Everyone knows the legend of Glasgow’s enigmatic city crest: the tree that never grew and the bird that never flew, the bell that never rang and the fish that never swam. But what if another story lay behind this one? In The Narrative, multidisciplinary artist Ahmed El Shaer leads us on a virtual tour below and beneath Glasgow City Chambers, paralleling the route of a regular guided visit and revealing the secret symbology of a familiar building – telling a story the public never normally hears.

A Cryptic Commission 2024. Supported by British Council Egypt.