Eleven Dumfries and Galloway College (DGC) students studying for the National Certificate in Art and Design at the college’s Stranraer Campus, have been working on reimagining the Stranraer Town Trail.
The Town Trail, which was created by the Stranraer and District Historic Society several years ago, takes you around some of Stranraer’s most historic and interesting buildings and provides interesting information via prominently placed blue plaques on walls along the way.
The students are each working on creating a sculpture to present to a panel in March, in the hope of funding being made available for the final sculptures to be created.
The Historic Society have kindly gifted the students several publications to assist with their research for their sculptures. The Arts and Engagement Officer and Place Plan Project Manager for the local Development Trust, plus a representative from the Reuse Shop will form the decision-making panel for the project.
The objective for students is for the sculptures to reflect a ‘real life’ scenario, which will both challenge the students and will hopefully help them gain invaluable employability skills. The Historic Society have also offered to give a prize to the best sculpture presented.
Dumfries and Galloway College Principal Joanna Campbell said:
“We look forward to seeing the finished sculptures and are excited to see how the reimagining of Stranraer’s Town Trail by our NC Art and Design students will look. We know they are all working very hard, and we are proud of their efforts so far.”