Exhibition celebrates town's anniversary
Published Monday, 06 August 2012
An exhibition celebrating the 65th anniversary of East Kilbride as a New Town is now open at the town's Arts Centre.
The inauguration of East Kilbride as Scotland's first New Town took place in 1947, and the exhibition, called A Modernist Convergence, will run until Sunday 2 September.
Reflecting the importance of 'modernist' thinking and practice, the exhibition contrasts a selection of contemporary photographic images of East Kilbride with those from the council's archive.
It also features images from the Glasgow School of Art archives and collections, recognising the achievements of the Scottish architectural practice Gillespie, Kidd and Coia 1956 - 1987, who designed St Bride's Church.
Additional material is on loan from Architecture + Design Scotland (SUST), East Kilbride Central Library and St Bride's Church through architects Stallan/Brand.
An Architecture and Design week for children aged five to seven is also running from today until Friday 10 August from 10am to 11.30am. Each workshop will cost £4.50 per day (£3.50 concessions).