New Coins for Lockerbie – Part Two

by Katie Anderson

Do something challenging.

Do something new.

Do something that scares you. (Secondary schools are scary. Fact.)

The five week residency at Lockerbie Academy has come to an end, all that’s left is for Morag’s banner to come back from the printers, and the works to be assembled and installed in the school later this month. It’s been a great experience learning from and working with a fantastic bunch of students and teachers at the Academy. Looking back at the first sessions of “I can’t”, of blank walls of silence, it’s near impossible to imagine that these are the same people, flicking through sculpture magazines, questioning the value of public art in their communities, oozing pride and keen to take coins home to show to parents and family, focused and attentive to miniscule details in their pewter castings. We had quite a journey.

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Big thank you’s to Carol, Pete and the staff at Lockerbie Academy, the fantastic classes 1B, 1F and 1G, Morag MacPherson and Kirsty Turpie who have been great to work alongside with, and the Spring Fling team. Images of the final work to follow with the install later this month.

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