As part of the celebration to mark the opening of the Hamiltonhill Claypits LNR, our artist in residence, Kloee Huberdieu, organised a photo competition that invited submissions to showcase the Claypits and what they love about it.

We got some excellent submissions, and we are happy to announce them below. Congratulations to the winners, who received Locavore vouchers.

Most Scenic Photo

Carol Smyth

Funniest Photo

Smita Odedra

Young Photographer: Sophie, age 9

Selfie or Portrait

Cara MacDowall (Entry not pictured due to permissions)

Claypits Youth Artists are excited to announce our first arts opportunity for youth – a creative photography project open to youth ages 12-20.

Using animals and plants that inhabit the site, participants will create a photographic iconography of the Claypits in which they embody these creatures, informed by an ecological understanding of how they thrive and our relationship to nature as humans.

Workshops will take place on Saturdays from August 21st to September 11th, consisting of 1 Zoom workshop and 2-3 in-person sessions on the claypits itself, with a digital exhibition of the final works presented in September.

Skills and knowledge the participants will develop include:- The biodiversity of the site- Composition and framing- Costume/makeup- Opportunities for multimedia creation

Workshops will be taught by Kloee Huberdeau, a multi-disciplinary artist and performer from Calgary Canada, currently studying Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Kloee’s artistic practice includes performance creation, visual art, and youth drama facilitation. Kloee believes that it is every person’s right to express themselves through creativity.

If you or your child would like to be part of this project, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/yPqv62c7u34kVvMSA

If you have questions or need more info, feel free to send an email to claypitsyouthartists@gmail.com

The Hamiltonhill Claypits Lnr will officially open on the 31st July 2021

Hamiltonhill Claypits Lnr will finally fully open to the public on Saturday 31st July 2021. An opening event will be held between 10am and 2pm, with a range of stalls and activities to take part in present on the day. Come join us to celebrate the opening of our much loved greenspace.

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From August through November 2021 we have programmed a series of walks and talks where both the management group and the membership can learn from local experts about the changing meaning of nature and consider the social histories and industrial heritage that defines this place. Each walk is presented as a discussion where everyone has a voice and can ask questions or contribute their own unique point of view to the discussion.

The Claypits Walk and Talk series is funded by Glasgow City Council.

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Please welcome Kloee Huberdeau, the Claypits first Digital Youth Artist in Residence!

We are excited to announce that we are employing Kloee Huberdeau as our first Digital Youth Artist in Residence (DYAIR). In this Heritage Lottery Funded role, Kloee will be responsible for carrying out a number of art-led activities particularly focused at engaging young people with the Claypits. These activities will include engaging physically with the site with young people, and also creating outputs that will help us enhance our digital presence. Kloee has something exciting planned for the official Claypits opening on Saturday 31st July, so please come along and meet her if you want to take part. Kloee’s role will run to 31st October 2021.

Kloee is currently undertaking a BA in Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. In her own words: ‘I am a multi-disciplinary artist and performer from Calgary Canada, currently based in Glasgow. The defining factor of my artistic practice is the aim to work in a variety of disciplines, both traditional and contemporary, at a professional level and with equal commitment and enthusiasm. My experience and training include the fields of musical and text-based theatre, performance creation, youth drama facilitation, drag, and visual art. I am particularly passionate about working with music and visual meaning to transform our inner worlds into the external.’

To find out more about Kloee’s project, you can contact her here: claypitsyouthartists@gmail.com

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Mitch Miller is a nationally recognized artist that creates illustrative maps of communities. He has worked at Lambhill Stables, the Barras, and Platform.

Mitch has been out in the community and on the land to meet those that care for this place, and want to talk about it. Developed in partnership with Glasgow Sculpture Studio, the artwork will be installed at the Ellesmere St entrance. Please navigate to our Arts, Heritage and Culture project page to learn more.

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