The Presiding Officer, the Rt. Hon. Ken Macintosh MSP said: “The Travelling the Distance artwork is a big part of our history as a Parliament and it continues to intrigue and inspire our many visitors, who enjoy this unusual sculpture.
“This new digital exhibit lets visitors find out more about the fascinating women involved and their rich and varied stories for the very first time. Many well-known women feature in the sculpture but so too do the ‘unwritten women’ who do not appear in the history books and whose lives have been dedicated to the support of others.
Liz Gardiner said: “UWS are to be acknowledged for their confidence in this research project and this honour belongs to UWS. It also belongs to the artists, activists and local people who have struggled to make best use of their community assets like Govan’s Graving Docks to bring future employment and prosperity to our poorest regions.”
Glasgow artist Shauna McMullan said: “It’s a real privilege that the Parliament is taking a fresh look at the sculpture, and I think that any opportunity to talk about the contributions women have made to history and culture is really important.
The artwork is on public display and was unveiled on 8th March 2019 to coincide with International Women’s Day. It is free to see the Travelling the Distance sculptural installation and the new digital exhibit. The artwork was funded by the Scottish Government (then Executive) and commissioned by Government and Scottish Parliament representatives.