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Platform is delighted to announce that artists Owen Clarke and Martin Campbell have been selected to deliver the Hogganfield Loch Shelters Commission an ambitious partnership project between Platform, Seven Lochs Wetland Parkland (SLWP) and the Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserve (FGLNR).
Martin and Owen will work with pupils from Croftcroighn Primary School, Sunnyside Primary School and a group of adults from the Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserve and from the local area to generate ideas around how to improve and transform the shelters.
Hogganfield Local Nature Reserve is located in the northeast of Glasgow, some five kilometres from Glasgow city centre. The park is dominated by Hogganfield Loch, a large shallow loch with a wooded island. The loch and its surrounding grasslands, marshy ponds and woodlands were declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) by Glasgow City Council (GCC) in 1998.
The project will explore themes around climate change, cycle of water, human history of the lochs, and the wildlife of the lochs. It is expected that the project will generate creative ideas to improve the three shelters with a semi-permanent structure / artwork improving their functionality and providing a focal point for outdoor learning, teaching and volunteering for staff and visitors to the nature reserve.
The project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund and Visit Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
About Seven Lochs Wetland Parkland (SLWP)
The Seven Lochs Wetland Park is a new heritage and nature park between Glasgow and North Lanarkshire which aims to deliver, manage and sustain a high quality innovative wetland environment that will celebrate protect and enhance the history, heritage and biodiversity of the area, promote the general health and wellbeing of both visitors and residents alike, and have a major impact on the environmental, social and economic regeneration of the area.
Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves (FGNR)
This is a voluntary group that exists to raise awareness of the City’s Local Nature Reserves and wildlife, lobby and work in partnership with Glasgow City Council to ensure that this environmental resource is protected, managed and enhanced and organise and support practical conservation days or events in the City.