North Shore Campus Artwork Project Comes to Life

A CREATIVE project to install bespoke artwork in each school that forms the North Shore campus has finally paid off.

The North Shore Campus Creative Project was launched in 2019 with the goal of creating a visual connection between Farr High School and its umbrella primaries in Tongue, Melvich, and Farr.

North Coast Campus head teacher Katherine Wood and glass artist Michael Bullen stand next to one of the artworks with S2 students at Farr High School, left to right Rehanna Coles, Christina Gilmour , Iain Magee, Lucy Herd, Sam Heddle and Jayden Mackay.

Local glass artist Michael Bullen, who worked with schools during the first lockdown, was the creative brains behind the program while art teacher Tracy Wilkinson coordinated it.

Funding comes from the Caithness North Sutherland Fund (CNSF) and SSE Renewables. A generous glass donation came from Lani McGregor, director of Bullseye Projects, part of the Bullseye Glass Company.

The Parent Council of Farr High School has also provided tremendous support for the project.

A spokesperson said: “Students from each school on campus scoured local beaches for driftwood and line-drawn pictures they said represented their individual schools and the campus community as a whole. .

“Drawing workshops were held in each of the primary schools and family members and friends were also invited to help create the designs that appear on pieces of glass inside the frame of the traffic signs. .

“Despite Covid restrictions, everyone has collaborated in one way or another to help make creative signage a feature for each of our schools. Many thanks to everyone involved, with special thanks to Michael Bullen, Lani McGregor, the parent council and the funders.”

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