Cuningar Loop Woodland Park - Glasgow 2014
I'm really delighted to have been selected for a four month Artists Residency funded by Creative Scotland to develop designs for public art interventions for this new 14 hectare park in the east end of Glasgow. The park is part of the Commonwealth Games Legacy and will be linked with a new bridge to the new Athletes Village now under construction. It's fantastic to be involved in this project and I have started researching for the project.
More information of this new project on my new blog site : http://cuningarloop.wordpress.com
Clients : Forestry Commission Scotland, Clyde Gateway and South Lanarkshire Council
Participating in CRANE lab 2014 in Burgundy, France creating a series of new installations in
the city of Avallon and a site intevention at Château de Chailly and Lacanche. Looking forward to this opportunity to create a new series of interventions.
The premieres for each event will be Lacanche on the 4th July, Avallon on the 5th July, and Château de Chailly on the 6th July.
'No Boundries' I'm creating a new installtion in Battersea Park, London commissioned by Affordable Art Fair. Launch event Wednesday 12th March 5-30 to 9-30pm.
Installation open until Sunday 16th March 2014. For more information and detailed opening times, please visit affordableartfair.com/battersea
Woodland Trust Scotland Commission
Rob has been commissioned to create three new sculptures for a new sculpture trail celebrating the opening of the first Woodland Trust Visitors Centre in the UK. The new centre at Glen Finglas near Brig o Turk in the Trossachs, Central Scotland will open in June.
New sculptures completed in Korea.
' Transmigration ' a series of three 2.3 metre high mirrored stainless steel
figures, commissioned for the 17th International Sculpture Symposium Icheon , Korea. The sculptures were created in August 2014
Landmark sculpture design commissioned for the entrance to Cuningar Loop
The new sculpture will form the entrance to the new Woodland Park in Glasgow. This amazing project , managed by Forestry Commission Scotland will see the transforamtion of 15 hectares of derlict land into a vibrant recreation area for the city.
Rob has been working on the project over the past year with close involvement from the local communities, several youth volunteers will help deliver the project and gain a valuable insight into the porcess and practical skills involved in creating Public Art. The new sculpture will be installed in August for the opening of the Park.
Design approved for new courtyard sculpture for Wishaw Health Centre, informed by discussions with local groups and a series of art workshops with pupils from Wishaw Academy Primary School.
The sculpture represents aspects of the industrial heritage of the area, in particular the strip steel industry. The coiled steel sections emerge from the ground and slowly transform, morphing as they ascend into organic forms. This flowing transition represents the changes that have taken place in the area in recent times and conveys the physical and emotional sense of wellbeing, being unburned and free to drift beyond the confines and constraints of a physical space.
Work has now commenced on the sculpture and will be installed in the new purpose built building in early August 2015
Scottish Sculptor to create First Major US Installation
Paradise Creek Nature Park in Virginia, USA
Rob in collaboration with Elizabeth River Project has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts award for 2106 to create a series of permanent and site specific art installations at Paradise Creek nature Park and Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Planning is well on the way and the sculpture will be created with the help of the local community in September / October 2016
Oatlands Sculpture Commission 2016
New sculpture selected for Oatlands in the south side of Glasgow.
The new sculpture ' Oatlands girl ' will be located on the Clyde Gateway. The sculpture represents the on-going re-generation of Oatlands. Aspects of the design relate to the social heritage of Oatlands, with references to past landmarks and fond memories from local residents. Rob and his team spent several months developing and delivering an arts programme with three local schools which resulted in an outdoor digital artshow. The images created for the art-show by the school children are incorporated in the 'Oatlands Girl' sculpture.
New Commission in Mexico City
I'm really delighted to have been selected to create a new permanent sculpture installation for a new Ecological Park at Nido de Quelzalcoatl in Mexico City. The buildings and garden are designed by renowned Mexican architect Javier Senosiain.
The installation is titled Vínculo eterno. Madre e hijo.
Working on the sculptures now at my studio in Glasgow and will be installing the new sculptures when I visit Mexico in March.