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Reimagine Our Heritage

Digital showcase of the winners and honourable mentions from our online art competition Reimagine Our Heritage.

Heather Cumming ' Callendar Park' 

(Digital Print)

Heather Cumming is a Scottish based artist and designer, specialising in graphic design. She specialises in design for print with particular interest in branding, editorial design and packaging. As she mentioned "the inspiration for 'Callendar Park' came from my love of travel posters, although it's also inspired by my love of Wes Anderson & there's a nod to Nick Drake in there too"!

What is your favourite place in the Falkirk area?

One of my favourite places in Falkirk is Tamfourhill Woods. It's such an undiscovered part of town but links up lots of great areas such as the Falkirk Wheel, Rough Castle & Canada Wood.

How does your re-imagined Falkirk looks like?

My re-imagined Falkirk looks a lot like Portobello High Street! I'd love Falkirk town centre to embrace independent, specialist shops selling a range of creative, crafted and locally sourced produce. Also, the creation of a new architecturally impressive arts centre would be high up my list too!

Heather Cumming's website is heathers.scot/

Elizabeth Grant 'Kelpie's Eye'

(White pencil on black paper)

Elizabeth Grant is an Edinburgh College of Art graduate, specialising in Jewellery & Siversmithing. She recently started drawing & painting again after a long period away from art. Not long after The Kelpies were completed, Elizabeth visited the site & took several photos of them, zooming in on the features she found most interesting. One of the results was the drawing of the Kelpie’s Eye which was her submission for the Reimagine Our Heritage competition. For that drawing she used white pencil on black paper to convey the metallic crispness of the sculpture. 

What is your favourite place in the Falkirk area?

"Probably my favourite place in Falkirk is the Helix Park and surrounding area. As a cyclist, walker and jogger, there are plenty of traffic free paths to enjoy".

How does your re-imagined Falkirk looks like?

"My reimagined Falkirk would be a town where traffic is kept to a minimum and the High Street was opened up to provide more residential properties. A permanent food market supplying local produce would be a good way to integrate the communities. Public art such as The Kelpies would be encouraged in the town centre".

Teresa J Majorek 'Reclaimed Woodland'

(Acrylic on canvas, hand and machine embroidery)

Teresa J Majorek is a contemporary artist from Stenhousemuir who enjoys working in papier mache, acrylics, watercolours, rag rugs and thread paintings. In this piece, titled ‘Reclaimed Woodland’, she used acrylics on canvas, beads, hand and machine embroidery.  The artwork represents her interpretation of “nature slowly returning to the former sites of factory buildings, so camouflaging the debris and decay throughout the Falkirk area. Trees hide the industrial heritage on our doorstep, allowing wildlife to thrive amongst traces of industry now only identified on maps or sign posts." 

What is your favourite place in the Falkirk area?

In the Falkirk area my favourite place is Callendar Estate when in amongst the trees you forget you are in a town.  

How does your re-imagined Falkirk looks like?

My reimagined Falkirk would be would be to have more trees and more green space.

You can follow Teresa J Majorek on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeresaMajorekArt/ 

Leia McFeat 'The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel'

Young Artist Category - Winner (Coloured pencils, pastels, collage paper, tinfoil, black pen) 

Heather Cumming 'The Shire'

Honorable Mention (Digital Print)

Skanda R. 'The True Value of Falkirk'

Honorable Mention - Young Artist Category (Oil pastel, markers and pens on paper)

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