Artist’s Annie and Morvern held the last in the series of creative workshops on Saturday, exploring drawing & collage in creating photo prints using Cyanotype paper.

This workshop took its inspiration from the industrial heritage of the Almond, and the mills which the three weirs would have powered. From researchingKirkton, Howden & Craigshill the first artworks were inspired by wheat, barley, oak & beech from the corn and saw mills which those weirs powered. The groups also took inspiration from the machinery and mechanics of mills, with shapes of saws, cogs and millstones. These shapes all came together to create artworks which celebrate the patterns which these industrial processes created, and how they now remind us strongly of our industrious past. 

The interpretive works which will be sited at the three fish passes on the River Almond will now begin to take shape with Annie and Mo working into the new year to collate and form the finished designs. All of the works which participants have made as part of the project will be gathered and interpreted to make a truly collaborative and co-created trail of artworks.

If you want to hear more about this project and others that Forth Rivers Trust runs please contact us on riverlife@forthriverstrust.org