Pupils’ ‘natural world’ artwork goes on display across Wyndford estate

Creative kids are helping brighten up Wyndford with new artwork celebrating nature.

Wyndford school art project

Young people from schools including North Kelvinside, St. Mary’s and Parkview primary schools, as well as Cleveden Secondary and Notre Dame High, have been working with art organisation WAVEparticle on a series of works across the Maryhill estate.

The latest, called ‘The Natural World of Wyndford’, went on display on hoardings last month.

The art is a celebration of nature and biodiversity – particularly the River Kelvin and the Clyde and Forth Canal – and features insects, birds and fish, as well as butterflies, grasshoppers, hedgehogs and more.

It follows artwork called ‘World of Wyndford’, which saw young people create art from objects that were special to them, which has been on display since last October.

Roxanne Bajrami, a pupil at Notre Dame High School, said: “I was really excited about getting our art on the wall. I’m still shocked I even got picked. I’m really happy.

“I think it’s important to raise awareness about bio-diversity because of global warming, making sure people know this is our planet and we have to take care of it.”

Sharon Duffy, a teacher at North Kelvinside Primary School, added: “The children were very excited to see their work go on display and to be able to share it with their community.

“The young people have gained so much confidence in themselves and their skills and abilities because of this project.”

Wheatley Homes Glasgow’s regeneration of Wyndford will see four unpopular tower blocks demolished and hundreds of new homes built in their place.

Tenant Chris Quinn is co-chair of the Wyndford Futures Focus Group, which is working with architects and Wheatley staff to shape plans for the transformation of the area.

He said: “There’s a lot of talented young people in Wyndford and this fantastic artwork is a great way for them to play their part in the story of the area’s regeneration.”

Thursday, February 01, 2024