Article Source: Sustrans
Last Updated: 23 November 2023 14:12
The art, created by four local young people from Alloa Academy, will be displayed on the National Cycle Network Route 76, near Alloa Tower.
The artists used clay to bring to life elements of local heritage and wildlife, drawing inspiration from stags, birds, intricate textures, and the essence of Alloa's architecture.
As well as the impressive ceramics, a short film is set to be projected to the exterior of Alloa tower where you can ‘meet the makers’.
Lesley Arthur, Executive Artistic Director at Reachout With Arts In Mind, said: “We are ecstatic to be empowering local young minds through this public art commission along Alloa’s cycle paths.
“This project will not only beautify our community but also foster a profound sense of ownership and creativity, forging a brighter path towards a vibrant, inclusive future."
The artworks are part of the wider ’ShapeChangers’ public art project along the National Cycle Network in Scotland. ShapeChangers aims to empower young people and transform active travel experiences, making walking, wheeling, and cycling more enjoyable for everyone.
The project is supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered through Sustrans Scotland’s Art and Diversity programme.
Sustrans has collaborated with four dynamic organisations to bring this vision to life: RIG Arts in Greenock, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company in Glasgow, Highland Print Studio in Inverness and Reachout With Arts In Mind in Alloa.
Bruce Phillips, Network Engagement Coordinator at Sustrans, said: "ShapeChangers is all about helping young creative people change the way we experience outdoor spaces. It's exciting to see these students take on the task of temporarily transforming their local travel routes on the National Cycle Network.
“Young people are the future, and it is vital that they can help shape the places they live. We hope this will encourage more young people to discover and use their local routes on the National Cycle Network. Travelling independently is a great way to help improve young people’s mental and physical health.”
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