RIG Arts met with Tom Allan, artists sculptor today to confirm a collaboration in Broomhill as part of the ‘Heid O’ The Hill’ project.
As a result of the ongoing redevelopment in the area, there will be a large amount of waste stone and other building material. Tom will be commissioned to create a piece of public art for the area from the material from the demolitions. During this process he will provide open workshops for members of the community, for anyone interested in sculpture, whatever their level. Through this process, Tom will be uniting the past and the future in Broomhill by reusing material, helping to shape Broomhill’s visual identity with new sculpture, and by passing on valuable creative skills with the community.
Tom Allan has been making sculpture since 1977, and sculpting full time since 2000. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has worked with and learned from stone-masons in Scotland as well as marble-carvers in Italy. He is now a member of the Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Tom regularly exhibits his work, and is a prizewinner at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute and Visual Arts Scotland. Previous commissions include public art projects in Glasgow, Motherwell, Serbia, and Mexico, so we know that Tom is going to be perfect for this job!
If this sounds like something you are interested in, and would like to take part in any of the workshops or share your ideas on what kind of sculpture you’d like to see, drop us a line at email@example.com or call us on 01475 649815 or 07811 264042.
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I am at present doing a post-grad in Art History and would like to volunteer and give assistance in any way to the project. I just live along from the Broomhill area and available at most times (am or pm). I will be progressing onto a PGDip in Conservation and Restoration of Historic object,s and your project will give me a good footing and hands on experience. Regards Dario
Thanks so much for getting in touch. It sounds like you’re studying some really interesting stuff! I’ll pass on your message to my boss, and we’ll get back to you early next week.
Have a good weekend,
(Arts Project Worker, RIG Arts)