Newtonmore Art Project
The Newtonmore Art Project Team (representatives from Newtonmore Business Association, Newtonmore & Vicinity Community Council and Newtonmore Community Woodland Development Trust) are delighted to submit plans to obtain planning permission prior to commissioning Stuart Murdoch, Murdoch Sculpture of Ballindalloch to execute our ambitious plans to transform Newtonmore with an art installation in the centre of the village which celebrates the local heritage, history, culture, sporting prowess, for cyclists, walkers and wheelers along National Cycle Network Route 7 and at the terminus of the Speyside Way. These elements we celebrate are what binds the community together with recreational pursuits and tourism.
NAP - The Story So Far
There is a community belief that the installation will be a focus for the centre of the village which demonstrates the many elements that form our welcoming neighbourhood. This will improve the vista of the Square for the community and visitors. For the active, Newtonmore is thrilled that the Artwork is the Terminus for the Speyside Way and will be a relaxing resting point for cyclists journeying along National Cycle Network Route 7 or walkers tackling the East Highland Way or the many trails and paths around the village.
Update June 2020
We are pleased that our chosen Designer, Stuart Murdoch - Murdoch Sculpture (sculpture.scot) had executed all necessary community and location research before Lockdown and is able to progress his work at his Ballindalloch studio.
Newtonmore Art Project Team is delighted to have secured planning permission from Highland Council on 31 January 2020. Murdoch Sculpture from Ballindalloch has been commissioned and the Team have further discussed design costs, artistic input, content, construction process and timetable.
Update October 2020
We are thrilled that Stuart Murdoch, Murdoch Sculpture (sculpture.scot) from Ballindalloch has begun the installation of his Artworks in the Centre of the village. Despite the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions he has been able to research, design, create and carve the stone and wooden panels.
Update April 2020
Newtonmore Art Project Team would like to present an update on our 2020 Art Installation in these “uncertain” times:
Newtonmore Primary School has produced quality words it’s now up to others to submit their thoughts and ideas – Newtonmore Art Project NEEDS YOU.
Update August 2020
We are delighted to share that, with the Coronavirus Lockdown Rules being relaxed to allow travelling more than 5 miles, Eric Dodd, NAP representative and Dewi Owens, photographer were able to visit our chosen Designer, Stuart Murdoch - Murdoch Sculpture (sculpture.scot) in Ballindalloch.