Susheila - Recent Stone Sculpture
Not widely promoted by either venue - but Threave in particular has some interesting art work.
'Commemorative plaque International Childrens Games 2012
A corten steel sculpture - funded by Balfour Beattie and North Lanarkshire Council. Currently being installed close to the footbridge over the Clyde in Strathclyde Country Park. Sporty figures were made with the help of local primary school children.
Melville Housing Dalkeith
A collaboration with Edinburgh based Poet Ken Cockburn. Galvanised metal wall pieces and poems engraved in Caithness slabs. Marking the mining industry that once surrounded a new estate of social housing. Developed in conjunction with local primary school children and with the help of the Newtongrange Mining Museum
Landart Summerhill Dumfries
Completion due March 2013
A land form being developed in conjuction with a very active local community in Summerhill, Dumfries. Funded by the Hollywood Trust. Will highlight young peoples concerns about rain forest destruction.
'Here and Now' Mosaics, Newcastle
A refurbishment of a housing estate - Pottery Bank. The site of a former pottery. Residents were involved in selecting designs and practical making of 60 mosaic panels. Older residents donated unwanted pottery to be smashed and incorporated.
New garden construction project
September 2011/June 2012
A garden for a large Edwardian house in Portobello. A heavily shaded garden has been opened out by felling conifers. Screening replaced by pleached hornbeams and bamboo, Lawn by gravel and shrub beds.
International Granite Carving Symposium, Kazakhstan
In 2011 Susheila spent a month in Ust-Kamenogorst close to the borders with China and Mongolia. Living in a former Soviet holiday resort and carving large blocks of granite. It was an education in using power tools and Chinese techiques. Susheila won 3rd prize.
Corten Steel Flowers 'Petals in Metal'
Cairneyhill Fife Fife July 2011
Artwork for Kingdom Housing which was developed in conjuntion with the Cairneyhill Primary School and the local community. The 18mm thick cor-ten steel sheet was cut by computer controlled water-jet. The design celebrates past industries of rose growing and weaving damask patterns.
Colaborative project with Rob Hall and Chick Lyall
Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2011
A visual backdrop and inspiration to Rob Hall and Chick Lyall's improvisation as part of the Edinburgh Jazz festival at the Hub 2011. Susheila's photographic images have been used on several of the duos CDs over the past few years.