Sculp­tor to bring Ruther­glen tales to life

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Sixty chil­dren from across Ruther­glen met with renowned sculp­tor Rob Mulholland to learn how their school her­itage projects have in­formed his ideas for three sculp­tures to be in­stalled in the town.

The chil­dren – from Burn­side, Calder­wood, Burgh, St Colum­bkille’s and St Mark’s pri­maries – met with the sculp­tor af­ter pre­vi­ously hand­ing over pic­tures and re­search de­tail­ing the rich his­tory of the Royal Burgh.

Grow 73 has com­mis­sioned Rob to trans­late the sto­ries of Ruther­glen’s her­itage into three sculp­tures which will be in­stalled in Over­toun Park in the next few months.

Eu­ge­nie Aroutch­eff, from Grow 73, said:“Amanda Ed­mis­ton, a sto­ry­teller, en­gaged with eight schools and care homes to gather sto­ries of lo­cal her­itage that formed the con­tent for Rob to cre­ate his sculp­tures around.

“He wanted to go back to the schools to ex­plain to the chil­dren in­volved in the first phase of the project how their paint­ings and sto­ries and ev­ery­thing that they had done for him would be in­cor­po­rated in the sculp­tures. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with.”

Rob is ex­pect­ing to com­plete and in­stall the sculp­tures in the park in Jan­uary.

They will form a cru­cial part of Grow

Sculp­torRob Mulholland with Ruther­glen school pupils 73’s na­ture trail which has been made pos­si­ble thanks to a £12,000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help ini­tia­tive.

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