Abbotshaugh Sculpture - a community project
The formal unveiling of the Abbotshaugh
Sculpture has been the culmination of unprecedented levels of
Glasgow-based Royal College of Art graduate Jephson Robb was
commissioned to lead the design and construction of this major
public artwork for the Helix. Originally known as The Abbotshaugh
Sculpture, the new artwork 'Love and Kisses' is located in the Abbotshaugh
woodland near Langlees in Falkirk.
People got involved!
Jephson Robb worked closely with the residents of Langlees and
Bainsford to deliver an artwork which will contribute to connecting
and healing the community. The community programme was designed to
encourage pride, creativity and stewardship of the woodland. Local
people got involved, working closely with the artist to offer
ideas, reflections and aspirations for their area.
The community engagement process included:
- Open day in February 2010 (70 people)
- Week of events in October 2010 (280 people)
- Learning journeys - 'Festival of Light'
- Winter Solstice community gatherings (350 people)
The events were designed to allow local people to revisit,
re-imagine and re-make their woodland.
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