The Windows are Coming to Life!

Tue 22nd March 2016

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The Living Windows project is really starting to take shape in Cumbernauld! Impact Arts has worked with 200 children and young people from Cumbernauld Academy, Greenfaulds and St Maurices’ High Schools, and Westfield, Condorrat, Eastfields, Ravenswood and St Helens Primary Schools.

They have been finalising their ideas and themes to take to a steering group comprised of young volunteers. They have settled on three themes for the Living Windows:

1. ‘A Way of Seeing’ – creating spaces where visitors can learn information on local wildlife

2. ‘A New Way of Seeing’ – mirrors and reflections, creating new landscapes and views

3. ‘Eyes of The Forest’ – creation of wildlife statues within the sites

The steering group will lead on the development of the Living Windows themes, interpreting the work generated by local children and young people.

There are still a few more design workshops with Impact Arts tutors and school pupils. When these are completed, the steering group will hold community engagement sessions at local shopping centres to see what people think of the designs. Once the final designs have been chosen, they will be manufactured and installed at the three sites! Follow this blog to find out more about the next phase!

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