Follow the Monifieth Art Trail as these beautiful art boards depict images from around the world with drawings created by children and young people and the finished art boards produced by Suzanne Scott from Whimsical Lush.‘Visit Angus’
Wow! Against all odds we did it! I can’t believe we managed to create an art trail involving 8 schools and hundreds of children and young people during a pandemic (and all without meeting in person until right at the end too).
I’ve really enjoyed working alongside the young people to help create this trail. Their creativity, imagination and determination has been inspiring. The drawings they produced from all their research were brilliant and gave me all the material I needed to pull together the designs. It was quite a challenge trying to incorporate everyone’s ideas. I think everyone has learnt lots about our world and most importantly had a lot of fun doing it.
Angus Council have written more about our trail if you’d like to have a wee read!
A new art trail designed by children and young people launched today (Friday 23 July 2021) in Monifieth with eight artworks spread throughout the town encouraging people to explore and discover hidden gems as they follow the trail.
The idea by Monifieth Youth Steering Group (MYSG), Angus Council’s Communities Team and staff at Monifieth High School saw P5-P7 pupils from local primary schools researching and designing a world continent theme before successful artist Suzanne Scott created the art boards.
Angus Council’s Communities Convener Cllr Mark Salmond said: “It’s been such a difficult year for children and young people and this art trail is a great way to bring people together to create something fun that gets the wider community and visitors walking and cycling while exploring the local town.
“The art boards are amazing, so bright and colourful as well as informative. Where else can you pass some great landmarks, such as the Seven Archers and Blue Seaway Park while learning interesting facts about the world. The children, Suzanne and all those involved have done a fantastic job!”
Artist, Suzanne Scott said: “I can’t believe we managed to create an art trail involving hundreds of children and young people during a pandemic. The drawings they produced from their research were brilliant and gave me the material I needed to develop the designs. Their creativity, imagination and determination has been inspiring.”
Morgan McLaren, member of the Monifieth Youth Steering Group said “It has been a fun project to be involved in while creating something good for the community.”, with fellow member Robyn Jenkins adding: “I can’t believe we managed to do so much with all the restrictions. Loved how we have been able to involve everyone in this project.”
The P5-P7 pupils from Auchterhouse, Birkhill, Grange, Liff, Mattocks, Murroes and Seaview primary schools researched, drew, and designed images around people, landmarks, animals, and places. Artist, Suzanne captured the essence of the children’s drawings and designs to create the art boards in her unique artistic style.
The route planned by MYSG highlights areas of interests and includes aspects of the walking and cycle network path through Monifieth.
You can find out more about the trail and download a leaflet with a map from the Visit Angus website.
For more behind the scenes, fun facts about the board designs and video footage of the creation of the Monifieth Art Trail head to my social media channels where I will be posting up wee treats over the next few months. You can find me @whimsicallush on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy the trail! 💚🌿
(Oh and we’d love to see all your photos, so please do tag us in any photos you take with the hashtag #MonifiethArtTrail. X)