The Young Gallery launches in Carluke

Tue 26th May 2015

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

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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

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.

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.”

Marshal, Manager of CAVLAP said:

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 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.”

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.



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.

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


For more information please contact Rob
Gallagher-Reilly, Programme Manager, 0141 575 3001 or email [email protected].

Media enquiries please contact [email protected]
or 0141 575 3001.

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

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