Peterhead Pends


In 2001 I worked for Aberdeenshire Council on a public art project which was part of Peterhead’s regeneration program. In it I helped design and deliver practical art workshops to school children and community groups based on the history of Peterhead. The children/adults involved learned and explored visually, creating a large volume of artwork using drawing, painting, printing, 3D making, photography and music. It was a wonderful, creative project to be involved in. The resulting artwork was brought together by the team to design a series of permanent metal wall-based artworks which were then fabricated and installed in the pends running off Marischal Street in the town centre. An exhibition of the children’s work was shown in Peterhead’s Arbuthnott Museum and at the young designer’s gallery at The Lighthouse – Scotland’s Centre for Architecture & Design in Glasgow.