ARTCYCLE Commissions Announced

March 25, 2021

Forth Valley Art Beat is delighted to announce its new ‘ArtCycle’ eco-art project for 2021 with four new outdoor based commissions having been awarded.

The following artists and projects have now been selected: Audrey Grant (Inscriptions in Arcadia), Natalie McIlroy (The Allan Blikvangers), Holger Mohaupt (Tea, Soup & Biscuits) and Milk & Two collective (Canada Wood).

‘ArtCycle’ will encompass the exploring of our outdoor local habitats and environments, bringing together the cultural creativity of the Forth Valley, with a series of temporary outdoor artworks along mapped ‘quieter’ routes, together with a series of cycling and walking events held during July 2021 and Open Studios/Gardens Weekend planned for 10/11thJuly.

The individual works will include areas of RSPB Nature Reserve at Skinflats, Nr Grangemouth; cycle ways between Stirling and Bridge of Allan; Canada Wood, south of Falkirk; and a series of participatory cycling events in and around Stirling & Falkirk. Each will involve site specific responses around place and engagement with local landscape. We very much look forward to working with each of the artists in developing their projects.

‘ArtCycle’ is devised and curated by Rosy Naylor (founder of Art Walk Projects, Edinburgh (Portobello) and FVAB designer) and supported by funding from the National Lottery Awards for All and Paths for All (Smarter Choices, Smarter Places fund).