From September to December 2015 Kathy was contracted by Creative Carbon Scotland as Lead Artist on The Lifecycle of Stuff project, part of ArtCOP Scotland. Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) are a charitable organisation working within the arts sector whose aim is to create cultural transformation for a more sustainable society.
Over the course of two months Kathy delivered Lifecycle of Stuff workshops in six Ediburgh schools. Project managed by Gemma Lawrence at Creative Carbon Scotland, this project was a collaboration with CCS, Edinburgh City Council Families and Children Department and the Assembly Rooms.
Participating schools were: primary schools, Canalview, Gylemuir, St Peters and secondary schools, Liberton, James Gillespie’s and Pilrig Park, who Kathy helped to create different 2D and 3D works of art out of reclaimed materials. The project allowed students to creatively explore the materials and resources we consume, and as a result, has helped to establish a greater understanding of more circular systems for use, reuse and up-cycling.
The work was subsequently exhibited at the Church Hill theater and the short film below commissioned by No Middle Name Creative. Read about, Principle Officer for Creative Learning at Edinburgh City Council, Lorna Macdonald’s experience here.