A Sense of Bishop Loch

A Sense of Bishop Loch led by Seven Lochs Wetland Park and Forestry Land Scotland in association with Platfom, explored Bishop Loch and surrounding woodlands using sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Artists Audrey O’Brien and Alice Dansey-Wright worked with community groups and Lochend Community High School to elicit and capture creative responses to the nature and history of Bishop Loch.

During winter walks participants collected natural materials of varying texture, colour and scent. Back in the studio, participants used their found materials to create artworks to explore the relationship between nature and everyday life.

With help from living history experts, Clanranald Trust for Scotland, students from Lochend Community High School went back to the medieval period to explore how the abundance of natural resources made Bishop Loch and the surrounding hunting estate so important to the Bishops of Glasgow Cathedral. Audrey and Alice also visited Abbey Court Residential Facility to discover more about the recent history of the loch from older residents of Easterhouse.

These workshops inspired A Sense of Bishop’s Loch Exploration Pack which has lots of creative ideas and innovative activities that will help you make the most of your travels around Bishop Loch and Easterhouse Woodlands

Participants Nature Creations