Update from our weekly Sunday workshop
A Sense of Bishop Loch led by Seven Lochs Wetland Park and Forestry Land Services (FLS) in association with Platform, explored Bishop Loch and surrounding woodlands using sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.
Exploring History and Heritage
Audrey O’Brien and Alice Dansey- Wright with FLS Ranger Eilidh Malcolm delivered a series of interactive workshops to elicit and capture creative responses to the nature and history of Bishop Loch.
During winter walks participants, considered perception and listening to their presence in nature. The group also collected natural materials of varying texture, colour and scent.
Once back in the studio, participants classified their material by personal knowledge as an examination of our relationship between nature and everyday life. You can see some of their arrangements here: Slideshow Creation Nature
Audrey, Alice and Eilidh also visited Abbey Court Residential Facility to discover more about the recent history of the loch. With help from living history experts, Clanranald Trust for Scotland, students from Lochend Community High School went back to the medieval period, to explore how the abundance of natural resources that made Bishop Loch and the surrounding hunting estate so important to the Bishops of Glasgow Cathedral.
The workshops inspired A Sense of Bishop’s Loch Exploration Pack which has lots of creative ideas and innovative activities that will help you make the most of your travels around Bishop Loch and Easterhouse Woodlands.
A printed version of the pack was released in February 2021: A Sense of Bishop Loch and can be downloaded via Seven Lochs Wetland Park website, by following this link
About the artists:
Audrey is an artist curious about how we use our senses. Based in Glasgow her work is across collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture and curated events. Audrey is a socially-engaged artist commissioned by participative and educational organisations. For more information and contact details, pop along to www.sea-projects.org.uk
Alice works in both art and design. Her practice involves teaching and facilitating a number of different art and design classes as well as creating murals, paintings and commercial products. You can see more of her work at @alicedanseyw on instagram or via www.alicemakes.com.