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Artists in residence sought for Cuningar Loop woodland

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July 23 2013

Artists in residence sought for Cuningar Loop woodland
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting tenders for two artists in residence to support the creation of a new £4.9m woodland park on the Cuninar Loop, Glasgow.

Situated directly opposite the 2014 athletes’ village the creative venture is labelled ‘A breath of fresh air’ and is being funded by Creative Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

This will augment a programme of tree planting and land remediation planned by Gillespies on behalf of Clyde Gateway, with a series of community engagement exercises designed to encourage locals to make use of the space.

A custom installation will act as the culmination of this process, designed to reflect the views of people from Rutherglen to Farme Cross on the regeneration of the area.

Tom Wallace, Forestry Commission Scotland’s project manager for Cuningar Loop, said: “We’re inviting artists, with a passion for the natural environment, to help raise awareness within the local community of the benefits that using local green space can bring.

“The appointed artists will work closely with local residents from Rutherglen and Farme Cross to create a design or installation that reflect their views.

“Our ultimate goal for Cuningar Loop is that local people use it to get more active in a range of outdoor pursuits, live a healthier life, join a new club, learn new things or meet new people.”

The posts will run from September through to January 2014 and November to February 2014 with the site opening to the public soon after the Games conclude.
By 2014 the land will have been transformed into a key destination for visitors and locals
By 2014 the land will have been transformed into a key destination for visitors and locals
The expansive site will be connected to the athletes village by way of new walkways and a pedestrian footbridge over the Clyde
The expansive site will be connected to the athletes village by way of new walkways and a pedestrian footbridge over the Clyde

The forgotten spit of land was previously used as a dumping ground
The forgotten spit of land was previously used as a dumping ground

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