Stirling has become famous for the' Daily Mile' school health and well-being initiative. St Ninian's Primary School are leading the way with their simple sporting idea and it has gone viral! Leading the way with their Daily Mile, the creative elements have been embraced as part of a local community art project. Working with film maker Gill White and animator Selina Wagner, the children of St Ninians are contributing to an augmented reality (AR) art project as part of the Seaforth building project. I visited the school and photographed the artists at work with the children.
A new development has sprung up in the city centre, providing housing and new retail space close to Stirling's station. This is the start of a major redevelopment plan for the city and this new and iconic building has been built on the site of the old cinema. Creative Stirling CIC worked with Stirling Development Agency in the commissioning of art work to adorn the new building. Creative Stirling said "Sculptor Andy Hazell and Digital Artist Fraser Ross have been commissioned to make an interactive piece of public art that will be themed around celebrating the uniqueness of Stirling through its people; exploring the long list of extraordinary individuals who have made a contribution to history as innovators, champions, explorers, cultural icons and heroes." So I was delighted to be commissioned to photograph the sculptures when they were finally in place. What a thrill getting up close and personal with these beautiful sculptures.
Janie Meikle Bland