Broken mobile phones to be used in structural artwork project at Strathclyde Park

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NORTH Lanarkshire Council has asked residents to donate broken or unwanted mobile phones, tablets and laptops for an innovative new project at Strathclyde Country Park.

Materials from inside the screens will be used by artist Kate V Robertson to create a new piece of structural artwork in the form of a new outdoor learning shelter.

The shelter will be covered with a timber and mesh screen to protect visitors from the weather, with the artist covering the roof and walls with large patchwork panels which will reflect and distort the sunlight – similar to the way light reflects on the water of the park’s loch.

Michael McPake, convener of the environment and transportation committee at North Lanarkshire Council, said, “Our outdoor learning activities for school pupils and community groups at Strathclyde Park have been very popular, offering an opportunity to enjoy the environment on their doorstep and boosting health and wellbeing.

“The new shelter will be a welcome addition to our programme of activities. It will also become one of a number of art structures for park visitors to enjoy as, in the coming months, an art trail is developed as a new feature for Strathclyde Park, as part of the council’s long-term masterplan to improve and develop the facilities.”