Sculptor to bring Rutherglen tales to life
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.