On Friday 15th Jan, multi-media artist Ginny Hutchison came over from Glasgow to take a tour around the Broomy and discuss running workshops and creating art for the area.
Ginny works with different tools and mediums including metal work and she has her own portable foundry. She uses this to melt down metals and cast new sculptures, inspired or cast from points of interest in the location in which she is working. The bell-shaped roofs from the flats on Drumfrochar Road are an iconic landmark for Broomhill, and, being made of metal, are a likely source of inspiration for any metal sculpture to be made.
Ginny also pointed out the old metal railings that can still be found around Broomhill, and explained that the designs tended to be specific to each foundry. There are railings around the edges of the land set to be developed so we are hoping to get our hands on these and put them to good use.
Ginny, was born in Scotland and graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2004 with an MA in Sculpture and currently sits on the board of directors at Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Ginny is interested in the changes in social and cultural politics that shape public space and so will be a perfect artist to get on board with Broomhill at a time when it is seeing massive changes. She is also interested in how an audience or viewer becomes physically involved with what they see and aims to create conversation through the making of works. So, expect to get your hands dirty when Ginny gets on board!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01475 649815 or 07811 264042.
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