Arts showcase in empty Falkirk retail store

Designer Casci Ritchie and curator Craig Allan with a Rachel Fowler design
Designer Casci Ritchie and curator Craig Allan with a Rachel Fowler design
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An empty retail unit is being utilised to showcase work from talented local artists.

The old Littlewoods shop in Falkirk High Street has so far housed five exhibitions from Falkirk College art students, nursery pupils and budding photographers and is currently showcasing the work of local fashion designers.

Until September 25, shoppers can pop into the community arts space and see the portfolios, sketch books and finished designs from seven local designers.

Organised by voluntary arts ambassador for Falkirk, Craig Allan and supported by Falkirk Delivers, visitors can see vintage-inspired underwear, garments made from recycled material and futuristic designs.

Volunteer Casci Ritchie helps run the space and is also exhibiting her designs.

She said: “The space is a great way to promote Falkirk artists and let the pubic know the talent on their doorstep.

“People can pop in and see every step in the design process and see a garment from the initial idea in a sketchbook to the finished design.

“They can also find out more about the local arts scene and get advice and information on how to get involved.”

The other designers taking part are Rachel Fowler, Jodi McCann, Alex Kay, Samantha Fyfe, Cat Penman and Claire Coulter.

A fashion show featuring the designs of those showcased will go ahead on Saturday, September 22.

For more information, visit the arts space.