Be inspired by landscape exhibition
Published Wednesday, 05 October 2011
Inspiring Landscapes is a unique community arts project on show at the East Kilbride Arts Centre throughout October.
This free exhibition draws from the wild moorland and wind farm at Blacklaw using themes of wool, words and digital photography to explore this dramatically changed landscape to the north of Forth village.
The area has changed in living memory from moorland agriculture (sheep grazing) to blanket forestry in the 1970's, opencast mining in the 1990's and now is home to one of the largest digitally-controlled wind farms in the UK.
Encouraging local people 'to look and look again' at the landscape, the project looks at ways to re-connect with the environment and explore the ecosystems which have existed on the site and are being encouraged to regenerate.
The artwork was produced by a cross-section of the community under direction of artists Kenny Bean and Kitty Wingate, with contributions from Susan du Feu, Matthew Fitt and Carl MacDougall.
The East Kilbride Arts Centre Gallery, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride is open from 10am until 8pm daily. For more information please call 01355 261000.