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The Young Gallery launches in Carluke

Impact Arts’ children’s art project set to take place in South Lanarkshire

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Impact Arts’ programme The Young Gallery, is a school based project that involves professional artists delivering a programme of eight workshops to Primary 6/7 pupils and then exhibiting their artwork within the local community.

Over the next two months, three of Impact Arts’ Artists will be working with 9 Primary Schools, and around 270 pupils in the Lanarkshire area, to generate a collection of creative work made by pupils on the theme of Citizen Science. As part of the Citizen Science project, children have been visiting local nature sites with South Lanarkshire Council Countryside Rangers to learn about flora and fauna. The children will be creating large sculptures based on their learning from these outings. The artwork will then be displayed in empty shop units on Carluke High St.

Rob Gallagher-Reilly, Programme Manager for Impact Arts said:

“The Young Gallery started out as a small project in the East End of Glasgow, so we were delighted to be asked to run a recent programme in Kilwinning, and now to bring this fun and creative programme to South Lanarkshire!

“There are many benefits for children who take part, including being able to express themselves creatively and engage with the arts, improving social skills and confidence and helping them develop a positive and aspirational attitude towards the future. The Citizen Science theme will make for an exciting exhibition of work by the young artists, and will be delivered with Heritage Lottery Fund support in partnership with Clyde and Avon Valley Partnership and South Lanarkshire Council.”

Donna Marshal, Manager of CAVLAP said:

"We are delighted to have been able to fund this Young Arts project in the Clyde and Avon Valleys through our Heritage Lottery funded Landscape Partnership project.

"This project will give local school children a real sense of place and promote school engagement in the wider community. We hope to see local young people develop a real and deep relationship with the landscape on their doorstep through this arts project."

The children’s work will be on display at a pop-up exhibition called ‘Carluke Creepy Crawlies’ on 20.06.15 at Carluke Market Place between 12pm-3pm. The work will subsequently be on display at the Cadzow Gallery at Chatelherault Country Park from the 14th to the 21st of August.

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Details

Schools involved: Crawfordyke Primary School, Braidwood Primary School, Kirkton Primary School, High Mill Primary School, Carluke Primary School, Victoria Park (ASN), Forth Primary School, St Athanasius Primary School, Law Primary School

The ‘Carluke Creepy Crawlies’ pop-up exhibition - 20.06.15 at Carluke Market Place, Carluke, South Lanarkshire ML8 4BP between 12pm-3pm.

The ‘Carluke Creepy Crawlies’ Exhibition - 14.08.15-21.08.15 at Cadzow Gallery, Chatelherault Country Park, Carlisle Road, Ferniegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE.

Contacts

For more information please contact Rob Gallagher-Reilly, Programme Manager, 0141 575 3001 or email rgallagher@impactarts.co.uk.

Media enquiries please contact ksmith@impactarts.co.uk or 0141 575 3001.

Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership is a Heritage Lottery funded organisation The aims of the organisation are to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and cultural heritage of the Clyde and Avon valleys The Partnership consists of nine key partners: Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Clydesdale Community Initiatives, New Lanark Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Wildlife Trust, South Lanarkshire Council and Rural Development Trust

For further information about the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, please visit www.clydeandavonvalley.org, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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