Basin Bathhouse

Nikki Kane (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Basin Bathhouse was an experiential project for Glasgow’s canal quarter. Temporarily inhabiting and transforming an under-utilised site at Applecross Basin, Basin Bathhouse was a space for shared experience, centred around a wood burning mobile sauna, brought to Glasgow specially for this project.

The Bathhouse was in situ for a period of four days over the May Bank Holiday 2019 offering free sauna sessions and encouraging consideration of the canal’s past, present and future as a place of work and rest. Accompanying the Bathhouse was be a programme of artworks further exploring themes of labour and relaxation, tangible and intangible heritage.

The sauna sessions were a guided process - limited to five people per hour to ensure we could offer an experience which was thoughtful, relaxing and safe.

Basin Bathhouse has been made possible through support by the Glasgow Canal’s Stalled Spaces scheme and Scottish Canals.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


  • contemporary art
  • heritage
  • Performance
  • curation


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