#Discover Clackmannanshire’s Art

 

Artists & Makers

Clackmannanshire has a long and rich history of artists and makers, particularly in the mediums of textiles, pottery and glass. This tradition continues today with many of Clackmannanshire’s artists living, working and exhibiting, both locally and internationally.

Not only can you admire and purchase the work of local artists at one of the many open studio and gallery events held throughout the year, but there are opportunities to extend your skills by having a go yourself.

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Public Art

Clackmannanshire is indelibly linked with the distinctive public art of Andy Scott (creator of The Kelpies). The instalation of six of his sculptures in such close proximity is an unprecedented concentration of his work.

The sculptures are constructed mainly of steel using contemporary fabrication techniques. These were designed with the local community, and reflect what has shaped Clackmannanshire; the river, the woods, the Ochil Hills, its industrial past and vibrant future.

Other international artisits and works which have contributed to our informal sculpture trail are Michael Visocchi’s ‘The Pontils’ celebrating Clackmannanshire’s glass heritage, and Rob Mulholland’s ‘Sentinels’ which can be found reflecting in Alloa Town Centre.

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