Urban Green

As part of Impact Arts’ environmental strand of work, Kathy was contracted as a Tutor working alongside Morvern Odling on Urban Green Cranhill.

TF16422 Impact Urban Green showcase event

While Urban Green Cranhill took place between June 2015 and March 2016 and had a variety of strands, Mo and Kathy’s work occurred through February and March 2016 as an 8 week programme of creative workshops for Young People in the East End of Glasgow who had dis-engaged from their school timetables.


Funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, Bright Green Futures and Scottish Natural Heritage – the focus of the project was to reconnect the Young People with their natural environment through art workshops using reclaimed materials. Equipping the Young People with new skills in an outdoor (and studio) environment with their peers hoped to give them creative confidence that would empower them to return to school or find other pathways for their futures.


Work created during Mo and Kathy’s workshops included; foraged weavings, natural artist instruments, sprouting decoupage chairs, relief mono-prints from found textures, picture frame off-cut sculptures and reclaimed textile wire panels. Most of which were then installed in Cranhill Community Garden.



Other tutors within Impact Arts worked with Young People to create mosaics, bug hotels, hexagonal paving slabs and unique planters. You can view a summation video of the project here, this was screened at the final show case of work at Cranhill Development Trust on March 18th 2016.

All images courtesy of Tom Finnie and Impact Arts.