Paisley Children Create ‘Cargo’ of Hopes for Enduring Artwork at Halloween Festival

KIDS and community groups in Renfrewshire have created art installations illustrating a more sustainable future.

The dioramas – three-dimensional models in shoeboxes – symbolize the hopes of humanity and will be part of a larger work of art.

Earthship1, the biggest attraction, will carry small masterpieces in its cargo.

The rest of the spacecraft will be made from recycled materials exploring the theme of sustainability and will be on display at the Paisley Hallowe’en Festival.

The installation was created by artist Mick Stephenson and is inspired by Voyager 1 and 2, which were launched into space containing details about the human race as well as a message for aliens in 1977.

The models all answer the question “What are your hopes for the future of the planet?” and will be visible from Thursday October 28 to Monday November 1.

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Gerry Green, 21st Paisley St Mirin Scout Group Leader, said: “Our Beaver and Cub groups had a fantastic time building the dioramas and can’t wait to see them all together on Earthship1.

“They really enjoyed the activities and being a part of the facility, which they hope will raise awareness and make people work together for a better future.

The workshops, hosted by Cirque Bijou, also featured professional artists to help attendees get creative.

Julian Bracey, Artistic Director of Cirque Bijou, said: “We have really enjoyed working with local community groups and young people in Renfrewshire to involve them in the creative process alongside professional artists during the Out of this World Hallowe celebrations. ‘in this year in Kashmir.

“It is fascinating to hear the hopes and dreams of young people for the future of the planet, with themes such as kindness and collaboration in dealing with issues such as climate change expressed throughout the workshops. . ”