Today members of the committee met with two senior academics from the Glasgow School of Art in what was a very informative and productive meeting. We discussed the scope of the project, the detail of how the design competition might be structured, ways in which we could involve the community in selecting between the designs and some resources which would help to guide us through the commissioning process.
The Dr Alastair Payne, Head of the School of Fine Art and his colleague, Dr Gina Wall, who is Deputy Head, very generously gave their time to give us the initial guidance that we needed.
The next step in the process if for a further meeting to be held with experts in the field of sculpture and environmental art who will be able to assist us further in designing the competition in detail. Dr Payne kindly offered to facilitate this meeting and we hope to be able to do that very soon.
We are very pleased to be moving forward after such long delays into what will be a very exciting stage.
Watch this space!