Arty kids are true stars

110213  Hippodrome event ay boness library with primary school pupils.
110213 Hippodrome event ay boness library with primary school pupils.

BUDDING Bo’ness artists have reached for the stars in a Hippodrome-inspired project.

Over 150 P5 children from all the cluster schools experimented with 3D structures, photography, printmaking, graphics and sculpture.

Artist and sculptor Sushelia Jamieson worked with them on the nine-week, concluding programme of the Hippodrome’s centenary celebrations.

Their creative brief was to generate ideas which could be potential public artworks for the town in the future.

As well as practical sessions, pupils enjoyed visits to the Hippodrome, virtual explorations of Bo’ness using Google Earth, and a trip to Jupiter Artland near Ratho.

Susheila said: “They have had to consider things like texture, colour, scale and context, all of which will make them really informed contributors to any future developments involving their town.”

Results were ‘genuinely impressive’, said Alison Strauss, Falkirk Community Trust’s arts development officer.

See selected works at Bo’ness Library until March 19.