Doe see new wildlife sculptures at the Loop
Discover mirrored deer figures
It’s a case of deer we go at Cuningar Loop.
That’s because the park has installed a community- made deer sculpture with the help of local volunteers.
Joneen Clarke, project manager at Cuningar Loop, Forest Enterprise Scotland said: “Members of the local community have helped to create this wonderful sculpture which perfectly captures the wildlife that inhabits Cuningar Loop.
“The park is looking fantastic and we can’t wait to share it with local people and visitors. We hope they stumble across the deer sculptures and appreciate the work of the local community who have created a lasting legacy.”
Rob Mulholland, artist in residence at Cuningar Loop, designed the deer.
“This part of the project has centred on engaging with the local community,” he said.
“I have worked closely with the volunteers to transfer my skills and under supervision they have learnt to weld and polish and cut metal materials.
“The inspiration behind the deer sculpture is to capture the urban and nature aspect of Cuningar Loop. We’ve attached mirrors to the antlers, giving a modern twist to a wild animal in its natural habitat.
“Creating a sculpture is all about the team effort; an artist can’t do it alone and with the deer sculpture the local community have helped me create, this beautiful sculpture that is going to be in their park, Cuningar Loop.”
The £ 5.7 million woodland park attraction recently had its opening delayed until spring.
The new park is set to feature an Activity Zone, extensive paths network, a boardwalk that runs along the River Clyde along with picnic areas, a large meadow and outdoor classroom.
There will be a ‘taster’ session taking place in the Activity Zone this Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.
And there are further events at the bouldering park, on Sunday, August 30, and the adventure play and arts area, on Sunday, September 20.
Deerly beloved Artist Rob Mulholland (middle) installs his deer sculpture at Cuningar Loop with community volunteers Stephen Milligan and Robert Kennedy