delicate thread of shifting light amongst the trees.