Students from Robert Gordon’s University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art and North East Scotland College (NESCOL) have been involved in a special exhibition featuring an extensive archive of Denis Law memorabilia.
‘The Boy Who Would Be King exhibition’, which features work from both sets of students, is currently on display at the Sir Ian Wood building at RGU’s Garthdee Campus and was commissioned by the Denis Law Legacy Trust to mark the 10th year of Streetsport's operation.
Streetsport currently deploys mobile activity arenas, offering free doorstep sports and other events directly to young people within their own communities.
Cal Doherty and Graeme MacDonald are both Communication Design students at Gray's and helped create information graphics and posters for the exhibition.
NESCOL photography students Jennie Milne and Marie for have also been contributing to activities through their documentary photography of the Cruyff Court - a multi-use community sports facility - construction at Hutcheon Court.
Cameron Craddock, Co-founder of Streetsport and Course Director for Communication Design at Gray’s School of Art, said: “The Streetsport delivery model has benefited a significant number of RGU students who have furthered their development through a wide variety of course related creative learning experiences and collaborative activities.
“This exhibition again demonstrates the local association with our course and NESCOL and the value of external collaboration as a mechanism for developing undergraduate skills and knowledge and we are grateful for the ongoing support of the Denis Law Legacy Trust.
“Creativity and innovation have always been integral to the delivery of Streetsport which was initiated in 2006 by Gray’s School of Art and Police Scotland as a design-led initiative based around community engagement.”
StreetSport is working with seven local priority neighbourhoods highlighted by the Scottish Government as being in the 15% most deprived areas of Scotland.
They are on currently on target to achieve more than 12,000 active participations in 2016 and will soon launch the Cruyff Court in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and other stakeholders, which will enable the project to expand its range of positive destination and other creative activities.
The Streetsport partnership network involves a number of other local agencies in its annual calendar of activities across the north-east and regularly collaborates with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership and Police Scotland amongst others.
by Rob Smith
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