Arts project to mark Rosneath Primary’s 50th birthday

The 50th anniversary of Rosneath Primary School is to be marked with a Lottery-funded arts project.

Linda Florence

The move by arts centre Cove Park will see designer Linda Florence work with pupils for one month to research the school’s history of the school and develop collaborative artwork.

The project was awarded £3,900 by the Heritage Lottery fund and more information will be released soon.

Linda Florence, a former resident at Cove Park, trained in textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design then went on to study for a Masters in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins.

She has won numerous design awards and has worked for clients including the V&A, the National Trust and Ted Baker.

Cove Park’s summer programme is now under way with more artists arriving and public events, talks and holiday art clubs all taking place.

The international literature programme welcomes Canadian writer Heather O’Neill and Dutch novelist Wystke Veersteeg, while the crafts programme sees the arrival of ceramicist and sculptor Aimee Lax and printed textile designer Laura Slater.

They will be joined on the site above Loch Long by the visual artists Jordan Baseman and Louise Hopkins.

The Mumbai-based visual artist Sahej Rahal completes his eight-week residency at the end of August.

Before moving to CCA Glasgow, to install his solo exhibition ‘Barricadia’, he will take part in a special event at Cove Park on Wednesday August 16 (from 5-7pm) with CCA curator Ainslie Roddick.

To reserve a free ticket, visit the Eventbrite page.