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Next week: Exhibition of young people's environmental sculptures in North Glasgow

A group of young people taking part in our Creative Pathways: Environmental Design course in Glasgow are holding their final exhibition next week.

For the past 10 weeks, the group - all aged 16 and 17 - have been working with our artists Kaitlyn DeBiasse and Allan Whyte to investigate environmental issues, develop their creative practice, and grow as artists while working on a creative sculpture project with Scottish Canals.

Researching the history of the Possil Clay Pits, the participants have designed a series of sculptures to create a trail along the new footpaths, and these designs will be made public for the first time at the exhibition.

Also on show will be amazing abstract self-portraits, stunning Glasgow-rooted environmentally friendly collage work, sculpture made using found natural objects and much more to evidence the incredible artistic progress the young people have made over the post few months.

While working creatively, the young people have also been getting help with job-hunting, interview skills, CV-writing, and other skills that will help them find work.

The exhibition is taking place on Thursday 23rd November 2017 between4pmand 6pm at The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Rd, Glasgow G4 9SS.

We would be delighted if you could make it along to celebrate their hard work, achievements and see some spectacular environmentally-themed artwork! All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to attend, please contact Matthew McWhinnie on 0141 575 3001 or email matthew.mcwhinnie@impactarts.co.uk.

This programme is funded by Scottish Canals, the Scottish Children's Lottery, Our Bright Future, the Big Lottery Fund, the Gannochy Trust and Skills Development Scotland.


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